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Small businesses optimistic but not hiring

Small business owners are optimistic about the coming year, but they are holding the line on employees and don’t expect to hire in this first quarter. Small business owners report growing more dissatisfied with government but, the New Year is bringing renewed optimism for their company’s success in 2013, according to a Manta survey of… Continue Reading Small businesses optimistic but not hiring

According to one poll, things are looking up for the nation’s smallest businesses. More than two-thirds of micro businesses – those with 10 employees or fewer – are optimistic about the future of their business and the economy. And half report increased sales or revenue during the last two years. Another 50 percent plan to… Continue Reading Small businesses optimistic about future, need more credit

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The number of small businesses that offer health insurance to employees continues to decline, according to a new report from the Colorado Division of Insurance. Continue Reading Fewer small businesses offer health insurance

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Small business owners say corporate tax loopholes give the nation’s biggest companies an unfair business advantage. A survey of its members, the American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and the Small Business Majority reports that small business owners favor increasing taxes on millionaire incomes, letting high-end tax cuts expire and closing the carried-interest loophole… Continue Reading Big tax breaks for big companies a big problem, say small businesses

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Small businesses say demand is biggest issue

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Small business owners say their main concern is weak customer demand – not the regulatory environment. Owners polled said the number one thing that would lead to creating jobs – eliminate incentives to move jobs overseas. Reducing regulations came in fifth place. Small business owners see government standards as an important tool to level the… Continue Reading Small businesses say demand is biggest issue

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