Six years ago, I’m fresh off the plane from Europe. After 10 years bouncing around the world, I decided to head back to the USA to be near family. They had recently settled in Saratoga Springs, so naturally, I joined them there.
No question Saratoga has its charms. A wide main street, lots of shops, bars and restaurants, lively summer happenings, what’s not to love? Still, it is a small resort town catering to the tourists in July and August and well suited for families year round – a More >
I read an article in the San Jose Mercury News on the way dot-coms of yesteryear chose office space compared to startups today: How startups survive the space wars. The article explains that office space is an important part of a newly-formed company’s business plan. In a nutshell, the big difference between then and now – entrepreneurs are more cautious. Today, they seek flexible space to grow into and only commit to a lease when the business can prove worthy of the expense.
The article got me thinking about office space for Capital region entrepreneurs and how the needs differ for their More >
I had the opportunity to attend the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce event featuring Dan Pallotta at the City Center. Hundreds of business people came to hear the famous speaker elaborate on his iconic TED Talk, The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong, one of the top 100 most-viewed TED Talks of all time. His aim – to change the way people view nonprofits and to encourage them to operate like a business not a charity. The rally cry: spend to make an impact, emphasizing ROI not overhead.
For businesses, it’s commonplace to allocate large sums to promote the company wares knowing More >