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GOBankingRates Ranks Top U.S. Cities Where Entrepreneurs Thrive

When most people hear the term “startup” it’s common for areas like Silicon Valley to come to mind. That’s why some may be surprised to learn that, when it comes to starting a small business, the U.S. map is filled with cities where entrepreneurs are thriving. Now GOBankingRates (GBR) has...

Creating The Essential Social Media Toolbox for 2019

In today’s culture, the term “social media” is met either with groans or delight depending on the audience. Despite the seemingly increasing backlash against platforms like Twitter and Facebook, these outlets still serve as great tools for reaching and engaging an audience. Furthermore there’s no doubt that social sites and...

Why More Small Businesses Are Embracing Remote Work

Wake up, make a pot of coffee, and start your long commute to the couch, kitchen table, or home office. This is what a lot of work days look like for people, whether they’re self-employed and home every day or part of the 70 percent who work remotely one or...

Bank of America Debuts "Business Advantage 360" for Entrepreneurs

When it comes to running a small business, cash flow can be critical. From managing working capital to ensuring things such as payroll are covered, there's no doubt that entrepreneurs need to keep a close eye on their finances. That's why, this past week, Bank of America rolled out a...

Tide Turning on Small Business Optimism?

Throughout 2018 optimism among small businesses was at an all-time high. Month after month, the National Federation of Independent Business' Small Business Optimism Index showed entrepreneurs were enthusiastic about their future prospects and the economy at large. Moreover, in November, the index celebrated two years of record optimism. Now a new survey...

Record Number of Small Businesses Bought and Sold in 2018 2

Not only did 2018 prove to be a rather good year to be a small business owner but it also turned out to be a historic year to sell a small business. According to the business resale site BizBuySell, 2018 saw a record number of small businesses changing hands. Moreover...

Square Introduces Debit Card for Small Business Customers 2

Square may have built its main brand on offering payment solutions to small business owners but its latest product actually takes a page from one of the company's other ventures. This week the brand unveiled the Square Card — a free Mastercard debit card product for small business owners. While...

Ongoing Shut Down Affects $200 Million in SBA Loans Per Day

It's official: the current federal government shutdown now ranks as the longest in history, topping the previous record of 21 days (which occurred during the Clinton administration). So far the shutdown has resulted in furloughs for many "non-essential" federal employees and work without pay for others. As we previously reported, among...