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As a small business owner, you’ve accrued a rare pandemic present arising from the increased velocity of the New Regular economy: Trust is now more valuable and more powerful than ever. And since s... » More
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NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index increased 1.4 points in August to 100.2, a reading slightly above the historical 46-year average. » More
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The already accelerating shift to more IP leverage was punched into overdrive by the coronavirus pandemic. Main Street businesses that survive and thrive will blend the two types of intellectual pr... » More
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In a year that now defines unprecedented, we risk losing our grip on what really matters. Jim offers advice on how to maintain perspective during a pandemic. » More
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Every Main Street business owner had a business plan when they opened in January 2020. But now they’re going to need a new one. Here are tips to help get you started on your post-pandemic business ... » More
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The coronavirus pandemic has required small business to adapt to marketplace adjustments. Make sure you differentiate between those adjustments that were inconvenient - some extremely so - and thos... » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index increased 1.8 points in July, as small business owners owners continue to temper their expectations of future economic con... » More
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Even when operating a business is fun, it usually isn’t funny, except when we're laughing at ourselves. But perhaps we can learn something from the simple truths that are foundational for all good ... » More
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On Main Street, a niche is your customers’ evolving expectations looking for a home. And if there were ever two things perfectly suited for each other, it’s the niche and small business. Does your ... » More
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As you relaunch your business post-pandemic, brainstorming could be the essential difference between surviving and, well … you know. Here are some tips to quickstart your team's creative juices. » More