Washington, D.C., is home to plenty of partisan arguments. But there’s one thing the town’s Democrats and Republicans can agree upon: Labyrinth Games is a national treasure. In just four short years Labyrinth has grown to become a must-see destination for visitors from all over the world. They come in search of new or rare games of all types, from specialty games like Magic:The Gathering, to puzzles and especially board games Read more.
The secret to growing your business could be all around you: your employees. They are the ones who interact the most with your customers…and they can lead your business to unprecedented success. Of course, conversely, a bad batch of employees can doom your business. As Brad Farris of EnMast.com notes, hiring the right employees is not an easy task, but it’s well worth the added effort. Read more.
As #SmallBusinessWeek2015 kicks off, it’s worth noting some amazing statistics: More than 98 percent of all retail companies employ less than 50 people, and 95 percent of businesses operate in a single location. But those businesses face some tough challenges, as Mathew Shay from the Washington, DC, based-blog TheHill.com recaps. Read more.
While the nation’s unemployment rate is dropping, the number of post-September 11 veterans seeking work remains higher than the national average. But Debbie Gregory on the Veteran and Military Business Owners Association blog notes that many veterans are above average – when it comes to creating jobs for themselves, as they’re 44% more likely to start a business. Read more.