Economics: Page 8

Franchise

What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised

As fast-food workers prepare to strike in 100 cities this Thursday, franchisees and business owners grapple with the minimum wage question.

Growing a Business

Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In

Health reform's roll-out has had its problems, but three economists feel it still has a chance to boost small business growth.

Resumes & Interviewing

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic.

Resumes & Interviewing

People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses

If current employment trends continue, the number of people out of the labor force will surpass the number of working Americans in about four years.

Leadership

Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh.

Of all the surveys conducted, the Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index is taking the prize for the most obvious.

Growing a Business

Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It

The disparity between those losing coverage and those gaining demonstrates the private sector is, and always will be, better at managing events than the government.

Money & Finance

Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low

The eye-popping price tags of companies such as Fab, Pinterest and Snapchat have raised concerns that valuations have gotten out of whack. The reality is there's no such thing as being overvalued or undervalued.

Productivity

Why We Don't Need New Policies to Boost Startup Rates

The decline in startup rates might simply represent Americans' realization that earning a living running one's a small business has become more difficult over the past three-and-a-half decades.

Social Media

Why Milton Friedman Could Love Social Entrepreneurship

Pursuit of profits is still paramount. But getting there with a social element is possible.