Small Business

President Donald Trump delayed announcing a flavored e-cigarette ban because he was “spooked” by the political ramifications, but a plan will likely still be implemented, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. “I think that something’s going to get done here,” Gottlieb said in a “Squawk Box” interview. “They wouldn’t be putting on
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Eric Ryan, co-founder of Method, Olly and Welly Whoever doubted that a line of first-aid products in chic patterns and bold colors would instantly hit Editor’s Pick lists and become a top giftable for the holidays doesn’t understand Eric Ryan’s ability to reinvigorate a simple, everyday consumer need and transform it into a lifestyle accessory. 
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AiFi AI-driven checkout-free systems for retail stores Santa Clara, CA 2016 Airspace Technologies Logistics platform for time-sensitive shipments, like donated organs or replacement parts San Diego 2019 AISERA AI-driven help desk for IT, HR and customer service Palo Alto, CA 2017 Alpha Medical Mobile platform providing basic health-care services for women Palo Alto, CA 2017
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U.S. military veterans are a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield — and in business. Many choose entrepreneurship as their career after returning from service, equipped with a cadre of unique leadership and time-management skills. Currently they own about 2.5 million small businesses in America in a host of industries, according to the
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Financial advisors need a succession plan to ensure their clients’, and the industry’s, future. Andrey Popov | Getty Images Learning to expect the unexpected is a time-honored rite of passage for every small business owner. But when unpredictability strikes in the form of a key executive suddenly resigning or, worse, passing away, the fallout can
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Each October, the U.S. celebrates National Women in Small Business Month. According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses are making a positive impact on the American small business landscape. Data shows that since 2007, the number of women-owned firms has grown at five times the national average,
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Annette Riedl | picture alliance | Getty Images In an age of ongoing digital transformation, cybercrime has quickly become today’s fastest-growing form of criminal activity. Equally worrying for modern executives, it’s also set to cost businesses $5.2 trillion worldwide within five years, according to Accenture. With 43% of online attacks now aimed at small businesses,
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Earlier this year, Rockets of Awesome landed a $12.5 million investment from Foot Locker to help it grow. Source: Rockets of Awesome Rachel Blumenthal is no stranger to starting a business. When the 39-year-old launched Rockets of Awesome, an online kids clothing subscription service and e-commerce site, back in 2016, she was already a seasoned
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Courtney Keating | Getty Images The past two years have been halcyon times for small businesses searching for capital. The lending landscape has never been higher during the post-recession era, and approval rates have increased steadily at big banks, regional and community banks and at institutional lenders for an ongoing basis. For instance, the SBA
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The Hapag-Lloyd AG Leverkusen Express sails out of the Yangshan Deepwater Port, operated by Shanghai International Port Group Co. (SIPG), in this aerial photograph taken in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images The sweeping tariffs imposed on China for its alleged unfair trade practices was intended to
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