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[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2012

Is Your City Small Business ‘Friendly’?

Oklahoma City and Dallas-Ft. Worth most business-friendly cities Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, released new data showing that Idaho, Texas, Oklahoma and Utah all earned A+’s for their friendliness towards small businesses.  In contrast, small business owners gave California, Hawaii, Vermont, and Rhode Island an F, while New York narrowly avoided […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2012

Small Business Owners Say They Are ‘Positive’

Forty-three percent of small business owners consider business conditions to be positive, according to the latest Citibank small business survey. This is a significant increase since August 2010, when 24% of small business owners surveyed reported overall positive business conditions. One-third (33%) of respondents said their own business is better than it was a year […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 4, 2012

What Slows Entrepreneurial Activity?

At a time when entrepreneurs can and are conducting business anytime, anywhere with the use of mobile devices and the cloud, increased productivity levels and more time spent focused on growing or conducting business versus managing it should follow suit. Not so, according to the results of survey recently released by Sage North America. The […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 12, 2012

Higher Gas Prices In Coastal Regions Will Hurt Biz

You could experience a sales dip if your business relies on boat traffic.Higher gas prices are rippling through South Florida’s marine community, raising fears that regional spending will contract as boat owners idle their vessels or budget more on fuel. More than 77,000 boats generate $991 million in annual spending in Broward and Palm Beach […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 23, 2012

Weather: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

If your small business relies at all on the weather–catering, ski resort, event planning, landscaping, outdoor work, house painting, etc.–you need to stay on top of the weather. Some of the most accurate forecasts for every community in the U.S. come from this government organization. Check out www.weather.gov.

[ 0 ] Feb. 8, 2012

National Business Incubation Association (NBIA)

This organization provides entrepreneurs with help, support, education and advocacy as well as networking resources. Contact www.nbia.org to learn how you can benefit from their association.

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2011

Otis Elevator Company to Open Manufacturing Facility in South Carolina

Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), recently announced that it is opening a new manufacturing center in Florence, South Carolina. The new facility will consolidate much of Otis’ North American new equipment operations and will bring more than 360 jobs to South Carolina. “Otis is excited to bring the production of […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 22, 2011

POSITIVE JOB CREATION IN MARCH

According to chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement regarding March job numbers based on the association’s survey: “The positive job creation observed in February was repeated again in March (sigh of relief here), confirming that the number of net new jobs reported on Main […]

[ 1 ] Apr. 19, 2011

VEGETABLES FROM A VENDING MACHINE? YES!

While it may seem odd at first to find vegetables in vending machines, the country is about to see this not only become a trend, but find out it’s here to stay! This food revolution comes as a result of the vending machine make-over by a San Diego-based company that has franchises stretching from one […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 18, 2011

CELEBRATE 4TH ANNUAL WEB PROFESSIONALS’ DAY

Friday, April 29 — is the fourth annual Web Professionals’ Day. The holiday was created three years ago to honor the pros whose daily work is to keep the Internet’s websites up and running. Did you know? Since the 1950s, administrative professionals have been recognized with their own special week or holiday. (So why shouldn’t […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 6, 2011

SCORE Presents FREE SMALL BUSINESS TECH EVENT

One-Day Event Open to Entrepreneurs And Small Business Owners and Managers; Learn How to Use Technology to More Efficiently Compete in All Areas of Your Business SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping America’s small businesses start, grow and succeed, announced “How to Use Technology for Your Business,” a FREE one-day educational and networking event […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2011

THE TAX GAP & SMALL BUSINESS

The gaps have led to increased audits for small biz.

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