Jun 14, 2012 15:15 EDT
Feb 14, 2012 09:19 EST CareerFuel.net, launched today, offers the first “one-stop shopping” site for the information needed to find a new job or start a business. “We have done the work to identify the key actions and resources people need to land a job or launch a business,” said McIIwain. “Think of CareerFuel as the cliff notes for job seekers and entrepreneurs.” Best of all, it’s free.
Jul 06, 2012 09:24 EDT US unemployment in July was largely unchanged from the previous month (8.3% vs 8.2% in June). The 163,000 jobs added was stronger than the previous month; however, new entrants to the labor force mitigated this job gain and did little to help the 12.8 million unemployed.
Apr 06, 2012 10:36 EDT Unemployment was largely unchanged versus the prior month. More people left the workforce reflecting the challenges that prolonged unemployment creates for an economy.
Mar 22, 2012 17:26 EDT CareerFuel argues that raising capital via crowdfunding is an idea whose time has come in part to enable the average person to participate in the potentially large upside of early stage startups.
May 20, 2013 09:04 EDT The U.S. Census Bureau reports that franchises accounted for 10.5 percent of businesses with paid employees—a total of nearly 8 million workers—in 2007 (the most recent year for comprehensive data). For many aspiring small business owners, owning a franchise eliminates the need for a “big idea” and comes with the requisite market experience.
Apr 29, 2013 09:08 EDT Ideally, entrepreneurs start their small business on the side & keep a day job until the revenue is high enough. Brandon Medenwald actually pulled this off. Two years ago, Brandon found himself frustrated that existing digital technology didn’t solve the problem of knowing who was in the office at any given time. Over a drink, Brandon told Bill he could build a better “mousetrap” in a weekend.
Apr 24, 2013 10:33 EDT Five months into his first job out of college Michael found himself unemployed and then again after a two-year consulting gig. In total, he was without a job for nearly a year and a half. Today, he is happily employed full time as a Content Specialist at Middlebury Interactive Languages and Michael says the job “hits all my strengths—language, writing and teaching.”
Apr 22, 2013 13:34 EDT
Judy Robinett, a well-known angel investor, explains the startup funding ecosystem in an easy-to-grasp and encouraging fashion. Understanding the continuum of funding options and where your small business fits in is the first step. Judy’s guidance could be the most important thing you do to ensure that your startup or small business has the money it needs to be successful.
Apr 22, 2013 13:08 EDT
After a decade of hard work, Bread Euphoria is now able to provide it's 30 full-time employees with company-sponsored health insurance and a living wage. Hear how this business has become one of the largest employers in the area... and their chocolate brioche is pretty darn good, too!
Videography by James K. Blake III
Apr 02, 2013 14:36 EDT
This is the third in our three-part series “Anatomy of a Startup” about The Alternative Press. In this last segment, CareerFuel delivers an inside look at what it takes to own and operate your own small business with The Alternative Press.
Do you have a small business success story? If so, we would love to hear about it!
Videography by James K. Blake III