More often than ever, business meetings and job interviews are taking place on the telephone because it’s easier, faster and cheaper than meeting face-to-face.
But phone conferences can be unsettling for some people because they can’t gauge the listener’s reaction. Continue reading →
Have you ever thought you were ready to leave an effective phone message only to stutter or ramble after the beep? Or forget to leave your phone number?
With time being at a premium for everyone, that’s not going to improve your chances of getting called back. Continue reading →
Surrounded by water on three sides, Norfolk has a long history as a strategic military and transportation point.
That bodes well for startups tied to science and technology, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution. So much so that Norfolk was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 5 City for Entrepreneurs in 2013. Continue reading →
Unlike many growing business scenes, Louisville isn’t just welcoming tech startups but creative entrepreneurs like chefs and crafters, too.
Kentucky backs up its commitment to a healthy economy with a list of 27 early-stage funding sources, including angel investors, venture capitalists and small business loans. Continue reading →
Hit hard by the loss of industrial jobs, Akron is steadily restoring its economy with ingenious technologies like biogas, polymers and biomedical applications.
Renewable energy is one example. Having the country’s only biogas facility, Akron receives some of its electricity through a partnership with KB BioEnergy, which generates power via the decomposition of sludge. Continue reading →
Wedged between the Rio Grande and the Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque offers a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and lots of fun outdoor activities when the work is done.
The city of roughly half a million people in Central New Mexico is surrounded by skiing, snowboarding and three World Heritage sites showcasing the state’s ancestral pueblo culture. Continue reading →
The Twin Cities along the Mississippi River offers its 3.5 million residents some of the nation’s best living and working environment.
Compared to urban areas of similar size, it has a low crime rate, short commute to work, lower than average cost of living, highly educated workforce and a relatively high median household income. Continue reading →
Just a short drive from some of the country’s best beaches, Tampa’s dynamic business growth and affordability can make it irresistible for startups.
The metropolitan area along Florida’s West Coast, which includes St. Petersburg and Clearwater, is home to Publix Super Markets, Raymond James, WellCare Health Plans and several other Fortune 500 companies. Continue reading →
St. Louis, Mo. was recently identified as the nation’s top startup city because it wrapped up 2015 with the highest annual growth in venture capital funding.
But financial backing isn’t the only benefit entrepreneurs will find in the city just west of the Mississippi River.
Known as a hub of biotech and plant science research, St. Louis offers plenty of other startup resources and a cost of living that’s roughly 5 percent below the national average. Continue reading →
Oakland is gaining momentum as a top startup city, appealing to entrepreneurs seeking lower rent space in the Bay area and a diverse and mission-focused environment.
The movement appears to be more than a “San Francisco spillover,” according to the online news platform Oakland Local. Continue reading →