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Majority of Small Business Owners Say the Minimum Wage isn't a Living Wage

As the 2020 presidential election draws nearer, the subject of a "living wage" has again proven a hot topic — especially among Democratic primary candidates. Meanwhile, in recent years, a number of cities have passed their own initiatives to hike the minimum wage to $15 an hour or more. Throughout...

2019 Small Business Saturday Spending Reaches New Record 3

After weeks of anticipation, this past weekend, the big day finally arrived: Small Business Saturday. What's more, early numbers suggest this year's event was a hit. According to the 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey — released by American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business — Americans spent $19.6...

Countdown to Small Business Saturday: Small Business Tools 3

With Small Business Saturday rapidly approaching (taking place on November 30th this year), a spotlight is once again being shined on the role of entrepreneurs. Of course, being a small business owner actually means playing multiple roles — from boss to employee and human resources to accountant. And yet one...

American Express Offering Bonuses to Businesses to Boost Acceptance

For years American Express has lagged behind competitors Visa and Mastercard when it comes to acceptance. Part of the reason for this is that Amex had typically charged higher swipe fees — a result of the issuer focusing on a wealthier client base who would be more valuable to businesses....

Countdown to Small Business Saturday: Small Business Website Tools 3

Does your small business have a website? Sure, having a Facebook page and other social media profiles may seem like enough to some entrepreneurs, but there are more benefits to having a site of your own — from search traffic and SEO to e-commerce — that you may not have...

Survey Shows Strong Support for U.S. Small Businesses

By this point (and especially with a federal election just a year away) everyone is familiar with the phrase "small businesses are the backbone of the economy." However, as the holiday shopping seasons grows nearer, it seems that most of the focus is often on national and multinational corporations. Nevertheless...

6 Ways to Make Small Business Saturday a Success 7

It’s almost here once again — this year’s Small Business Saturday will be held on November 30th. With the now nine-year-old holiday (with this edition being the 10th) continually gaining popularity and importance, it’s imperative that entrepreneurs across the nation take advantage of this retail holiday. Even if you’re just...