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Reports of Declining Entrepreneurship Are Not What They Seem

Reports of Declining Entrepreneurship Are Not What They Seem

Entrepreneurship is alive and thriving but ill-conceived startups that attracted investors in headier times, not so much.
Mid-Market Businesses Grow With the Right Hiring

Mid-Market Businesses Grow With the Right Hiring

The nation's 200,000 mid-sized business are an engine of economic growth fueled by talent nurtured to innovate.
The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession

The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession

Industries that perform well in the midst of economic uncertainty do just fine in good times, too.
In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups

In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups

With New Orleans Entrepreneur Week underway, the event's co-founder discusses the state of small business in the Big Easy.
Employees Everywhere: We Want a Raise This Year

Employees Everywhere: We Want a Raise This Year

2014 looks like the year that employees are finally saying, 'It's time to take care of me.'
When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources

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

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.
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.

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.
Business Owners More Optimistic About U.S. Economy

Business Owners More Optimistic About U.S. Economy

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

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

Retail sales rose less than expected in June, the latest sign of sluggish economic growth.

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

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

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

A new survey shows that entrepreneurs in the U.S. are optimistic about domestic business growth.
Study: Fewer Startups Launched in 2012

Study: Fewer Startups Launched in 2012

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

Job Growth Slows Dramatically in March

Economic reports released this week reveal a sharp slowdown in U.S. hiring and labor force participation.
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

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

Thinking About Hiring? Signs of Life in the Job Market

A trio of labor-market reports out this week show that small-business owners added jobs last month.
Preparing for a Housing Recovery

Preparing for a Housing Recovery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Indicators Point to a Small-Business Rebound (Infographic)

Indicators Point to a Small-Business Rebound (Infographic)

Evidence is growing that the nation's small companies may be on a comeback.
Is the Economy Getting Worse? Business Owners Say Yes

Is the Economy Getting Worse? Business Owners Say Yes

A new survey shows more than half of small-business owners believe the U.S. economy is backsliding.

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