Monday, March 20, 2023

States with the highest rates of small business employment

Swyft Filings used Census Bureau data to identify the states where small businesses employ the largest share of people.  

How diverse businesses can find equitable access to funding

(BPT) - In the U.S., diverse entrepreneurs launch new businesses at a faster pace than any other group, serving as an important source of jobs and opportunity in their communities. Every year, …

Cities with the most opportunity for new retail storefronts

Swyft Filings used data from Lee & Associates to rank cities with the most opportunity for new retailers.

6 common reasons why workers' compensation claims are denied

Simply Business compiled a list of six common reasons why workers' compensation claims get denied by employers.  

How companies are keeping remote employees engaged and productive

An estimated 36.2 million Americans will work remotely by 2025. ClickUp determined some top strategies to keep remote workers engaged and productive.   

How small businesses plan to prepare for a recession

The U.S. economy may be approaching a recession. Small businesses can prepare with five strategies compiled by altLINE from news and industry sources.  

How to Future-Proof the Apparel Supply Chain Using the SHEIN Business Model

(BPT) - Consumer expectations are shifting — and many companies aren’t prepared to meet rapidly changing customer needs. With rising inflation and costs, apparel brands struggle more than …

How Business Leaders Can Prepare for a Possible Recession this Year

(BPT) - By John Simmons, Head of Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries, JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking & Ben Walter, CEO, Chase Business BankingNo matter their size, location or …

How business survival strategies compare during recessions versus COVID-19

Compiling research from the World Bank and other economic news, altLINE examined the factors that separate survival during COVID-19 from survival during a traditional recession.

5 unexpected costs when starting your own business

Starting a business can require some unexpected investments. Growthink compiled a list of expenses that may take budding entrepreneurs by surprise.  

Project management strategies everyone can use to boost productivity

ClickUp looks at how project managers use certain techniques to boost productivity and how people can apply them to their daily lives.

Contests, crowdfunding, and other ways to finance a small business without a bank loan

In 2021, 1 in 3 small businesses looked for financing. Growthink used government and news sources to compile 10 alternatives to bank loans.

3 most common Small Business Administration loans—and which type might be good for your business

Ruby compared the top three loan programs for small businesses using information from SBA, Congressional Research Service, and other industry sources.  

The supply chain is still facing bottlenecks—here's how manufacturers are responding

Here's how manufacturers are responding to the continued supply chain bottlenecks, according to manufacturing partner Get It Made.

Flawed EPA Approach Threatens Formaldehyde Access for Key U.S. Industries

(BPT) - By Sahar Osman-Sypher, Senior Director of the American Chemistry Council’s Formaldehyde PanelAccess to a proven “building-block” chemical that consumers extensively rely on …

New year, new growth: 5 ways small business owners can plan for success in 2023

(BPT) - When the calendar flips from one year to the next, “new year, new me” regularly comes back into the communal psyche. This oftentimes manifests through health-focused resolutions …

Looking to the Future of Advanced Mobility

(BPT) - Governor Asa Hutchinson and Cyrus Cigari, Chairman of The Arkansas Council on Future Mobility, recently announced their goal to become a global leader in advanced air mobility …

Road risks: How small-business owners help keep their fleet drivers safe

(BPT) - You depend on a few drivers to keep your small business thriving. You trust your drivers, but you're realistic. You know the road poses risks, especially in the form of distracted drivers. …

These are 10 major challenges business owners face when growing

Ruby identified 10 challenges business owners face as they scale and ways to manage them, including insights from Northwestern professor Karin O'Connor.

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