Business This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Bernie Klinder. Very few business programs teach you how to start and grow a business. The curriculum (which hasn’t changed much in 100 years) is designed to train mid-level managers to run existing businesses. So what’s the point of taking business classes if you don’t want to be a manager or entrepreneur? Regardless of your chosen degree or profession, having a minor in Business, or at least some level of business training, will more than pay for itself in your lifetime. Getty Images Because you will work in a business, and not knowing how a business functions can leave you at disadvantage to your managers. Some useful things you’ll learn in business school: HR and business law - Many people are woefully ignorant of labor laws, and often don’t know their rights, or worse believe workplace tales of legal issues. Assumptions of what the boundaries of a non-compete agreement are, … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons to Attend Business School, Even if You Don’t Plan on Starting a Business
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Ward 13 has been represented by only two councilors in the last 34 years: Democrats John Lombardi and Bryan Principe.Now four new Democrats – Cyd McKenna, Rachel Miller, Raymond Berarducci and Leslie Papp – are vying to replace Principe, who announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election to represent the Federal Hill and West End neighborhoods he has served since 2011.So where do the candidates stand on some of Providence’s key issues? Eyewitness News asked them to answer 10 questions.1. Why should you be elected to the City Council?McKenna: I’m running for Council because I’ve worked in City Government for the last 2 years. I know what’s broken, and I know how to fix it. I’m running because I’m a fearless advocate, and I want to make the changes in Ward 13 that residents here are asking for. We need an action plan to deal with the city’s affordable housing crisis, the deficit projections … [Read more...] about A voters’ guide to the City Council race in Ward 13
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First of all, no matter what you think is in there, there's probably more.Most modern food trucks - at least the ones special enough to make it into your regular lunch rotation - are operated by serious foodies whose wheeled restaurants roam more than 300 U.S. cities as part of a $2.7 billion industry. They're often veteran chefs who are used to the amenities of commercial kitchens or entrepreneurial home cooks who demand the perfect tools.None of these folks are willing to compromise on equipment, even if it all has to fit, Tetris-like, into the space of a large minivan.First in: The basics.Before a new food truck owner can shop for the perfect griddle or pizza oven, they have to figure out how much room is left after they pencil in the equipment required by their jurisdiction.These basic requirements are similar around the country, according to Jason Tipton, co-owner of East Coast Mobile Business Launchpad, which has outfitted more than 400 food trucks in his Manassas, Virginia shop … [Read more...] about What’s in a food truck?
PORTLAND — With expansion and growth on the horizon, American Roots, an apparel company based on Westfield Street, is about to move to the Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook. American Roots co-founder Ben Waxman said the 14,000-square-foot space in the Bridge Street mill could, in time, accommodate 60 employees. The company, launched in 2015, is partnering with Westbrook on a 12-week workforce training program for up to 10 new employees. The Westbrook City Council Monday gave preliminary approval for the city to fund $74,000, about 66 percent, of the cost of the training program. If given final approval June 4, the funding will come from existing tax increment financing. City Administrator Jerre Bryant said workforce training is an approved use of the tax increment financing funds. Westbrook Economic Development Director Daniel Stevenson said the program is a “win-win” situation for both American Roots and the city. “This is a significant investment in our business … [Read more...] about American Roots moving from Portland to Westbrook