Monthly Archives: March 2017

Hard Times for Start-ups: The market meltdown has made investors skittish about new ventures

Full Text: Five minutes. All he has is five minutes to pitch his product. “I’m Dr. Michael Wells and I am the CEO of Protevia Incorporated,” he begins. Standing in a spotlight’s glare on the Second City Theatre stage in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Software Group Aims to Help Ed. Tech. Startups Grow

Full Text: New York — Software developer Bob Runyan thinks he invented a pretty good educational game, judging by the 200,000 copies of Real Lives that have been downloaded from his Web site. But the Californian was a bit discouraged … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

United Air’s unions offer plan to save billion a year

Full Text: Hoping to steer United Airlines away from a bankruptcy protection filing, the company’s five unions presented executives last night with a long-awaited proposal to save $1 billion a year in labor costs for five years. The proposal was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Built for success: a first-year survival guide for small businesses

Full Text: Launching your own business can be an exciting prospect. But the road to success is filled with many roadblocks. According to Statistics Canada, 20% of small businesses fail within their first year, and only 72% of all new … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Empowering government

Abstract: Pres Clinton’s plan to help business development through Empowerment Zones will begin with $3.5 billion in funding for nine of them. The problem is that his plan is nothing more than another government subsidized spending package that will not … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment