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Entrepreneurship declines as job market improves The number of companies started in 2012 fell along with the unemployment rate a sign that people chose new jobs over launching their own companies, according to a study released Wednesday.
MSNBC | Apr 17, 2013 10:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Need a nerd? You can rent one by the hour If you're a mom and pop and always wanted a fancy consultant on your payroll for tasks ranging from accounting to building a mobile-social media strategythere's a new start-up just for you: Hourly Nerd.com.
MSNBC | Apr 11, 2013 11:50 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Small business confidence slips after 3 months of gains Small-business owners' confidence fell in March halting a three-month winning streak, as entrepreneurs still aren't feeling optimistic about business or making substantial hiring plans. That's the finding of a monthly survey by the National Federation of
MSNBC | Apr 9, 2013 1:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Building a lasting business -- with family Some family businesses are more resilient during downturns because of that focus on the long term and a commitment to their customers, employees and careful spending.
MSNBC | Apr 3, 2013 9:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Small businesses still can't find enough workers In the latest National Federation of Independent Business survey, the portion of small business owners who say they are unable to fill jobs rose to 21 percent from 18 percent.
MSNBC | Mar 13, 2013 11:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Budget cuts likely to be felt on Main Street If mandatory federal spending cuts begin to take effect Friday, small companies are likely to experience a negative ripple effect of a slowdown in business.
MSNBC | Feb 28, 2013 10:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Small businesses face tax certainty, political uncertainty Its no secret that Americans are fed up with all the political squabbles over taxes, spending and the federal debt load. For some small-business owners, the frustration is also tinged with fear.
MSNBC | Jan 22, 2013 1:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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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