A gauge of U.S. small business confidence rose to a 12-year high in December as optimism about the economy intensified among business owners following the November election, the National Federation of Independent Business said on Tuesday.
The group's index of small business confidence rose to 105.8, its highest since December 2004.biggest business find July owners qualified showed small struggled workers
An index of small business employment growth inched up as Main Street America added jobs at a steady pace this month.
The Paychex IHS Small Business Jobs Index rose 0.02 percent from July to a reading of 100.70, in line with the year-to-date average for 2016.activities business growth Index job measurement mountain reading region showed
As Ohio voters cast ballots in Tuesday's presidential primary, the economy — specifically manufacturing jobs — will be front and center on many voters' minds.
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What's driving small-business owners to the voting booths? According to John Swanciger, CEO of Manta, a social network for small-business owners, "there are issues squeezing small-business owners from every side — the economy, taxes and health care.candidate CEO John Manta nationwide network owners small business social Swanciger
Despite worries of an economic downturn, one sector is poised for another year of solid growth in 2016, according to one study.
Bolstered by trends including acceleration in business spending, the franchise industry is set to grow by 1.7 percent in 2016, according to the study by the International Franchise Association.annual Association business economic estimated expected franchise growth stronger than
Owning your own business can be tough no matter where you live, but choosing an entrepreneur-friendly city can make a big difference in achieving success. For the 2015 list, 95 U.S. cities were ranked on 11 metrics, including ease of starting a business, tax codes, and training and network programs.business cities codes ease including metrics ranked small tax training
When it comes to defending against cyberattacks, a common strategy includes investing in costly hardware and software products, and then shoring up both frequently.
Nearly 70 percent of respondents said their company is using cloud-based cybersecurity services, according to PwC's Global State of Information Security Survey 2016.affordable cyberterrorism effective fight included input October professionals released study
While interning at big beauty companies during her time at Harvard Business School in 2005, Tsai developed acute dermatitis as she tested various products. She took oral and topical antibiotics and steroids that got her skin under control, but doctors said her skin was permanently sensitized.antibiotics blotting geisha oral paper product skin steroids topical Tsai
Here's some advice to new entrepreneurs from the twin sisters who make The Elf on the Shelf: Never give up.
They didn't know what to do with it," said twin sister Chanda Bell, co-CEO on the creative side of their company.
Without years of business experience behind him, Casalena had to teach himself how to build a company, step by step.
Looking back at the very hands-on strategy he used, Casalena said, "It's bumbling through everything, in a way.college customers extra needed realized Squarespace staying tackle things young
Every small business has something that makes it unique, and showcasing this is crucial to continued success, one branding expert says.
Melissa Dawn Simkins, author and president of brand consultancy Velvet Suite, said that while entrepreneurs are focused more on the successful execution or performance of their business, branding gets left on the back burner.bigger face promotion requires
The old adage "Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations" plays out all too often, but with some planning, families can boost the chance of avoiding a similar fate.
In many cases, an older generation starts with nothing, works hard and amasses wealth.business charge generation grandchildren great managing progeny Square success Wealth
Regulation and government red tape have long plagued Main Street. That's why they are taking on small business regulations like Wisconsin's "cookie ban," as well as a seemingly labyrinth of licensing laws for a variety of occupations.business historically issues law National ranked regulations small top Wisconsin
Tech stocks have recouped a good chunk of their early year losses, but the damage in the private market has been done, so says the head of Salesforce Ventures.
The revenue multiples investors are paying for late-stage software investments have dropped by between one-third and 40 percent since the frothy days of 2015, said John Somorjai, executive vice president of corporate development at Salesforce.com and the venture group.