Businesses in 3 WVa counties eligible for disaster loans
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says small businesses in three West Virginia counties are eligible for economic injury disaster loans as a result of excessive rain...
Man sentenced for lying about Superstorm Sandy damage
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man must pay a $5,000 fine and serve two years' probation after making false statements to obtain a Small Business Administration loan to repair his...
4Q crucial for retailers, who face uncertain outlook
NEW YORK (AP) — The fourth quarter is the most crucial time of the year for many retailers, who hope to make a significant portion of their revenue and profits during the three months that include...
Minority women business creation jumps, report says
NEW YORK (AP) — Minority women are starting firms at a pace more than double that of woman business owners overall, and nearly five times the pace of all company owners.
Creativity without the pressure at ‘paint and sip’ studios
They've become a global sensation — "paint and sip" studios where adults can spend evenings out learning to make art in a relaxed, BYOB setting. Thousands of franchises now exist to help us all...
Google ads: effective, a little frustrating, businesses say
NEW YORK (AP) — For many small business owners, Google is a necessary and successful way to advertise although it can also be expensive and frustrating.
Small business digital marketing: DIY or outsource?
NEW YORK (AP) — Marketing and advertising on the internet are an integral part of running a small business, one many owners handle themselves.
Manufacturers, retailers less optimistic, survey says
NEW YORK (AP) — Small manufacturers and retailers are losing confidence in the national economy yet remain upbeat about their own prospects.
Tech, freelancers help businesses work with fewer staffers
The continual evolution of technology, particularly business software and apps, has made it possible for small companies to work with fewer staffers. But too much technology may hurt rather than...
Trade war chills M&A market for manufacturers, survey says
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration's ongoing trade war with China has chilled the mergers and acquisitions market for U.S. manufacturers.
Cybercriminals manipulate their way into company computers
NEW YORK (AP) — The cybercriminal who steals information or money from a small business is probably a master of deception and manipulation as well as a techno-expert.
Protecting companies’ systems needs to be ongoing process
NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses can take steps to make their computers and websites less vulnerable to cybercriminals, but owners also need to be vigilant about protecting their...
Business emails deleted? Some advice to get yours read
NEW YORK (AP) — Whether they're selling to consumers or other companies, many small businesses still use email as a primary way to reach out to prospective customers. But messages often get lost...
Businesses find ways to deal with late-paying customers
NEW YORK (AP) — In the first few years after Julie Mullen and Elizabeth Grace launched their public relations firm, they found it was hard to get some clients to pay.
Trump order on China will hurt us, small businesses say
NEW YORK (AP) — Although President Donald Trump has told U.S. companies to stop dealing with China, small business owners say complying would hurt, even devastate them.
Health insurance bill will be law without Cooper’s signature
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Democratic governor said Sunday that a bipartisan health insurance measure will become law without his signature.
Small business gets $24M contract for work at nuclear site
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A more than $24 million subcontract has been awarded to a small business to do electrical work at the contaminated nuclear site in Washington state.
Small business owners’ advice for expanding in a downturn
NEW YORK (AP) — Many small business owners decide to expand their companies even as they see the economy starting to slow, but some are proceeding with caution. Here are tips from owners and...
Mississippi firms affected by cyanobacteria can seek help
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Businesses along Mississippi's Gulf Coast might be able to get federal aid if they've suffered economic losses due to toxic blue-green bacteria in the water.
Way to pool small businesses for insurance gets final OK
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A way for North Carolina small businesses and sole proprietorships to join together and obtain more affordable individual health insurance is heading to Gov. Roy Cooper's desk...
SBA disaster loans available to 6 Louisiana parishes
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Low-interest loans are available to those affected by tornadoes and severe storms on April 24 and 25 in North Louisiana.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A method designed to help North Carolina small businesses offer more affordable health insurance is one vote away from final legislative approval.
Kansas imposes toughest online tax collections in the nation
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas plans to impose what some tax experts said Wednesday would be the nation's most aggressive policy for collecting state and local taxes on online sales, possibly inviting...
Feds offer disaster assistance to earthquake victims
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering disaster assistance loans to people in California, Arizona and Nevada affected by last month's string of...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe startup has received a $1 million federal Small Business Innovation Research grant to complete its virtual reality data visualization technology.
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' governor has announced emergency financial help for Cape Cod businesses recovering from last week's tornados.
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MOOREFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Some small businesses in two West Virginia counties are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans as a result of storms last year.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says $10.8 million in disaster assistance loans have been made in Arkansas.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new program will give Missouri small business owners and farmers hit by tornadoes, storms and flooding this year access to low-interest loans.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says the deadline is approaching to apply for disaster loans in two Tennessee counties.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Restore Louisiana will begin issuing checks previously denied to homeowners affected by flooding in 2016.
News outlets report the program made the announcement...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A program based in New Hampshire will offer training for military veterans who are small business owners.
The Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Training program...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says loans are being made available to help certain Ohio businesses affected by excessive rain and flooding in January and...
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The federal government is offering assistance to businesses in southeast Alabama that were affected by Hurricane Michael last October.
DETROIT (AP) — A matching grant competition that supports entrepreneurship in Detroit is providing funding or other help to 53 local small businesses.
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge cut practically in half a $44 million award won by small business owners who accused Oberlin College of ruining their business by encouraging protests against...
BBQGuys Selected as U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Small Business of the Week
BATON ROUGE, La. - May 9, 2019 - ( Newswire.com )
The United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship named BBQGuys the national Small Business of the Week. The...
DETROIT (AP) — Entrepreneurship and technology are the focus of the fourth annual Techstars Startup Week in Detroit.
Organizers say the five-day free event starts Monday and brings together...
Another flood aid hurdle crossed
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thousands of Louisiana homeowners with damage from the 2016 floods are a step closer to accessing federal aid.
Many homeowners have been restricted from getting...
Small businesses cut costs after flood, bridge construction
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Even though the Village of East Davenport has stayed dry during the flood, business owners are facing difficult decisions as slow traffic causes sales to slump.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The owner of a Connecticut marina has pleaded guilty to lying about the damage Superstorm Sandy did to his business to obtain a federal disaster loan.
Market for small businesses appears waning, survey says
NEW YORK (AP) — The boom market in small businesses appears to have reached its peak and is now waning.
That's the finding of a quarterly survey of brokers and advisers who help owners and...
General strike slows commerce in Nicaragua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A general strike called by Nicaragua's opposition to demand the release of political prisoners had a mixed impact Thursday.
Pot backers ask Maine to put locals, small businesses first
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Marijuana enthusiasts in Maine used a public hearing Thursday to implore the state to protect the small businesses and growers they think should make up the backbone of its...
How to create a good culture for your small business
NEW YORK (AP) — While the culture or atmosphere at any business can be critical to attracting and retaining top workers, it needs to be a focus for small business owners who can't offer the kind...
Small business cultures need to evolve along with work force
NEW YORK (AP) — Meloney Perry once worked at a traditional big law firm with a formal, corporate atmosphere, and knew she wanted a different culture at her own firm.
Need to learn more about business? You have many options
NEW YORK (AP) — Many small business owners who never went to business school feel at a loss when they're trying to assess their companies' finances, managing their staffers or marketing their...