Taking the latest data into consideration it does seem like small businesses are experiencing one downside of a strong economy. While sales and profits may be up, falling unemployment means it's harder to attract top talent — especially without raising wages.
This week Bancor debuted their Bancor Wallet, which currently allows users to convert between 65 different cryptocurrencies. The wallet also allows customers to purchase crypto with a credit or debit card and convert to any available token.
The trend of increasing bonus offers for travel credit cards is true. That said it's important for potential applicants to carefully research their options and things like redemption rates that can prevent them from making true apples to apples comparisons.
When starting a new business, there are several factors that can affect how successful you and your business are. With that in mind, LendingTree recently released a study ranking 50 cities on how good they were for opening a new small business.
While it might not be a life-changing shift — especially since Mastercard says 80% of North American transactions were already exempt from signature verification — this move should have positive effects for both consumers and merchants.
With the advent of social media, mobile apps, and other platforms, small businesses now have a number of creative, effective, and affordable advertising options. Waze Local seems to fit the bill in all those aspects and may prove to be a good investment for brick and mortar businesses.
On the one hand you could argue that getting students to learn about investing early on is actually a good thing, even if they're using loan money to do it. Then again one of the important lessons of investing is not to risk anything you can't afford to lose.
It seems that, from week to week and day to day, the likelihood of the U.S. entering a trade war with China, Europe, or other countries varies greatly. Given these understandable fears it will be interesting to see if small business optimism experienced in 2017 will last as this year...