• Small Business Owners are Optimistic about Economy and Finances, but Concerns around Planning and Growth Remain, According to Capital One

    Spark Small Business Barometer Finds Less Than One Third of Small Businesses Plan to Hire MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Small businesses across the country are expressing optimism about the national economy and expect to see continued improvement in their financial performance over the next six months, yet more than half (52 percent) of small businesses nationwide say current business conditions are only fair or poor, according to Capital One’s Spark Small Business Barometer for the third quarter…

  • NEW K-12 STARTUP DIRECT TO SCHOOLS DESIGNED TO REVOLUTIONIZE SCHOOL PURCHASING

    First Time Schools Have Been Able To Access Volume Pricing From Multiple Vendors On One Site SPOKANE, WA – Direct To Schools announces the launch of www.directtoschools.com, a free education resource that helps schools nationwide find the best price on the school supplies and equipment they use every day.  For the first time in school purchasing history, schools have the ability to access volume pricing from multiple vendors on one site, saving them both time and money.…

  • 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.…