‘Supply-chain bullying’ to be tackled with first-ever small business commissioner

‘Supply-chain bullying’ to be tackled with first-ever small business commissioner

Business Secretary Greg Clark said Uppal’s experience made him “suited to champion small business and bring about a change in culture, creating a level playing field”. Mr Uppal said: “Running your own business can be a very lonely experience and...
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Andrew Coyne: Most small businesses go nowhere, why tilt the tax system in their favour?

Andrew Coyne: Most small businesses go nowhere, why tilt the tax system in their favour?

Whatever else has divided the federal Liberals from their critics in the storm over their proposed reforms to the taxation of small business, the two sides have been united on one thing. The Liberals may believe some people have “abused”...
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How to Keep Payment Fees Low for Your Small Business

How to Keep Payment Fees Low for Your Small Business

The best part of business is getting paid, but getting paid isn’t always as easy or simple as it should be. In addition to figuring out the logistics of how to get paid, you may have to pay multiple vendors...
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Hurricane alert: 40 percent of small businesses never recover from a disaster

Hurricane alert: 40 percent of small businesses never recover from a disaster

One of the hard lessons many small businesses are learning after the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is that a disaster plan is essential — even if you think you’ll never need to use it. According to the...
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Small Business Owners Are Retiring & Why Millennials May Not Fill The Gap on America’s Main Street

Small Business Owners Are Retiring & Why Millennials May Not Fill The Gap on America’s Main Street

A local hardware store in Worcester, Massachusetts recently announced that it was going out of business. This wouldn’t be big news, except Elwood Adams Hardware has been around since the Articles of Confederation. Dating back to 1782, it is (or...
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3 small business tips from UNCW’s business center

3 small business tips from UNCW’s business center

Heather McWhorter is the new director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center. WILMINGTON — The University of North Carolina Wilmington announced its new regional director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center earlier th...
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