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Professor: The Truth about Entrepreneurship in America

Scott Shane, professor of entrepreneurial studies and economics at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, says that his research shows that entrepreneurship is doing better than one might think in America.

SBA Features 3 Learning Opportunities to Boost Your Bottom Line

In an email today, the SBA invites small business owners to participate in webinars on 1) enhancing their ability to think outside the box and 2) finding out why direct mail marketing still works. It also offers 3) an introduction to exporting, a 30-minute online tutorial. 

Small Business Owners Protest NYC's 'Clear Curb' Program

Manhattan rush hour
Manhattan rush hour / photo by ILMRT

New York City small business owners are seeking to end the city's "clear curb" program, which prohibits delivery in front of businesses during the morning and afternoon rush hours, a total of six business hours.

This Week Is Small Business Week

President Donald Trump has proclaimed April 29-May 5, 2018 Small Business Week. On Monday, April 30, Rebecca Fyffe, owner of Landmark Pest Management, Chicago, Illlinois, was named Small Business Person of the Year.

Record Number of Small Business Owners Optimistic on Expansion

The percentage of small business owners who say that now is a good time to expand is the highest it's been in 32 years, according to a new survey.

Small Business Finding Fulfillment in Amazon

Amazon packagesMany a small business owner may feel overwhelmed by Amazon's formidable market domination, but as the saying goes, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." Hordes of small businesses are thriving by partnering up with the Internet colossus.

How Instant Pot Became a Viral Phenomenon

Instant PotInstant Pot is a line of a few models of electric multicookers that has gone viral, a true cooking sensation. Yet in spite of the phenomenal popularity of its product, the Kanata, Ontario, Canada-based company has only about 50 employees.

Apple's Ban on Templated Apps Shuts Out Small Businesses

Apple apps circle
blakespot photo

Apps are so popular that Apple’s App Store was growing increasingly and, apparently, unacceptably cluttered. Apple announced last year that it would delete outdated, abandoned apps, but recently they added apps built with templates to that effort, an action that shut out large numbers of small business apps.

5 Basic Tech Skills for the Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, you may feel that you can't spare the time to learn new technical skills. On the other hand, you know that in today's high-tech world, lack of technical knowledge can put you and your business considerably behind others who are more technically informed.

SBA: 10 Steps to Start Your Own Business

Small Business OpeningThe Small Business Administration writes that starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. It lists 10 steps to take before launching your business, such as conducting market research, writing your business plan and funding your business.