Economy


Keeping you up to date on the economy and how it impacts small businesses.

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Startup Funding Report is Issued

The Go BIG Network has published data showing that funding requests by small businesses were down during the first quarter of 2007. The average amount of …

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The Call of the Entrepreneur Movie

The Acton Institute will be releasing a one-hour documentary film this spring, called "The Call of the Entrepreneur." It's about the beauty, mystery and power …

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Microbusiness Trends for 2007

Editor's Note: Last year, Dawn Rivers Baker wrote a guest article here at Small Business Trends outlining the top trends in microbusinesses for 2006. She was …

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Money Trends for 2007 and Beyond

Greg Balanko-Dickson has challenged me to work on the financial section of the Trends Map. Greg, I accept your challenge. So what's this all about? A …

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Small Businesses More Optimistic

Gas prices in the United States go down, and optimism goes up. Last month we saw that the small business optimism index was down. In fact, the drop was …

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The 7th Annual Small Business Book Awards Feature What’s Worth Reading