Small Business

Momo Productions | Digitalvision | Getty Images Even in the face of stubborn inflation, small business owners are striking a more positive tone. Optimism surrounding the economy is rising and the CNBC|SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence Index reached its highest level since President Joe Biden took office, according to the latest quarterly data released on Thursday
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People hold signs as they attend a press conference at City Hall Park on April 10, 2023 in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images As we enter an election year, Americans’ perceptions of economic health matter more than ever. Small business owners are often seen as a bellwether given how acutely they
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Venita Cooper, founder of Silhouette Sneakers & Art in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Parnia Mazhar| NBC News. TULSA — Nestled among rows of colorful shoes lining the walls of Silhouette Sneakers & Art, a framed black-and-white photo reminds owner Venita Cooper of the giants whose shoulders she stands on. Overlaid on that picture
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US President Joe Biden holds up a copy of the Republican’s FY2024 budget as he delivers remarks on Bidenomics and Republican economic policy during an event at Prince George’s Community College, in Largo, Maryland, United States on September 14, 2023.  Kyle Mazza | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images With an economy posting significant GDP growth,
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TikTok has officially launched its e-commerce service TikTok Shop in the US.  Costfoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images Consumers are increasingly turning to social media for their shopping this holiday season, and TikTok’s latest venture into e-commerce has emerged at the forefront. The platform introduced TikTok Shop in the U.S. in September as an in-app
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Toronto Star | Toronto Star | Getty Images A recent jury verdict against the National Association of Realtors and large residential brokerages could upend the residential real estate industry.  The real estate compensation model is at the heart of the issue. Plaintiffs contend that commission rates are too high, buyer brokers are being overpaid, and
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Maskot | Digitalvision | Getty Images The United States has experienced a small business boom in recent years, and people of color are a large part of that success, making progress on historical underrepresentation of Black and brown entrepreneurs in America.  From 2010 to 2020, the minority population grew from 36.3% to 42.4%, but the
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