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Drop in Labor Participation Signals Weak Economy

For immediate release ST. LOUIS, MO – “Some will trumpet the June drop of two-tenths of one percent in the unemployment rate as great news, but in fact it just masks the truth of what is happening in the US economy: The administration is breaking the back of the job creators,” said Susan Solovic, THE […]

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When a drop in unemployment is bad news

Some will trumpet today’s announcement of a two-tenths of one percent drop in the June unemployment rate as great news, but in fact it just masks the truth of what is happening in the US economy: The administration is breaking the back of the job creators. Once again we’ve seen an unemployment rate drop due […]

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Dear Politician: If Small Business Is So Important, How Do You Explain These Facts?

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. I’ve been reminded of that old English proverb in recent weeks as I’ve scanned the news for articles on the state of small business in the US. The proverb comes to mind because when I read the news I begin to think about the way I “wish” it […]

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Good 2014 Economic Figures? Check Your Math

Sometimes there are troubling phrases that creep into our language so slowly that few people stop to consider the consequences. “The new normal,” is one of these. When real GDP growth for 2014 was announced last month, it came in at 2.4 percent. Politicians crowed about how the economy grew throughout the year, pointing to […]

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The Jobless Economy

I should really stop reading newspapers. All they do is get you depressed. And angry. When you write a column like this, you read a lot. An awful lot. You have to stay on top of just about every development having anything to do with the world of entrepreneurship and small business. And when you […]

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Dreaming About Sugar Plums and Candy Canes? How About Your Own Small Business

In addition to Sugar Plums and Candy Canes this holiday season, you might be dreaming about starting your own business.  Despite a slight uptick in employment, millions of Americans remain unemployed.  And some are viewing this as an opportunity to become their own boss.  They are ready chuck the traditional career-path paradigm and create their […]

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From Road Rage to Workplace Rage: Watch Out for Angry Employees and Customers.

Although there are signs the economy is slowing recovering, millions of people are under-employed or unemployed.  Personal financial stress can take its toll on your emotional and physical well-being.  And you don’t leave all of that stress at home when you go to work every day.  At work there are the normal business challenges, but […]

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