These days, it seems like everyone wants to be part of a startup or small business. Just last year, small businesses accounted for as much as 80% of employee growth in the U.S. The U.K. also broke records when it launched 581,000 new companies, with this year expected to be … Read More..
Posts By: Lorraine K. Lee
The end of the year is fast approaching — which means many of you have already begun reflecting on the past year, while also preparing for the one ahead. So far we’ve seen decks on everything from the future of creativity and VCs to a reflection on SEO.
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The first nine months of 2015 saw $98.4 billion invested into VC-backed companies. It was an 11 percent jump compared to 2014, which had been a record year for VC-backed investments.
Despite the fact that nine out of 10 startups fail, this hasn’t deterred founders across the world (7 of the 10.9 million jobs added since the Great Recession were created by startups and small enterprises, according to Forbes).
Silicon Valley, known for its plethora of startups, has seen … Read More..
Sometimes the saying “Any publicity is good publicity” just doesn’t hold water. After all, who could forget the tweet that brought down Justine Sacco’s career or the failed McDonad’s hashtag #McDStories? The list could go on and on.
There are plenty of best marketing practices out there. But what … Read More..
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg’s recent post about how women remain underrepresented in the workplace has brought new light to just how far off companies are in reaching equality in the C-Suite (it’s more than 100 years away!).
What will it take for the gap to close? How can companies … Read More..
There’s no denying that companies want the best and brightest working for them — but in an increasingly competitive world, the fight for top candidates only continues to grow (check out just a few of Google’s perks aimed at attracting and retaining talent).
Regardless of whether you’re a giant tech … Read More..
Salesforce’s annual software conference, Dreamforce, took San Francisco by storm this week. The conference saw 160,000 attendees and 1,600 keynotes and sessions, including those ranging from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Hawn Foundation Founder Goldie Hawn to Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins and Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette.
So what … Read More..