How Rosen Hotels & Resorts Offers Hope and Hospitality

Beginning 41 years ago with the purchase of a former Quality Inn, Harris Rosen single-handedly built Rosen Hotels & Resorts into an award-winning seven-hotel chain with some 6,500 total rooms and 3,500 employees in the Orlando, Fla., area. In an industry known for high turnover, the native New Yorker has secured the loyalty of many longtime staffers, […]

The Ins and Outs of Selling Your Business

All those business owners who waited out the Great Recession before selling their companies can heave a big sigh of relief. The recovering economy has generated a slew of would-be buyers looking for growth opportunities in attractive independent businesses. According to new research, the next two years will be a great window for owners of […]

It’s as Easy as A-B-Code

If you think learning to build apps is just for computer geeks, think again. People from all walks of life are hopping on the coding bandwagon, brushing up their resumes with marketable skills, sharpening their critical thinking and gaining newfound confidence. “It’s a wide array of backgrounds, from teachers to journalists to lawyers to PhDs […]

Rewarding Experiences for Loyal Customers

Who doesn’t want to feel special? That’s the secret behind loyalty programs, the plans that entice consumers to rack up airline miles, earn points on their credit cards for cash and gifts, and receive discounts for frequent dining at favorite restaurants. In some cases they’ll even pay an extra fee to be part of a […]

C2-MTL Draws Entrepreneurial Icons to Montreal

The creative juices were flowing as the likes of Virgin Atlantic founder Sir Richard Branson, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, makeup icon Bobbi Brown and a host of other high-powered business leaders converged at the second C2-MTL conference in Montreal. ​C2—shorthand for “Commerce + Creativity”—called on noted risk-takers in a variety of industries to look in their crystal balls and define emerging trends that will disrupt existing business practices, providing new opportunities for those coming in on the ground floor. ​Breaking conventional molds was the overriding […]

A New Era in Crowdfunding

Under the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, raising money on the Internet through crowdfunding promises to be a tantalizing option for small businesses seeking capital. This new federal law stipulates that, for the first time, business owners will be able to offer shares of private stock to everyday investors. Earlier, regulations had limited entrepreneurs, […]