Category Archives: Small Business Trends & Research

Women Business Owners Hold Their Own During Great Recession, Outperform in Some Cases

How did women-owned businesses fare during the recent recession? The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) has released data suggesting that in spite of the challenging economic conditions of 2007-2010, many women-owned businesses performed as well as or better than those … Continue reading

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Kansas City’s Entrepreneurial Score Card Boasts Big League Hits

After months of input from business and community leaders, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce recently rolled out its “Big 5” lineup. One of the five ideas is “The Making of America’s Most Entrepreneurial City.” Even before that announcement, … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2011 Snapshots

Labor Day 2011 is a bit bittersweet. As we remember American workers, let’s not forget the more than 9 percent of our population who are out of a job. Even with the high unemployment rate, there are quite a few … Continue reading

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Women in Business by the Numbers

Today is the last day of Women’s History Month, an observance that came about because a group of women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. That was on March 8, 1857. We’ve come a long … Continue reading

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