Recession warning signs are flashing. Here are 4 tips to protect your small business during a downturn

Ivy Walker •
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Three out of four economists predict that the U.S. economy will enter a recession by 2021. Some economists are predicting that the next recession could be deeper and more severe than the previous one in light of the fact that business and household debts are at higher levels than they were prior to the Great Recession of 2007-09,


4 tips for small business owners to respond to negative online reviews

Ted Janicki •
The Business Journal - Central New York
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This spring, small business owners across the U.S. said business was booming, with 59% expecting their revenue to increase over the next 12 months, 67% looking to expand in the year ahead, and 24% planning to hire in that same timeframe, according to our Bank of America Spring 2019 Small Business Owner Report. According to


How small businesses can grow on a tight budget

Serenity Gibbons •
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Growth rarely comes easily. As small businesses expand, they need capital to hire new workers, pursue new projects, and pay off debts. Even companies with good long-term prospects can fold when capital problems create short-term headaches. According to Investopedia, nearly half of small businesses that fail do so because they run out of funding. Owners