After months of encouraging jobs reports, the number of new jobs to come online in March of 2012 plummeted. This is just one example of how difficult the nation’s economy is to navigate since the 2008 and 2009 crisis.
The Obama Administration worked hard to encourage small business growth last year. Washington even tried to encourage the formation of new companies hoping to transform a significant amount of the nation’s unemployed in to entrepreneurs. Through the United States Small Business Administration as well as numerous tax incentives, 2011 was supposed to be the year […]
Each month the Small Business Authority Market Sentiment Survey conducts a survey gauging the overall feeling of small business owners around the country. 1,000 small business owners are surveyed at the beginning of each month asking questions about their views on the economy. Asking somebody how they feel might seem largely unscientific but the sentiment […]
The subject of small business lending always brings with it a wealth of opinions and when politics are involved, opinions are often strong and varied. The controversy involving lending has been the same since the often called Great Recession began: Should the Federal government do more to get money in to the hands of small […]
In 2010, one of the top political buzzwords of the year was “small business growth”. Washington is very interested in seeing small business grow and expand as part of the broader economic recovery and because of that, numerous stimulus-type actions were taken in 2010 in the hopes of stimulating small business growth. Did it work?
In a recently released survey conducted by the Kauffman Foundation, financial bloggers believe that the economy presents a challenging business environment but that shouldn’t deter small business startups from opening their doors.