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5 ways to succeed as a small business owner

he right approach to planning may help a small business owner conquer any cashflow issues. There’s never been a better time to be a small business owner, according to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey. With the U.S. economy outperforming growth estimates in the second quarter and high levels of confidence about the future,…

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Small Business Ideas: Want to become an entrepreneur?

Are you a millennial stuck in a job you hate? Got kids but not earning enough to make ends meet? Still haven’t paid off that student loan? Maybe it’s time to start your own small business. I’ve got 29 great business ideas for those of you over 29 – and one business idea to avoid.…

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Great Lakes cleanup program boosts region’s economy

Investments to restore the Great Lakes have boosted tourism adn the economy of areas such as Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near Munising. A federal Great Lakes cleanup program is good for the region’s economy, a newly released analysis says. The study says every dollar spent on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative during its first seven…

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Michigan business owners remain optimistic

Optimism about the economy remained high going into the third quarter among Michigan businesses surveyed by PNC Bank. In a semi-annual sentiment survey, 45 percent of the responding small and mid-market business owners and executives in Michigan said they feel optimistic about their local economy. That compares to 34 percent who said they were optimistic…

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