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AWeber Launches "Small Business, Big Impact Award" Content

For many entrepreneurs, owning a small business isn't just about making money but also serving their community. In that spirit, the e-mail marketing SaaS company AWeber is introducing a new contest for businesses and non-profits that are making a positive impact. Dubbed the "Small Business, Big Impact Award," the contest...

Small Business Loan Approval Rates Among Banks Continue to Rise 3

There's more good news for small business owners looking to raise capital: approval rates for small business loans continued to rise in September. According to Biz2Credit's Small Business Lending Index, banks both large and small approved more of the loan applications they received in September than they did in August. Furthermore...

Retailers Continue to Fight Against Credit Card Swipe Fees

Last week, news broke that Visa and Mastercard had reached a $6.2 billion settlement regarding interchange fees — more commonly known as "swipe fees." The long-in-the-works suit found merchants accusing the credit card companies of violating anti-trust laws by preventing them from suggesting customers use other forms of payment. Despite the...

Small Businesses Aren't Adding as Many Jobs as Larger Companies

While the U.S. economy continues to add jobs at an impressive clip, lowered unemployment has made it more difficult for businesses to find skilled workers. Moreover it seems that smaller employers are being hit harder by this worker shortage than their larger counterparts. As ABC News notes, this has resulted...

New Record: Small Business Optimism Rises Once Again

A new survey finds that small business optimism has reached an all-time high, shattering a previous record set all the way back in 1983 during the Presidency of Ronald Regan. Released today, the latest National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index surged from 107.9 in July to 108.8 in...

Three-Quarters of Small Businesses Utilize Social Media

These days the talk surrounding social media isn't always so cheery. Whether it's complaints of harassment, foreign influence, censorship, or good old "fake news," it may seem that the tide may be turning for these powerful platforms. At the same time it's hard to argue that these outlets have been...

30% of Small Business Owners Suspect They're Overpaying on Their Taxes

When it comes to running a small business, managing money and keeping track of the firm's finances can often be some of the top challenges that entrepreneurs face. With that in mind, Clutch recently conducted a survey in which they spoke to more than 300 small business owners and managers who...