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  • U.S. Businesses, 79 Percent of Belgian Small Exporters Use Social Media for Sales

    Across the world, small businesses do not seem to be equal when it comes to facing challenges. Belgian businesses, for example, seem to be doing something right among their European counterparts. According to data revealed in the recently released FedEx SME Export Report, Belgian small and medium sized businesses appear most optimistic about future revenue growth…

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  • UN to Small Business: Create 600 Million Jobs!

    The special designation acknowledges the vital position small businesses occupy in economies around the globe as job creators. The UN will call upon these businesses and other entrepreneurs around the world to create an estimated 600 million jobs worldwide over the next 15 years. This is the number of jobs projected to be lost globally…

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  • New US Beef Export Deal with China Could Be Huge for Domestic Producers

    Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s secretary of agriculture, said once China begins importing American beef under a new trade deal, they will want more. “When the Chinese people taste our high-quality U.S. beef, there’s no doubt in my mind that they’ll want more of it,” Perdue said in a statement Friday. US Beef Export Deal…

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  • US Chamber of Commerce Releases First Small Business Index

    Even in the face of economic uncertainty, small businesses are looking at 2017 as a year to grow. According to the first ever Small Business Index from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife (NYSE:MET), a majority of small businesses are expecting revenue growth this year. And 1 in 3 expect to hire someone for…

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  • Looking for Funding? Here are Some Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

    The number of women-owned businesses has risen dramatically in recent years, a healthy sign for those who value greater diversity in the nation’s economy. Between 2002 and 2012, the number of women-owned firms increased at a rate 2½ times the national average (52 percent vs. 20 percent) and employment at women-owned firms grew at a…

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  • Getting the Right Funding Can be Daunting – But There is Hope

    Vendedy is the first social network designed to connect global travelers to street markets. Founded by Forbes30Under30 Entrepreneur Christine Souffrant Ntim, the small business’s goal is to digitize the $10 trillion dollar street market economy and make it accessible to anyone and everyone. But when Ntim started out, she had an incredibly difficult time getting…

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  • 3 Tips for Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

    Here are three tips to help you maximize your Social Security benefit amount. It seems like a simple equation. You pay money into Social Security during your working years. You get it back when you retire. And if you hold off past full retirement age, you get more. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. The reality…

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  • Opportunity Fund Targets Minority Businesses, Loans More Than $60 Million in 2016

    Small businesses in California that can’t access capital through traditional lenders have another option. Opportunity Fund is an organization that provides microloans to small businesses. Since it was founded in 1994, the organization has loaned more than $164 million to more than 5,500 businesses. And in its 2016 fiscal year, Opportunity Fund provided over $60…

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  • An In-Depth Interview with Somer Anderson

    Approximately 7,000 students are enrolled in colleges across the U.S. Out of these schools, Maryville University has become a popular education destination. Many students at Maryville have chosen to make use of the  available 90 programs that the school offers. By 2014’s end, it was said that nearly 6 million students across the world had…

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