Author: Laura Monroe

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Study Reveals Facts About Gen Y Workers

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Study Reveals Facts About Gen Y Workers

Those workers born between 1982 and 1993 (also known as Gen Y) are taking a fresh new approach to...

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How the Strategic Use of Technology Tools Is Boosting Retail Success

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How the Strategic Use of Technology Tools Is Boosting Retail Success

A recent survey by retail consulting firm RSR reveals that there are major changes occurring in the retail industry...

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New Enhancements Announced for Small Business Credit Cards

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New Enhancements Announced for Small Business Credit Cards

In July, credit card companies Chase and MasterCard independently announced that they were going to begin offering enhancements to...

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Small Businesses Focus on Patents Over Prototypes

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Small Businesses Focus on Patents Over Prototypes

When it comes to the development and release of new products by small businesses, a new trend has emerged....

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What Boosted Van Sales Have to Say about Small Business

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What Boosted Van Sales Have to Say about Small Business

Van sales were up nearly 32 percent in July compared to 2011, which translates to a greater increase in...

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From Olympic Glory to Entrepreneurship

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From Olympic Glory to Entrepreneurship

Given the level of dedication it takes to be an Olympic athlete, it’s not surprising that many former Olympians...

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New University Program Aims to Ensure Rural Business Continuity and Spur Job Growth

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New University Program Aims to Ensure Rural Business Continuity and Spur Job Growth

On July 1, 2012, the University of Kansas launched a matchmaking program to link university students and alumni with...

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Alumni Angel Groups Investing in New Startups

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Alumni Angel Groups Investing in New Startups

A recent small business investment trend that is directly affecting small business start-ups is the emergence of alumni angel...

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Patent Office Expansion Poised to Spur Innovation in Small Business

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Patent Office Expansion Poised to Spur Innovation in Small Business

Earlier this month, the U.S. Commerce Department announced plans to open four regional patent offices in Dallas, Texas; Denver,...

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Big Banks Are Boosting Small Business Growth

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Big Banks Are Boosting Small Business Growth

A new resource has emerged when it comes to boosting small business growth in the U.S.: big bank hosted...

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What the Healthcare Ruling Means for Small Businesses

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What the Healthcare Ruling Means for Small Businesses

On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the main components of President Obama’s healthcare law, with the most significant ruling...

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Small Business Sectors That Are Currently Thriving in Today’s Economy

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Small Business Sectors That Are Currently Thriving in Today’s Economy

A recent report by IBISWorld has outlined certain small business sectors that are currently thriving and are expected to...

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Kauffman Index Indicates Top 10 States for Startup Activity

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Kauffman Index Indicates Top 10 States for Startup Activity

The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity recently released a study comparing startup activity across states for 2011. They rated...

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Security Breach at LinkedIn Poses Potential Issues for Small Businesses

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Security Breach at LinkedIn Poses Potential Issues for Small Businesses

A June 6 security breach at LinkedIn Corp has left millions of user passwords exposed, including those of business...

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NIMSAT and IAEM-USA Launch New Initiative to Support Small Business Emergency Management

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NIMSAT and IAEM-USA Launch New Initiative to Support Small Business Emergency Management

A new program has been launched to strengthen the disaster preparedness of small businesses. Called the Big Business –...

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Today’s Small Business Sector

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Today’s Small Business Sector

The post-recession period in the United States is seeing substantial shifts in small businesses overall, with a marked increase...

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Growth of Startup Accelerators and Incubators Provides Opportunities for Small Businesses

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Growth of Startup Accelerators and Incubators Provides Opportunities for Small Businesses

Entrepreneurship in the U.S. has become increasingly important, as multiple studies by the Kauffmann Foundation and other organizations have...

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