Posts Tagged ‘small business’

Employers Have Been Offering the Wrong Office Amenities

Oct 13th, 2021

Before you read any further, take a long, slow, deep breath. Congratulations! If you’re sitting in a typical American home, office building, or school, about 3 percent of the air you breathed in recently came out of the lungs of the people in the room with you right now. . . . Throughout the 21st […]

$64 Million in COVID-19 Grants Available for Minnesota Small Businesses

Sep 22nd, 2021

A 10-day window opens Monday for applications for a new state program that offers grants to Minnesota-owned small businesses that suffered economic hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Minnesota Main Street COVID relief grants” range from $10,000 to $25,000, depending on the size of the business. Companies with up to 200 employees are eligible […]

The Backyard Business—It Runs in the Family

Sep 1st, 2021

JR Auto Style runs in owner Jorge Rivera’s family, just not in the traditional sense. The Mount Airy, N.C., entity wasn’t passed down or purchased. It’s a three-year operation with backyard beginnings that dawned in his sister’s backyard. “I dreamed of having my own shop,” Jorge says. “I’ve always been into cars, so I like […]

Fourth Stimulus Checks are Coming From These States —Is Yours on the List?

Aug 25th, 2021

Although an official fourth stimulus check from the federal government might seem unlikely at this point, states are doing their own part in making sure federal stimulus money gets distributed. As part of the American Rescue Plan stimulus relief bill, states were allotted over $200 billion dollars to spend towards their economic recovery from the […]

Why Understanding Cybersecurity is no Longer Optional for Businesses

Aug 25th, 2021

Recently the White House issued an open letter calling on businesses to improve their cyber defenses in response to ransomware — and not a moment too soon. Click here to read more.

The Obstacle Course

Mar 6th, 2019

Shout out to Lindsay Webdell for suggesting my next topic. I have to admit, this was a challenge. Lindsay asked me to talk about the obstacles women face in the industry and in small business in general. This is a great topic because it was a bit laborious for me to think of anything specific. […]

Special Series: Securing Equity Capital Part Three

Dec 18th, 2013

In Window Film magazine’s third installment in a series regarding securing equity capital, today Mike Collins, partner at Building Industry Partners, explains how window film dealers can prepare for conversations with potential lenders. Collins says that the secret to a good lending relationship is to be the source of good news and to return the […]

U.S. House of Representatives Approves Bill to Allow Time Off for Overtime

May 10th, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a bill that would allow private-sector employees to trade in overtime hours for unpaid time off. The intention of H.R. 1406 is “to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector,” according to the legislation. In essence, the […]

Experts Give Advice on Lead Generation

Feb 13th, 2013

It’s a topic any window film company is constantly struggling with: how to generate leads effectively. And from the hundreds of participants who attended a recent online webinar, this is a topic with which companies are continually trying to educate themselves. The webinar was hosted by Dave Yoho Associates, a noted leader in helping companies […]

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