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21 Aug 2017
Melanie King

Small Business Growth Curbed by Shortage of Workers and Access to Loans

While optimism among small business owners continues to increase, they aren’t taking risks and expanding their businesses accordingly. Linda McMahon, chief of the Small Business Administration says businesses are being…
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14 Aug 2017
Melanie King

Could Facebook Watch Help Your Small Businesses Build a Following?

Facebook announced Wednesday it is launching a new video platform called Watch. Technically a redesigned video tab, Watch is comprised of shows that are made up of episodes, either live…
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8 Aug 2017
Melanie King

Small Business Optimism Reaches 10-Year High

U.S. small business owners are more optimistic about business than they have been in the last decade, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index. Small-business optimism has been…
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1 Aug 2017
Melanie King

Small Business Owners Want Banks to Be More High-Tech

Large bank loan approval rates are up for small business borrowers, yet a new report shows that many business owners are searching for better bank services. The FIS research, published…
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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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