5 Things to Know About Small Business This Week: May 24
The SBA steps up lending to military veterans; Google plans to transform small business; is there disaster aid for Okla. small businesses?; Quiznos/Smashburger founders' debut pizza concept; young employees' need mentoring.
The restaurant will offer made-to-order brick oven pizza, baked in less than 5 minutes, according to Nation's Restaurant News. "We think there's a change going on in general. We think fast casual represents the way people want to eat, and we think pizza is ready for a sea change in that direction," Consumer Capital managing partner Tom Ryan told Nation's Restaurant News. 5. Are young employees getting the mentoring and leadership lessons they need? A recent study explains that managers are concerned that young employees aren't getting the coaching and mentoring they need to lead in complex environments and many small-business owners don't have a strategy in place to prepare these future leaders, according to American Express OPEN. AmEx OPEN offers pointers on getting started, such as offering flexible mentorship programs for your millennial employees, encouraging more seasoned staff members to take advantage of prime "mentorship moments" and making mentoring part of the organizational strategy. -- Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York. Follow @LKulikowski To contact Laurie Kulikowski, send an email to: Laurie.Kulikowski@thestreet.com. >To submit a news tip, email: email@example.com. Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.