Local Economies

Growing a Business

The Owners of This Texas Farmers Market Took a Big Gamble. Here's How It Paid Off Bigger Than They Dreamed.

A Texas farmers market educates customers about the importance of shopping local for a healthy lifestyle and an even healthier small business community.

Thought Leaders

7 Ways to Support Local Businesses and Your Community

Money simply works harder for the immediate good when it's kept close to home.

Growing a Business

Why Tailoring Payment Processing Solutions to Support Rural and Small-Town Businesses is Just Good Business

Financial institutions have avoided - or failed - to offer sustainable services to support rural and small-town businesses. However, overlooking this market is a gross oversight as it presents an enormous and largely untapped opportunity to create new jobs and generate economic development.

Growing a Business

6 Ways Small Towns Can Create More Economic Growth

Ideas for creating growth locally and for bringing growth from outside your locale.

Business News

Is the Freight Slowdown Signaling Recession?

Fewer goods being shipped could indicate a recession on the horizon.

Lifestyle

Wakeup Call: Let us be Passionate About Heritage Tourism

How heritage tourism is drawing importance in the travel-tourism industry and translating economies with entrepreneurial initiatives!

Thought Leaders

Don't Let Your Butt Dominate Your Brain

Are you too focused on local problems and ideas?

Thought Leaders

Helping Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Make the Digital Transformation

Increasingly, even small businesses can sell to a global economy, if they have the right tools.

Business News

6 Small Businesses Worth Supporting This Holiday Season

Buying from small businesses strengthens the backbone of the economy.

Living

The 15 Best-Run Cities in America

We'll help you decide where to go, but you have to pack the boxes.

Fundraising

This Entrepreneur Is Proving That a Zero-Interest Loan Platform Can Work

Check out what's taking crowdfunding to a new level.

Business Ideas

Why Small Business Is Personal -- Not Local

In this global economy, success has no boundaries or geographical limitations -- no matter how small or large your company.

Thought Leaders

6 Benefits for You and Your Community From Supporting Local Entrepreneurs

Locally owned businesses give communities a unique character but those businesses need loyal customers to survive.

Business News

Amazon, Ecommerce Rivals Fuel Commercial Property Boom in India

The Internet retailer and its fast-growing local rivals are driving a boom in property leasing in India as their storage needs rise.

Business News

Israel's High-Tech Boom Is Double-Edged Sword

While the country's high tech industry is a major growth engine and investment magnet, increasingly startups acquired by foreign buyers are then either shut down or turned into R&D centers.