Small Business

12:57am

Wed April 18, 2012
It's All Politics

Small Businesses Get Big Political Hype. What's The Reality?

Originally published on Wed April 18, 2012 6:46 am

Tourists walk near shops in the Maine seaside village of Northeast Harbor.
Dina Rudick Boston Globe via Getty Images

The House is scheduled to vote this week on a small-business tax cut bill offered up by Republicans. It's just the latest piece of legislation to focus on small businesses, which are widely praised in the political discourse as engines of job creation. The adoration is nearly universal — and it reflects something beyond economic reality.

"Small businesses create 2 out of every 3 jobs in this economy, so our recovery depends on them," President Obama said in 2012 at a New Jersey sandwich shop where he met with small-business owners.

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2:15pm

Thu March 8, 2012
Business

Small Businesses Staying Lean, Wary Of Hiring

Originally published on Thu March 8, 2012 4:11 pm

Robby Richardson crafts handmade stirrups for Nettles Country in Madisonville, Texas. The company would like to hire more workers, but can't afford to.
Courtesy of Nettles Country

Optimism is growing about the U.S. jobs market. Fewer people are applying for unemployment benefits, and hiring is up. The lion's share of new jobs are coming from small and medium-sized firms. But even if the economy comes roaring back, many small businesses aren't likely to hire with wild abandon.

"It's a huge commitment, when you're a very small firm, to add someone," says Kate O'Sullivan, director of content for CFO magazine. "And I think that the outlook is still not completely firm."

Doing More With Less

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7:29am

Mon September 5, 2011
Employment

Workforce Development Month Connects Employers, Job-seekers

September is workforce development month in Colorado.  The focus of the program this year is on helping businesses in the state start up or expand.

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12:22pm

Thu April 14, 2011
Small Business

Udall Hopes Third Time the Charm for Small Business Lending Bill

Credit unions have long pushed for greater flexibility in how much they can lend to small business.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about a proposal that would more than double credit unions’ business lending.

1:10pm

Mon March 21, 2011
Healthcare

Impact of Healthcare Law on Colorado Small Business

Creative Commons

One year after the new federal health care law was signed, many small business owners in Colorado say they’ve already benefited from the legislation.

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