Small Business News

Mel Gibson: How to Destroy Your Personal Brand in 60 Seconds

TweetWow, Mel Gibson really stepped in it now. While I continue to believe that the whole social media scene is way over-hyped (ahem… show me the money), it is probably under-hyped in one area — the speed in which BAD news can travel FAST. Whether your company is engaged in social media (blogging, tweeting, facebook-ing, […]

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Larry King – Talk Legend or Obsolete Dinosaur?

Larry King is “retiring” – which is code for he has been forced to retire. The legend of talk television has suffered several years of bad ratings and the powers that be have decided that it’s time for him to hang up his hat. The big debate amongst media pundits is 1) who will replace […]

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SBA Lending Drops 50% in Q2 2010

Q2 2010 SBA lending has dropped by roughly 50% compared with Q1 2010. The major cause? The government stimulus money designed to fund small business lending guarantees has been depleted. This can be interpreted in one of two ways. One might argue that Obama should/could allocate more funding to put up as collateral for SBA […]

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Obama Job Growth

“President Barack Obama on Friday said he recognizes the economy isn’t growing fast enough, as a report showed job losses in June and a broad slowdown. Nonfarm payrolls fell by 125,000 last month as 225,000 government workers hired for the 2010 census lost their temporary jobs, the Labor Department said Friday. Only 83,000 private-sector jobs […]

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Job Creation in Private Sector Remained Weak in June

TweetThe United States added just 83,000 private-sector jobs in June, a dishearteningly low number that could add to the growing number of economists who warn that the economic recovery has slowed to the point that it cannot generate enough job growth. Department of Labor June Employment Report Over all, the nation lost 125,000 jobs, according […]

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