Washington rhetoric calls small businesses "the backbone of our economy." But what's the impact of national laws? We talk to owners about the ways federal changes in minimum wage, health care mandates, and other laws affect their businesses.
In Chapter 2 of 17 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, education entrepreneur J.T. Allen answers "What is the Difference Between Being an Entrepreneur and a Small Business Owner?" Allen frames his answer in aspirations and scale. He compares and contrasts small business examples with what he sees as entrepreneurial focused ventures. As an entrepreneur J.T. Allen is the CEO and co-founder of myFootpath.
This year's National Small Business Award winners built a start-up fragrance company into a multi-million dollar – but still independent – beauty behemoth. The founders join us to tell their story and talk about the small business climate in the U.S.
In Chapter 11 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, educator and entrepreneur Michael Margolis answers "How Are Your Team Dynamics Changing as Your Company Completes More Creative Projects?" With a company that tripled in size in less than three months, CEO Margolis manages employee growth by investing in an intentional, transparent company culture. This sets clear employee expectations around priorities and values and helps Margolis do his best as a CEO to lead his team.