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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
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
Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA

Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA

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Here is how the small-business agency is going to be affected by the $85 billion in government-spending cuts that will go into effect starting Friday.
February 28, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
LinkedIn Improves Search Features for Job Seekers, Employers

LinkedIn Improves Search Features for Job Seekers, Employers

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New features for LinkedIn, Pinterest gets a funding round, tweeting from beyond the grave and more social-media news.
February 23, 2013 in Social Media
Unemployment Rate Slightly Higher Amid Modest Job Growth

Unemployment Rate Slightly Higher Amid Modest Job Growth

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Consumer confidence takes a hit from the payroll tax hike, as unemployment holds at nearly the same levels since September.
February 1, 2013 in Hiring Center
The Fiscal Cliff Deal and Small-Business Job Creation

The Fiscal Cliff Deal and Small-Business Job Creation

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While the political compromise in Washington might have been an overall plus for the U.S. economy, the measures are likely to damp small-business employment.
January 8, 2013 in Tax Center
Online Training Platform Gives Job Seekers a Boost

Online Training Platform Gives Job Seekers a Boost

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LearnUp.me turns job seekers into qualified candidates by helping them bone up on in-demand skills.
December 26, 2012 in Technology
Small Businesses Hit Hardest by Superstorm Sandy While Overall Job Growth Rises

Small Businesses Hit Hardest by Superstorm Sandy While Overall Job Growth Rises

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Unemployment edges down as November job growth fares better than expected.
December 7, 2012 in Hiring Center
Small-Business Hiring, Sentiment Drops in November

Small-Business Hiring, Sentiment Drops in November

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Superstorm Sandy's damage and fiscal cliff fears are reflected in weaker small-business job numbers.
December 5, 2012 in Hiring Center
Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

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Barack Obama won his reelection bid last night. See what his second term holds for small businesses.
November 7, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Small Business Job Growth Continues

Small Business Job Growth Continues

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ADP's November Jobs Report shows the largest small business payroll increase since July.
November 1, 2012 in Growth Strategies
At This Year's Clinton Global Initiative, a New Focus on Young People

At This Year's Clinton Global Initiative, a New Focus on Young People

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While esteemed nonprofit leaders and political figures came together at this year's Clinton Global Initiative, here's how young people also got involved.
September 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Obama vs. Romney: A Tale of Two Economic Plans

Obama vs. Romney: A Tale of Two Economic Plans

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With the Presidential election just around the corner, we break down the candidates' stance on small business, jobs and the economy.
September 12, 2012 in Tax Center
The Twisted Logic Behind the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (Opinion)

The Twisted Logic Behind the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (Opinion)

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To spur job creation, Congress is voting soon on a moratorium on regulation. Columnist Scott Shane says it's not the answer to our business problems.
July 18, 2012 in Growing Your Business
Small Business Hiring Slows, But Still Adding More Jobs Than Large Companies

Small Business Hiring Slows, But Still Adding More Jobs Than Large Companies

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While revenues rise among small businesses, the latest payroll numbers show the smallest increase in hiring in seven months.
May 2, 2012 in Hiring Center
Time to Hire?... Maybe Not So Fast

Time to Hire?... Maybe Not So Fast

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Even as the pace of hiring eases, small businesses continue to haul the job train along. Is your business hiring?
April 6, 2012 in Hiring Center
Clues to Find the Perfect Path for Your Personality

Clues to Find the Perfect Path for Your Personality

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Still looking for your true calling? Author Nicholas Lore on how to discover satisfaction and success.
March 24, 2012 in Lifestyle
JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

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A bipartisan bundle of legislation aimed at increasing entrepreneurs' ability to access capital sailed through the House, but has been slowed down in the Senate.
March 20, 2012 in Financing
How the Republican Presidential Candidates Stack Up on Small-Business Taxes

How the Republican Presidential Candidates Stack Up on Small-Business Taxes

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The Presidential candidates will likely add to their reform agendas in the weeks ahead. But here's a look at the candidates' existing small-business tax plans.
March 6, 2012 in Tax Center
Six Small Business Proposals from Washington You Need to Watch

Six Small Business Proposals from Washington You Need to Watch

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The package of bills aims to increase access to funding for entrepreneurs.
March 2, 2012 in Financing
How 'Small Business' and 'Entrepreneur' Fare in State of the Union Addresses

How 'Small Business' and 'Entrepreneur' Fare in State of the Union Addresses

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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.
January 25, 2012 in Startup Basics
A Starbucks Initiative to Brew Up U.S. Jobs

A Starbucks Initiative to Brew Up U.S. Jobs

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An initiative by Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network is pouring small-business funding into private lending institutions
January 24, 2012 in Financing
Small Businesses Feel the Loss of Keystone Pipeline Project

Small Businesses Feel the Loss of Keystone Pipeline Project

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The President's rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline project will have a dampening effect on a number of small businesses.
January 19, 2012 in Hiring Center
Three Ways to Capitalize on Business Optimism

Three Ways to Capitalize on Business Optimism

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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.
January 16, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012

Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012

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Last year was bleak for many small businesses, but sales, along with hiring, appear to be on their way up. Here's a look at some of the factors that could affect staffing plans -- for betteror worse -- in 2012.
January 4, 2012 in Hiring Center

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