Startups, Risk, and the Minimum Wage

Startups, Risk, and the Minimum Wage

When the First Federal Minimum Wage was presented to Congress, it was not widely Supported. When it was presented in 1933 in the National Industrial Recovery Act Congress overturned it on the grounds that it was Unconstitutional. It wasn't until Franklin Delenor Roosevelt presented it as part of the New Deal - The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 - that it was enacted in the sum of $0.25/hr (about $4.60 by the standard of 2017). Since that time, the Federal Minimum wage has served as a National Standard - partially upheld by Federal... Read More

By: zoe Friday July 23, 2021 comments Tags: Startups

How Rut Patel started Voyager Industries

How Rut Patel started Voyager Industries

It took Two Years of grinding on Minimum Wage for Rut to buy his first Commercial Drone It was a 5,000 dollar investment, but he had a concept and ideas for simplifying municipal probems across multiple industries. "I would listen to Podcasts Driving to improve my English, and I heard the story of Captain Cortez [...] When he arrived in Spain, he had a few hundred men against a thousand." Rut recalls to me that when Cortez' crew learned the odds they were up against, they began to panic. They considered a mutiny. "He kept... Read More

By: zoe Thursday July 1, 2021 comments

Interview with Rut Patel, CEO of Voyager Industries

Interview with Rut Patel, CEO of Voyager Industries

At Nineteen, Rut Patel went through a Visa Interview to enter the United States. "What's your favorite American Food?", they asked. "Pizza" he said. And then he panicked. Rut learned early in life that simple questions don't always lend themselves to simple answers. As a programmer, I can relate. The difference of recognizing a problem is not the same thing as understanding how to answer it. From his background in simple engineering, Rut applied his intelligence upon arriving in the United States to found Voyager Industries,... Read More

By: zoe Friday June 25, 2021 comments Tags: Small Business Feature

What's the Point of a Business Coach?

What's the Point of a Business Coach?

When you're Running a Business, Mistakes are Expensive. Got your attention? I mean really expensive . Doing the wrong thing converts to lost time, lost money, lost reputation with clients or whole communities of people. That's thinking small. Well-invested time with a coach can help you avoid missteps in your business which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Hiring the wrong employee for salary scale, working with the wrong vendor, marketing your business to the wrong audience, building your company entirely in the wrong... Read More

By: zoe Friday May 14, 2021 comments Tags: Mentorship

Do You Work Too Much

Do You Work Too Much

Over 126 million Americans say they Work too Hard. That's equivalent to 1/3 of the national population. Statistics show the real number could be as high as 40%, which is a considerable margin when one considers the number of employees I'm talking about. To put that number in perspective, for new business registrations 2020 saw a historic, record-breaking jump of just 12%, or an increase to 1.5Million . That's an economic response through-and-through, and it reveals how individuals are willing to trade risks under a particular kind... Read More

By: zoe Friday May 7, 2021 comments Tags: entrepreneurship, businessbuilding, workingtoomuch

Hiring in 2021 has Changed

Hiring in 2021 has Changed

So you're ready to Hire Someone That's great! No really, we mean it . Employees are the backbone of your business and bringing your first on is a huge milestone. Ideally at this point, you will have created written processes for your company so you will be ready with exactly what you want to delegate to your new staff. So now all that's left is to make a job listing, look at some resumes and pick the right candidate, right? Well, maybe not. Modern Employees have New Priorities Even different from what they had only just a... Read More

By: zoe Friday April 30, 2021 comments Tags: hiring employees for your small business, hire staffing, staffing, how to find the right staff for y

The Upside of a Bad Client

The Upside of a Bad Client

I've been joining a weekly room in Clubhouse for Small Business Owners. It's a small room filled with a lot of potential. Business owners come in weekly to speak on topics like Market Strategy, the new culture of ecommerce, and methods for startups. As the resident vagabond for Dave Talks Business , I come in for the value, the insight, and now: to put those thoughts to writing for your benefit. This week we talked about bad clients (and what to do about them). For Small Businesses, Bad Clients can have a Big Impact They... Read More

By: zoe Friday April 16, 2021 comments

Who is in Control of your Business

Who is in Control of your Business

Is it your clients? Is it your staff? As a business owner, knowing how to delegate tasks within your business is essential, but it’s also just the first step. Delegating work only adds value if the person you delegate to knows how to perform the task you put before them. The Problem of Compromising Before today I've discussed the turmoil of managing a difficult client and how to be a better manager for your employees . When looking to these things, I've pointed to the processes you should learn and practice... Read More

By: zoe Thursday April 8, 2021 comments Tags: Management