Friday roundup: Amy’s Baking Company, rising small business optimism, creative business people 2

Don’t get so wrapped up in work that you forget to stay up with the current events of the business world! Amid all of the chaos, grab a cup of Joe and take a short reading break.

1. If you haven’t heard about the Amy’s Baking Company fiasco, please look into it. It’s probably the most hilarious and frightening online meltdown in business history. After appearing on an episode of “Kitchen Nightmares,” where they were so awful Gordon Ramsay fired them, The couple received a lot of flak on their Facebook page. Instead of just accepting it and moving on, they lashed out to the online community in an unprecedented manner. Forbes wrote up a few things that we all could learn from their meltdown.

2. Happy news: Bloomberg reports that small-business optimism rose in April to a six-month high. Happy small businesses = a happier USA.

3. Enough happiness: put together a list of seven employees you should fire now. I hope I’m not one of those …

4. Think you’re an innovator? Fast Company compiled a list of the 100 most creative people in business in 2013. Are you going to make this list one day?

5. Online hiring tools have completely changed the game. If you’re finding yourself at a loss, read the New York Times’ article on how to make use of all these online services.

About the Author Tyree Harris hopes to motivate young, business-minded people to explore their entrepreneurial potential. Read more »

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