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Survey Finds Small Business Owners Cautiously Optimistic

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Survey Finds Small Business Owners Cautiously Optimistic

According to a new PNC Economic Outlook survey released this month, nearly half of small business owners expect their...

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Twitter Unveils New Deep-Linked “Cards”

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Twitter Unveils New Deep-Linked “Cards”

Through a new feature called “Cards,” Twitter users can now display app information, online products and photos in a...

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Reimagining Retail: The Etsy Model

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Reimagining Retail: The Etsy Model

Etsy is out to prove that no business is too small to succeed. The popular ecommerce site’s ambitious business...

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Google Offers Businesses Help for Hacked Sites

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Google Offers Businesses Help for Hacked Sites

What do Bill Gates, Michelle Obama and Kim Kardashian have in common — besides being household names? Each is...

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FTC Updates Rules on Social Media Ad Disclosure

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FTC Updates Rules on Social Media Ad Disclosure

The Federal Trade Commission recently updated its guidelines for online advertising, emphasizing advertisers’ responsibility to disclose information in a...

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Survey Reveals Growing Student Dependence on Smart Phones

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Survey Reveals Growing Student Dependence on Smart Phones

A new study confirms what many observers already suspected: today’s college students are addicted to their mobile phones. In...

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“Women in Technology” Study Highlights Areas of Gains for Female Founders

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“Women in Technology” Study Highlights Areas of Gains for Female Founders

Although women now earn more than 50 percent of all bachelor’s and master’s degrees and nearly half of all...

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Grandma Entrepreneur Proves Ideas Have No Age Limit

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Grandma Entrepreneur Proves Ideas Have No Age Limit

Renowned American folk artist “Grandma” Moses is often cited as an example of someone who successfully began a career...

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“Dish Mobs” Help Support Local Restaurants

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“Dish Mobs” Help Support Local Restaurants

When a group of philanthropic strangers band together in support of local restaurants, everyone comes out a winner. Restaurants...

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US House Launches New Small Business Website

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US House Launches New Small Business Website

The Small Business Committee of the US House of Representatives has introduced an interactive website designed to inform small business...

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Gender Gap Continues in Competition for Federal Contracts

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Gender Gap Continues in Competition for Federal Contracts

In the US, women-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors among small business owners. Women own 30...

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Online Sales Tax: Good for Small Business?

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Online Sales Tax: Good for Small Business?

An increasing number of state governors and brick-and-mortar retailers are pushing for a national Internet sales tax. States claim...

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Asian American Buying Power Nears $1 Trillion

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Asian American Buying Power Nears $1 Trillion

A recent Nielsen report reveals that the buying power of the Asian American population has increased 523% since 1990 and is...

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Small Employers Divided Over New Health Care Insurance Provision

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Small Employers Divided Over New Health Care Insurance Provision

The mandatory employee healthcare provision under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is causing mixed reactions from...

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Zumba Fitness: Inc.’s Company of the Year

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Zumba Fitness: Inc.’s Company of the Year

Inc. Magazine has named Zumba Fitness its “Company of the Year” for 2012, praising the fitness company for its...

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Facebook Expands Advertising Network Opportunities

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Facebook Expands Advertising Network Opportunities

Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes … and Facebook changes. On November 21, over a billion Facebook...

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Small Businesses Investing More Time and Money on Social Media

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Small Businesses Investing More Time and Money on Social Media

Vertical Response, a small business marketing company, recently surveyed 462 small businesses about their social media marketing habits. The...

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SBA Updates Disaster Loan Program but Business Owners Want More

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SBA Updates Disaster Loan Program but Business Owners Want More

After facing sharp criticism in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the SBA has revamped its small business...

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Analysts Predict 5 Holiday Shopping Trends

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Analysts Predict 5 Holiday Shopping Trends

A recent survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF) finds that holiday shopping is expected to rise 4.1% in...

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Best and Worst State “Tax Environment” for Businesses

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Best and Worst State “Tax Environment” for Businesses

The Tax Foundation recently released the results of the 2013 State Business Tax Climate Index, which evaluates each state’s...

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NFIB Supports Women-Owned Businesses and Breast Cancer Awareness

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NFIB Supports Women-Owned Businesses and Breast Cancer Awareness

This month, in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the National Federation of Independent Business is sponsoring the “PowHER...

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