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Small businesses in the South led the nation in job growth last month. But that may be one of the only pieces of good news from a recent employment index. Job growth overall among America’s small businesses is continuing a downward trend.
According to the November Paychex | IHS Markit Small Busine Read More
This week marks 25 years since the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) launched its Microloan Program. The program is designed to support microlending to businesses throughout the United States by providing loan capital and grants. The aim is to provide small businesses, otherwise unable to se Read More
Could the darling of the tech sector — the open plan office — be under siege? Thirty-seven percent of employees say an open plan office is distracting. That’s a finding of the Staples Annual Workplace Survey, which analysed the responses of 1,004 full-time employees and 200 office managers across t Read More
Artificial intelligence is starting to make a major impact on business tools. This week, Google announced the availability of new AI tools for Google Sheets to help business users with automation and decision making.
Another popular business tool, Slack, also announced a new feature this week, alb Read More
Since these apps are automatically set to help drivers avoid areas with heavy traffic or construction, the evacuated areas were a natural draw. The apps have since made adjustments to some routes in the area. But as it’s still an evolving situation, it might not be great practice for drivers to rel Read More
You already know how many great agriculture business opportunities are out there. But there’s a narrower, and potentially more lucrative, niche for entrepreneurs to consider — organic agriculture. Sales of organic imports have grown steadily, reaching $47 billion in 2016 according to the Organic Tr Read More
Small business owners are well aware that technology is becoming more important to their success:
Two-thirds of SMBs indicate technology is a primary factor in pursuing their business objectives; and
72 percent of SMB decision makers say that technology solutions can help them significantly impro Read More
Last week, Ivanka Trump joined 1,500 entrepreneurs in Hyderabad, India, for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Just about everyone wanted to get close to this global celebrity and now Special Advisor to President Donald Trump, her father.

I was at her last public appearance at the conference, Read More
Canva is finally available on Android. And for 10 million plus Canva users around the world, the move is a welcomed addition to this popular design application.
Making Canva available on Android now means more than 2 billion monthly active mobile users will have access to the DIY design platform o Read More
Learn 6 more secrets, and many more specific tips, in the webinar “How to Improve Your Business Credit — and Get a Better Loan”.
The webinar takes place Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 3-4 p.m. EST. The webinar features Rohit Arora, Co-Founder and CEO of Biz2Credit, the small business loan marketplace that Read More

This Could Be One of the Most Underestimated Employee Benefits

What's more important than salaries at your small business? Small business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes believe they …
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Bernd Geropp @MoreLeadership Engineers Business Success

With a background in engineering, Bernd Geropp founded his first company, a German tech firm, at age 32 with a … More
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