Employers are heading into the new year with cautious optimism. The economy has been growing at a gradual but steady pace and is poised to stay on this path in 2013, barring major disruptions. More employers are expecting to hire than in recent years, but the modest recovery, along with the weakened global... Read More »
Many bosses talk about the "team" working as a family. But how many executives really follow through on the rhetoric? For Steve Greenbaum, CEO of PostNet, the importance of family gained particular resonance as he appeared on the CBS series, "Undercover Boss," this past Friday. Read More »
By Heather Huhman
"Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a sea of water?" Weighing out the pros and cons of large versus small companies is not a foreign task for most of us. So, you have your chosen field, now which environment is right for you: a big corporation or a small... Read More »
Some small business owners say they're hiring but they can't find employees, despite millions being unemployed.
The improving economy is hurting us.
Owner: David Greenberg
Company: Parliament Tutors LLC
Location: New York City
Annual revenue: Projected to be $600,000 this year
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By Jim Abrams
WASHINGTON -- A small business investment bill that had appeared to enjoy wide bipartisan support was in danger of collapsing Tuesday after Senate Democrats and Republicans split over two attempts to amend it. Read More »
By Jim Abrams
WASHINGTON -- It might seem like a recipe for success: Legislation to help small businesses raise capital passed the House last week with 95 percent of lawmakers voting for it and President Barack Obama's support. But in today's Congress, nothing comes easily. Read More »
By Jim Abrams
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is set to come out with its version of legislation to help small businesses raise capital, paralleling a measure that cleared the House in a somewhat different form last week by a large bipartisan margin. Read More »
By Justin Thompson
Tax season is upon us, with less than two months to go until the April 17th deadline.
Last year at this time I was a contract employee, and I remember the hassle of having to go through my taxes. I didn't know what I was getting myself into, but I did listen to my mother's sage advice... Read More »
By Donna Fuscaldo
When it comes to getting a job at a small business, who you know is what really matters. Many small businesses won't turn to an executive search firm or post an advertisement on a job board, relying instead on referrals from friends, family and colleagues. Because of that, job seekers have... Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) - Mitt Romney says they're "job creators" and vows to come to their aid as president. Newt Gingrich visited them on his "jobs and growth" bus tour. President Barack Obama calls them "the engine of our economy." Read More »
By Donna Fuscaldo
All businesses aren't created equal. What may be normal for a small company could be strange for a large one. But when deciding where to work, those distinctions matter.
"There are a number of differences," says Kathleen Downs, a recruiting manager at Robert Half International. "I... Read More »
By Joe McDonald
BEIJING (AP) -- China announced more help Wednesday for its struggling private business sector, unveiling a $2.5 billion fund to finance new small businesses and promising tax breaks and more lending for entrepreneurs. Read More »
By Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder
In getting America back to work, the bottom line has been and will continue to be slow and steady growth. Recovery has been gradual since mid-2009, and it will persist in this way over the course of the next year.
But that doesn't mean 2012 won't be positive for the... Read More »
Six in 10 Americans have a favorable view of major companies, according to a new survey. Despite the anti-corporate fervor of the young people spearheading the Occupy Wall Street protests, a whopping 71 percent of "Gen Y" (ages 18-34) expressed a favorable opinion of our country's greatest bastions of... Read More »
In recent weeks, many chain retailers have announced plans to hire hundreds or thousands of workers for the holiday shopping season. With the nation's economic recovery still uncertain, however, smaller employers, aren't as willing to commit to seasonal hiring.
Lack of confidence that holiday sales will be... Read More »
The public image of corporations has soured during the financial crisis. The boom of the 1990s created a national climate in which corporate brands were held up as national icons. But once the bubble burst, and executives were seen as breaching the public trust in the interest of their companies' bottom line,... Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the country recovered from recessions in the past, small businesses were usually the first companies to start hiring. But smaller companies are so pessimistic now that they're not taking on their historical leadership position. Read More »