The founder and CEO of Squarespace on launching a dream and the importance of giving back. Dan Bova Published 7:00 am, Sunday, May 13, 2018 Photo: Squarespace Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Squarespace His Parents Loaned Him $30,000 to Start a Company. Now It's Valued at $1.7 Billion. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In 2003, Anthony Casalena’s parents gave him a $30,000 loan to help get his business idea up and running. Fast-forward to 2018 and it would appear that Casalena is more than able to pay that loan back. The company he started with the $30,000 is Squarespace, the website-building resource that now has over 800 employees and its logo emblazoned on the jerseys of the New York Knicks. Also, according to Bloomberg, a valuation of $1.7 billion. Not too shabby. Casalena hasn’t forgotten how that … [Read more...] about His Parents Loaned Him $30,000 to Start a Company. Now It’s Valued at $1.7 Billion.
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Pets can be good for your health, have a positive effect on your psyche and even improve your dating game. But having a furry family member can wreak havoc on your furnishings. Even if they don’t use the sofa as a scratching post or chew your baskets to bits, pets invariably come with accessories like dog crates, litter boxes and other potential eyesores. Loose fur, dirty paw prints and unfortunate accidents are equally inevitable. When our Labradoodle, Rocket, arrived on the scene earlier this year, my family soon learned that certain materials are irresistible to teething puppies. After he began gnawing the sides off the sea-grass baskets in our living room and ripping chunks of hair out of the cowhide rug in our home office, we realized some changes had to be made. Chew toys and training helped, but rolling up the rug was the easiest fix. Still, what to do about the hulking dog crate in the kitchen and the assorted chew toys scattered around the living room? For advice, I … [Read more...] about How to design a pet-friendly home without sacrificing style
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd: How to build a workplace where women can thrive As my company grew and began to hire folks with the skills and training my team lacked, I struggled with what to do about pay. When women fight for a higher salary, they feel guilty. When men fight for more pay, they feel empowered. I want to encourage women to go after the money they deserve. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Whitney Wolfe Herd, Refinery29 Published 10:00 a.m. ET April 23, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE When I started the company in 2014 I noticed a gender imbalance in the dating world … [Read more...] about Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd: How to build a workplace where women can thrive
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest The best place to start a business? Check Amazon's 2nd HQ list Why you might want to consider starting a business in cities on the company's short list of possible HQ sites. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Rhonda Abrams, Special for USA TODAY Published 12:16 p.m. ET April 19, 2018 | Updated 2:52 p.m. ET April 19, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Corrections & clarifications: A previous version of this column incorrectly stated WalletHub did not provide a request for comment. As a columnist covering small business, my email inbox is regularly filled with news releases … [Read more...] about The best place to start a business? Check Amazon’s 2nd HQ list
Q: I’m a mid-50s guy who was recently laid off from an executive job at a struggling company. It was a job I had planned to leave — in fact, I got my notice about two weeks before I was going to quit! My plan was to travel around the world for several months before looking for a new position, and that’s what I’ve been doing for the last three months. What’s the best way to portray this on my résumé? I want potential employers to know the time was spent in an interesting and constructive way. — Atlanta A: It’s smart to think over the best way to handle this — but don’t overthink it. Figuring out how to explain a three-year gap would be crucial. In your situation, you can almost consider this an opportunity. Obviously if your travel time included activities that easily translate to the work world, emphasize those — playing a key role on a volunteer team that solved some problem for a deserving constituency, for … [Read more...] about How to make a travel break look good on your resume