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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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    Rain or Shine: Using Weather Data to Drive Business Decisions

    by on March 12, 2014

    You can’t make it rain so you can sell more raincoats, and you can’t prevent a snowstorm from keeping customers away. But you can use the weather, inclement or otherwise, to your small business’s advantage.

    Anne Kleinman, founder of Ad Infinitum, relate…

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    The Best Business Books of 2013

    by on December 31, 2013

    The holidays afford many busy professionals a bit of downtime. Why not seize the opportunity to catch up on some of the most popular and critically praised business books of 2013?

    Here are our seven top picks, from a close-up view of Jeff Bezos and Amazon to …

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