Stories by Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, June 17, 2016

Texting, chatting simplify business

NEW YORK - More and more, people who want to get in touch with small businesses are using texts or online chats rather than emails or phone calls.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Fickle market hinders agents

NEW YORK - Real estate agents are flummoxed by a housing market that's stilltrying to recover a decade after its historic collapse.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, April 15, 2016

Rising wages force shifts in small business operations

NEW YORK - In the aftermath of California and New York becoming the first states to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15, some small businesses with hourly workers are rethinking how they can ...
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Tax season tougher for small businesses under health care law

As more requirements of the health care law take effect, income tax filing season becomes more complex for small businesses.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016

Being organized makes tax season easier for businesses

Owners can make the process easier by being organized and watching out for tax pitfalls, accountants say. Here are four tax issues small business owners should be thinking about now and year-round:
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Small businesses looking for annual tax deduction

NEW YORK — Small businesses are close to getting a permanent tax break when they buy equipment like cars, computers and machinery. But tax pros say owners should crunch some numbers before ...
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving but expect to be busy

Consolation prize: Forced to open on Thanksgiving, independent retailers expect to be busy.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

High-tech means higher sales for many small retailers

High-tech brings higher sales - small retailers use apps, software to get shoppers to buy.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Expect more online fraud as new credit cards arrive

Warning to online retailers: Expect more fraud as new chip-embedded credit cards arrive.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Companies are targeting Hispanics to boost sales

NEW YORK — When NxStage Medical Inc. realized Spanish-speaking people made up 15 percent of the market for its home kidney dialysis equipment, the company created a website and brochures printed ...
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

US small businesses feel mixed impact from China's economy

NEW YORK — China’s economic problems have been a windfall for some U.S. small businesses — and pose a threat to others.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Who needs .com? Domains like .vegas, .pr, .nyc are trending

NEW YORK - Did the Web site address you just went to really end with ".vegas" instead of ".com"? It's not a mistake.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Top workers buy in as owners retire

NEW YORK - As retiring baby boomers look to sell their small businesses, top employees are often becoming the boss. 
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tap turned off on loans for smaller businesses

NEW YORK - With more than two months to go in the current fiscal year, the government's biggest small-business loan program is on hold after running out of money.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, April 17, 2015

Businesses pursue celebrity clients

NEW YORK — It’s a dream for many small business owners: A-list celebrity clients.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, April 10, 2015

Computer users face hard choice: Pay ransom or lose files

Pay a ransom or lose your files - hackers force computer users to make a hard choice.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, March 27, 2015

Smallbiz Small Talk: Bosses can't get even when staffers gripe on social media

NEW YORK — Bosses can get mad when staffers vent on social media about their jobs, but they may not be able to get even.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Small Talk: Cheaper gas gives small businesses big savings

NEW YORK - For small business owners who deliver goods and services via car, truck or SUV, lower gas prices have brought more customers within reach and put more money in their pockets.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Business owners gain lessons in becoming more profitable

NEW YORK — Karina Koper pays for cabs for her employees to keep them safe from gangs when they go to and from her 53 shops in Guatemala. She also pays extortion money so gangs won’t attack her stores.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, June 13, 2014

SBA agenda: Communicate, counsel, loan faster

NEW YORK - Loans are the primary reason small businesses seek help from the Small Business Administration, but the new head of the agency says more capital might not be what owners always need.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg
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