Here are this week’s links to a few good stories that we found and selected because we feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to medium size businesses.

  •  Jay Goltz wrote an interesting piece for the New York Times on May 5 entitled How to Diagnose What’s Wrong With Your Business.  We found it especially interesting given that three of the ten areas discussed lie at the core of the Genesis service model.
  • Are employers ready to give more raises this year?  Unless opinions among many business leaders have changed dramatically in the last three months, they likely are.  Business Insider writer Jill Krasny refers to a research by Pay Scale in an article posted in February – Hard-Working Employees May Actually Get A Raise This Year.
  • Oftentimes a significant life event changes the way we approach life.  For Red Ventures co-founder, Ric Elias, it changed the direction and fortunes of his company.  A survivor of US Airways Flight 1549 (“The Miracle on the Hudson”), he tells how the experience transformed him and his company in this brief but compelling video Entrepreneur Ric Elias Almost Died.  Here is What Happened Next, posted by Inc. Live.