We are always interested in telling stories about America’s small businesses, which is why when we heard that stores on either side of a California mall were subject to two completely different minimum wage laws, we were intrigued, to say the least.
UPDATE: Sir Richard Branson released a book this week, "The Virgin Way: Everything I know About Leadership," which chronicles his career and tracks his entrepreneurial journey.
In England during the late ‘60s, Eve Branson found a necklace and turned it over to the police. When it went unclaimed, she sold it for the equivalent of $500. The modest sum would provide the seed money for her enterprising teenage son, Richard, to launch a student magazine.
With metropolitan areas across the United States continuing to pick up new residents, local officials are working to upgrade infrastructure to ensure it’s equipped to handle quickly rising demand. Certain cities are outpacing others in this modernization race, which is already yielding far-reaching economic and political repercussions, a new study conducted by George Washington University concluded.
When government officials knocked on Charlie Brock’s door and asked him to head a public-private partnership aimed at creating jobs and fostering his state’s entrepreneurial economy, he had some initial reservations.
You don’t know her, but Jane is just like you. Every morning, after she wakes up, she turns on her lights, brushes her teeth, takes a shower, texts from her phone, and uses public transportation to get to work.
Sounds a lot like your morning routine, right?
Written out in giant, white letters across the Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood has been synonymous with the film industry since the early 20th century. An unlikely rival, however, has emerged as a formidable player in the industry.
If you’re self-employed, you may be joining the last-minute rush of individual taxpayers to get their forms in. Entrepreneurs are increasingly forming limited liability companies (LLCs), instead of incorporating, in part due to the tax advantages. So April 15 is tax day for these small business owners.
You could almost hear worlds colliding when folk rocker Neil Young got on stage at this year’s SXSW festival. He wasn’t there to play the music portion of the Austin event. Rather, he was there for the interactive segment to introduce his PonoMusic initiative that he says is “rescuing music.” Even better? He funded the project on Kickstarter.