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Opioids are Wreaking Havoc on America. The Business Community is Fighting Back

The business community is rallying together to fight the war on opioid and stubstance abuse.

Opioids are Wreaking Havoc on America. The Business Community is Fighting Back

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This Small Business is Helping Boeing Build America’s New Spaceship

Collaboration between two of America’s most innovative companies is helping pave the way for the next generation of American space travel.

This Small Business is Helping Boeing Build America’s New Spaceship

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Why More Older Americans are Starting New Businesses

More baby boomers and senior citizens are starting their own businesses, proving that entrepreneurship really has no age limit.

Why More Older Americans are Starting New Businesses

Four U.S. Business Titans That Are Fueling America’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Most of today's largest titans of industry started out as small businesses—and it appears that many of them haven't forgotten where they came from or how hard it was to get started.

Four U.S. Business Titans That Are Fueling America’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

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America’s Entrepreneurial Roots: A Nation Founded by Small Business Owners

The United States may be the most successful startup experiment ever launched, complete with the greatest entrepreneurial manifesto (the Declaration of Independence) ever written and the most brilliant business plan (the Constitution) even conceived. Not unlike modern day startups, our nation was founded by a group of innovators who firmly believed they had a better solution to a timeless challenge – in their case, how to organize and run a country. But then, America’s enterprising roots and enduring entrepreneurial spirit won’t be a surprise once you understand the backgrounds of our founding fathers–many of whom, it turns out, were successful small business owners themselves. Here’s a look at some of the entrepreneurial stories behind several of the notable signers of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson The primary author of the Declaration of Independence and eventual third president of the United States was a successful landowner, lawyer and farmer before joining […]

America’s Entrepreneurial Roots: A Nation Founded by Small Business Owners

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How Bank of America Helped This Startup Build a Business Around Purpose and Profit

Bank of America has played a significant supporting role in every step of Yoobi's development. Find out how.

How Bank of America Helped This Startup Build a Business Around Purpose and Profit

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This Small Business is Helping Boeing Build America’s New Spaceship

Welcome to #BizUnited, a new series highlighting innovative partnerships between large corporations and small businesses across America. Check back periodically for new installments. Collaboration between two of America’s most innovative companies – one relatively small and largely unknown, the other a century-old, globally renowned corporation – is helping pave the way for the next generation of American space travel. Through a partnership forged by NASA, Houston-based Bastion Technologies, a technology and engineering company, is working hand-in-hand with aerospace and defense giant Boeing to build the CST-100 Starliner, a next-generation crew capsule that will allow the space agency to send American astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil. Currently, NASA relies on Russia’s space agency to help transport U.S. astronauts to the space station at a cost of $70 million per roundtrip. While Bastion has been a Boeing supplier since the company was founded in 1998, this new partnership […]

This Small Business is Helping Boeing Build America’s New Spaceship

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Why More Older Americans are Starting New Businesses

If you hear the word entrepreneur and immediately picture a young person in a baggy hoodie working in a converted garage or dorm room, you may have some re-imagining to do. More baby boomers and senior citizens are starting their own businesses, proving that entrepreneurship really has no age limit. The rise of the so-called “seniorpreneur” (or “encore entrepreneur”) shouldn’t be surprising. As boomers age and the U.S. greys, there are simply more older Americans in the workforce than there used to be. While workers age 55 or older made up just 12 percent of the workforce in 1994, their numbers nearly doubled to 25 percent by 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “A big component of the increase in older Americans launching more businesses is a reflection of a general demographic shift in the make up of all Americans,” Derek Ozkal, a program officer at the Kauffman […]

Why More Older Americans are Starting New Businesses

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Four U.S. Business Titans That Are Fueling America’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Most of today’s largest titans of industry started out as small businesses—and it appears that many of them haven’t forgotten where they came from or how hard it was to get started. So they’re lending a helping hand to others. Dell, Google, Microsoft and Walmart are some examples of American companies whose founders climbed to the top of their respective fields, and then promptly turned right back around to help the next generation of entrepreneurs coming up behind them. While it may seem a bit counterintuitive for major companies to fund their future competitors, the practice can be beneficial for both groups. Small business owners and startup founders can take advantage of the larger company’s first-class resources, networking and financial opportunities, while the larger firms lay the groundwork for  future partnerships and get a look at some of latest innovative technologies and business practices. Here’s a closer look at how […]

Four U.S. Business Titans That Are Fueling America’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

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The new face of small business in America [infographic]

Editor’s Note: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual America’s Small Business Summit takes place this week in Washington. Make sure to follow along via the ASBS homepage and the Twitter hashtag #IAmSmallBiz for updates and live-stream events. The face of America’s small business owners is slowly changing. Here’s a by-the numbers guide to entrepreneurship across the country.    

The new face of small business in America [infographic]

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Why your small business should start looking beyond America’s borders

Given today’s increasingly globalized economic landscape, U.S. small businesses that disregard the importance of international trade and limit themselves to the domestic market will do so at their own peril.

Why your small business should start looking beyond America’s borders

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The Veteran Small Business Owner Who Watches Over America’s Fallen Soldiers

Kevin Knight will be the first to tell you that hiring veterans to work at his small construction and maintenance company isn’t just about doing the right thing – it’s a policy that’s rooted in sound business practice, too. “Veterans are hard workers and some of the best people you’d want to have in your business,” says Knight, whose small business, Virginia-based Knight Solutions, handles renovations and grounds maintenance for many of the country’s military cemeteries. Knight joined the U.S. Army right after high school; however, he was discharged after a serious eye injury sustained during a training exercise forced him to leave the service before he was deployed overseas. Not deterred, Knight has managed to use entrepreneurship as a tool to continue supporting America’s returning soldiers. To date, Knight Solutions has hired veterans from 15 states, and the majority of the firm’s approximately 150 employees have served in the […]

The Veteran Small Business Owner Who Watches Over America’s Fallen Soldiers

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