10 ways to motivate employees

Motivating employees can be a touchy subject for many business owners and managers.

It’s nice to believe that a ‘good job’ offering a decent salary and reasonable benefits package will do the trick, but in today’s highly-competitive business environment, the truth is that it’s more complicated than that.

Redfin real estate: The case against advertising

With the ad market in free fall, many young businesses are are finding subscriptions, events and commisions attractive options for funding their businesses. But it wasn’t always that way.

When online real estate brokerage Redfin received funding a few years ago, the site’s business model was a bit untraditional. Redfin uses its agents to negotiate with real estate sellers and shares the commission with buyers.

Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin, tells the Times that when the company
received its venture capital: “it was a little bit like being in the
twilight zone, just because everyone expected us to have a different
revenue model.”