Small Business

From the movie “Boss Baby.” Source: DreamWorks Animation According to the International Franchise Association, almost 4% of all small businesses in the U.S. are franchises. It’s an industry that generates more than $ 2.1 trillion and employs 18 million Americans. One of the most appealing reasons to buy a franchise is that you’re buying a
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The head of an IT products and services distributor told CNBC on Tuesday that small- and medium-sized businesses have not slowed down investing like larger corporations, and it’s showing up in the company’s results. “Anecdotally, we think SMB is much stronger than large enterprise [now] … and we’re taking advantage of that,” Tech Data CEO
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Daymond John Photo by Greg Doherty As the U.S.-China trade war continues to evolve, many small business owners are growing increasingly unsettled by a fickle economy and fearful of what some believe is a looming recession. A recent CNBC|SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey found that confidence among small business owners has dropped to its lowest level
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Employees at Willson Electronics manufacturing facility in St. George, Utah. Source: Wilson Electronics Bruce Lancaster is confident his company can beat any competitor. The problem, he says, is that Wilson Electronics is fighting an uphill battle against several Chinese companies that do not respect intellectual property laws and don’t play by the rules. “These Chinese
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KM4 | Getty Images They brew beer, make musical instruments, publish children’s books and design headphones. Their industries are diverse, but they all have something in common: They represent American small and medium-sized businesses that rely on China either for production or essential equipment. And they are dreading President Donald Trump’s latest round of tariffs
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BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont has a labor problem — its workforce is one of the oldest in the nation, and it’s dwindling. To combat the decline, the state has launched a new financial program to attract younger workers. With the U.S. workforce nearing full employment, Vermont’s Remote Worker Grant Program is offering incentives to workers
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