News and Articles About Economic Conditions
Washington policy makers would like nothing more than for small business to boost hiring and investment. The best thing they could do is come to some agreement on the deficit and enact rules about all the laws they've passed.
With the housing market showing new signs of life, it's time to prepare your business to ride the rising tide.
The national unemployment rate held at 7.8 percent as 2012 ended with slow job growth.
Find out where businesses catering to boomers and seniors could look for opportunities.
As Republicans and Democrats lock horns in Washington over tax thresholds, small business owners say they just need some clarity.
Despite the headlines about rising consumer confidence, the U.S. economy isn't looking up. Business owners' pessimism remains a drag on the recovery.
Entrepreneurship professor Scott Shane's insights on how spending cuts and tax increases could affect you.
Business owners are grappling with continued economic uncertainty. One thing is for sure: They are going to hit the polling stations in November.
In the U.S., exporting and improved trade relations have become economic bright spots for small-business owners. We look at each candidate's global views.
Optimism among small business owners has been slow to recover as the economy emerges from recession.
Business owners have been hit harder than others in the Great Recession, largely due to their greater share of home-equity debt. Here's what's needed for a small-business recovery.
At a town hall at National Small Business Week, some entrepreneurs complain to Karen Mills about access to credit and high health insurance costs.
SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills travels the U.S. talking with business owners and bankers. She says she's hearing more talk of expansion compared with three years ago.
Even as the pace of hiring eases, small businesses continue to haul the job train along. Is your business hiring?
As politicians vilify regulations on the campaign trail, consider the results from a recent survey of small-business owners. It seems regulations aren't as onerous as some think.
As Fashion Week kicks off, we sat down with the man behind brands like Tory Burch and Monika Chiang to find out what it takes to make it in the business.
Small businesses and entrepreneurs were mentioned just six times in Obama's speech. We examine how often past presidents have put them in the spotlight.
The President's rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline project will have a dampening effect on a number of small businesses.
Even before the nation added 200,000 new jobs in December, business owners were starting to feel more upbeat about 2012. Here's how to take advantage of that warm, fuzzy feeling.
Consider this look at the impact franchised businesses have on the U.S. economy -- and how doughnuts may be just what we need to rebound from the recession.
How home price declines have contributed to tight credit for small businesses.
These Oregon entrepreneurs developed a taste for beer and turned it into a thriving business.
Here is a look at some of the programs that will keep startups growing in the months to come.
In your view, is the popular protest movement against the financial industry good or bad for your business? The U.S. overall? Your fellow business owners straddle both sides of the debate.
For the men and women of the U.S. military, starting a business in this economy can be tricky. Here are the government programs that aim to help veterans strike out on their own.
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