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(StatePoint) Employers report a lack of skilled talent as one of the biggest threats to meeting business objectives in 2016. Job seekers who take note of what skills and characteristics companies are seeking could have a competitive advantage.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Did you know that advertisers spend more than $400 billion in the United States to help influence consumers and businesses to purchase goods and services; promote brands and causes, and take action?

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It is no longer a brave new world for businesses. The digital age is here, and if experts are to be believed, businesses that have not already embraced this opportunity, risk joining those companies that refuse to adapt, and consequently are rapidly losing custom…

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Advertisers spend more than $400 billion in the United States to influence consumers and businesses to purchase goods and services, promote brands and causes, and take action.

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(BPT) - The bakery on the corner. The family-owned accounting firm down the street. The city’s legendary cafe that’s been around since the ‘50s. Small businesses nationwide prove the American dream is alive and well.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you keep up with the news at all, you know that hacking computer networks of companies -- both large and small -- means big business. Like any other commodity, personal data and information can be priceless.

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(BPT) - Women-owned businesses are making significant contributions to today’s economy. Women of all ages, races and ethnicities are creating jobs, bolstering economies, strengthening families and communities, and providing creative solutions to 21st century problems. A new study conducted b…

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Health care reform is continuing to change how businesses offer health insurance coverage, and there are several regulations to remember throughout the year. As of Jan. 1, 2016, a new phase of regulations is now in effect as a result of the Affordable Care Act (A…

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Blame it on kids who can download music from iTunes with a swipe of a finger. Or point to a sluggish economy. Maybe it's the fact that society as a whole, while still in love with music, would rather watch TV than gather around a piano.

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(StatePoint) Whether you work full-time from home, or you simply have a space dedicated to paying bills and keeping your life in order, a home office should inspire productivity and happiness.

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(StatePoint) No matter if you live in a suburban, urban or rural area, new farming innovations are putting food on your plate, clothes on your back and fuel in your tanks. And whether or not you’re a foodie, a gardener or a large scale grower, you’re benefiting from visionary leaders across …

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(StatePoint) In today’s recovering economy, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) know the importance of making the right investments to stay nimble and lean. Surpassing advertising and even salaries, SMBs say their top investment is office supplies, according to a recent survey conducted…

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(StatePoint) Only half of U.S. small businesses survive more than five years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. This data underscores that small business ownership is no cakewalk.

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(NewsUSA) - In business, there is a new mantra -- "Shift happens." For example, what would you do with a railroad boxcar full of Chef

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(NewsUSA) - Everyone has a dream -- it's the one thing they would rather be doing more than anything else (and are sure they could succeed at). Yet, it's something entirely different from what it is they do to pay the bills.

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(NAPSI)—As you are well aware, a great deal of the energy and attention in this country is focused on creating jobs. As the Secretary of Labor, this challenge is foremost on my mind. But creating jobs is only part of the puzzle.

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(NAPSI)—Did you know that the average American worker holds between seven and 10 jobs in their lifetime? Because of our rebounding economy, the U.S. is seeing a skills gap—a mismatch of open jobs with skilled workers.

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Your head is foggy and everything you write ends up looking like bland oatmeal. A bathroom break and a cup of coffee later, and you're still struggling to write the first sentence. Writer's block is an enemy that authors everywhere combat on a daily basis, sometimes getting so bad as to shut…

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Employees are the heart of any business, so recognizing their value and helping them work efficiently is vital to an organization's success. To make sure their workforces are operating at optimal levels and to promote growth, many companies hire individuals trained in industrial organization…

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In 2011, Rosanna Fiske at the Harvard Business Review wrote, "Having strong corporate values is admirable, but values without proactive employee [understanding] of their importance might as well not exist ... employee communications has never been a more important component of a CEO's manage…

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You know a flat corporate event when you see one: lots of uncomfortable conversation, people standing idle and anything that most people would consider fun is nowhere to be seen. That is why many companies have changed course in their approach to events for their employees, putting a priorit…

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For businesses and non-profits, the marketing goal is the same: finding a way to get the word out and create brand recognition. In today's world, where consumers are subjected to an almost constant barrage of ads in a wide variety of media, it can be hard for a single organization to stand o…

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(NAPSI)—Small- to midsized business (SMB) owners wear multiple hats, but the only one most ever wanted on their heads was that of “successful business owner.” However, today’s SMB owners typically manage countless functions that fall outside and can detract from their core products or servic…

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(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who have to take care of business while on the go. Two new software applications from Infor, a leading provider of business software and services, make it possible to have access to cloud-based programs when outside the office.

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(NAPSI)—The estimated number of woman-owned businesses across the country is 8.1 million. Yet what’s really impressive is that many female business owners are also mothers, wives and heads of households.

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NAPSI)-Theres not only an app for that-just about everything from online banking to driving directionsbut now theres an online tool that makes it easy for anyone to quickly and easily create professional-quality mobile applications. That tool is making it easier to develop and deliver apps t…

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(NAPSI)—How many good jobs America can provide may depend, according to one ingenious theory, on how close the country can come to following the National Football League’s (NFL) successful attempt at increasing diversity.

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It wasn't that long ago when the marketing menu for businesses consisted of print, radio and television. But as the Internet took hold, and Americans began to spend larger and larger shares of their time online, businesses began to see the opportunities offered by Internet marketing.

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For more than 200 years, the United States of America has been viewed as the land of opportunity - a nation where almost anyone who is willing to work hard can become successful, regardless of how they start out.

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Within almost every successful business is a well-developed plan for connecting to the customer. This relationship helps build trust between your company and your customers. More often than not, with trust comes more revenue. So how do you establish trust?

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A restaurant kitchen boasts many hard-working appliances, but one of the most used and most crucial is the ice machine. Ice helps keep food safe, it keeps customer's drinks fresh, and a bar simply cannot function without it. To keep your ice machine in good shape, it's important to conduct r…

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Congratulations! You've developed your business plan, and it's time to start working. As you most likely know, creating a small business from scratch and running it smoothly can be a 24/7, uphill battle. You may still be working at 10 p.m., whereas your friends are out having a few drinks. T…

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