Financial experts suggest that small businesses will be the saviors in this economy, dragging the country out of the prolonged recession. Their nimble business processes and downright scrappiness are the best ingredients to grow the small business now. Today, we’ll talk about two organizations that specialize in helping the small business owner. Use all available […]
U.S. Veterans who served in any branch of the military can receive financial incentives to purchase franchised small businesses, not available to other franchise investors.
As part of its efforts to stimulate economic recovery, the Obama Administration announced on Oct. 21 a new set of initiatives to help spur lending to small businesses. President Obama headed to Landover, Md., to make the announcement on the premises of Metropolitan Archives, a 13-employee record storage and delivery company seeking expansion capital. “I […]
With the unemployment rate rising, corporate hiring stalled and 12,000 soldiers returning from Iraq, “it’s ugly out there in the job market,” sums up Rick Bowman, founder of Imprint in Time, LLC, a hands-on marketing and advertising business in Jasper. After retiring from corporate life, he and his wife, Brenda, founded the company in 2005. […]
There are two kinds of people who look into starting a business; those who will and those who won’t. Many people dream of owning their own business, but once “the rubber hits the road” not all people are wired to be their own boss. Now don’t get me wrong, there is NOTHING wrong with working for someone […]
In addition to reviewing the economic environment facing small businesses, the latest edition of The Small Business Economy, produced by the Office of Advocacy, presents new research on training for small business employees and owners (see Chapter 5). Small businesses play an important role in training the country’s workforce. As well as being primary job […]