By Kirsten Grind WSJ Gregory Zuckerman WSJ Shane Shifflett WSJ Fri., March 8, 2019 On a warm July morning last year, Amelia Wieand left her twin toddlers at an in-home day-care center outside Knoxville, Tenn. She had read about the facility on Care.com, the largest online marketplace for babysitters and other caregivers. The listing said the center was state-licensed. It wasn’t, state records say. In fact, after receiving reports that the woman who ran it was watching up to 11 children, a state agency had obtained an injunction two months earlier barring her from operating an unlicensed facility. None of that was available to Care.com members such as Ms. Wieand. At one point, the day-care center indicated to clients there was a problem with its license, but assured Ms. Weiand and other parents it was taking care of the matter. Hours after being dropped off, the children, Elyssa and Elijah, a month away from their second birthdays, were pulled … [Read more...] about Care.com Puts Onus on Families to Check Caregivers’ Backgrounds—With Sometimes Tragic Outcomes
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How he turned his personal passions into thriving businesses. Terry Rice Published 6:30 am PST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 Photo: Max Baumann Photo: Max Baumann Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Max Baumann Inside the High-Performance Mindset of Serial Entrepreneur Max Baumann, CEO of BEAR POWERFOODS 1 / 1 Back to Gallery If you walk around Ocean Avenue at 6 a.m. you might find Max Baumann sprinting up the Santa Monica stairs -- all 369 of them -- trying to beat his personal record. While many people would have challenges just walking up the stairs, this serial entrepreneur continues to challenge himself through professional, athletic and personal development … [Read more...] about Inside the High-Performance Mindset of Serial Entrepreneur Max Baumann, CEO of BEAR POWERFOODS
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2018--EY today announced that Christopher W. Cabrera, founder and CEO of Xactly is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year ® 2018 Award in Northern California. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Cabrera was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 8, 2018, at the Fairmont San Francisco.Cabrera founded Xactly in 2005 to revolutionize the way companies align and optimize incentive compensation in the cloud to deliver better sales engagement and revenue growth. But equally as important, he set out to create a company centered on employee and customer excellence and social responsibility. Highlighting the success of his mission, Xactly has been named a best place to work 15 times in its short history and has given more than … [Read more...] about EY Announces Christopher Cabrera of Xactly Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Finalist in Northern California
If you have skills that others need, consider the apps Clarity, Moonlighting and Upwork. Thomas Smale Published 1:09 pm, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Photo: Shutterstock Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Shutterstock Want to Become a Consultant? There's an App for That. Actually, There Are 3. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery If you're a seasoned entrepreneur, you're likely expert at something other entrepreneurs need help with -- be it complex accounting issues, or how to market an app to customers. So, the odds are high that someone out there will not only value your expertise, but be willing to pay for it. Related: Set Your Consulting Fees Using These 5 Tried-and-True Methods After all, how many times have you been stuck on a complex issue you knew could be solved by someone who's already "been there"? You … [Read more...] about Want to Become a Consultant? There’s an App for That. Actually, There Are 3.
The travails of workers employed by ride-hailing and delivery platforms are real but often mask the success of freelance workers in the knowledge economy. Micha Kaufman Published 8:30 am, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Photo: Nisian Hughes | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Nisian Hughes | Getty Images Don't Confuse Driving for Uber With the Freelancer Economy Powering America's Entrepreneurial Boom 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Recently, an MIT study revealing how little Lyft and Uber drivers earn reignited the backlash against the exploitative nature of independent work. The ride-hailing industry and its many demons may make up a large portion of the "gig economy," but to make it the poster child of all independent workers distorts a major economic and social trend with big … [Read more...] about Don’t Confuse Driving for Uber With the Freelancer Economy Powering America’s Entrepreneurial Boom