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Tag Archives: Small business

Small business optimism rose in April but is still weak

NEW YORK — Small business owners recovered some of their optimism during April, but they’re still wary about the economy. The National Federation of Independent Business said Tuesday that its index of small business optimism rose 2 points last month, ...

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Measuring the large impact of small businesses (access required)

In trying to increase opportunities for small business development, it might be helpful to understand the impact small businesses have on our economy. While we constantly hear about the Dow and Standard and Poor’s analysis of major publicly traded companies, ...

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Did small business win in the General Assembly? (access required)

So much has been said about the recent General Assembly session and its failure to reach a consensus on a revenue package to avert state spending cuts. Some even say we are facing a doomsday scenario. And while I don’t ...

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Special help for a special session (access required)

At least Gov. Martin O’Malley hasn’t lost his sense of humor about things. After the General Assembly ended with leftover business and a “doomsday” budget with $500 million in cuts to state services and programs, the governor suggested he may ...

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