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The success-to-failure ratio of small businesses has historically been more tenuous and dramatic than for Big Business because of The Law of Small Business Numbers: "Whatever you need, there usuall... » More
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A small business becomes the size the founder wants and wills it to be. Here are four fallacies that must be considered in every business-growth plan. » More
Jim Blasingame
President Biden recently announced his plan to raise taxes on those reporting over $400,000 in income. Because most small businesses are Sub S corps, they may once again be disproportionately harme... » More
Jim Blasingame
Seeking perspective for the past 12 months, Charles Dickens’ perfectly paradoxical preamble of "A Tale of Two Cities" continues to serve, as his 19th-century words overlay our 21st-century reality:... » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index rose to 95.8 points in February, a slight bump from January but still below the 47-year average reading of 98. » More
Jim Blasingame
The coronavirus arrived in our lives at the speed of analog organic, but created digital disruptions traveling at the speed of light. Businesses that survive and thrive post-pandemic are those who ... » More
Jim Blasingame
Every day, small business owners are having go/no go conversations with themselves. Whether you’re a marketplace veteran or contemplating a startup, check your position by answering these hard ques... » More
Jim Blasingame
Trust and all its proxies are a small business’s most powerful competitive tools. But you have to install it in your digital offerings and deliver it ut prius. It doesn’t work post hoc. Wait. What? » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index declined again in January to 95, 0.9 below the December Index, and three points below the 47-year average of 98. » More
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Success in games, life, and business requires that you understand the rules, even if – especially when – you’re bending them. Here are five that are especially relevant post-pandemic. » More