Small Biz Health Care
The health care debate is heating up in Washington. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), the ranking member of the House Small Business Committee, discusses how health care reform could potentially effect small businesses around the country.
What's in a name? Find out this Sunday as we tour the Lexington, Kentucky based business Big Ass Fans. The company was originally founded 10 years ago as High Velocity Low Speed fans, but CEO Carey Smith decided that the name was not doing justice to his line of giant industrial fans. He changed the company name to Big Ass Fans, and the unique re-branding has helped boost sales, attract employees from Fortune 500 Companies, and develop an unusual corporate culture.
--Jennifer Hill, Vice President of Astia, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the work of female entrepreneurs
--Craig Leshen, Founder and President of Outsourced Ad Ops, providers of ad operations services to web based businesses
Business War Chest: Effective Employee Reviews
Employee reviews are standard practice in large businesses, but how can smaller enterprises with limited resources evaluate their staffers? Kim Zoller, Founder and President of Image Dynamics, providers of performance-based interactive training for businesses, discusses how small business owners can effectively review their employees.
Aerin Taubin, Founder of Aerin Rose Swimwear, a new line of form-fitting swimwear, is looking for capital to launch the lingerie end of the brand.