Category: Business

Responding to a Company Crisis

In business, inherent risks are lurking around almost every corner. Changes in the financial markets, rising insurance costs, legal liabilities, employee disputes, etc. The list of potential risks can go on and on. In reality, you can try and influence events around you, but not much in the business world is in one’s complete control….

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Credit Union Membership Trends to Watch

Credit union growth is showing signs of a slowing trend. The number of credit union members rose by only 800,000 in the first quarter of 2019, as opposed to 1.4 million in the same quarter in 2018, according to industry reports. The 3.7 percent growth rate is below the 4.2 percent for the year that…

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Is Graphene the New Silicon?

If you lived during the computer chip boom of the 1980s, today’s hype around graphene might feel like a flashback. For youngsters who missed that technological revolution, graphene probably seems like a miracle material that will make all of our tech dreams come true…and then some. Scientists can’t wait to get graphene into their labs,…

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The Skills You Need in A Start Up

Start up success isn’t just defined by having a great idea. Everyone has a great idea for a business, just like everyone has a novel inside them. What makes people successful isn’t having the idea, it’s doing the work to write the book or actually set the business up. It takes a lot of work…

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What is a Strong Business?

If you’re setting out to build a business one of the virtues you want to imbue it with is strength. But before you make any decisions it makes sense to thing a little bit harder about just what ‘strength’ is in this context: what does it mean for a business to be strong, what’s the…

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