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Lori Hershman has seen about as much as any neighborhood toy store owner in Connecticut, from a visit by Melissa and Doug Bernstein as they went door-to-door peddling toy puzzles that would become the foundation for their Melissa & Doug; to Hershman and her spouse Mick doing home deliveries themselves during the darkest days of […]

Christina Florschutz was the sole survivor recovered after a Nov. 20, 2023 landslide in Wrangell destroyed three homes and left at least four people dead. (Colette Czarnecki/KSTK) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subscribe to […]

Header: Midsize businesses are a core component of the U.S. economy.  Despite representing only 5% of the total number of national employer businesses, midsize businesses account for 33% of revenue generated and 30% of all private sector employment in the country. IMAGE: Outline of the United States with the following text: 300,000 midsize businesses in the […]

Owning a small business is part of many people’s American dream. “I think there’s something romantic about owning your own business and being in control of your life,” said Colleen Flinn, co-owner of Flinn’s Mercantile in downtown Jacksonville. “… I don’t think I could ever go back to punching a clock five days a week.” […]

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — The holiday spirit for one Oakland family upended the morning after Thanksgiving when they were alerted their small business was burglarized. The East Oakland theft will likely cost the family more than $15,000. Lorena Dominguez is leaning on the warmth she shared with family and friends on Thanksgiving to get her […]

Listen to this article The post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy continued with Cyber Monday hot on the heels of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales. “What we’re hearing from businesses, it was a busy weekend with spending on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday,” said Jakey Dobbs with Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership. Chirps & Cheers stationery […]

HARTFORD, Conn — It’s the season of giving and with that comes Giving Tuesday, a day that started back in 2012 and has been going strong ever since. Nonprofit leaders said this day makes a difference in helping those in need.  “Giving Tuesday is huge for us,” said Chelsea Logan with Chrysalis Center. After Black […]

A longtime Joplin boutique celebrated 16 years in business and what it said was a return to its roots with a “Pink Friday” ribbon-cutting and open house Nov. 17. Ashley Wakefield, is the owner of Sophie, a boutique that just finished moving from Main Street back to where it started in the University Plaza Shopping […]

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Monday described how new technology has helped small and medium-sized businesses become successful. He said business owners are empowered by new and fairly accessible tools that help them succeed despite the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes. CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Monday lauded the

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Monday lauded the success of e-commerce merchants during Black Friday, suggesting that new technology and online services has helped small and medium-sized businesses turn profits. Cramer cited data from Shopify President Harley Finkelstein, who

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