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25 Jul 2017
Melanie King

Small Business Owners Want Congress to Get to Work

An overwhelming majority of small business owners (97 percent) say they want Congress to get to work on improving the economy, specifically when it comes to simplifying tax codes and…
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19 Jul 2017
Melanie King

Health Care Reform Causing Big Worries for Small Business Owners

Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act came to a halt Tuesday as the Senate’s health care bill failed to garner the support needed to pass. Senate Majority Leader…
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13 Jul 2017
Melanie King

Could Your Small Business Benefit From Going Cashless?

If your business’s digital payment technology isn’t quite up-to-snuff, Visa might be able to help. The financial services giant is offering $10,000 incentives to 50 U.S.-based small business owners who…
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7 Jul 2017
Melanie King

U.S. Job Growth Surges in June While Small Business Hiring Drops Off

Labor Department statistics released Friday show faster-than-expected job growth for the month of June, tempering fears among many that the economy may be slowing down. An estimated 222,000 jobs were…
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6 Jul 2017
Melanie King

Small Business Borrowing Rises to Highest Level in Nearly a Year

Small business owners are borrowing more money to meet customer demand, according to data released Thursday. Borrowing by small firms in the U.S. ticked up in May, hitting its highest…
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5 Jul 2017
Melanie King

Small Business Hiring Falls, Wages Rise for Fourth Consecutive Month

After a strong start to 2017, the national jobs index declined for the fourth consecutive month in June, dropping to its lowest level in four years. According to the Paychex…
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21 Jun 2017
Melanie King

Bank Lending Drops as Small Business Borrowers Seek Political Clarity

Since the election, surveys across the board show small businesses growing increasingly optimistic about economic conditions. Business owners cite President Trump’s promise of tax cuts and health care reform for…
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19 Jun 2017
Melanie King

Small Businesses Owners Must Adopt Digital Marketing or Be Left Behind

Digital technology has transformed the way businesses communicate and connect with customers; however, a new CNBC/Survey Monkey Small Business Survey shows that nearly half of small business owners aren’t taking…
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15 Jun 2017
Melanie King

Majority of Small Business Owners Approve of President Trump’s Performance

More than half of small business owners (58 percent) approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president, according to the new quarterly Small Business Index released Wednesday. The…
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