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Is Internet Sales Tax Good or Bad for Small Business?

Working through a large docket backlog, this week the Supreme Court ruled on one case with potential implications for small business owners. Titled South Dakota vs. Wayfair (as in the state vs. the online home goods retailer), the case looked at whether states had the ability to impose sales taxes on online...

Small Business Optimism Soars Once Again Despite Hiring Troubles

Remember when small business optimism took a bit of a dip after logging a record 2017? Well, May told a different story as the National Federation of Independent Business's (NFIB) optimism index soared to impressive levels. Not only did the index gain three points to reach 107.8 but that figure also marks...

Facebook Aims to Equip 1 Million Business Owners with Digital Skills

While some may be skeptical of a company essentially training people in how to spend money on their platform, it would appear that Facebook's current and upcoming efforts do go beyond that self-serving arrangement. With online and digital skills becoming increasingly essential for both small businesses owners and their employees,...

Mentoring Found to Increase Small Business Survival Odds

Whether it's a one-time meeting or long-term mentorship, having the opportunity to ask questions and get encouragement can mean a lot to a budding entrepreneur. Now a new study finds that having a mentor can also help increase a small business's survival odds.

Record Number of Small Businesses Raised Wages in May

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) found that 35% of respondents increased labor compensation. That marks the single highest percentage the survey has seen since it started in 1986.

Small Business Lender Kabbage Sees Big Lift in Mobile Applications

Given the growing popularity of mobile for everything from sending e-mail to booking travel, it really shouldn't be shocking that more small business owners are turning to their smartphones when it comes to applying for loans.

Small Business Owners Plan to Increase Their Social Media Efforts

While popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and others have made it easier for businesses to market themselves and communicate with customers, the constant evolution of these platforms can make it difficult to keep up.

Small Business Resale Prices are Climbing

Overall, following the passage of the recent tax bill and the continued strength of the economy, it does seem like a good time to be a small business owner. Of course, for those entrepreneurs ready to hang up their hats or move onto other projects, now could also be a...