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Alaska’s unemployment rate improved in May from the month before, but it still remained historically high at 12.6%, even as shoppers and diners slowly returned to businesses following the COVID-19 shutdown. For Daniel Greenhalgh, the owner of Skinny Raven Sports in Anchorage, it was...
Since many small business owners and their employees are currently working remotely, it’s the perfect time for entrepreneurs to focus on activities that can be completed from anywhere. Whether you’re trying to improve team communication or market your business, these tips from members of the online small...
by Eric J. Shelton, Mississippi TodayMay 19, 2020 As barbershops, clothing stores, parks, gyms and other small businesses begin to reopen, the threat of the coronavirus pandemic remains for many.  “Have you been sick, and have you been around anyone who...
As 2020 began, the U.S. business tax system was ill-suited to the nation’s economic challenges. After the excessive tax cuts of 2017, the U.S. corporate tax raised only one-third as much revenue, relative to gross domestic product (GDP), as those of U.S. trading partners in 2018 and 2019....
by Bobby Harrison, Mississippi TodayMay 13, 2020 The Mississippi Legislature committed $300 million of the $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds the state has received to small businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic.
When small business closures, due to Covid-19, seemed to be inevitable by mid-March, leaders of several North Shore business associations knew they had to come together to help local businesses stay afloat. After several meetings, the four associations — the Gold Coast Business Association, Glen Cove Chamber...
Chengwei Liu, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Bestselling business books promise to teach you the winning formula and reveal the secrets of success. But the inconvenient truth is that exceptional successes in business are largely based on luck....
Erik Gordon, University of Michigan A business group that represents the CEOs of America’s most powerful companies recently issued a statement that may sound like a roar. But it’s actually more of a whimper.
Sean Mccusker, Northumbria University, Newcastle It’s 60 years since Lego patented their little plastic blocks and since then over 600 billion bricks have been produced. These bricks have been used to build cars, death stars and a multitude of...
The rising popularity of "pizza farms" may seem like just another quaint foodie trend, but there's business sense behind the idea. The basic concept, which originated in Wisconsin, is that small farmers can make pizzas with ingredients grown on their lands or sourced nearby, and bake them...