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SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Black Pearl Bakery
www.nwitimes.com

When Michelle Vogt added to her family, she couldn’t have known the event would lead to a burgeoning home-based business. “We weren’t looking for a dog,” Vogt said. Yet in 2011, Vogt, her husband, Jim, and sons Max, 8, and Ethan, 13, adopted …

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Small businesses skittish on borrowing
www.knoxnews.com

When businesses of all sizes feel good about the economy, they borrow, expand and add jobs. But to many small companies, this is seen as a time to avoid debt, which likely means they aren’t growing. Wells Fargo and Bank of America have recently hired …

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Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013
www.cnbc.com

If you have to accumulate charges on plastic to launch or build your business, you ought to be using one of the best credit cards out there so that you get money back and earn rewards. The credit-card comparison website CardHub.com today is releasing …

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Making Social Marketing Make Sense For Small Business
www.forbes.com

When author and small business expert Steve Strauss was commissioned to write the third edition of the best-selling Small Business Bible, his publisher asked if enough had changed in the business world since the 2009 second edition debuted to warrant a …

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How To Use Pinterest For Small Business
www.forbes.com

Keeping up with the latest developments in marketing for your small business means staying up-to-date on the world of social media. Aside from the challenge of simply staying informed about new platforms and changes to existing platforms, figuring out …

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Small businesses added 58000 jobs in May, report says
www.latimes.com

Small businesses added 58,000 employees in May with overall private-sector employment increasing by 135,000, according to the ADP National Employment Report. The number of jobs added is up from 49,000 in April, but down from 72,000 in March.

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Best Cities for Anybody Seeking Job in Small Business
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Denver ranks the best city in the U.S. for anybody looking for a job in small business. Sacramento and Riverside in California, as well as Detroit rank among the worst. That’s the finding of an analysis of 30 major U.S. metro areas by CardHub, a credit …

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Small business gets boost from mobile marketing
www.usatoday.com

Poitevent’s quest reflects the curiosity and changing priorities of many small–business owners as mobile marketing tools broaden their potential message channels to reach nearby customers — and open their shops to the scrutiny of nitpicking critics.

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This Week in Small Business: Healthier Owners
boss.blogs.nytimes.com

A Gallup survey finds that more small businesses are letting workers go than are hiring, and another survey from Sage finds that the majority of small and midsize businesses are not seeing enough demand to justify hiring. Anthony Ha, meanwhile, pokes …

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Internet Sales Tax Will Kill My Small Business
blog.heritage.org

I own a small business in Virginia called Peace Frogs. My three dozen employees and I make T-shirts and other cool stuff. We’re a positive company that loves being able to do all our work from Gloucester, VA, where I grew up. What makes it possible is …

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