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Campaigns don't help small businesses in swing states

Oct 15, 2012
You might think all that political activity in places like Iowa, Ohio and Florida would be great news for the local economy. But campaign spending isn't trickling down to the local level.
Posted In: 2012 election, Iowa, Small Business

South L.A. has mixed feelings about shuttle route

Oct 11, 2012
Organizers say Endeavour's road trip through the neighborhood is an event; some locals and business owners say it's an inconvenience.
Posted In: shuttle, los angeles, South LA, Small Business

Toy store stays 'Cleveland tough' in spite of economy

Oct 5, 2012
The Big Fun Toy Store, in the suburb of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, is a small business that has dealt with the ups and downs of the state's economy over the last several years.
Posted In: Small Business, Ohio

Small businesses vie for campaign customers

Oct 4, 2012
Presidential debates are designed to help voters decide who to support, but if you run a small business that does political work, more often than not, you’ve got to pick sides too.
Posted In: 2012 election, Small Business

Hockey lockout, again, hurts small businesses

Sep 17, 2012
The second NHL lockout in less than a decade threatens to hurt small businesses in and around hockey arenas.
Posted In: business of sports, NHL, Small Business, hockey

Father, son differ on impact of election

Sep 6, 2012
Two decades after he moved to North Carolina's Research Triangle from Russia, Dmitiri Moundous started a new business called Alera Labs, and his son Gene, is among his first employees. One intends to vote. The other...
Posted In: North Carolina, Small Business, 2012 election

N.C. small business owner on the issues that matter this election

Sep 5, 2012
Terry Coleman, a restauranteur from Lenoir, N.C., talks about who she's voting for this fall, and why.
Posted In: 2012 election, Small Business

Tampa's small businesses enjoy convention boost

Aug 28, 2012
The Republican National Convention is back on track today, with tens of thousands of visitors in Tampa. What kind of boost do the businesses of the Tampa Bay area get?
Posted In: Small Business, cigars, Tampa community, conventions

Young entrepreneurs redefine 'family business'

Aug 15, 2012
Some generation Y entrepreneurs are turning the idea of going into the family business on its head -- by hiring their parents to work at their fledgling companies.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Small Business

New Orleans musician finds niche in instrument repair

Aug 14, 2012
The Grammy Award-winning trombonist Stafford Agee is moonlighting as an instrument repairman -- working out of his sweltering garage to make sure New Orleans-area high schoolers have working horns.
Posted In: Music, Small Business, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans

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