The Work is Just Beginning

As we start to celebrate Small Business Saturday in this year’s shifted landscape, it is important to remember the road to recovery has only just begun for most businesses and their employees, but government support has all but ceased.

As of August, all federally supported…

Voting is not a Trend

Vote because our democracy depends on it not because it’s the trendy thing to do.

Voting exists for us as citizens of this country to be able to exercise our right to voice our opinion and elect those that represent us best. But this right…

I started a business that initially provided an online ordering platform for food trucks. Instead of waiting 20 minutes or more to place their orders, customers could order ahead online and skip the order line. The idea came from my own impatience with waiting in a line. Before launching the company, I made sure to sit down with some vendors. I met with owners of nearly 50 food trucks and carts to understand their business.

What I learned was astounding: many of them weren’t thinking about themselves as business owners, but instead viewed themselves almost as employees collecting a paycheck. They didn’t think about how they could best serve their next customer; instead they just hoped people would get on line and order from them…

Hiring is one of the most important — and toughest to figure out — aspects of running a business. While I’m in a good place now with my team, I learned many lessons the hard way. Part of it was due to my lack of prior experience in running a business, while some was also due to my own personal nature as a business operator.

My previous experiences on political campaigns represent the hallmark of what a strong team can achieve: everyone buys into the mission, understands what’s at stake each day, and comes in with a strong desire to achieve both their own and the organization’s goals. Most importantly — and most difficult to…

Deepti Sharma

Queens Born | Candidate for District 24 in @NYCCOUNCIL l Founder @FoodtoEat & @bikkyhq | BM @stonybrookalum | ❤️Married to @abhinavkapur4 | Mom 👶🏽👶🏽

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