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In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups
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With New Orleans Entrepreneur Week underway, the event's co-founder discusses the state of small business in the Big Easy.
March 25, 2014 in Starting a Business
Bet You Won't Guess the Happiest State in America

Bet You Won't Guess the Happiest State in America

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A recent Gallup poll ranked the 50 states in terms of wellbeing.
February 21, 2014 in Lifestyle
What Keeps a City's Startup Scene Hot? Cambridge Shares Its Secrets.

What Keeps a City's Startup Scene Hot? Cambridge Shares Its Secrets.

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Tech firms don’t just fall from the sky; the nation’s leading hubs foster a favorable business climate for innovation. But, as those in Cambridge, Mass., will tell you, the rest is up to the locals.
February 7, 2014 in News and Trends
The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)

The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)

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A look at the areas in ecommerce where the little guys have the most potential to make a big splash.
January 8, 2014 in Business Ideas
U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally

U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally

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Amid the justified praise of Nelson Mandela, it is proper time to question whether a pro-business approach could have created a greater South Africa.
December 9, 2013 in Leadership
The Scary Thing About the Massive Surge in GDP

The Scary Thing About the Massive Surge in GDP

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Economic activity in the third quarter rose by a stunning 3.6 percent, but it's hardly the great news it seems -- particularly for business owners.
December 5, 2013 in Business Management
When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources

When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources

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With state budgets being cut, former SBA chief Karen Mills discusses how local economic growth does not necessarily need radical innovation to prosper. Rather governors can harness resources of existing institutions and people to attract capital and create jobs.
December 3, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.

Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.

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The percentage of adults thankful for the economic situation in the U.S. is lower than in 2010 and about a fifth of what it was in the mid-1980s, according to a new poll.
November 22, 2013 in Business Management
Global Startup Trend for 2014: Consider Brazil

Global Startup Trend for 2014: Consider Brazil

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With global events, a rising middle class and major investment opportunities, all eyes are on Brazil.
November 19, 2013 in Starting a Business
The Freelance Economy Is Booming. But Is It Good Business?

The Freelance Economy Is Booming. But Is It Good Business?

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Elance and other online platforms have made possible a global marketplace for so-called fractional work. But with full-time employment opportunities shrinking, is freelancing the way forward?
October 10, 2013 in Hiring Center
Report: U.S. Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Literacy, Math and Tech Skills

Report: U.S. Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Literacy, Math and Tech Skills

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A new survey by the OECD shows that Americans across generations performed below average on math, reading and problem solving.
October 8, 2013 in News and Trends
Time to Hire? Where Small Businesses Are Adding Jobs (Infographic)

Time to Hire? Where Small Businesses Are Adding Jobs (Infographic)

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Small businesses added 71,000 jobs last month. Here's a deeper look at where those jobs are.
September 12, 2013 in Hiring Center
Where Job Growth Is Strongest (Infographic)

Where Job Growth Is Strongest (Infographic)

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The ADP Employment Report shows companies added 176,000 new jobs last month, below the average of the past three months.
September 12, 2013 in Hiring Center
Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets

Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets

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The investing community slows its headlong dash into some of the riskier entrepreneurship countries, according to a new report.
August 14, 2013 in Financing
Video: Skateboarding World Champion Pierre Andre on Building the Etnies EmpirePlay Video

Skateboarding World Champion Pierre Andre on Building the Etnies Empire (Video)

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The mind behind game-changing skating shoe designs shares the yearlong journey that took him from living on the streets of Venice Beach to the premiere stages of freestyle.
August 14, 2013 in Innovation
Small-Business Confidence Levels Rise, But Not Fast Enough

Small-Business Confidence Levels Rise, But Not Fast Enough

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Small-business owners are marginally more confident than they have been, but their optimism remains below historic norms, a new report finds.
August 13, 2013 in Business Management

Consumer Spending Flat for Last Three Months: Poll

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Despite other economic data to the contrary, U.S. consumer spending may not be as healthy as some believe.
August 5, 2013 in Personal Finance

Startups Creating Fewer Jobs -- Not a Problem

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The decline in new jobs created by small businesses could be a good thing. Here's why.
August 2, 2013 in Human Resources
The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)

The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)

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How redirecting even 10 percent of consumer spending from chains to local small businesses can boost local economies and create jobs.
July 24, 2013 in Sales
Business Owners More Optimistic About U.S. Economy

Business Owners More Optimistic About U.S. Economy

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The latest survey of private-company executives by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that almost two-thirds of U.S. business owners consider the U.S. economy growing.
July 24, 2013 in Management & Operations

Economists Optimistic Even As Sales Growth Slows

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A group of economists believe that U.S. economic growth is stable despite sales growth slowing in the second quarter, according to a new report.
July 22, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Many Believe China Will Soon Overtake the U.S. as World's Leading Superpower

Many Believe China Will Soon Overtake the U.S. as World's Leading Superpower

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A report from the Pew Research Center shows that many people across the world see China as on its way to becoming the dominant global superpower.
July 18, 2013 in Business Management

Rising Gas Prices Fuel a Jump in U.S. Consumer Costs

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Gasoline prices in June rose by their highest rate in four months, fueling an overall rise in U.S. consumer prices.
July 16, 2013 in Money
Modest Rise in Retail Sales Could Signal Slowdown in U.S. Economy

Modest Rise in Retail Sales Could Signal Slowdown in U.S. Economy

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Retail sales rose less than expected in June, the latest sign of sluggish economic growth.
July 15, 2013 in Business Management
Entrepreneurs Make Most of New Freedom in Cuba

Entrepreneurs Make Most of New Freedom in Cuba

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The growing nest of small businesses in Cuba could be a sign of a society less dependent on the state.
July 13, 2013 in Starting a Business

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