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Small Business Revenue Falls for Eighth Month, Employment Increases

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For the first time since small business employment dipped in April, we saw the beginnings of an uptick in October, according to Intuit's November Small Business Employment Index, which reports on data from Oct. 24 to Nov. 23. Overall, 30,000 new jobs were added. Michigan and Kansas saw the biggest declines in employment, while Utah and [...]

Telltale Signs of a Small Business Superfan [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The "buy local" trend has been gaining momentum all over the U.S. as more and more consumers are beginning to understand its positive effects on them, their community, and the environment. But who in your community is the biggest local biz booster? How do you recognize a small business superfan? Check out the infographic below [...]
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New Small Business Employment Index Model Reveals Grim Employment Numbers and Woeful Revenues

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This month, Intuit has updated its Employment Index with new government data and more than doubled its sample set of customer data to better forecast the state of American small businesses.  This month’s indexes show that small business employment numbers have been dropping since May, while revenues have been dropping since February. This morning Intuit [...]

Making it in America: Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Since its foundation, the U.S. has been a country of immigrants, offering many who leave their home countries the opportunity to realize their dreams on their own terms. It takes guts, tenacity, and determination to leave behind your home and a familiar way of life to pursue something new and potentially risky -- but it's [...]
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Small Business Revenue Declines for the Sixth Consecutive Month: What's (Potentially) Good About That?

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This morning Intuit released the latest edition of the Intuit Small Business Indexes, which again revealed mixed results.  Compensation and hours worked for small business employees is still on the rise, but small business revenue has declined for the sixth consecutive month. And while small business employment is still growing, it is at a rate so [...]

Getting Ready to Sell Your Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Starting a small business takes heart and guts -- and so does selling that beloved business. The decision to sell can be heart wrenching, but whether you're doing so because the work is no longer enjoyable or because you need more time outside of work, the desired end result is often the same: You want [...]
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August 2012 Intuit Small Business Indexes: Small Businesses Hurt, Revenues Decrease Again

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This morning Intuit released the latest installment of the Intuit Small Business Indexes, which reveal tepid results. While employment is still growing, the growth rate is slowing down. Small business employment increased by 0.16 percent in August -- down from a revised growth rate of 0.2 percent in July -- while revenues continued to decline for [...]
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July 2012 Intuit Small Business Indexes: Employment Up, Revenue Down

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This morning we released the latest installment of the Intuit Small Business Indexes, which reveal mixed results. Employment saw a tepid growth of 0.17 percent growth last month, while revenue was down across all industries tracked by the revenue index. This edition of the indexes reports on July employment, compensation, and hours worked, along with [...]
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