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Four years after the recession officially ended, the economic recovery remains a long way off in the view of many Americans.

A recent survey of small-business owners gives fresh insights into what small-business owners are really thinking—as they reflect on the past five years and anticipate the next five.
The majority (59 percent) feel it’s harder to run a business today than it was five years ago. It’s no surprise that the economy was the number-one reason why. 
Read more on OPEN Forum about how small-business owners are capitalizing on the positives, despite the challenges. 

pewresearch:

Four years after the recession officially ended, the economic recovery remains a long way off in the view of many Americans.

A recent survey of small-business owners gives fresh insights into what small-business owners are really thinking—as they reflect on the past five years and anticipate the next five.

The majority (59 percent) feel it’s harder to run a business today than it was five years ago. It’s no surprise that the economy was the number-one reason why.

Read more on OPEN Forum about how small-business owners are capitalizing on the positives, despite the challenges. 

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According to the National Employment Report, small businesses in America created 74,000 new jobs in March.
Keep it up small business owners!
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According to the National Employment Report, small businesses in America created 74,000 new jobs in March.

Keep it up small business owners!

(Via Visual.ly)

Women in Business: How Far Have We Really Come Since “The Feminine Mystique”?  on OPEN Forum
As Friedan very presciently noted in The Feminine Mystique, “It is time to stop giving lip service to the idea that there are no battles left to be fought for women in America, that women’s rights have already been won.”
But there is hope that American women will never again suffer from “the problem that has no name.” As Friedan wrote in 1997, “It’s awesome to consider how women have changed the very possibilities of our lives and are changing the values of every part of our society since we broke through The Feminine Mystique only two generations ago.”How do you feel about the progress women have made?Read more here on OPEN Forum
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Women in Business: How Far Have We Really Come Since “The Feminine Mystique”?  on OPEN Forum

As Friedan very presciently noted in The Feminine Mystique, “It is time to stop giving lip service to the idea that there are no battles left to be fought for women in America, that women’s rights have already been won.”

But there is hope that American women will never again suffer from “the problem that has no name.” As Friedan wrote in 1997, “It’s awesome to consider how women have changed the very possibilities of our lives and are changing the values of every part of our society since we broke through The Feminine Mystique only two generations ago.”

How do you feel about the progress women have made?

Read more here on OPEN Forum

(via Women in Business: How Far Have We Really Come Since “The Feminine Mystique”? - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

For Small Business, the Inauguration (Finally) Brings CertaintyFor small business, the days of uncertainty are over.  At least for 
the next two years.  The inauguration this week proved that.  The 
President’s speech laid out his objectives.Read More
        (via For Small Business, the Inauguration (Finally) Brings Certainty | Inc.com)
For Small Business, the Inauguration (Finally) Brings Certainty

For small business, the days of uncertainty are over.  At least for the next two years.  The inauguration this week proved that.  The President’s speech laid out his objectives.Read More


(via For Small Business, the Inauguration (Finally) Brings Certainty | Inc.com)

What Is the Fiscal Cliff? These 7 YouTube Videos Break it DownConfused about what exactly the “fiscal cliff” is? Us too — use these YouTube videos from experts to get a break down of what everyone’s been talking about.
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What Is the Fiscal Cliff? These 7 YouTube Videos Break it Down

Confused about what exactly the “fiscal cliff” is? Us too — use these YouTube videos from experts to get a break down of what everyone’s been talking about.

(via What Is the Fiscal Cliff? These 7 YouTube Videos Break it Down)

3 Potent Ways to Use Social Media in Sales1. Mining2. Connecting3. Engaging


    
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Start Up Failure Rates: The Definitive Numbers
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What a 10-Year-Old Can Teach Us About Being an Entrepreneur
One little girl in particular highly impressed me. Her spirit truly embodies what BizWorld is all about. She walked right up to me, shook my hand and gave me her business card. Did I mention these kids were about 10 years old? Her card read: “Aspiring Entrepreneur. Today: Learning and Playing. Tomorrow: Changing the World.” This little girl was fearless. Read More
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What a 10-Year-Old Can Teach Us About Being an Entrepreneur

One little girl in particular highly impressed me. Her spirit truly embodies what BizWorld is all about. She walked right up to me, shook my hand and gave me her business card. Did I mention these kids were about 10 years old? Her card read: “Aspiring Entrepreneur. Today: Learning and Playing. Tomorrow: Changing the World.” This little girl was fearless. Read More

(via What a 10-Year-Old Can Teach Us About Being an Entrepreneur - Forbes)

Click to embiggen (and see full infographic).Cyber Monday in Perspective
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Apple To Manufacture Macs in U.S.So much for outsourced manufacturing jobs. Read More
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