Here’s a great list of tips for employers to help reduce employment lawsuits. I think this is a great read for new small business owners who may not have experience hiring, evaluating performance, compensating employees, investigating employee complaints, and terminating employees.
Know anyone in the Philly area who needs some bjj in their life but hasn’t made the plunge? Starter course in self defense begins October 5. One hour a week, no gi or special uniform required. Perfect opportunity to check out what Gracie self defense has to offer.
Register now: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense Course
Five week self defense course starts 10/5.
Owner Matt Kelley worked as a service technician with one of the big exterminator companies for many years, killing every bug in sight. But the impersonal nature of the job was killing something in him. So he started his own company, specializing in treating homes infested by the notoriously hard-to-kill bedbug. Giving his cell-phone number to customers, personally answering calls well after dinnertime, and utilizing the newest, most effective heat-technology, Kelley has built a company, Prodigy, that is both folksy and, for bedbugs, fatal.
Congrats to client Prodigy Pest Solutions for being named best bed bug removal service by Philly Magazine!
Introducing my friend Stephanie, who won her NY Open division yesterday and let me tag along. My main female training partner and certainly my main open training partner in Philadelphia, Steph is also an independent lawyer who finds time to train whenever she can. She carried the torch alone for the women at our school when Jen Petrina (black belt and the long-time senior girl at the academy) moved to NYC. Thanks partly to her help we now have a few more women who’ve stuck around. Steph’s game has improved by leaps and bounds in the last 4-6 months and I’m glad to have witnessed it. Good chick, cool chick, down to earth, independent, and tough. Also knows how to base properly for armbar drills which is crucial. Congratulations, Stephanie!
Aww, thanks Sam!
Did you know that this week (May 13 - May 17) is Small Business Week? The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Verizon have partnered to present events for small businesses this week, including a workshop on customer service. Verizon is also offering discounts at some of its local stores. For more information about Small Business Week, click here.
Coupon cards are in! Treats for South Street Spring Festival attendees! If you ever wanted to check out a great jiu-jitsu school, now is the time to schedule your free intro and get FREE registration!
Also: watch black belts Regis Lebre (3rd degree) and Brian Rago (1st degree) teach class just one block off the festival live between 11:00am and 1:30pm.
Enter our raffle and maybe you’ll be the lucky winner of a flat out free 6 month membership!
Optimal Gym will also be giving out prizes and selling raffle tickets for their own stuff. Check us out between 3rd and 4th street!
Today is Earth Day! If you are a small business owner who is interested in greening your business, check out the SBA’s Green Business Guide to learn more about green marketing and business practices.
YFS Magazine offers some small business legal advice for entrepreneurs. Topics include social media liability, websites, business breakups, IP, insurance, contracts, and labor law. The article links to more in depth attorney-written articles on each topic.
This week, Drexel University announced that it is establishing the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, one of the few in the nation and the first in Philadelphia. Sounds like an exciting opportunity for young entrepreneurs.