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It’s Small Business Saturday!

Main Street, Kentucky
Main Street in Kentucky. Photo/bmm

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Small independent businesses today are offering discounts, promotions and sales to encourage consumers to make Main Street, USA ground zero for their holiday shopping this Small Business Saturday.

Holidays Look Good, Merchants Ready for Shopping

A Gymboree franchised store
photo by bmm

NEW YORK – Consumers took advantage of Veteran's Day sales and gave retailers their second consecutive week of positive sales results.

Down with Lemonade Stands? Never!

There’s this thing online called “trolling.” It’s when you post something really outrageous just to get a reaction out of people. That’s what I think the online magazine Slate was doing recently when it posted an opinion piece critical of lemonade stands.

NFIB Announces Support of California’s Fair Franchising Bill

SACRAMENTO—The National Federation of Independent Business announced on Friday that it is supporting California's Senate Bill 610, a fair franchising amendment to California's existing Franchise Relations Act.

Small Business Saturday: How Was It?

Small Business Saturday took place just a few days ago, sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was the third year for American Express' brainchild.

Small Business Bill Signed into Law

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Obama meets small business owners in Philadelphia, WH Photo/Peter Souza