• Small Business Saturday® Gives Small Businesses Big Boost to Kick-Off Holiday Season

    According to NFIB and American Express Research, Consumers Aware of Small Business Saturday Reported Spending $5.7 billion at Small Businesses on Nov 30 as the Holiday Shopping Season Officially Begins December 02, 2013 12:46 PM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In spite of a shorter shopping season and challenging economic environment, Small Business Saturday helped jump start the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the country. According to the second installment of the 2013…

  • TITLE Boxing Club Creates Niche Employment Opportunities for the Community

    With the job market still slow, many baby-boomers cringe when their adult children decide to leave stable employment and start a business. Here’s another way to look at it – those entrepreneurial children are not just creating jobs for themselves, but with success, their small business may create niche jobs for others in the community as well. TITLE Boxing Club Springfield is a prime example of what a successful small business brings to the community.…

  • Report Affirms U.S. Microbusinesses Are Potent Job-Creation Agents

    Self-employment Offers Job Stability, Financial Autonomy for Economically Deprived Families Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2013 — A new report from the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) paints a panoptic picture of America’s 25.5 million microbusinesses. Key report findings are captured in a synopsis titled, “Bigger than You Think: The Economic Impact of Microbusiness in the United States,” and will be presented at a Congressional Briefing on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.…

  • The Car Wash Industry Honors Military Personnel on Veterans Day

    Lancaster, PA (Nov. 5, 2013) – More than 2,100 car wash owners and operators around the world will come together on November 11, to honor veterans and current military service personnel with a free car wash. Car washes in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia will offer a free car wash on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, to those who have or are currently serving in the armed forces. Grace for Vets founder Mike Mountz, former owner…

  • Small Businesses Up the Ante this Holiday Season: Offer Discounts and Invest in Advertising to Get More Out of Small Business Saturday, According to NFIB/American Express Research

    Number of business owners who say they’ll rely primarily on paid advertising to promote Small Business Saturday doubles; 67% will offer discounts to drive consumers to ‘Shop Small’ on November 30 WASHINGTON, D.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With five fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, many small business owners say they’ll be pulling out all of the stops to get customers into stores during the critical holiday shopping season. According to the second annual Small Business Saturday Insights…