What Sectors of the Economy are Hot and How to Take Advantage

July 16th, 2014 → 8:37 pm @

Job seekers and employees alike are discovering new and more efficient ways to adjust to a more robust hiring market.


Electronic transfers improve Somalia economy

August 31st, 2013 → 11:44 pm @

Small business owners are using a unique form of mobile money to connect with customers.


Beattie blames Qld economy on Bligh govt

August 24th, 2013 → 2:09 am @

Labor's star candidate and former premier Peter Beattie has rejected any blame for Queensland's economic woes.


Cafe Owner Posts Sign Warning Customers, I Am a Black Woman?

July 10th, 2013 → 6:24 pm @

Being a small-business owner is difficult enough in this economy, but for British café owner Martha-Renee Kolleh, running her business also means facing a daily dose of discrimination, courtesy of some of the locals who stop by her shop.


Businesses urged to support each other

June 20th, 2013 → 12:17 am @

It’s important not only to shop locally but to consider the impact of all spending decisions on the local economy, a local business owner says. Do all those decisions add up?


Plainfield business leaders come together in push to revitalize long-struggling local economy

March 2nd, 2013 → 4:28 pm @

JFK Health System Vice President of Government Affairs Adam Beder addresses those gathered at Plainfield's 'State of Business' address at Plainfield Public Library Thursday morning. / Photo by Mark Spivey.


Poll: Do you support raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour?

February 13th, 2013 → 10:50 am @

Some say it would represent long-awaited help for the working poor hoping to break into the middle class in the midst of a slowly recovering economy.


Raising minimum wage would bolster recovery: Obama

February 12th, 2013 → 11:06 pm @

President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage is in sync with his push to grow the economy by bolstering the middle class but it puts him at odds with many small-business owners who see it as a burden.


Mom entrepreneur makes it big

February 12th, 2013 → 9:18 pm @

Uncertainty about the economy has kept many small business owners from hiring, borrowing and expanding over the past year.  But that's not the case for one small business owner. She's actually getting world-wide attention.


Small biz ideas for State of the Union

February 12th, 2013 → 3:17 pm @

A national blog this morning noted that political attention was focused on small business in the months and weeks before last November’s election day. Since then, however, nary a word to or about the segment of our economy that accounts for the vast ma…