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Small Business Franchises Face Lending Challenges

March 21, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Over 80,000 jobs and more than $10 billion in economic output could be lost in 2011 unless credit flow to franchised small businesses increases,  according to a new report by the International  Franchise Association. The report found the demand for franchise business growth in 2011 far outpaces the ability of […]

Virgin America Launches Small Business Rewards Program

March 16, 2011 Doug Caverly

Traveling long distances can be miserable in many ways.  Dealing with security, a crowded airport, a noisy plane cabin, and then a hotel room where who knows what has happened is no fun at all.  To make the situation a little better, though, Virgin America has launched a rewards program […]

Americans More Optimistic About Economic Outlook

March 10, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Americans indicate their financial future looks brighter, due to a more optimistic economic outlook, according to a new report from the Principal Financial Group. Despite the economic difficulties of the past two years, more than a quarter (28 percent) of employees and 20 percent of retirees are optimistic regarding their […]

More Owners Investing In Their Small Business

March 8, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Nearly half (47%) of small business owners prefer to invest in their business now to get an advantage over competitors, an 11 percent increase from 2010, according to a new survey released from Brother. Last year’s survey revealed that the majority preferred stockpiling cash reserves as a means to help […]

Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since 2009

March 4, 2011 Mike Sachoff

The increase in temporary employment is helping the drive the U.S. economy forward as companies move to meet growing demand for their products and services, according to a new report from Manpower. The unemployment rate fell again last month by 0.1 of a percentage point to 8.9 percent — its […]

Small Businesses See Growth In 2011

March 3, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Half of small business owners (50%) are optimistic about their chances for growth in 201, according to a new survey released by Paychex.  At the same time, nearly half (47%) report that recent government regulations have slowed or prevented growth. Tax changes (56 percent), healthcare reform (39 percent), and state […]

Better Labor Laws Could Create 50,000 New Businesses

March 2, 2011 Mike Sachoff

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said today states could create nearly 750,00 jobs and 50,000 new businesses by streamlining employment regulations.  The Chamber released a study, conducted by Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Navigant Economics, revealing that states with the largest burden of labor and employment regulation are missing opportunities  to […]

Small Business Employment Sees Growth In February

March 1, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Small  business employment and hours worked continued to grow in February with wages remaining flat, according to a new report from Intuit. The monthly report found that small business employment grew by 0.3 percent in February, equating to an annual growth rate of more than 3 percent. This translates to […]

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