10 Top Cities for Startups in 2014

A recent study by NerdWallet looked at the best places in the country to currently launch a startup. The study looked at several different factors that would affect the setup of a new business, including access to funding and labor, population growth between 2007–2012, unemployment rate, per capita income, the overall cost of living in…continue reading …

Nielsen Reports Consumers are Attracted to Socially Responsible Companies

Current research released by Nielsen has revealed that consumers are attracted to those companies that have demonstrated a certain level of social responsibility in their business practices. In fact, the Nielsen online study found that consumers are attracted to responsible community initiatives and are even willing to pay additional money to support those companies involved…continue reading …

New Survey Reveals Weak Data Backup Practices among Small Businesses

Recently, The Wall Street Journal published an article reporting a disturbing trend of inadequate data backup and security practices among small businesses. Based on an annual report released by Carbonite Inc. (a leading provider of backup and recovery solutions for businesses), WSJ reported surprising statistics regarding data risk. According to the Carbonite survey, while 40…continue reading …