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Economic Recovery: Business Better But Washington Didn't Help Much | Posted 07.16.2012 | Small Business

It's a question that could determine if President Obama gets to serve another term: Are you better off than you were four years ago? CNNMoney put t...

Why We're Still Talking About Small Business

Gina Harman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business
Gina Harman

It's time for big business to help small businesses generate jobs. Through a fund called the Accion-NYSE Job Growth Fund, corporate donations can be transformed into business loans.

A 'Seismic' Shift In The Small Business Economy

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2012 | Small Business

(By Lynn Adler - Reuters) - A "seismic" shift to service-based small businesses away from manufacturing, transportation and construction is stifling e...

Small Business Confidence Hits 3-Year High

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 02.02.2012 | Small Business

Seventy-five percent of small businesses are confident about the future of their business, according to the 2011 Year-End Economic Report by the Natio...

Small Business Optimism Continues To Rise

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 01.10.2012 | Small Business

Small business optimism is on the rise, according to a survey of 725 small businesses by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). T...

U.S. Needs More Startups To Remain Competitive, Says Atlanta Fed

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business

WASHINGTON | Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:15am EST (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday the U.S. economy needs more start-up firms to re...

Small Business Confidence Edges Up In October

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses in the United States grew more confident in the economy's future for the second straight month during October as their ou...

Small Businesses Still Struggling: Geithner

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses still face a very tough economy and are experiencing more challenges than larger businesses after the recession, Treasury...

Small Business Lending 'Finally Turning The Corner': PayNet

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen) - Startup activity is expected to pick up this year and into 2012 as sectors such as amusement and recreation services continue ...

For Maryland Small Businesses, A Lost Four Years

Patch | Posted 12.03.2011 | Small Business

There have been days when Julie Upchurch has stood in the middle of her Gambrills flower shop and asked, “Why am I doing this?” Five years ago,...

65 People Who Could Care Less About My Small Business

Gene Marks | Posted 10.17.2011 | Small Business
Gene Marks

One thing about leaving your job and starting a business is that you find out, very quickly, that it's a cold and lonely world out there. No one really cares about you or your business. You're completely on your own.

Small Business Borrowing Rises By Record 26 Percent In May

Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (Ann Saphir) - Borrowing by small U.S. businesses rose at a record pace in May, data released by PayNet Inc on Thursday showed, a sign tha...