• Small Business Optimism Index increased in August

    9 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    From the National Federation of Independent Business : August 2018 Report: Small Business Optimism Index
    The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index soared to 108.8 in August, a new record in the survey's 45-year history, topping the July 1983 highwater mark of 108.
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    After posting significant gains in employment in July, job creation slowed among small firms in August, perhaps because there were fewer workers available to hire because job openings hit a 45 year record high. Fifteen percent reported increasing employment an average of 3.2 workers per firm and 10 percent reported reducing...
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  • Q&A with Cale Hall, 2018 Small Business Person of the Year finalist

    Q&A with Cale Hall, 2018 Small Business Person of the Year finalist

    9 days ago - By Biz Journals

    Atlanta Business Chronicle has named our finalists for the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year Awards. The winners are scheduled to be announced at an awards event Sept. 20 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Here's a Q&A with one of the finalists, Cale Hall, president/co-founder/owner, Creative Approach.
    Q: What strategies can small business owners use to build success into their companies from the start?
    A: Make sure your values and culture are front and center in regards to team, presentation,...
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  • US small-business confidence just hit its highest level in 45 years

    US small-business confidence just hit its highest level in 45 years

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    The National Federation of Independent Business' small business optimism index hit the highest level in the survey's 45-year history in August.
    Small businesses are planning to hire more workers, raise compensation for current employees, and spend
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  • Q&A with Mary-Cathryn Kolb, 2018 Small Business Person of the Year finalist

    Q&A with Mary-Cathryn Kolb, 2018 Small Business Person of the Year finalist

    9 days ago - By Biz Journals

    Atlanta Business Chronicle has named our finalists for the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year Awards. The winners are scheduled to be announced at an awards event Sept. 20 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Here's a Q&A with one of the finalists, Mary-Cathryn Kolb, founder and CEO, brrr.
    Q: What strategies can small business owners use to build success in their companies from the start?
    A: Starting a company from scratch is incredibly hard, and you have got to have a very large and...
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