In the News: Recession Warnings Don’t Worry Small Business Owners

Recession talk continues to make headlines and small businesses can’t avoid getting caught up in it — or can they? Two pieces of news reached us this week that indicate small business worries about a recession are pretty low or non-existent. Earlier this week, the Money Anxiety Index found that small business […]

Learn With Facebook Aims To Train 1 Million People And Small Business Owners By 2020

Technology has changed the way we learn and teach. Any type of class, prior to the digital era was restricted to brick and mortar, professional lectures, and in-person discussions. Today, there are various ways of delivering information, learning and even engaging with other students. Classes no longer have to be […]

Small-business owners say cost of healthcare is their No. 1 issue

Small businesses continue to struggle with rising healthcare costs, according to the National Small Business Association’s 2018 Politics of Small Business Survey. The survey, conducted in May in June among 1,421 small-business owners, found controlling healthcare costs was the most common small-business issue brought to elected officials. Forty percent of respondents […]

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 […]