Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Small business

  • There's a Great Way Big Businesses Could Help Small Businesses

    We have just published an article exploring what appears to be a burgeoning trend among big businesses: helping small businesses - with loans, mentoring, new opportunities and sometimes a combination of all three. While the story focuses on the ...

  • Small Business Loans: A Great Option...Unless You Actually Need Money

    The Small Business Administration revealed that the dollar volume of small business loans (loans of $1 million or less) declined 7% from 2010 to 2011, and 15% since 2008.

  • Small Business Saturday: Are You Stocked, Set and Ready?

    HARTFORD, Conn. - According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), holiday sales are expected to increase by 4.1 percent in 2012.

  • Small Business Funding Grants Focused on Business Expansion

    The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF), small business funding grants program has two different streams, one for established businesses and a regional stream for economic development organizations which includes municipalities.

  • Small-Business Leader: Competitiveness Will End Recession

    Details. Description. Marlin Steel president Drew Greenblatt says small business owners are at a competitive disadvantage compared with overseas rivals.

  • Want To Franchise Your Small Business? 8 Tips To Get Started

    If you have a small business that can be easily replicated, then franchising may be one of the best ways to expand it at a fast pace.

  • Q&A with Jeff Stibel: What small business owners need to know about the fiscal ...

    With the so-called fiscal cliff looming, Reuters Small Business interviewed Jeff Stibel, chairman and CEO of small business credit rating agency Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp to ask him a few questions about what small businesses need to know about ...

  • 4 Retirement Options for Small Business Owners

    Perhaps you're thinking about starting a business, or maybe you own a business that's been open for years. Either way, you will need or want to turn that business into retirement income for the future. The thought of saving enough money to sustain your ...

  • Small Business + POS Technology = A Match Made in Heaven?

    Throughout the history of Point of Sale (POS) systems, workers have been tied to cash registers, locked down in set locations. Customers had to find those cash registers and often wait in long lines to pay.

  • Intuit Inc. gives 15 small businesses up to $5000 through wishes

    Since the recession has hit, small businesses have been struggling to keep consumers coming into their establishment to make purchases for the business to remain open.

  • Small Business Must-Reads — Wednesday, Nov.14

    Fighting back: Franchisees often ask how much they can win in a lawsuit with a franchisor. The answer depends on many factors, including the type of wrong the franchisor committed and the nature of the loss you sustained.

  • Survey: Metro Atlanta small business owners optimistic about 2013

    According to a Bank of America survey done just prior to the recent elections, 36 percent of small business owners here expect to increase staff in the next 12 months.

  • 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: Nov. 14

    Intuit expands 'Love Our Local Business' initiative to help entrepreneurs this holiday season. To help small businesses survive and thrive in a tough economy, Intuit (INTU) will grant a wish a day, valuing up to $5,000 each, to 15 businesses through ...

  • Small businesses worry big firms will have advantage

    WASHINGTON - Advocates for small and mid-size businesses are increasingly challenging the motives of a select group of chief executives from major U.S.

  • It's Official: To Edge Out The Competition, Small Businesses Need to Get Mobile

    Ever since mobile devices invaded our lives, you knew that it was always in the offing: the day would come when businesses would find it impossible to function without these compact marvels of modern technology.

  • Bank of America set to enter mobile payment space

    The bank announced its plan to launch a mobile payment system, which would allow small businesses to charge customers by swiping their credit cards through a card-reader attached to a smartphones or tablets.

  • FedEx: Most small businesses hopeful for a profitable holiday season

    The survey reported that 43 percent of small business owners expect to see higher revenues this holiday season compared to the last, while 66 percent say they are hopeful sales will increase.

  • Small businesses turn to alternative lenders

    Small businesses, still frustrated by banks' tight lending policies more than three years after the Great Recession ended, are turning to a new crop of alternative lenders that are upending banks' conservative standards and automating loan approvals ...

  • Opinion: Small businesses need clarity and consistency in the tax code

    Willey explains that small business owners can't possibly plan for the future when tax codes change year-to-year. (Daniel Acker - BLOOMBERG) The country has set itself up to jump off of the fiscal cliff in January.

  • Disaster Recovery Seminar and Advice for Small Businesses

    To that end, the New Jersey Small Business Development Center is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance (with assistance from the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce) to present a free seminar offering ...

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