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Contemplating the current economic and entrepreneurial conditions out here in Main Street America, I keep thinking about this perfectly paradoxical passage from one of the great literary masterpieces: » More
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A human father’s love, on the other hand, is more often associated with words that are unfortunate, like “tough” and “discipline.” Here’s a warning no one has ever heard: “Just wait ’till your moth... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Overall job creation among small businesses edged higher in May, powered mainly by stronger hiring plans and job openings, according to the monthly National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB... » More
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There are many advantages to being a small business owner. But the most dramatic hidden benefit, which often has the most wealth creation potential, is for the business owner to also personally own... » More
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In the marketplace, productive chemistry between people and organizations is has long been known to be critical for sustaining successful performance. If you're not having the level of success you ... » More
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This is Jim's traditional Memorial Day column. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Small business optimism index hovers near record levels, but expectations for future business conditions plunge after Congress fumbles Obamacare repeal. » More
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To help you get started, consider a few questions to ask a prospective business seller, suggested by my friend and business-buying expert, Russell Brown, each followed by my thoughts. And while I'v... » More
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Building online customer communities is how a small business transcends being competitive and achieves relevance. In a world where everything is a commodity, value is the threshold of a customer co... » More
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The small business sector is very excited about the prospects of tax reform, both at the personal and business level, as long as pass-through entities are treated the same as big corporations. » More