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Historically, one maxim was that the stock market condition was a six month leading indicator of the economy. » More
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Are you familiar with the term "dysfunctional family?" The simple definition is, a family whose members don't work and play well with each other. Such relationships typically create emotional, ... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
BrainTrust Member Bill Dunkelberg says Small Business trends have taken a step forward in July's NFIB Report. » More
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Contrary to what you've heard, selling is the oldest profession in the world, because “In the beginning,” the serpent sold Eve the apple. You might say she bought wholesale and then sold the apple ... » More
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Smart business owners know that there’s a direct link between motivating employees to be successful in their assignments and the success of that business. Want a good example of why you should be o... » More
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Since most businesses have been deleveraging post-2008 financial crisis, you could be forgiven for getting rusty at how to ask for a loan from bank. But as the economy picks up and you need growth ... » More
Jim Blasingame
One of the markers of this post-recession, so-called recovery has been the practice of deleveraging. Across the economy, from consumers to businesses large and small, debt has become something to g... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Brain Trust member Bill Dunkelberg provides a basic summary of the small business economic trends survey from the month of May. He covers labor, spending, credit, inflation, and more » More
Jim Blasingame
Dave was the fifth of twelve children during the Great Depression. His father worked at a sawmill and was a part-time basket weaver. » More
Jim Blasingame
Here's an article that plays out in the marketplace every day in Small Business, USA: "My business is really growing these days," a small business owner confides to his friend, "but we're stil... » More