Small Business News

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...

Study: One-Third of Small Business are Started for Less than $5,000 2

When it comes to starting a new business, one of the largest and most daunting aspects is raising enough capital. However, while having capital is certainly essential for any small business, a new study finds that it might not take as much upfront money to get off the ground as...

Small Business Hiring Soars in December

Despite months of reported skilled labor shortages that left many small businesses with job positions they couldn't fill, new numbers from the payroll company ADP show that small business hiring surged in the last month of 2019. As Orlando's WFTV reports, ADP found that its small businesses customers added 89,000...

Partial Government Shutdown Impacts Small Business Administration

This holiday season has proven to be drama-filled one for Washington as a partial federal government shut down is currently in effect. The move comes after Congress and the President were unable to reach a budget deal, with border wall funding proving to the be the crux of the dispute....

Small Business Sentiment Slides on Economic Uncertainty 1

For the past two years, small business optimism has remained at historic highs. While that was still the case in November, the National Federation of Independent Business's Small Business Optimism Index did see a slide, reaching a seven-month low. Although the 2.6 point decline wasn't massive by any means, as...