Midweek Reading: Discounts, Boomers, and Millennials


Everybody loves to buy things at discounted prices, but Amazon is testing a new pricing strategy, only showing current prices, with no list prices for comparison.

Baby Boomers are also booming in entrepreneurship, with 18 percent of age 65+ workers being self-employed.

Millennials lead the nation in entrepreneurial mentality, but not in actual activity. Studies find that high levels of debt and aversion to risk have slowed their rate of business formation.

A vote for Brexit was portrayed as a vote for a deregulated Britain, but there might be little to no deregulation in the future, leaving entrepreneurs with EU regulations for the foreseeable future.

Successful businesses don’t get there overnight; this entrepreneur was rejected by venture capitalists 70 times before finally finding funding—and his company is now worth more than $1 billion.

Listening to podcasts is a great way to get in some learning on the go; here are 8 business podcasts to give a try.

While debates continue over the federal minimum wage, individual states and cities are passing higher wage laws on their own. Washington, DC, is the latest to pass a $15 per hour minimum wage.

Still using a BlackBerry? The once-omnipresent smartphone company is discontinuing its BlackBerry Classic.

Approximately 60 percent of US businesses reopen after a disastrous fire. Here are the things to do in the event of a disaster and how to get back in business.

While they’re still young, Millennial entrepreneurs are still thinking about the future, and plan to leave their businesses to their children.

Edwin Bevens

Edwin Bevens

Edwin Bevens is the Head Writer and Editor for Tarkenton Companies, and the Editor of SmallBizClub.com. With a background in journalism and publishing, Edwin received a 2008 South Carolina Press Association Award for reporting. Developing, producing, and maintaining content across multiple websites, Edwin focuses on helping small business owners find the right match of voice, audience, and medium for every message.