About Doug Caverly

Doug Caverly is a staff writer for SmallBusinessNewz.
Federal Reserve Gov. Speaks Of Small Biz Improvements
High-ranking figure believes optimism is increasing
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This may be either a good or a bad thing, depending on your point of view, but it seems at …

Traffic Spikes Pose Challenges For Small Businesses’ Sites
Study finds majority of sites crash under pressure

The classic TV show The Twilight Zone often dealt with people getting what they wanted, only to be unable to …

NFIB Small Biz Optimism Index Slides In March
Concerns about sales, inflation, general business conditions pile on

Anyone who thought (or at least hoped) the National Federation of Independent Business’s Small-Business Optimism Index would climb forever has …

NSBA Calls For Tax Reform
Ever-changing system labeled "unsustainable and unacceptable"

With the aid of a program like TurboTax, some people are able to gather together fewer than a dozen pieces …

CFIB Business Barometer Holds Steady In March
Elections, problems in Japan and Middle East have little effect

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has announced an update to its Business Barometer Index, and – in a good …

NASE Warns Of Gov’t Shutdown’s Effect On Small Biz
Growth opportunities may be lost
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A partial shutdown of America’s government is an interesting – and controversial – concept.  Some people seem to be half …

Privacy Policy Option For Small Businesses Announced
TRUSTe unveils new solution
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The average small business customer may not give much thought to privacy when dealing with a firm.  Or the customer …

Intuit: Small Business Cloud Usage At 38 Percent In The UK
Study points to increasing adoption rate
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"The cloud" has become an increasingly common term over the past year or so, with all sorts of people and …

CBIZ Finds Small Biz Employment Up In March
Employment Index increases by 0.69 percent

It’s a rare month when everyone can agree whether things took a turn for the better or for the worse, …

AT&T Announces Webinar On Mobilizing Small Businesses
Event will cover how to benefit from mobile growth
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At least once a week, a study comes out showing that people are buying and/or using smartphones more often.  Small …

Google Moves To Get More SMBs Online
Canadian program launches with support of many different parties

Early this month, Google and MYOB Business Monitor launched a campaign called "Get Aussie Business Online."  Now a sort of …

Small Business Employment Trends Improve
Intuit says 50,000 jobs created in March
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Small business employment stats took a turn for the better in March, according to new data from Intuit.  Small businesses …

NFIB Media Hub Debuts
Small business organization starts producing more helpful content

Let’s be honest: there are enough brochures, books, and blogs about small businesses to make a person’s eyes pop; an …

Discover Sees Small Business Confidence Decrease
Rising fuel prices represent one concern

Ironic as it may sound, pessimists arguably have something to celebrate today.  The latest Discover Small Business Watch figures show …

NFEA Names Next Chief Executive
Small biz organization to get new leader in April

The National Federation of Enterprise Agencies will soon have new leadership in the form of Dawn Whiteley.  Yesterday, the NFEA …

Small Business Group Praises Canadian Federal Budget
CFIB gives budget a B+
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When it comes to how the Canadian government intends to spend its money in 2011, the Canadian Federation of Independent …

Highmark Announces Health Care Reform Tax Calculator
Small businesses can investigate savings

The health care reform debate has seen politicians on both sides of the aisle throw around lots of big, dramatic …

SCORE Launches eBusiness Education Website
Tips and tools for small business owners
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The nonprofit association called SCORE is setting out to make sure small businesses owners take advantage of all the tech …

Small Biz Owners Have Positive Outlook On Sales, Profits
Views on inflation, loans, hiring weaker
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The average small business owner’s outlook was largely positive in February, according to new data provided by Office Depot.  Indeed, …

Small Biz Owners Express Hopefulness To Sage
Firm finds owners expect improvements this year

Over the past few months, representatives from software and services firm Sage have visited with small business clients in four …

Equifax Records Progress In Bankruptcy Trends
Fewer bankruptcies seen in majority of worst-off areas
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The odds of small businesses staying in business – that is, not going bankrupt – appear to be improving.  New …

Virgin America Launches Small Business Rewards Program
Offer may save frequent flyers some money

Traveling long distances can be miserable in many ways.  Dealing with security, a crowded airport, a noisy plane cabin, and …