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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth

NEW YORK - Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Small business unfazed by paid sick time

NEW YORK - As more cities mandate paid sick days for workers, the reaction from many small businesses is a big, so what?
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Small companies pound pavement to get big deals

The truth is there's no magic that gets a small business a deal with big companies. It takes good old-fashioned pavement pounding.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bank loans to small business on the rise

Nearly five years after the recession ended, bankers are lending more and businesses say it's easier to get loans.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Harsh winter puts small businesses out in the cold

Revenue at stores and restaurants plunged as customers stayed home, hurting cash flows that often are tighter at smaller businesses than larger companies.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Small businesses use offbeat ways to sell products

NEW YORK - In the battle to win shoppers' dollars, small companies are finding creative ways to be where the sales are.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Lifting minimum wage is a big deal for small businesses

NEW YORK - The dollar amounts may seem modest, but proposals to lift the minimum wage are a big deal for small businesses.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Small businesses have wish list for new leader

Maria Contreras-Sweet, are you listening? Now that President Obama has nominated you to run the Small Business Administration, owners have a to-do list for you.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

SBA nominee has ownership, lending experience

The woman nominated to be the next head of the Small Business Ad­min­istration has spent decades working with small companies and did a stint in state government.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Bosses ditch traditional holiday parties

Many bosses are ditching traditional holiday parties. Instead, they're sponsoring shopping sprees and cruises to reward staffers and celebrate at the end of the year.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Businesses "like" Instagram

NEW YORK - Small businesses are using social media to promote their businesses and lure shoppers this holiday season - and they're not just on Facebook. Or Twitter.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

Small businesses pop up for the holidays

NEW YORK - Here today, gone in weeks - pop-up shops and temporary stores are back for the holiday season. 
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

As holidays near, AmEx focuses on small retailers

NEW YORK - Ameri­can Express Co. is largely viewed as an upscale charge card company, but it's increasingly on the pulse of what's going on with small business.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Sales of small businesses finally make big gains

NEW YORK - Sales of small businesses are finally making big gains.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Some small businesses still wait for Sandy grants

Small business owners who applied for grants after Superstorm Sandy are more likely to have gotten money by now from private sources rather than the government.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

Rosenberg: Small businesses give exchanges mixed reviews

NEW YORK - More small businesses than expected are signing up for health insurance on state exchanges that opened this month.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Shutdown takes toll on small business

NEW YORK - The shutdown of the U.S. government is making it tough for small federal contractors to keep their businesses going.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

3 things small businesses must do for health care

A critical date is approaching for small business owners: Starting Oct. 1, they must make decisions about employee health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Small businesses temporarily sidestep health care law

NEW YORK - Many small businesses have found a way to temporarily sidestep some of the headaches brought on by the new health care law.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

Citi exec works to improve small business status

Jerome Byers, the head of Citigroup's small-business banking operations is trying to change the impression that the bank that caters to big corporate and international clients.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg
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