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Get Ready for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday falls on Saturday, November 25, just two weeks away. Is your small business one that can profit from the occasion? Chances may be better than you might think that it can, writes a blogger on the SBA website, who asserts that the day is not just for retailers and bricks-and-mortar businesses.

Burglary Prevention for Your Small Business

According to Small Business Trends, businesses are four times more likely to be burglarized than homes. 

Google Searches Reveal Businesses Americans Most Want to Own

Google searches by Americans for information about businesses reveal the kinds they are showing the most interest in owning. The top 20 nationwide include food and beverages, farms and trucking. The most "unusually popular" in each state are also named, such as dog walking in New Jersey and real estate agency in Florida.

Famous Chef Shares Lessons Learned from Her Failed Restaurant

Carla Hall was a culinary TV star who opened her first restaurant in May of last year in Brooklyn. The food was delicious. Surely if anyone had what it took to operate a successful restaurant, she did, thought many. But her restaurant closed after 15 months. She shares what she learned from the experience.

Restaurant Closes after Political Opinion Posted on Facebook

A Tucson restaurant closed permanently on Monday, just three days after two of its owners posted their political views on Facebook. Immediately after the political opinion was published the previous Friday, the eatery began receiving continuous harassing and threatening calls, prompting several of its employees to quit as the weekend unfolded.

10 High-Tech Tools to Give Your Small Business a Big Edge

The right software can smooth the way considerably in running your small business. Here’s an overview of ten of the newest ones and how they can boost your profits.

Equifax Hack Has Small Business Owners Skittish

The Equifax hack, which breached the information of 140 million Americans, reminded small business owners of just how vulnerable they are. Their businesses are often targeted because they generally don't have the protective framework in place that bigger companies do, making them easier to infiltrate.

Woman Sentenced to 8 Years for Defrauding Small Businesses of $15.8M

Andrea Rudd, a Powell, Tennessee, owner of a company that provided human resource services to small businesses, was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing $15.8 million that was earmarked to pay payroll taxes or workers compensation premiums for her clients.

Past Disasters Reveal Slow Small Business Recovery

Experience shows that once a hurricane or storm cuts its destructive path through an area, the effects on small businesses often last a long time, if they don't quickly go under.

Small Businesses Make Up 99 Percent of Houston's Companies

Harvey's visit has wreaked devastation and flooded thousands of square miles in Houston, leaving the city's small businesses struggling to recover. Houston is in Harris County, the country's fastest growing county for eight years, dropping to second place just in the last year.