A shocking number of unpaid internships could be illegal
Legal experts are warning of a wave of unpaid intern lawsuits after a judge found that two Fox Searchlight production interns were not compensated legally. It turns out it is really hard to meet all of the legal requirements for an unpaid internship. More at Business Insider.
How to explode your marketing and selling productivity
As a business owner or executive it seems like you’ve got a million things to do everyday, not the least of which is operating your company. On any given day it’s the same -- company meetings, interruptions, emails and phone calls, the printer stops working, and a mountain of paperwork on your desk. Your attention is constantly pulled in all directions, making it difficult to focus on marketing and selling. Read Ron Stein's full column.
Economic well-being of children slips
Many families in the U.S. have been trying to raise children in the face of joblessness and homelessness. An annual survey released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows the number of children living in poverty increased to 23 percent in 2011, after the recession. Read more from the AP and see the report.
Without a smile, your staff is not ready for work
A smile is a valuable piece of the customer experience because it communicates things words cannot. A smile indicates warmth and kindness, whereas a frown or empty expression puts up a barrier between your company and your customers. At best, it sends the message that you just are not there for them. Read Jerry Osteryoung's full column.
South Florida businesses profit from Miami Heat win