By Carole Wood There has been a recent injection of hope into America’s small business economy as the Index of Small Business Optimism gained 1.8 points in November, rising for the third consecutive month and hitting the highest level since February. In addition, the employment picture brightened as 55,000 new jobs were created in small [...]
Phimation released its annual trend report on the top factors affecting Second Stage companies in the United States. The Small Business 2012 Trends Report aims to spur discussion on how companies should approach challenges and opportunities in the New Year. Phimation is a firm specializing in management consulting, coaching, and training for small business. Phimation [...]
This nonprofit trade organization was founded in 1969 to address the needs and concerns of minority contractor. Membership is open to all races and people of every ethnic background. Contact www.namcnational.org to learn more.
The Shed by Modern-Shed is manufactured in Sedro Woolley, Washington. For more info on the company, visit www.modern-shed.com. The prefab sheds make great home offices, too.
The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers. Approximately 200 companies are members of the association, including many well-known brand names. The Association’s mission is “To protect, serve and promote the effectiveness of member companies and the independent [...]
-Springboard Enterprises is a venture capitalist nonprofit corporation dedicated to bringing entrepreneurs together with investors and industry experts to build women-led small businesses. Its programs educated, source, showcase and support women entrepreneurs seeking equity capital to grow their companies. Visit www.springboardenterprises.com to learn more.
The NASE is the leading resource group for the self-employed in the United States. The group works to provide benefits such as lobbying and healthcare to support small businesses. Visit www.nase.org for more information.
Credit professionals still consider the economy to be their biggest concern for the coming year, according to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Credit Management (NACM). For the third straight year, when asked “Looking forward to 2012, as a credit professional, what are your biggest concerns?” the largest percentage (26.7%) of the [...]
Color Me Beautiful, an internationally – recognized cosmetic company is trying to make a difference by offering “Business Grants” to candidates across the country – of all ages – who would like to own their own small business, but do not have the “start-up” funding to do so. Color Me Beautiful is offering grants of [...]
Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority, about Congress’s long-term reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research program. In mid-December Congress passed a bill to reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for another six years. This long-term reauthorization is crucial for small business success, especially in this down economy. The SBIR program [...]
This group works to bring the concerns of more than 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses to the forefront of the national economic agenda. The USHCC has more than 200 local chambers. The organization provides a wide variety of services to its members including technical assistance and support. Visit www.ushcc.com to learn more. President Obama spoke at [...]
Using the grand span of a suspension bridge as his model, San Francisco-based designer Yves Behar created this tech-designed chair for Herman Miller called the Sayl Office Chair. The material used for the chair’s back is constructed for high tension and more support. Pricing for the chair begins at $400. You can learn more about [...]