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Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013
        
        In an opinion survey
 (PDF) released on Tuesday of nearly 500 executives at self-funded 
(bootstrapped, to use startup jargon) private companies. The survey, 
conducted from Nov. 12 to Dec. 5, shows they’re fairly optimistic about 
2013, with nearly 42 percent predicting the economy will perform better 
this year than last. About 65 percent project that their businesses will
 grow faster. Nearly 54 percent expect to hire more employees than in 
2012, though 45 percent indicate that their biggest challenge will be 
finding good people. Read More
        (via Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013 - Businessweek)
Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013

In an opinion survey (PDF) released on Tuesday of nearly 500 executives at self-funded (bootstrapped, to use startup jargon) private companies. The survey, conducted from Nov. 12 to Dec. 5, shows they’re fairly optimistic about 2013, with nearly 42 percent predicting the economy will perform better this year than last. About 65 percent project that their businesses will grow faster. Nearly 54 percent expect to hire more employees than in 2012, though 45 percent indicate that their biggest challenge will be finding good people. Read More

(via Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013 - Businessweek)

The Economy’s Improving? Tell Small BusinessOne survey following another shows that Americans feel better about the economy than they have since before the 2008 financial crisis. Plus the housing market appears to finally be recovering. All this should make small business owners who are coming off a rough couple of years feel pretty good, right?Not so, according to a Gallup poll out Friday from Wells Fargo (WFC), showing the biggest drop in small business owners’ confidence since the fall of 2008. The quarterly index, based on responses from 600 business owners, dropped 28 points as more businesses reported declining revenues, payrolls, and capital investment, both in the last 12 months and in their expectations for the year ahead. Read More
        (via The Economy’s Improving? Tell Small Business - Businessweek)
The Economy’s Improving? Tell Small Business

One survey following another shows that Americans feel better about the economy than they have since before the 2008 financial crisis. Plus the housing market appears to finally be recovering. All this should make small business owners who are coming off a rough couple of years feel pretty good, right?

Not so, according to a Gallup poll out Friday from Wells Fargo (WFC), showing the biggest drop in small business owners’ confidence since the fall of 2008. The quarterly index, based on responses from 600 business owners, dropped 28 points as more businesses reported declining revenues, payrolls, and capital investment, both in the last 12 months and in their expectations for the year ahead. Read More

(via The Economy’s Improving? Tell Small Business - Businessweek)

How do we teach character? We don’t.
How do you know when it’s time to quit your job to start your business? The answer, according to experts, depends on a variety of factors.


    
        (via When to Quit Your Job and Start a Business - Businessweek)
How do you know when it’s time to quit your job to start your business? The answer, according to experts, depends on a variety of factors.

(via When to Quit Your Job and Start a Business - Businessweek)