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The vitality of state economies, like that of the national economy, is directly tied to the success of thousands of small businesses. And state policymakers know this. Every state has policies and programs to encourage entrepreneurship and support small business development and expansion.
Long before we had computers we had something called a “clipping service.” Companies would comb newspapers and magazines for mentions of a business and send the client binders full of “clips.” Professionals and companies could keep track of their public reputations and what was being said about them in mass media. Fast-forward to the Google era…
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” said Alice to the Cheshire Cat.
This is exactly the question that American companies are left asking after a decision that was issued by a federal appeals court earlier this week.
This is the final installment in a series profiling the seven regional finalists for the 2013 Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award. Scroll down to read profiles of the other finalists. The winner will be announced on April 30 at America's Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C.
Midwest: Superior Service Center
This is the final installment of an 8-part series on comprehensive tax reform. Scroll to the bottom to read the other posts.
My co-worker and U.S Chamber Chief Tax Policy Counsel Caroline Harris recently posted that the United States should switch to a territorial system of tax. There’s another important “T” word in comprehensive tax reform that you don’t hear much about: transition.
At a Politico event on taxes and energy, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) again pushed the idea that the tax code stacks the deck in favor of oil and gas companies. She said, “We made a policy decision to pick a winner. We picked a winner. They [oil and gas] won. And they’ve been doing great.”
In 1985, Coca Cola decided to replace the #1 all-time selling brand of soda, Coke, with a sweeter soda—New Coke. Considered one of the greatest marketing disasters of all time, Coca Cola invigorated the sales of its rival, Pepsi, and generated a backlash by its consumers. Several months later, Coca Cola brought Coke back and eventually consigned New Coke to the dustbin of history.
One example of why change for change sake isn’t prudent or wise.
The Boston Beer Company’s Jim Koch joined MNBC’s "Morning Joe" this morning to discuss his Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program, which provides micro-financing, coaching, and mentoring to small business owners in the food, beverage, craft brewing, and hospitality industries.
One of the greatest things about being a young entrepreneur is getting to learn from other, more seasoned entrepreneurs. One such fellow entrepreneur I know is Teresa Garland, Managing Partner at Intelligender, who always seems to know how to leave a lasting impression.
Recently, I asked her for her best advice for making a strong impression in a first meeting. Here are her top 5 tips:
This Friday, April 26 marks the thirty year anniversary of the landmark report, A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform.
Trucking Industry Is Set to Expand Its Use of Natural Gas – [The New York Times] The U.S. truck industry is switching from petroleum to natural gas, and if it remains cheap, consumers may benefit once again.
Businesses place a high value on the mobility of their employees, customers and supply chains. A seamless, reliable, safe transportation system boosts gross domestic product. A system that is disjointed, unreliable, unsafe, and inadequate for future economic and population growth drags down the economy.
At the U.S. Chamber’s CEO Leadership Series, Thomas Farrell, Chairman, President, and CEO of Dominion Resources spoke about the “shale gale” blowing across the American economy. He discussed how tapping into shale deposits have improved America’s energy security and economic opportunities.
Brain power will get more of its due by official scorekeepers of the U.S. economy.
This is part seven in a monthlong series on tax reform. Click at the bottom of the page to read the other posts in the series.
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