Bank of America head of small business shares key insights for SMBs

The unemployment rate is at record lows, and small businesses are struggling more than ever to fill essential positions. Businesses with fewer than 20 employees barely grew their workforces in 2019, even as larger companies increased theirs by 2.3%, according to analysis from Moody’s and ADP. Local business owners continue to report high levels of […]

Small mercies – Children make parents happy, after all | International

Particularly so when they are aged under ten Jul 10th 2019 FOR THE past twenty years or so, social scientists have affirmed what parents think when they are at their most exasperated and dyspeptic: children make you miserable. In 2004 Daniel Kahneman of Princeton University and others discovered that parents thought that looking after their […]

Best tax software for small business owners: TaxAct is the winner

If you own a small business, tax season can get hectic. Hiring an accountant to prepare and file your business taxes can save you time, but it’s usually much cheaper to do it yourself online. To find the best online tax software for small business owners, we compared three of the leading online tax preparers […]

How small businesses can prepare for climate change-driven disasters

Climate change will be devastating for the planet over the next century, but it is already impacting small businesses now. Areas prone to wildfires, rising sea levels, or hurricanes pose great personal and financial risk. One study found that climate change is the No. 1 threat to the economy because of higher insurance costs and […]

A Small Step for Space Force Is Not a Giant Leap for Uniform Design

New year, new military branch, same old uniform. The United States Space Force on Friday unveiled the name tapes for its utility uniforms, showcasing the blue embroidered name on a camouflage uniform — much to the internet’s delight and confusion. “The first #SpaceForce utility uniform nametapes have touched down in the Pentagon,” the Space Force […]

A small Afghanistan – France weighs up its thankless mission fighting jihadists in Africa | Europe

Jan 18th 2020 PARIS AFTER NIGHTFALL on a moonless evening last November, three French combat helicopters, backed by fighter jets, took off from military bases deep in the African Sahel. Their mission was to support a French commando operation on the ground, tracking terrorists in pickup trucks and motorbikes in the Liptako region of Mali. […]

How to Start a Small Business with Little to No Money

How long have you been itching to start a small business? What’s holding you back? So many people put off starting a small business because they think they need a healthy injection of capital to do it. That’s simply not true. So, how to start a small business? Simon Paine, co-founder and CEO of the […]

How small retailers are dealing with high rents and giants like Amazon

US retailers faced a rough year, with a record 9,300 stores closing in 2019. In spite of good profits, 50% more locations shut down than the year before, according to analysis from Coresight. Changes in consumer behavior, combined with higher rents and rising market concentration are making it more difficult for small businesses to survive. […]

‘After the Raid’ on Netflix Explores How an ICE Immigration Raid Tore Apart a Small Midwest Town

In his prior feature-length and short documentaries, director Rodrigo Reyes has investigated the North American immigrant experience via both intimate character studies (2016’s Lupe Under the Sun) and expansive expressionistic portraitures (2013’s Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border). His latest, After the Raid, is a combination of those two approaches, a poignant […]

The Next Nuclear Plants Will Be Small, Svelte, and Safer

For the last 20 years, the future of nuclear power has stood in a high bay laboratory tucked away on the Oregon State University campus in the western part of the state. Operated by NuScale Power, an Oregon-based energy startup, this prototype reactor represents a new chapter in the conflict-ridden, politically bedeviled saga of nuclear […]

6 email templates small business can use to drive holiday sales

The busy holiday season can make it difficult for small businesses to stand out among the flood of emails consumers receive in their inboxes daily. A low open rate is a major threat to business owners hoping to boost sales through email, said e-commerce founder Adii Pienaar. Pienaar provides six templates for small business owners […]

7 Steps to Acquiring a Small Business

You don’t have to start a business to own one. December 3, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. EDITOR’S NOTE: Investing of any type involves risk, and therefore there is potential for losing money. Before investing, seek advice from a professional financial advisor. Post written by Moran Pober, an […]

Holiday e-commerce tips for small retailers during record season

Online customers spent a whopping $7.4 billion on Black Friday and $3.6 billion on Small Business Saturday, according to e-commerce analytics from Adobe. The majority of increased sales went to large sellers, but small sellers more than doubled their revenues on Saturday compared with their daily average. Large and small retailers who target their messaging, […]

How small retailers can make the most of Shop Small Saturday

Gregg Bishop oversees the New York City Office of Small Business Services, which serves 230,000 businesses in all five boroughs. While holiday shopping accounts for 20% to 30% of annual revenues for small businesses, the benefits of the rush can be extended to the rest of the year. Bishop sat down with Business Insider to […]

Expert advice on how to come up with a great small business idea

Anyone can come up with award-winning, money-making business ideas. Business Insider tapped 10 entrepreneurs, founders, small business owners, and CEOs for their tips for imagining up the next big thing. Their advice includes solving a problem that interests you, building off an already successful idea, improving upon a product, and using your hobbies as inspiration. […]

12 podcasts to help manage your company or small business’s finances

A 2019 study by Intuit QuickBooks revealed that nearly 70% of small business owners struggle with cash-flow challenges. Business Insider rounded up 11 company founders and small business owners to recommend their favorite podcasts for learning to manage their company’s finances. Their suggestions include “Secrets of Wealthy Women” by The Wall Street Journal, “CFO Thought […]