Take Your Dog to Work Day was on June 21st this year. The annual non-official holiday, sponsored by Pet Sitters International, encourages people to bring their furry friends to the office for a day.
Graduation season is upon us, and colleges and universities across the country are awarding diplomas to the Class of 2013 – just over 1.7 million new entrants to the job force.
Several of us here at AccessDirect are avid sports fans, and the recent release of outspoken Vikings player Chris Kluwe has us thinking about the issue of employees as activists and how it can affect your company’s image.
Remember how easy it was in school to get your homework and projects done on time? Well, “easy” might not be the right word, but motivation certainly wasn’t a problem: if you didn’t turn in the assignment, you had an irritated teacher and a bad grade to contend with. Now that we’re adults, the only person we have to answer to for most things is ourselves—and we tend to be pretty lenient on discipline.
Much has been made recently of the statistic that the millennials (the generation currently in their 20s) has already worked an average of 6.3 different jobs before age 25. That’s a lot of bouncing around in a 9-year window. The numbers point to a dramatic shift in how Americans are thinking about their work life—hopping from place to place instead of settling in for the long haul at one company. But is it really that dramatic a change?
In last week’s blog, we looked at the surge of small businesses taking to the web to help their companies grow. This week, I want to take a look at a specific type of small business that has seen a resurgence despite few changes in business model: the independent bookstore.