Small business owners “nervous” about looming fiscal cliff

November 16, 2012

Eric Blinderman, who had to shut down his two upscale New York restaurants for a week in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, said the approaching fiscal cliff could mean a “double whammy” for his business heading into the busy holiday season.

Small business owners are optimistic

May 21, 2012

Small business owners are optimistic about the future of the economy. That’s the gist of a new Bank of America survey released last week. The first of its kind, the survey included some 1,000 small business owners.

Small businesses hiring more online workers

October 19, 2011

When Casey McConnell started text messaging marketing company Qittle he took the traditional route of hiring onsite employees. But he soon realized it was more advantageous to hire workers online.

What your area code says about your business

July 4, 2011

The choice of area code carries more weight in consumer perception than zip code, according to more than 70 percent of small companies polled in a survey conducted by communications and messaging service company j2 Global Communications Inc.

Fewer small businesses taking summer vacation

June 10, 2011

— Robin Enos is a contributor to FindLaw’s Free Enterprise blog. FindLaw is a Thomson Reuters publication. —

Small business seen emerging from “foxhole”

March 8, 2011

An improved economic outlook has many small business owners looking to grow now to gain a leg up on their competition.

Citibank: Small business cautiously optimistic

February 24, 2011

Small business owners are showing increased confidence in the economic recovery, but they’re still not willing to pull the trigger on hiring new workers, according to a new survey by Citibank.

Small businesses cheer midterm results

November 11, 2010

— George A. Cloutier is the founder and CEO of American Management Services and the author of the bestselling book, “Profits Aren’t Everything, They’re the Only Thing”. The views expressed are his own. —

Exclusive: Survey says small businesses upbeat about 2011

November 11, 2010

Small businesses are feeling better about the economy and are looking to grow in 2011, according to a new survey released this week by online marketing firm Constant Contact.

Big banks not so popular among small businesses

May 13, 2010

A new study showed the big U.S. banks have some work to do to if they want to improve their image among small and mid-sized businesses.