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Small Business Lending Plummets as Loans to Big Business Soar

Small Business Lending Plummets as Loans to Big Business Soar

Studies show locally owned businesses are a primary source of net new job creation. Yet independent businesses in many sectors are losing market share, while the number of new startups has steadily fallen over the last two decades.  Insufficient capital is a key culprit driving these trends.

yahoo.com (47 seconds ago)

Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job, after a Senate committee supported an equal-pay proposal Wednesday. The measure by Sen.

washingtonexaminer.com (3 minutes ago)

Video lottery casinos get OK to do more promotions

Video lottery casinos get OK to do more promotions

PIERRE | Video lottery businesses will have a much freer hand to offer promotions as part of a state strategy to increase betting activity.

rapidcityjournal.com (25 minutes ago)

Jerald Horrocks, founder of Horrock's Farm Market, dies at age 91

Horrocks Farm Market, 7420 W. Saginaw Hwy. in Delta Township, began as a fruit stand the Lansing City Market in 1959 before growing into one of the Lansing area's best-known businesses.

mlive.com (1 hour ago)

Rick Perry Is Coming for Your Job

Rick Perry Is Coming for Your Job

No more talk of Texas seceding or ‘oops’ moments-the governor is relaunching his image and luring businesses to the Lone Star state. And he was doing just that in Manhattan on Tuesday.

yahoo.com (2 hours ago)

State offers help for businesses impacted by Oshkosh Corp. layoffs

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has launched a pilot program that will give businesses impacted by layoffs at Oshkosh Corp. and other major manufacturers access to short-term loans to help pursue new projects or businesses.

thenorthwestern.com (3 hours ago)

Initiative looks to give boost to local businesses

Starting in May, look for special Saturday offers at downtown Hazleton businesses. Hazleton POWER! members are in the process of arranging Small Business Saturdays, and are inviting business owners to an upcoming meeting to discuss plans and share ideas.

standardspeaker.com (4 hours ago)

German business sentiment up, eastern headwinds loom

Germany's businesses grew more confident in April, the widely followed Ifo index showed on Thursday.

cnbc.com (4 hours ago)

Littleton development under construction at Platte Canyon and Mineral

Littleton development under construction at Platte Canyon and Mineral

A once-controversial development at South Platte Canyon Road and West Mineral Avenue is now under construction and will bring 250 apartment units and four retail businesses to Littleton.

denverpost.com (5 hours ago)

$15 hourly wage will be a killer for many small businesses

Let me tell you the reasons, from a business perspective, why a $15 per hour minimum wage is a terrible idea.Click to Continue »

thenewstribune.com (5 hours ago)

Lacey may forgive B&O taxes for startups

It’s pro-business day at Lacey City Council on Thursday, when the council is set to weigh whether to approve a three-year business and occupation tax exemption for startup businesses in…Click to Continue »

theolympian.com (5 hours ago)

S.F. trying to find 'balance' on chain store limits

Along Ocean Avenue and Geary Boulevard, "most formula and independent retail businesses tend to be in categories that serve ... daily needs, such as grocery stores, drug stores, banks and coffee shops," the study found. Any regulations involve trade-offs. Since retail controls create a disincentive for chain stores...

sfgate.com (5 hours ago)

El Paso progress: Mayor Leeser says city is open for new businesses; success depends on teamwork

El Paso progress: Mayor Leeser says city is open for new businesses; success depends on teamwork

El Paso is prepared and open for new businesses but progress will only come by working together, Mayor Oscar Leeser said during his first State of the City address on Wednesday.

elpasotimes.com (6 hours ago)

Fun is the missing ingredient in most workplaces today

Fun is the missing ingredient in most workplaces today

Jerry Osteryoung Helping Small Businesses -- Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute of Play, said, 'There is good evidence that if you allow employees to engage in something they want to do, (which) is playful, there are better outcomes in terms of productivity and motivation.'

tallahassee.com (6 hours ago)

Four fail alcohol compliance check

MOORHEAD - Four of 17 businesses failed an alcohol compliance check conducted here April 17.

inforum.com (7 hours ago)

Who Needs Laws?

Who Needs Laws?

The problem of Congress passing and presidents signing vague laws that leave much to interpretation from courts and bureaucrats is nothing new. The Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law in 1990, has been used relentlessly to file frivolous lawsuits and extort untold millions from American businesses. But...

townhall.com (8 hours ago)

AdPlotter Brings Classified Ads to the Cloud

AdPlotter Brings Classified Ads to the Cloud

An innovative new cloud based-platform is breathing new life into the dated classified ad. Thanks to the team behind AdPlotter, online classified advertisers now have an opportunity to post on hundreds of sites simultaneously.Businesses and...

examiner.com (8 hours ago)

Baxter City Council: Should city develop sidewalk ordinance?

BAXTER - It’s a city where wide, paved walking and biking trails are common but sidewalks are not. During a Wednesday night special Baxter City Council meeting, the addition of two businesses on a future Falcon Drive fueled a discussion about a sidewalk ordinance. The city currently doesn’t have one. The council...

brainerddispatch.com (8 hours ago)

Geneva Chamber event showcases area businesses

David Buetow, Fuchs & Roselli, Ltd. networks with Kelley and Bill Nelson of State Farm Insurance during a Geneva Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on April 22, which was hosted by The Geneva Public Library. Members who have joined the chamber in the past year were given the opportunity to showcase...

kcchronicle.com (9 hours ago)

Initiative Comes To Colorado To Help Small Businesses Grow

Initiative Comes To Colorado To Help Small Businesses Grow

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet teamed up to welcome an initiative that will help encourage more small business development in Colorado.

cbslocal.com (9 hours ago)

N.C. House panel OKs draft bill on drones

N.C. House panel OKs draft bill on drones

North Carolina inched closer Wednesday toward allowing the use of unmanned aircraft - commonly known as drones - by individuals, businesses and government agencies.

journalnow.com (10 hours ago)

Owner of Amherst restaurant pleads guilty to federal tax fraud

The owner of the widely known Tandoori’s Restaurant of Amherst pleaded guilty Wednesday to underreporting gross receipts of the business on corporate tax returns for 2010 and 2011.Ravi Sabharwal, 58, of Clarence, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny to filing a false tax return....

buffalonews.com (10 hours ago)

Two Small Firms Adapt to ACA

Small businesses are finding both benefits and costs as they attempt to navigate the Affordable Care Act.

wsj.com (11 hours ago)

Regarding the Consolidation of System LSI Businesses in New Company

Fujitsu Limited, Panasonic Corporation, and Development Bank of Japan, Inc. (DBJ) have signed a memorandum of understanding in which DBJ will make an investment and provide a line of credit for a new fabless company specializing in system LSI design and development which Fujitsu and Panasonic will jointly establish.

japancorp.net (11 hours ago)

The Mill quickly attracting small, larger businesses

aikenstandard.com (12 hours ago)

Suspect arrested in theft of metal scraps from businesses

JAMESTOWN – A 44-year-old man from Sherman was arrested Sunday afternoon in an investigation of the theft of metal scraps from area businesses. Daryl Freeman was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree and trespass, and was ordered to appear at Sherman Town Court in several weeks.

buffalonews.com (14 hours ago)

Can Australia manufacture a solution to its import addiction?

Australia's dependence on imported goods comes at a substantial cost. Maintaining current levels of prosperity will require a shift from volatile booms to value-adding businesses before it is too late.

businessspectator.com.au (15 hours ago)

State Senate to consider equal pay proposal

Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job. The equal pay proposal, Senate Bill 334, by New Orleans Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, a Democrat, receiv...

theadvocate.com (15 hours ago)

Baseball bat trumps potato in battle of weaponry

A man's attempt to rob two businesses with a potato does not, alas, work out

kansascity.com (15 hours ago)

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