DOJ Rule Boosts Web, Mobile App Access for Disabled Users

The Justice Department has issued a final rule to improve accessibility for people with disabilities on websites and mobile apps. This rule, published on April 24, requires state and local governments to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards within two to three years, based on population size. Websites and apps of public […]

Start Your Own Dog Grooming Business: 11 Steps for Success [2023]

Love spending time with dogs big and small? Then owning your own dog grooming business may be the right pet business idea for you. Not only do you get to enjoy the company of pups all day, but you get to earn a living helping them to look their best. If you’ve been contemplating starting […]

Bosses and employees have wildly different expectations about how much time they can save with AI

Have you ever felt a mismatch between your own expectations and those of your boss? With the proliferation of Generative AI, that mismatch could get much worse. A survey of workers and leaders across the U.K. suggests bosses think AI could help them save 50% more time than their employees. Managing expectations The poll of […]

Helping Philadelphia Area Businesses Export with Thomas Young » Succeed As Your Own Boss

In this episode, Melinda Emerson introduces Thomas Young and explores the World Trade Center Association and STEP Grants. They discuss exporting challenges, success strategies, and financing international deals. Thomas shares his best business advice. Thomas Young is President and CEO of the World Trade Center Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP). He gained more than a decade of […]

8 Strategies to Address Mental Health in the Workplace

“What is one innovative strategy to address mental health in the workplace?” Here’s what YEC community members, founders, and experts had to say: 1. Help Employees Accomplish Their Dreams “One innovative strategy to address mental health in the workplace is to help employees accomplish their dreams. At our company, we implemented a “Dream Wall” where […]

Wages in the U.K. are growing twice as fast as Europe and the U.S. thanks to one simple policy

The U.K.’s new Labour government has emerged from its landslide election victory, promising to return the country to its economic heights. The latest evidence of worker pay growth will give them a good platform to deliver on that promise. Wages rose by 7% in the U.K. in the year to June, according to data from […]

How to Franchise Your Business with Alicia Miller » Succeed As Your Own Boss

Melinda F. Emerson, “SmallBizLady” is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is an internationally renowned keynote speaker on small business development, social selling, and online marketing strategy. As CEO of Quintessence Group, her Philadelphia-based marketing consulting firm serves Fortune 500 brands that target the small business market. Clients include Amazon, Adobe, Verizon, VISA, Google, FedEx, […]

Nonprofit Finds Unique Way to Support Environmentally Friendly Small Businesses

Large corporations account for the majority of the world’s pollution. But small businesses also play a role. And one nonprofit is looking to this market to make a difference. Plastic Bank is a Vancouver-based organization that collects and processes ocean-bound plastic. The nonprofit recently launched an offering for small businesses called the Impact Subscription, which […]

Microsoft hack affected Veterans Affairs and State Departments, government says

The US Department of Veterans Affairs and an arm of the US State Department are among a growing list of Microsoft Corp. customers that have acknowledged they were impacted by a breach of the technology giant that was blamed on Russian state-sponsored hackers. The US Agency for Global Media, part of the State Department that […]

Top 20 Sales Tools for Small Business Owners in 2024 » Succeed As Your Own Boss

As a business owner, you must keep your sales pipeline filled. The best way to do that is to leverage the right tools to keep your sales activities going and automated.  The right software and app will allow you to streamline your sales processes, enhance customer relationships, and drive growth. From CRM systems to sales […]