The past several years have been difficult ones for small businesses. Recently, there have been signs that the economy is picking up again, and many small business owners say they’ll end the year on a high-note. But others admit they’re continuing to struggle, blaming the economy and the uncertainty surrounding healthcare for their plight. Where […]
Forget about Small Business Saturday, if you want to kick start the American economy, shop locally every day of the year. That’s the message Sage executives are promoting as they travel travel across the country in what is being called the Sage Listens RV Relay. “In a recent survey in May, we found out that […]
There is so much bad customer service today, that when you receive really fantastic service you’re amazed. That happened to me last week on a cruise with my family. Before I get started, you should understand that my husband and I aren’t fans of cruises so I didn’t go into this with a positive attitude. […]
It’s tough out there. No doubt about it. Just when small business owners were starting to regain some hope that the economy might pick up before the end of the year, the bottom fell out from under us again. The stock market swings are as wild as a theme park roller-coaster ride. Consumer sentiment is down. And many experts predict that the remainder of the year could be even worse than expected.