Bottom Line: Prepare Now for the Next Downturn

Prepare Now for the Next Downturn

Not long ago, a well-known professional wrestler had a popular catchphrase he would shout out during TV promos. “That’s the bottom line, ‘cause Stone Cold Steve Austin said so!” This meant the audience could bank on what the hulking grappler had said would come true,…

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Is the U.S. Economy Slowing?

US Economy Slowing

Last month we discussed the continued optimism of American small business owners as 2018 draws to a close.  As that article mentioned, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 4Q small business index measured a strong 69.3, just six-tenths of a point down from its all-time…

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Five Trends That Could Affect Your Small Business by 2020

What's Next? Small Business Trends

If you are an entrepreneur looking for a sure-fire business idea, manufacturing crystal balls would be a good one. Everyone wants to know what is going to happen in the future. Unfortunately, few people have a consistent knack for accuracy. Still, by carefully reviewing recent…

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Is Brick-and-Mortar Dead? Hold Up on That Obituary

Small Brick and Mortar Business Closed

Is Brick-and-Mortar Dead? Hold Up on That Obituary When asked about wild rumors of his passing in 1895, Mark Twain reportedly replied, “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Fast forward nearly 125 years and there’s another rumor of death floating around. Only this…

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Made in America: Real Progress or Manufactured Hype?

Made in America

Made in America: Real Progress or Manufactured Hype? Made in America. At one time, those words stamped on a product meant you, the buyer, were getting a quality-made product manufactured by trained, well-paid American workers. However, in the last few decades, that phrase has not…

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Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know

The decision to embark on entrepreneurship is big. It means that you are creating your own future and taking control of your decisions. There are a few things every entrepreneur needs to know. The road to success isn’t easy, though. To help you overcome the…

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