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5 issues facing small businesses in 2013 In 2013, small business owners will contend with many of the same issues that made it hard to run their companies over the last 12 months. They're also heading into the new year with a lot of uncertainty.
MSNBC | Dec 27, 2012 12:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Video: 3 ways to market your business on a small budget Barbara Corcoran is an entrepreneur as well as TODAYs real estate expert, and she says that if youre looking to promote a small business, you need to have a clear message and a creative gimmick to get consumers excited about your product.(TODAY)
MSNBC | Dec 20, 2012 10:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Bike lanes may benefit small retail businesses Two recent reports find that retail sales can be boosted by something as simple as bike lanes. When people travel by bike, they tend to eat, shop and play more locally, said one consumer advocate.
MSNBC | Dec 7, 2012 6:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Video: Market offers jobs and second chances Jon Murga the owner of the Fresco Market Community Market in Los Angeles says business owners have the opportunity to impact another human being. Murga hires the homeless calling it a key part of his business model. NBCs Diana Alvear reports. (Nightly New
MSNBC | Nov 28, 2012 2:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Grocer, 70, gives stores to his employees for free Just in time for Christmas, a retiring Minnesota grocery store owner is giving his roughly 400 employees quite a gift: ownership of his three stores.
MSNBC | Nov 27, 2012 11:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Take that, Scrooge! Corporate giving on the rise Small businesses, which are defined as those with less than 100 employees, are dishing out an average budget of $958 on holiday gifts, up from $827 last year.
MSNBC | Nov 20, 2012 4:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Steakhouse settles male-harassment lawsuit A tony New York steakhouse that was the site of a legendary mafia murder in the 1980s is paying $600,000 to settle claims that a male manager sexually harassed nearly two dozen of the restaurant's male waiters, federal officials said Thursday.
MSNBC | Nov 15, 2012 7:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Christmas tree grower hard hit by Sandy Some Washington-area customers won't be getting the giant Christmas trees they ordered after Superstorm Sandy buried a Maryland farm in more than 2 feet of snow and snapped many of the 15- to 35-foot firs.
MSNBC | Nov 12, 2012 10:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Small businesses struggle to recover from Sandy After filling dumpsters with ruined inventory, many owners of New York City's shops and restaurants find themselves waiting on emergency loans and insurance companies or trying to personally finance their recovery from Superstorm Sandy.
MSNBC | Nov 11, 2012 5:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Subway-dependent businesses see traffic slow to halt The lengthy shutdown of the New York City subways has drained the lifeblood from hundreds of small business that depend on the foot traffic of the 5 million passengers who use the system daily. Outside the Newkirk Plaza subway stop in Brooklyn, nearly hal
MSNBC | Oct 31, 2012 8:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend