The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) recently hosted a Women in Business Roundtable featuring SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman. Through this roundtable, the SBA strengthened existing and built new relationships with these organizations, committed to women’s economic empowerment. This virtual event, facilitated by Natalie Madeira Cofield, SBA’s OWBO Assistant Administrator, convened leadership from…

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Small businesses are learning more as they adapt to the “new normal,” including how to deal with this new labor market, inflation rates, supply chain trends, and more. These news items top our reading list for this week, along with insights for end-of-year sales planning, software trends, and more! Temporary or not, inflation is rattling…

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In 18 seasons with the NFL, I won more than I lost. But, like everyone else who plays professional football, I lost a lot. In far more years as an entrepreneur, I’ve achieved plenty of successes. Behind every one of them was a failure. Often more than one. Some of the failures were altogether mine,…

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How has your business come through the ongoing pandemic? Some businesses have struggled, others have found ways to manage, and still others have grown to reach new heights. In this week’s stories for small business, we take a look at some businesses’ stories, plus notable trends in mental health, remote work, ecommerce, and more. The…

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Are you ready for the most important, interesting, and useful news for small business this week? We’ve got you covered! Read on for essential headlines with insights and advice for your business. Here are 6 things I wish I knew before going solo as an entrepreneur (Business Insider) You don’t have to be a writer…

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Before you can own your failure, you first have to know what you’re failing at. True knowledge is a start, not an end. It is a question, not an answer. When Walmart’s Sam Walton or Home Depot’s Bernie Marcus sought meaningful and productive knowledge, they did not attend a seminar, assemble a committee, convene a…

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How has your business changed over the past 16 months? Are you still doing things the same way as then, or are you going back to the old normal this summer? Or, alternatively, have things changed permanently? Not only are companies changing, but whole industries, too. Learn more about this and other important business news…

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What can you do to draw in workers for your open job positions? Some industries have been having a harder time than others finding workers, while many factors from the pandemic are still impacting worker availability and productivity. Learn more about these and other top stories for small business! The seven industries most desperate for…

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Do you have new job openings for your business? There is a record number of job openings right now, and many more workers have proven willing to leave their current jobs to find new ones. Stay focused if you want to find the right new employees, and learn about this and other important headlines in…

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Like a quarterback, an entrepreneur works in a cycle of success-failures-success. In business, this cycle parallels the innovate-fail-innovate rhythm found throughout much of today’s business environment, especially among enterprises introducing new products and services or new approaches to established products and services. The upside of our new Networked Information Economy is tremendous opportunity. That’s why…

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