Small Business


The recession hits your local lemonade stand

Aug 26, 2011
Small businesses bore a lot of the consequences of the recession. Two pre-teen entrepreneurs talk about how their summer business took a hit during the recession.
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White House to eliminate redundant regulations

Aug 23, 2011
The Obama administration says that it's removing hundreds of unnecessary business regulations in hopes the changes will encourage hiring and create jobs.
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Small business tries to create jobs

Aug 17, 2011
Los Angeles company copes with economic uncertainty when it comes to hiring
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Market tremors cause real-world worries for Commerce businessman

Aug 12, 2011
The president of NicoNat furniture company in Commerce tells us how the stock market gyrations and the overall economy is affecting his company
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Lean manufacturing catches on with small businesses

Jul 7, 2011
The recession forced manufacturers to reconsider their business models. Now more are going "lean."
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Small business needs more loans

Jun 16, 2011
The Senate is looking into how to increase the amount of money credit unions lend to small business.
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Commerce Department pushes small businesses to increase exports

Jun 9, 2011
New reports show U.S. exports are slipping, and 1 percent of U.S. companies sell products abroad. The Commerce Department wants to change that -- one (very) small enterprise at a time.
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Cyber security attacks can hit smaller businesses, too

May 13, 2011
It's not just the big companies who can suffer a security breach -- cyber thieves can attack small or mid-size businesses and cost a lot of damage.
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Small business owners tussle with health care reform decisions

Apr 25, 2011
Small business owners across the country are trying to figure out their best financial options in how to provide their employees with health insurance, come the health care reform mandates in 2014.
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Being cautious in the face of opportunity

Apr 1, 2011
Susanna Wilson, the 70-year-old dressmaker interviewed for our series, Money Through the Ages, says she was overwhelmed by orders from listeners who heard her story of living without retirement. Now she gets advice on managing a growing business.
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