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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
Employees Everywhere: We Want a Raise This Year

Employees Everywhere: We Want a Raise This Year

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2014 looks like the year that employees are finally saying, 'It's time to take care of me.'
January 10, 2014 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
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
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

The Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Renting Office Space

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Looking to set up shop? Find out where office rent prices are rising the fastest, and where they're falling.
July 8, 2013 in Location
U.S. Small Businesses Expect Improved Sales Prospects (Infographic)

U.S. Small Businesses Expect Improved Sales Prospects (Infographic)

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A new survey shows that entrepreneurs in the U.S. are optimistic about domestic business growth.
May 13, 2013 in Business Management
Study: Fewer Startups Launched in 2012

Study: Fewer Startups Launched in 2012

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A Kauffman Foundation report finds entrepreneurship declined last year, with fewer men starting companies.
April 17, 2013 in Startup Basics
Job Growth Slows Dramatically in March

Job Growth Slows Dramatically in March

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Economic reports released this week reveal a sharp slowdown in U.S. hiring and labor force participation.
April 5, 2013 in Hiring Center
Business Owners Fed Up With Washington, But Many Are Optimistic on Their Prospects

Business Owners Fed Up With Washington, But Many Are Optimistic on Their Prospects

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A survey of business owners found that nearly half are more confident than a year ago.
March 8, 2013 in Go Forward
Thinking About Hiring? Signs of Life in the Job Market

Thinking About Hiring? Signs of Life in the Job Market

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A trio of labor-market reports out this week show that small-business owners added jobs last month.
March 8, 2013 in Hiring Center
Preparing for a Housing Recovery

Preparing for a Housing Recovery

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With the housing market showing new signs of life, it's time to prepare your business to ride the rising tide.
January 14, 2013 in Management & Operations
Why Supporting Small Business Saturday This Year Is Important (Opinion)

Why Supporting Small Business Saturday This Year Is Important (Opinion)

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With Hurricane Sandy's impact on small businesses on the East Coast, it's more important than ever to shop locally.
November 23, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Young Entrepreneurs: Not the Cure for What Ails the Economy (Opinion)

Young Entrepreneurs: Not the Cure for What Ails the Economy (Opinion)

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Interest is high in supporting youth entrepreneurship and often seen as a way to help create jobs and turn the economy. But a closer look at the issues shows that these notions may be little more than wishful thinking.
August 13, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Small-Business Owners Still Waiting for a Rebound (Opinion)

Small-Business Owners Still Waiting for a Rebound (Opinion)

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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.
July 23, 2012 in Go Forward
Video: The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business RecoveryPlay Video

The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Recovery (Video)

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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.
May 17, 2012 in Management & Operations
Indicators Point to a Small-Business Rebound (Infographic)

Indicators Point to a Small-Business Rebound (Infographic)

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Evidence is growing that the nation's small companies may be on a comeback.
May 30, 2011 in Grow Your Business
Is the Economy Getting Worse? Business Owners Say Yes

Is the Economy Getting Worse? Business Owners Say Yes

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A new survey shows more than half of small-business owners believe the U.S. economy is backsliding.
March 30, 2011 in Grow Your Business

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