There is a short list of things I miss about working for a big corporation, and having back office resources like IT, HR and marketing is at the top. Now that I run a small, independent professional services firm, we have to solve our own problems. We fix printers, manage our own schedules, take out the trash...and somewhere in between we find the time to do our real jobs.
Innovation is today where quality management was 25 or 50 years ago. It may be confined to a small group of people in the organization, and their great ideas and useful knowledge may not be well publicized across the organization. Innovation – like quality – needs to engage everyone and be easily accessible for its full benefits to be realized.
WillowTree, Inc., a top consumer and enterprise app development company, announced it has been named for the fourth year in-a-row on the Inc. 5000 list, Inc. Magazine’s exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Charlottesville, VA – August 13, 2015 – Apex Clean Energy, an independent renewable energy company, has announced that it has secured $30 million in follow-on financing from Prudential Capital Group.
Check out the #CvilleTech Calendar of Events -- a collection of active tech-focused groups' meet-ups, events, online forums and more that collectively stitch together and inform our start-up ecosystem: http://cvilleinnovation.org/events/charlottesville-tech-calendar
Charlottesville, VA, June 11, 2015 – Moonlighting, the first nationwide mobile marketplace where anyone can hire or be hired in any community in the country, announced today the closing of $1.4M in funding. The financing round was led byThe McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), a global news and information leader, and joined by New Richmond Ventures (NRV), bringing the company’s total financing to $1.9 million, to date. The new financing will help support Moonlighting’s product expansion, market development and continued nationwide growth to more than 2,000 communities.
If you’re curious about the Quality-Innovation connection and haven’t yet had a chance to explore this exciting area, you won’t want to miss an opportunity coming in September. The ASQ Innovation Division is hosting its Third Annual Innovation Conference Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at the Holiday Inn University Area and Conference Center in Charlottesville, VA. CBIC members received a negotiated discount!
Big acquisition news shook up Charlottesville this week with the announcement that SNL Financial will be acquired by McGraw Hill Financial, bringing together each company’s strengths in the domestic and international financial information markets.