Congress Thinks Mark Zuckerberg Didn’t Do Enough to Address Small Businesses During His Testimony

CREDIT: Getty Images Update: This article is updated to include a comment from Facebook.  Mark Zuckerberg spent ample time talking about his startup roots during his testimony before Congress last week, but when it came to addressing the startup community as a whole–and to what extent the Cambridge Analytica scandal involved small businesses–he was tight lipped. Indeed, over […]

6 New Year’s Resolutions For The 99% Of The Nation’s Small Business Retailers

The National Retail Federation reports that today there are some 3,793,621 retail establishments in the United States, and nearly 99% count as small businesses with less than 50 employees. Unlike the 1% big retailers at the top, the 99%ers don’t have legions of MBA’s to guide their businesses, and few […]

Local merchants await you with open arms on Small Business Saturday

A woman walked into Bloomsbury Lane Toy Shoppe in Lancaster last Christmas, almost in tears. She had spent several hours wandering aimlessly through a big box store, trying to find presents for children on her list. She had gotten nowhere and was feeling overwhelmed. Crystal Newman welcomed the woman into […]

10 Super Cool Gifts to Buy Online on Small Business Saturday

Although mass-marketed Black Friday deals tend to hog all of the attention, you should really make note of the great gifts on sale for Small Business Saturday 2017. You might be wondering, just what is Small Business Saturday, anyway? Small Business Saturday was actually first conceived in 2010 by credit card company American […]

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 hiring actually held up pretty well considering the devastating hurricanes

Small business hiring fell slightly in October in the wake of devastating Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, human resources firm Paychex said Tuesday. Paychex also said national hourly earnings for the month were an average $26.07, a gain of 2.91 percent, or 74 cents, year over year. “We’re seeing wage increases […]