Businesses aren’t creating enough jobs and government employment’s been cut back. Do it yourself. Create your own job, start your own business. It’s these very small, micro-businesses that are the future of our economy.
It's important to strike a balance. Yes, Amazon is good for reaching a broader audience, but it can't be the exclusive model you use to market and sell your product, especially when it's clear they aren't operating in your favor.
The pace of new business formation has yet to recover after the recession. SBA Administrator Karen Mills has a plan to jumpstart the start-up engine.
Karen Mills says "The average number of new establishment starts... is still not where it needs to be." Then she goes on to talk about the programs that help existing businesses grow, not start up. Okay, okay, she talks about accelerators and hubs, but the bulk of the resources are not aimed at start ups.
As their benefits expire, the long-term unemployed find creative ways to make a living
Another argument for the passage of AB 152, a Self-Employment Assistance program for California. Without it, the state is encouraging people to start their businesses underground. We don't need more underground.
This underlines the growing trend of self-employment. Corporations and government are turning full-time jobs into temp workers - but self-employment is growing rapidly. The share of the self-employed in the labor market is growing exponentially - from 1.4% before 2000 to 3.5% post-2000. The trend is expected to continue. The State of Independence Report by Emergent Research found “the number of independent workers grew from 16 million in 2011 to 16.9 million in 2012 and it is expected to grow by 35% over the next five years. Self-employment is a labor market trend. And when entrepreneurs receive business training and support, 80% make it through the start-up phase and create an average of two additional jobs over three to five years.
San Francisco, CA – Claudia Viek, CEO of CAMEO, won the Women in Business Champion of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Small Business Administration and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce for National Small Business Week (June 17-21).
Thousands of stunned small business owners call Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. each week after they're turned down for a loan. Jeff Stibel, CEO of the business credit reporting company, has a message for them: Don't blame the bank.
The first step in any access to capital process should be buinsess assistance - whether it's a marketing plan, getting your cash flow in order or packaging a loan.
While tax day is behind us, most small business owners have likely filed extensions to let them continue combing through the tax code looking for ways to keep their hard-earned dollars in their own coffers instead of in Uncle Sam’s.
Good op-ed by our friends at Small Business Majority about tax reform to help small business.
Outgoing SBA head Karen Mills has recently blogged about small businesses and job creation. Here's how she looks at it.
As Inc points out... It's not the high growth start ups that create all they jobs - it's more the mom and pop shops... then WHY WHY WHY do all the resources (not just money, but attention) go to the high growth start ups. We need to bolster the infrastructure that supports the mom and pop small businesses.
The Fresno Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) officially announced the launch of the Kiva and California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) programs on Tuesday in Fresno.