Groupon

  • Groupon Deal Pushes Bakery To Brink of Bankruptcy

    Groupon Deal Pushes Bakery To Brink of Bankruptcy

    "Twelve Cupcakes with a Choice of Flavours and Designs for £6.50 from Need a Cake. Value £26." That is what Rachel Brown, 50, posted to Groupon UK, an international branch of the daily deals giant, in the hope of attracting new customers to her online-order bakery. Selling her hand-designed... Continue Reading

  • Groupon And 5 Other Unusual Ways To Pay For College

    Groupon And 5 Other Unusual Ways To Pay For College

    Recently, 18 students bought a discounted tuition voucher from Groupon for a course at Chicago's National Louis University called "Introduction to the Profession and the Craft of Teaching." The students who purchased the offer will pay $950 for the course, a discount of nearly 60 percent off the usual $2,232... Continue Reading

  • Bad Deal For Deadbeats: Groupon Weeding Out Weakest Workers

    Bad Deal For Deadbeats: Groupon Weeding Out Weakest Workers

    Daily deals site Groupon created its own niche in 2009. It was a nifty idea: local businesses would offer huge discounts to lure in new customers, internet prowlers would nab a basic ballroom class ($15), a sake tasting ($19), or a one-hour facial ($35), and Groupon would take a cut for brokering the deal. But... Continue Reading

  • Now Hiring: Set Your Sights on Daily Deal Jobs

    Now Hiring: Set Your Sights on Daily Deal Jobs

    Who cares whether it's a bubble or a blip? Daily deal websites like Groupon and Living Social, and their flash-sale sisters like Thrillist and Ideeli are the hottest things online right now, growing faster than kudzu and hiring at a dizzying pace. There are hundreds of openings at these sites' headquarters,... Continue Reading

  • Now Hiring: Groupon

    Now Hiring: Groupon

    Groupon, the online daily deal site, is so desperate for employees that the company is staging a big billboard campaign in Northern California. They're looking to hire at least 100 developers and technologists at its Palo Alto location, but they're still hiring at their home base in Chicago as well. A... Continue Reading

  • Are Mobile Apps Destroying Jobs or Creating Them?

    Are Mobile Apps Destroying Jobs or Creating Them?

    Now that people can buy products from their smart phones and they don't even have to go to their computers anymore, will actual brick-and-mortar businesses become a thing of the past? Will retail clerks, suppliers, advertisers, etc., suffer the same fates as employees of Blockbuster and Borders? Continue Reading

  • Groupon Hiring Like Crazy, Including Telecommuters

    Groupon Hiring Like Crazy, Including Telecommuters

    Groupon is the company you probably know from its e-discount business selling local services in bulk. Well, it's hiring like crazy, reports Sales-jobs.fins.com. Bringing many more people onboard at Groupon is taking place right along with all the rumors that Google is going to buy it. Couldn't be a more... Continue Reading