Las Vegas is known for its glitz, glamour, and casino night life. The gaming business is what keeps the town humming. Though Las Vegas used to boast a cheap getaway, with special air fares and hotel room packages – times have changed.
The corporate structure and investment of Sin City has long since become more of a tourist destination rather than just a place that attracted gamblers and heavy partiers – although, there is still plenty of that to be had.
It could be its mafia history – but conducting business in Las Vegas is really unlike doing businesses anywhere else in the nation. When mobster Bugsy Siegel famously finished the Flamingo desert retreat right after Christmas in 1946, everyone said he was nuts. And he was, according to legend. But nutty people can also be very charismatic, as Siegel was. They are the ones that are obsessed with and want to form the future …something that regular folk have no interest in doing. Read more...
This new electronic age has been a gift that keeps on giving good results. Workers are particularly vulnerable to the advances in technology. They can communicate with colleagues both near and far without leaving their desks. Remember when the telephone was the next big thing? Workers could and probably still do phone to find out information instead of running down the hall to do so.
There are literally thousands of things you can do online. Why go retail shopping when you can do it online? No postage stamps, no problem. Just send an email. Don’t feel like going to that meeting across town? Forget it and log on to a meeting conference site and there you are. Read more...
Tucson, Arizona is well known for its year round warm weather and traditionally steady growth patterns. Its proximity to Los Angeles has made it a big draw, since it costs so much less to do business there. Business can enjoy lower operating costs while snagging business from L.A. The way they do this is often by offering lower prices, much to the consternation of competing L.A. businesses.
As a low-cost alternative to both Phoenix and Los Angeles, business investors enjoy a great number of opportunities in Tucson. Also, the work force tends to be highly educated since there are so many affordable universities.
Los Angeles businesses consider moving to Tucson to save on operating costs. During that transition, professionals can use local meeting rooms for as little as $20 an hour, as opposed to around $25 in L.A. That may not seem like a lot, but if you book these rooms regularly, it can add up. Also, the cost of living and other expenses are considerably lower in Tucson – making it even more attractive to L.A. businesses. Read more...