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Technology Helping Small Businesses

Today’s rapidly evolving pace of technology has obviously changed the way we send and receive information. As small business owners, trying to keep up can be overwhelming, but we must adjust the way we market to and connect with our customers if we’re going to stay competitive. As a new business owner, I quickly realized […]

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Top 2011 Small Business Policy Developments

This week SBE Council issued “Top Policy Highlights and Lowlights for Small Business in 2011,” a list of significant policy developments this past year for the nation’s small business owners and entrepreneurs. SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan said the list includes a range of issues that will impact the economic and business climate for 2012 and […]

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Bank of America Hiring Small Business Bankers in AZ

Bank of America is announcing the hiring of 29 small business bankers across the state of Arizona to provide guidance and counsel to local small business owners. One of the bankers is Janet Monette, who will work out of the downtown Flagstaff branch at 125 E. Birch Avenue. The additional bankers are part of the […]

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SBE Responding to Low Job Numbers

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) issued the following statement on June’s employment data, which showed an anemic 18,000 jobs gain.  The U.S. Department of Labor also reported a downward revision (-44,000) in the job numbers for April and May. “The jobs numbers are not surprising given low business confidence, increased government costs, […]

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Moratorium on Uranium Mining Extended

The federal government today extended a moratorium on new mining claims at the Grand Canyon.  The extension will be in place for six months, said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The Interior Secretary cited concerns about water, air quality and scenery for the moratorium.  Salazar has said he and the Obama administration prefer a 20 year […]

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Poor Job Numbers Reflect Grim Policy Outlook

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) said May’s jobs numbers are not surprising given flawed government policies that continue to jack up business costs and fuel uncertainty. The unemployment rate increased to 9.1 percent, and employers only added 54,000 jobs last month according to the U.S. Department of Labor. “Energy and health care […]

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Entrepreneurs Launch Frugal Flagstaff

Two entrepreneurs are launching  FrugalFlagstaff.com, a website filled with coupons and discount deals that provides area businesses profitable and cost-effective online marketing. FrugalFlagstaff.com arrives at a time when online coupon sites are very popular; but, with the focus shifted to local and small businesses, they have found a new niche. FrugalFlagstaff.com has already gained momentum, […]

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Leaders Recognize National Small Business Week

Each of the past 48 years, the U.S. President has proclaimed this: National Small Business Week.  The contributions of small business owners are also recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration. President of the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, Julie Pastrick, called small business the backbone and character of every community.   “Some feel that big […]

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SBE Council Economist on Latest Inflation Numbers

Raymond J. Keating, chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), offered the following statement in reaction to the CPI inflation numbers just released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CPI inflation over the past year registered only 1.5%. However, it’s very much worth […]

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