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    NRF: Expect a Big Holiday Sales Season

    by on October 31, 2014

    If you rely on the holiday season for a substantial portion of your annual revenue, the National Retail Federation has an early gift for you. According to data released by the industry group, it expects retail sales for all sectors, excluding autos, gas, and r…

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    Small Businesses Take Back Black Friday With a Dash of Plaid

    by on October 28, 2014

    In 2009, Kerri Johnson, owner of Marion & Rose’s Workshop in downtown Oakland, Calif., picked up on a growing backlash against Black Friday, the shopping day after Thanksgiving famous for ever-earlier store openings and frenzied crowds…

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    Which States Are Friendliest to Small Business?

    by on October 17, 2014

    Professional services marketplace has been surveying the business-friendliness of U.S. states for three years now, and new results were released this summer. The 2014 Small Business Friendliness Survey, undertaken in partnership with the Kauffma…

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    Top Small Business Take-Aways From QuickBooks Connect (With Slides)

    by on September 22, 2014

    Last week thousands of small business owners, accountants and app developers flocked to San Jose for an amazing collaborative experience at QuickBooks Connect. The keynote speeches by business tycoons like Martha Stewart, Magic Johnson and Arianna …

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    Did You Know? Most Small Businesses Start With $10,000 Or Less

    by on August 24, 2014

     Intuit recently conducted a survey to better understand how small businesses get started. We asked a representative sample of small business owners across the country about their experience. What made them successful? What do they wish they’d done differen…

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    Small Business Employment Shows Large Gains in May 2014; Overall Revenue Up

    by on June 3, 2014

    The May 2014 Intuit Small Business Employment Index showed the largest employment increase in more than a year. This month’s increase is triple the average of 12,000 new jobs per month that have been added since the small business recovery began in April 2…

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    Cold Weather Impacts March Employment Growth

    by on April 1, 2014

    The latest Intuit Small Business Employment Index showed no employment growth in March, the second month in a row that small business employment has stalled. The Intuit Small Business Revenue Index also showed that overall small business revenue declined by 0…

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    Cashing In on Small-Business Optimism

    by on March 13, 2014

    For the first time in five years, small-business owners are feeling more optimistic about their prospects, according to the recently released Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index. Specifically, the index rose 21 points for the first quarter of 2014 to +45, …

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