99 posts for category "Business"

Have you ever wondered why some entrepreneurs succeed while others fail miserably?  Sometimes there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to why a business owner becomes a smashing success while his peer, who has seemingly done all of the same things, can’t seem to catch a break. Here’s what Harvard has to say. […]

We had a great time submitting, organizing, and speaking on our panel on financial institutions and startups. Here are some photos from the event and a great summary from moderator Felix Salmon: Sean representing FeeFighters by speaking on the panel; right our very clever name (there was a separate panel by the same name)

Warren Buffett is known for buying companies for billions of dollars (case in point – Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad which was bought last year for $26.5 billion). Many times people ask him: What is the most important thing he looks at before buying a company? His answer: Pricing power. “The single most important decision […]

With all the talk of small businesses driving job creation and helping the economy recover, we at FeeFighters were curious exactly how much of the American economy small businesses represent. Since we help small to mid size businesses, we were curious to see what % of revenue and payroll could be attributed to small businesses (which we […]

FeeFighters workout video – watch FeeFighters work out. Promoting health and wellness at the office seems to be all the rage, so we FeeFighters decided to get in on the fun. We have fresh fruit delivered to the office frequently (thanks, Sandbox!), encourage bike-riding (I usually ride to work, even in the bitterly cold Chicago winter), […]

According to a story passed down from antiquity, while in the bath the Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes is said to have exclaimed, “Eureka!” when he discovered mass could be measured by water displacement. Since that fateful day in Syracuse over 22 centuries ago there have been plenty of other “Eureka!” moments generated by inventors and […]

Few countries were hit harder in the current financial crisis than Iceland. Although the country enjoyed astonishing economic growth in the early 2000s, in less than a month in late 2008 all three of the country’s major commercial banks, Glitnir, Landsbanki and Kaupthing, were placed in government receivership. The Icelandic króna tumbled and the stock […]

No business should operate without adequate insurance protection. For most businesses, this should include general liability either as a stand alone policy or as part of a business owner’s policy (BOP) as well as auto insurance for any company vehicles. A third type of commercial insurance entrepreneurs may want to consider is an umbrella policy. […]

Seth Godin’s blog featured a few lessons from the life of Jack LaLanne, the revolutionary fitness entrepreneur and health buff who recently passed away at the age of 96. Here are a few more ideas that are applicable to small businesses: Be the Example- If you advocate a certain culture, style, or way of living, the best way to […]

This is a guest post from Natasha Murashev,  the author of PsychWorld.com, a digital publication focused on applied psychology. The key to a successful business is passionate employees. Yet, in the day to day hustle, creating an inspiring work environment might not be on your list of top priorities. It should be! Happy employees = Happy Customers = […]

CNN Money picked 6 new ventures from TechCrunch Disrupt for us to watch and maybe use in our small businesses. It is almost a given that the door for new advertising platforms is found in some of them. 1. Qwiki – A Palo Alto company that managed to raise $1.5 million in venture capital and won first place. […]

If you’ve ever wanted to lead your business through a change, you know that if not done properly, your actions will be met with resentment and outright resistance. HBR recommends three behaviors that will help you quietly promote change in your business, without alienating others: 1) Be the change- By modeling exactly what it is that’s changing, people […]

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