Small Business

Survey: small business owners remain optimistic about growth

(Photo: Thinkstock) Small business owners are largely optimistic about their ability to grow business and raise revenue in the year ahead, mirroring Wall Street’s sanguine outlook, according to a new index survey released Wednesday. The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index produced a score of 60.6. That means 60.6% of small business owners currently have “a positive ... Read More »

Trump administration to dismantle small-business part of ACA marketplaces

President Donald Trump congratulates House Republicans after they passed legislation aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare, during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, on May 4, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images) The Trump administration said Monday that it will dismantle part of the Affordable Care Act that created online insurance marketplaces for ... Read More »

Innovation Research Tour Might Be for You

Getting a business off the ground takes gumption, smarts and, unfortunately, some money. Getting loans and seeking out investors are perfectly viable options, but you’ll also be psyched to know that the government is offering seed funding you can grab, too. The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced plans this week for its Small Business Innovation National Road Tour, which has ... Read More »

Seminar helps Hispanic small business owners

FRESNO, Calif. – Members of the Hispanic community had a special opportunity to learn about the complicated word of business Thursday. A long like at the Mexican Consulate in Fresno during The California State Board of Equalization’s first ever Spanish Small Business Seminar. Sandra Valenzuela opened her own cell phone store just over a year ago. The Madera business owner ... Read More »

RBI Deputy Governor Slams Bankers For Neglecting Small Businesses

Mumbai: Reprimanding lenders for neglecting small businesses, Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor R Gandhi on Wednesday said banks can survive only if they are socially relevant and look beyond immediate profitability goals. “If you make yourself socially relevant, not just relevant in an economic sense alone, you can have hopes to exist,” Mr Gandhi said at the annual banking ... Read More »