May 14, 2013

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Small-Business Sentiment Ticks Up
Wall Street Journal
The National Federal of Independent Business reported Tuesday that conditions improved for its members in April, but the organization called it another disappointing month for small businesses. The group's monthly index ticked up 2.6 points to 62.1.
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Asia stocks up as US small business mood improves
Boston Herald
The National Federation of Independent Business reported a slight improvement in confidence among small business owners in the U.S. in April. That helped boost the Dow Jones industrial average to close at a record high Tuesday. "A combination of ...
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Stock market resumes its winning ways following small business reports
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Small business owners were slightly more optimistic in April, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business. That helped push the Russell 2000, an index of small-company stocks, up 1.3 percent. The Russell index is 16.1 ...
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Contra Costa small-business honorees: 'We just work'
San Jose Mercury News
CONCORD -- Enterprising spirits of 14 small business entrepreneurs were honored at the 13th annual Contra Costa Small Business Award Luncheon where event host Contra Costa Council marked 2013 as a year when retro trades and high-tech industries ...
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How the Insurance Industry Funded Small Business's Anti-Obamacare Message
Businessweek
The National Federation of Independent Business, a small-business lobby that opposes the Affordable Care Act, quietly cashed an $850,000 check from a health insurance industry lobby two years ago, National Journal reported on Tuesday. Advocacy groups ...
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Small-Business Optimism in US Rose in April to Six-Month High
Bloomberg
"The sub-par recovery is still well in place for the small business sector," William Dunkelberg, the group's chief economist, said in a statement. "Nothing in the NFIB data suggests that the small business half of the economy is growing other than by ...
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Small business owners slightly more upbeat
Businessweek
NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners were a little more optimistic during April but are generally still cautious. That's the finding of a survey released Tuesday by the National Federation of Independent Business. The NFIB's Index of Small Business ...
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Kabbage Expands Small-Business Financing
TheStreet.com
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Small-business financing outfit Kabbage, which made its mark by focusing exclusively on funding small e-commerce merchants that sell through Amazon (AMZN), eBay (EBAY), Yahoo! (YHOO) and Etsy, among others, is expanding ...
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U.S. April Small Business Optimism Index: Summary
Bloomberg
U.S. small business optimism increased in April, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. The organization's monthly small business optimism index rose to 92.1 last month, compared to 89.5 in March. Following is a table compiled ...
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Oi, Mr Swan, what about me? - Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald
Small businesses are likely to wake up this morning feeling completely disenfranchised by the Labor government, following last night's Federal budget announcement. Treasurer Wayne Swan made no specific mention of the 2.2 million small businesses in ...
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Small business optimism rises to six-month high
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of confidence for small businesses rose in April to its highest in six months, a sign of resilience in an economy beset by Washington's austerity drive. The National Federation of Independent Business said on Tuesday its ...
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US Stock Futures Steady as Small Business Optimism Lends Support
Wall Street Journal
NEW YORK--U.S. stock futures waffled near unchanged levels, with a better-than-expected reading on the small business sector helping offset some weakness in overseas markets. About 90 minutes ahead of the open, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures ...
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Oil hovers near $94 after US report shows mild improvement in small business ...
Fox News
BANGKOK – The price of oil was nearly unchanged Wednesday as traders weighed a positive U.S. economic report against rising supplies of crude. Benchmark oil for June delivery was up 14 cents to $94.35 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic ...
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Gloucestershire's small business leaders welcome new initiatives to help lead ...
South West Business
The county's small business leaders yesterday welcomed new initiatives aimed at helping them lead the country out of recession. The Prime Minister's enterprise adviser Lord Young published his report Growing Your Business, which put forward proposals ...
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Small business left to do the heavy lifting
The Australian
JUST eight weeks into the operation of his new gym and yoga studios, smack bang in one of Sydney's wealthiest suburbs, owner Ben Lucas is reminded again and again why the business of looking good and staying healthy comes with its own particular ...
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Budget 2013: Small business relieved to escape the Treasurer's axe
SmartCompany.com.au
Peter Strong, executive director of the Council of Small Business Australia, told SmartCompany this morning most of the cuts to business did not impact SMEs. "We were relieved that we escaped the axe, but we are concerned that the deficit is very high ...
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News Summary: Stocks march back into record territory, boosted by small ...
Washington Post
THE BACKBONE: An improvement in small business sentiment gave investors a reason to push stocks back into record territory Tuesday. The Russell 2000, an index of small company stocks, climbed 1.3 percent. The index is up 16.1 percent this year and is ...
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Small-business agency recruiting volunteers on Seacoast
Seacoastonline.com
Recruiting efforts are under way to find additional volunteers for the Seacoast Chapter of SCORE, an organization of working and retired business professionals who provide free counseling to small businesses. Volunteers are needed to provide their ...
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Small businesses missing out on the benefits of apprenticeships
Fresh Business Thinking
These small businesses are missing out on the many benefits that an apprentice can bring to productivity and talent development. A recent CEBR report has found that companies taking on an apprentice typically gain a £214 per week productivity boost.
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Small business owners and CEOs give poor rating of Michigan's business climate
Mlive- flint
"Given the challenges faced in recent years, it is particularly important that state and local officials listen to the concerns of Michigan's small business owners and provide them with an environment conducive to growth and success," Thumbtack.com co ...
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Small Businesses in NFIB Survey: No Time for a Party
Fox Business
Small business optimism ticked back up in April, according to the National Federation of Independent Business's latest Small Business Optimism Index. The index rose 2.6 points to 92.1 – above the recovery average of 90.7 points – in April, but the NFIB ...
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Arizona small-business owners oppose Medicaid expansion
Phoenix Business Journal
"Small businesses in Arizona clearly feel they are under siege by the Obamacare law, with its harsh employer mandates, new taxes and pervasive uncertainty," Quinlan said. "Our survey found that Arizona's small-business owners continue to strongly ...
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NFIB small-business optimism index rises in April
MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The National Federation of Independent Business said its small-business optimism index rose 2.6 points to 92.1 in April, which more than offset March's drop. The largest gains in the index came from those who expect the ...
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Support your local small businesses
Herald Zeitung
New Braunfels' economic well-being revolves around the success of the community's small businesses. We can't afford to bet our future on just landing the big fishes. A far more prudent approach to prosperity is to have basket filled with diverse ...
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An SMB-Reality Bite Into the Lean Startup
Fox Business
An entrepreneur and an idea: while these are the fundamental ingredients that power both startups and small businesses, a new study from the Kauffman Foundation finds these two types of businesses have very different needs. According to the study ...
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Small Business Confidence Rises to 6-Month High
Millionaire Corner
Optimism over short-term business conditions boosted small business confidence in April to a six-month high, according to the Small Business Optimism Index released Tuesday by the National Federation of Independent Business. The index rose 2.6 points ...
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Markets climb, led by small-company stocks - Philly.com
Philly.com
NEW YORK - The prospect of continued stimulus from the Federal Reserve and rising optimism among small business owners helped push stock prices back to record levels. Small business owners were slightly more optimistic in April, according to a survey ...
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Local man fights for small business contracts
Petaluma Argus Courier
The Small Business Act of 1953 mandates that 23 percent of government contracts must go to small businesses. Chapman has sued the White House, the Pentagon and the Small Business Administration multiple times to try and achieve more transparency in ...
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US stocks firmer as small business confidence rises - Proactive Investors
Proactive Investors UK
Banking giant JP Morgan trimmed its forecast for second quarter growth in China, which soured sentiment before the market opened, but spirits were raised by a gauge of confidence among US small businesses, which rose to a six month high. The Dow ...
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Blogs13 new results for Small Business
 
A Small Business Owner Explains the Hard Facts of Obamacare to ...
By J.D. Tuccille
There's been a lot of discussion about the challenges faced by businesses large and small in managing health care costs, especially as those costs escalate.
Reason.com Full Feed
How To: Reduce Stress As A Small Business Owner | TransWorld ...
By Kailee Bradstreet
Feeling pulled in every direction? Learn a few ways small business owners can balance a hectic work schedule and still unwind and de-stress with some.
Transworld Business » | Transworld...
Letter: Take the burden off small businesses | CJOnline.com
By Staff
I applaud Sen. Pat Roberts for introducing two bills that would help prevent unnecessary regulations and undue burdens on the business community. Small businesses are the engines of economic growth and job creation. In Kansas, small ...
Opinion
Shop Talk - Cary Chamber awards small businesses | newsobserver ...
By jessacag
Each year, the Cary Chamber of Commerce recognizes local small businesses with its annual Excellence Awards. The prizes go to companies based on the business's community contributions such as innovation, work environment, ...
newsobserver.com blogs
New Hall of Famers: Local brothers win Small Business Success ...
By Greenwich Post Staff
A pair of Greenwich brothers were recently rewarded for their business savvy, winning the Business Council of Westchester's Small Business Success Award.
Greenwich Post
Federal Budget mostly ignores Small Business
By Victoria Taylor
Victoria Taylor shares an overview of the 2013 Federal Budget released by Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan and its impacts on small business.
Australian Businesswomen's Network...
Small businesses are losing the mobile business fight to the big ...
Britain's SMEs are missing out on sales by failing to optimise their websites for mobile viewing, and big brands are taking advantage of it. Four out of every five small businesses have not optimised their websites for mobile browsing and it is ...
Small business advice from Smarta
7 Reasons to Use Online Video for Your Small Business | Demo Duck
By Sharon Hurley Hall
Online video is a great way to get people's attention, help customers understand your business, and learn about your personality.
TD Bank: Small businesses not hiring | Long Island Business News
By The Associated Press
Fewer than 20 percent of small business owners plan to hire this year, but more than three-quarters plan to keep staffing levels the same, according to a survey of companies. Only 17 percent of the more than 600 small business owners ...
Long Island Business News
Small Business Seminar Brown Bag Lunch: Bryce Thornton on ...
By Adult Dept
Join us on Monday, May 20 at 12 p.m. for the next in our series of small business seminars. This month we'll be discussing the database ReferenceUSA. ReferenceUSA is the leading provider in business and consumer research. Offering a ...
Adult Dept's blog
NJ1015′s Salute to Small Business - New Jersey 101.5
By Double Down
According to the Small Business Association, New Jersey has more than 766000 small businesses. These businesses are the backbone of many of our communities.
New Jersey 101.5
Businesses Feel Better About the Economy, But Remain Cautious ...
By [email protected] (Damien Hoffman)
Small business owners felt slightly more optimistic last month, but are still cautious about the future as problems remain in Washington and the overall economy...
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Bad for Business | Washington Free Beacon
By Washington Free Beacon Staff
Forty-eight percent of small business owners in the United States say Obamacare is bad for business, according to a recent Gallup poll. ... Bad for Business. Gallup poll: 48% of small business owners think Obamacare will hurt them. Follow @ ...
Washington Free Beacon

Web3 new results for Small Business
 
How Much Big Insurance Paid a Small-Business Group to Fight a ...
From Yahoo! News: The nation's leading health insurance industry group gave $850000 to a top small-business trade association as part of a campaign to ...
news.yahoo.com/much-big-insurance-paid-small-business-gro...
U.S. Small Businesses Expect Improved Sales Prospects ...
A new survey shows that entrepreneurs in the U.S. are optimistic about domestic business growth.
www.entrepreneur.com/article/226630
Report: Small Businesses See More Opportunity in America Than ...
For small businesses looking to grow, the focus is on technology and the economy--here in the U.S..
www.inc.com/.../report-small-businesses-optimistic-technology...


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