Small Business

Billionaire technology investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith announces he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 graduating class at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Steve Schaefer | Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP Nearly 400 young men at Morehouse College learned on Sunday that their commencement speaker
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Beverly Hills City Hall in Beverly Hills, California on January 13, 2018. Raymond Boyd | Michael Ochs Archives | Getty Images LOS ANGELES — The Beverly Hills City Council will consider a first-in-the-nation ban on all tobacco sales next Tuesday. The ordinance would apply to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes sold
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Analysts say Amazon is poised to disrupt the $934.8 billion dollar global pharmaceutical industry. PillPack Nimble Pharmacy was among a crop of emerging companies, backed by venture capitalists, aiming to deliver prescription drugs from their own pharmacies to consumers’ homes or offices. Then Amazon bought online pharmacy PillPack in 2018, and Nimble needed to find
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Founders: Rob Frohwein (CEO), Kathryn Petralia (President), Marc Gorlin Launched: 2009Headquarters: AtlantaFunding: $489 millionValuation: $1.2 billion (PitchBook)Key technologies: Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, machine learningIndustry: Credit, financial services, lending Small businesses are continuously touted as the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, but it doesn’t seem like the big banks know that. Getting a loan from any
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Facing both the tightest labor market and the highest interest rates in years, small business owners often face a tough trade-off: whether to emphasize hiring and retaining employees or focus on other aspects of running their businesses. In most cases, according to the latest CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey, larger small businesses want to get bigger
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Small business confidence ticked up and remains at a high level, according to the latest CNBC|SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey for the second quarter. The CNBC|Survey Monkey Small Business Confidence Index reading of 59 (up from 58 in the first quarter 2019) indicates that small business owners are optimistic about the direction of their business over
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Skyscrapers under construction in London. Oli Scarff | Getty Images New research from British insolvency firm Begbies Traynor revealed that 484,000 U.K. businesses are in “significant financial distress,” which is 14% of all the economically active firms in the country. The “Red Flag Alert” data also showed that the number of firms in “critical” distress,
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