Category Archives: Current Affairs

Happy National Entrepreneurs’ Day

We postd on Mine Your Own Business last week in Small Business Saturday Follow-Up about the movement to empasize sales at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This would be similar to the already well established Black Friday for … Continue reading

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Small Business Saturday Follow-Up

We did a posting on Wednesday this week about Small Business Saturday, a new movement designed to increase sales for small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We then ran across an article that went a step further and provided … Continue reading

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Some Times Things Are Not as Bad as They Seem

This short posting is a little different than usual since it really doesn't involve small business directly, but it does provide some encouraging news on a Friday afternoon. A recent article in Time makes the point that perhaps the results … Continue reading

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Tis The Season

The title of this post might lead to you think this was going to be a post on the holiday season, but instead this post is about something that is with us year round, unfortunately. There was an article in … Continue reading

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The Economy that Wouldn’t Die

From the US Census Bureau:"New orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased $1.6 billion or 0.8 percent to $215.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today.  This was the second consecutive monthly increase and followed a 0.1 percent May … Continue reading

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Good News for Small Business

As you probably know by now, President Bush signed the economic stimulus package into law yesterday.  Here’s a press release from the Small Business Administration on the new legislation" WASHINGTON:  Steve Preston, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, made … Continue reading

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Say it ain’t so, Joe

By now you’ve heard about the release of the Mitchell Report on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball.  In case you’re interested, you can read the report, all 409 pages of it, here. MYOB isn’t a sports … Continue reading

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Tragedy at the Mall

Doug Fleener at the Retail Contrarian blog comments today on our post from yesterday about being prepared for disasters. Reflecting on yesterday’s shootings at the Westroads Mall in Omaha, he writes, "Mike Buckley of Tacony Corporation has a retail blog … Continue reading

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Guarding the Gates

This is the ninth in our series based on Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America, a 64 page white paper by Jack Stanyon, underwritten by the George H. Baum Community Charitable Trust, the Illinois … Continue reading

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Some Serious Information for Travelers

As you know, recent events have pushed the United States Terrorist Alert level up to orange, the second highest color.  Airport security has tightened considerably and there’s a new list of items that can and can’t be carried on a … Continue reading

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