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January 06, 2020
Female-owned businesses are the US economy’s quiet success story.
A report earlier this year found that 42% of all firms are female-owned and women started 1,817 businesses a day (yes, you read that right) in the past year.
 
Unlimited vacation isn’t as crazy as it sounds – and it can save you money.
Because 2019 was a year of very tight unemployment, many small businesses offered unlimited vacation to find and keep employees. They are a potential great benefit and not as costly or as risky as they seem.
 
“Slutty Vegan” became a hit in Atlanta – a city known for its barbeque.
Pinky Cole, a food truck owner opened her first brick-and-mortar vegan eatery called Slutty Vegan and saw more than 1,200 people line up outside its doors on the very first day. She plans on opening more locations in 2020.
 
Older people are the dynamic demographic running America’s small businesses.
America’s small businesses are still dominated by people in their 50s and 60s. According to a survey, 57%of small business owners were born between 1946 and 1964.
 
SOURCE: theguardian.com, 12/22/19
October 23, 2019

In 1971, the average 19-year-old man weighed 159.7 pounds, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and the average woman 131. Today, the average man weighs 14 pounds more, and the average woman 20 pounds more.
 

SOURCE: New York Times Sunday Styles, 8/17/19

October 23, 2019

In a recent CNN interview, Anderson-Cooper asked Stephen Colbert – who lost his father and two of his brothers in a plane crash when he was 10 years old – about living with painful memories.

The exchange went viral:

October 23, 2019

Arby’s has turned the trend toward plant-based “burgers’ on its head with the new Marrot: a carrot made out of meat. Vice reported that Arby’s has definitely rejected the plant-base meats movement. “What Americans really want . . . is great, tasty, meat,” said Jim Taylor, Arby’s chief marketing officer.

October 23, 2019

It’s been nearly a decade since the last U.S. recession, so many economic experts fear America is overdue for another one. However, according to a new poll by BlueVine in partnership with Reseachscape, of the 1,000 U.S. small business owners surveyed, 44 percent have not taken any steps to prepare for a possible recession. Other findings:

 

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