national-small-business-week

Small Business
Like many towns in rural America, employment is scarce in Hamilton, Missouri. Following the market crash in 2008, when their father lost his retirement savings, Alan and Sarah started Missouri Star Quilt Company to help recover their parent's retirement savings.
Small Business
In 1963, President Kennedy proclaimed the first National Small Business Week to honor our nation's entrepreneurs whose innovative spirit and hard work helped make our country great. For more than 50 years, we've carried on the tradition of celebrating small businesses, and for good reason.
Small Business
I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.
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Wearing the hats of Babson faculty member, Academic Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, and federally appointed member of the SBA's advisory board for the SBDC programs, this night just really worked.
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Small businesses have played a huge part in pulling the economy back from the brink of the Great Recession. It's time for lawmakers to do their part, and pass smart policies that will not just help small employers survive, but thrive.
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The bottom-line: America's small business community continues to play on an unfair and unequal field when contrasted with their corporate counterparts.
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While marketing and promotion strategies can accomplish the first two, are small businesses really doing enough to protect their customers' data and reassure them that their personal information is safe?
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Our initial success was exciting, even though it meant a ton of work for us. Meredith and I, along with our husbands, worked through the night on auction days manually tracking orders and processing invoices. Our side project was becoming a 100-hour-a-week job as we were every facet of the company from photographer/model, shipping/receiving, AP/AR, buyers/stylists, customer service and the list goes on. It was imperative that we begin hiring our first staff, many of whom are still with us today.
Small Business
As we celebrate small businesses this week, it's critical to reflect on their impact to our economy. Small firms account for half of private sector employment and have created two out of three net new jobs over the past couple decades.
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Small businesses play a critical role in helping our economy, but to stay competitive they need access to a motivated, flexible and skilled workforce.
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To share in the wealth, we all have to share in the responsibility of speaking out when government help turns into government obstacles. We have to make sure our elected representatives know why we object and what results we expect, because small business growth is good for everyone.
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Positive engagement is the social proof people need to do business with you, especially if someone they know is engaging with you, too. This social proof helps build trust, something you just can't buy with advertising.
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It's the big companies in this country that are truly the engines of our economic growth. It may be politically correct to celebrate the little guy. But it's the big guy who should be receiving the attention.
Small Business
If small business owners want to see more credit available, they need to keep their eye on Washington as much as their local lending institutions. And yes, we need the help.