Japan looks to entrepreneurs to boost the economy

Japan looks to entrepreneurs to boost the economy
Japan looks to entrepreneurs. Photo: Yayimages   As the recent introduction of negative interest rates sparks debate – the Japanese government is looking to give entrepreneurship a boost in a bid to revive the country’s flagging economy. Entrepreneurship and innovation created industry leaders - such as Sony, Toyota, and others - that had a huge impact on the technology boom of the 1980s.  And, having achieved a comfortable lifestyle, most young people in Japan aspired to a “safe” job ...

Thorny HR compliance concerns for startups: Hiring, pay and benefits, oh my

Thorny HR compliance concerns for startups: Hiring, pay and benefits, oh my
  The last several years has seen a surge in innovation and venture funding for startup s. In 2014 a w hopp ing $48.3 billion has poured into US startups. This swell is mostly due to investors who realize the power of technology to disrupt and replace older industries. While these are positive developments, new concerns for exist for those running startups and small businesses. While it may seem like a startup might not need an HR department, forgoing particular HR tasks can frequently lead...

The importance of logos

The importance of logos
Logo. Photo: yayimages   A corporate identity comprises different elements, ranging from a corporate colour scheme and, the images used in advertising to its decor and staff uniforms. However, within this framework there is one element that stands out: The logo. A well-designed logo must fulfil three essential conditions: it has to be appropriate, aesthetically pleasing and it must reflect the company’s credibility. The logo has an important and crucial mission: to transmit a simple yet pow...

Audit ready? Five steps to avoiding IRS nightmares

Audit ready? Five steps to avoiding IRS nightmares
  On average,  1% of all taxpayers   or over 1 million Americans will face an audit. The more income you earn, the higher your likelihood of receiving that unwanted inquiry from the IRS. So what are the odds of hearing from the IRS? Individuals making between $200,000 and $1,000,000 have a 3.2% chance of being audited. Compare this with the  17.2% audit rate   of those who rake in over $10,000,000 per year. While the thought of having the IRS storm your castle may send s...

The dominium of domains

The dominium of domains
The domain name industry has come a long way since the .com era of 20 years ago to become a very lucrative business with domain investment, flipping and brokerage worth millions of dollars. The highest one-off sales prices achieved so far are $30.18 million for www.privatejet.com in 2012, and $35 million for www.vacationrentals.com in 2007. And it’s an industry that continues to grow with the plethora of domain name possibilities with new domain name extensions coming on board all the time. Chin...

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