Palmerston North’s small business owners worried by minimum wage jump

Palmerston North’s small-business owners are warning they’ll need to make lay-offs and hike prices to survive a hefty minimum-wage increase. The incoming Labour-led coalition Government plans to increase the hourly rate incrementally over the next three years to $20 an hour – a 27 per cent increase from the current […]

Small Business Owners Are Retiring & Why Millennials May Not Fill The Gap on America’s Main Street

I research & write on longevity, generational trends & innovation. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Norm Eggert Photography After 235 Years one of the nation’s oldest hardware stores closes. Is America’s Main Street in retirement or transition? A local hardware store in Worcester, Massachusetts recently announced that it […]

Trump hosts small business owners at White House to talk taxes, economic growth

The Trump administration will tout small business success on Tuesday as part of its “American Dream Week”, highlighting how President Donald Trump’s economic agenda is designed to support — and simultaneously driven by — U.S. small business growth. The event will feature the Small Business Administration’s actions as an example […]

Another Poll Suggests Small Business Owners May Be Losing Faith In Trump

Republican senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski flank Donald Trump at a White House meeting on Obamacare repeal. Both voted against all the repeal measures the Senate debated. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) To be sure, Mark Aseltine was never going to vote for Donald Trump. Aseltine lives in deep-blue […]

Defy Ventures helps inmates make the shift from prison to small business owners

On one morning late this spring, dozens of inmates at Solano State Prison in Northern California scurried around the penitentiary’s gym, ready for a life-changing day. They were about to pitch their business ideas to a squad of Silicon Valley’s elite tech leaders and venture capitalists. The prisoners were part […]

The Top 4 Challenges Small Business Owners Face Today

Whether it’s performing day-to-day operations or planning long-term growth, small business owners face countless obstacles to their success. From rising office supply costs to the health of the national economy, sometimes prioritizing the issues to focus on is a huge challenge by itself. “There is no magic bullet in business,” […]

Small-business owners confident about the economy and future of their business

America’s small-business owners are highly confident about their prospects for the next year and optimistic about the state of the U.S. economy, according to the first-ever CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey. SurveyMonkey conducted the survey in partnership with CNBC. Respondents were asked for their opinions on a variety of subjects about […]

What Small Business Owners Can Learn From This Major Hawaii Hotel Renovation

One of Hawaii’s most iconic hotels just got a huge renovation and rebranding. And it’s something that travelers have been anticipating for quite awhile. The renovations at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo include upgrades to the hotel’s 388 rooms, two restaurants, lobby bar, nightclub and other public areas. Overall, the project […]