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As Summer Ramps Up, These Businesses May Too

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Several industries typically associated with summertime activities stand to benefit in the weeks ahead as vacationers get moving and as people generally enjoy a more relaxed, active lifestyle in the coming months.

Which U.S. industries are the slowest growing?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Several industries tied to metals and manufacturing are among the slowest-growing in the U.S., according to recent data from Sageworks, a financial in...

The most profitable industries? Accounting is tops

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Few people know better than accountants what goes into a company's bottom line. So it's not too surprising that accounting and related fields top the ...

Seeing green: Lawn, landscape firms' sales up

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Firms in the lawn care and landscaping business have seen more green lately, according to new data from Sageworks, a financial information company....

Furniture Retailers Are Sitting on Their Inventory Longer

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Private furniture stores, on average, had 142 days of inventory on hand in 2013, based on preliminary estimates. That's nearly a week more in inventory than furniture stores had in 2011 and 18 days more than the industry's average in 2006.

Private-company growth slowed in 2013

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

U.S. GDP might have grown more than expected in the fourth quarter, but data from Sageworks, a financial information company, indicates there's still ...

One Thing Doctors' Offices Have Going Their Way These Days? Margins

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

As politicians debate the prospects for successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, physicians are reportedly taking a cautiou...

How healthy is your business?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

When 1 in 10 entrepreneurs work 70 hours a week, it's a safe bet that business owners have a lot of issues competing for their attention. Making a gre...