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from The Great Debate:

‘The only crime that I committed’

By DW Gibson
June 13, 2012

Editor’s note: This week, Reuters Opinion is publishing five excerpts – one each day – from D.W. Gibson’s new book, Not Working, an oral history of the recession. Gibson spent months traveling across America talking to people who had been laid off.

Why the debt ceiling debate won’t stop America’s small businesses

By Guest Contributor
September 9, 2011

– John Krubski is an entrepreneur and the architect of The Guardian Life Index: What Matters Most to America’s Small Business Owners. He is currently working on his next book, “Cracking the America Code: How to Get US Back on Track”. –

Credit crunch forces small businesses to get creative

August 17, 2011

United National Consumer Suppliers, a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida broker of clothing, toys and other merchandise for discount stores such as Marshalls, has been seeing more suppliers ask to be paid up front amid worries over the uncertain economy.

Exclusive: Fewer small businesses shopping for credit: PayNet

June 6, 2011

When the financial crisis hit, panicked small businesses were scrambling to find credit. Nearly three years later it’s a much different story.

Big banks see slow recovery for small business

May 27, 2011

Marc Bernstein’s response to reports of loan facilitators advising small business clients to avoid big banks: “It’s simply bad information.”

Small business confidence taking a beating

December 9, 2009

All those pundits who declared the current recession dead and buried, obviously haven’t been talking to small business owners.

Beer startup needs to create a buzz

October 22, 2009

Erica Shea (L) and Stephen Valand. REUTERS/Julie Gordon

As the jobless rate climbed toward 10 percent this summer, Erica Shea and Stephen Valand, quit their advertising jobs, took $10,000 in personal savings and started selling their 1-gallon home brew beer kits from a stand at the Brooklyn Flea Market, testing the theory that beer is recession proof.

America’s economic recovery lies in the middle market

September 8, 2009

bonneytom5x5Thomas Bonney is founder and managing director of CMF Associates, a financial consulting, staffing and recruiting firm based in Philadelphia, PA, that serves private equity, middle-market and small-cap public companies nationally. The views expressed are his own.

Is your business failing? It’s your fault

September 3, 2009

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Brace yourself, because George Cloutier has some unsettling news: your failing business is your fault.

Is the government giving small biz a fair shake?

August 31, 2009

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Last year was a record for small businesses, which scooped up more than $93 billion in federal contracts, a $10 billion jump from a year earlier, according to a report by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).