Sixty percent of small business owners approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president, the highest approval rating number since CNBC and SurveyMonkey began its quarterly Small Business Survey in 2017.Small business owners typically are a conservative-leaning group. Approval of Trump never has been below...
Independent retailers are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, a day used to promote mom-and-pop retailers, and many towns are doing their best to support the effort. In 2018, an estimated 104 million consumers shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. They spent $17.8 billion,...
Julie Thurston | Getty ImagesIt's cram time for entrepreneurs and other taxpayers with complicated income tax returns.That's because the Oct. 15 deadline for taxpayers who filed for an extension with the IRS is right around the corner.Though these same taxpayers were able to get more time to work...
Lise Gagne | E+ | Getty ImagesRajesh Srivastava always loved trading stocks and options. When he found a way to turn that passion into a software that helps traders analyze and respond to the market, he started a one-man business around it in 2015. He eventually left behind...
Portrait of small business ownerMoMo Productions | Taxi | Getty ImagesAmerican Express created Small Business Saturday in 2010 to try to encourage shoppers to support local retailers, but a new CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey shows waning enthusiasm for the day.The survey, conducted Nov. 20–22, surveyed 2,397 Americans nationwide...
In 2013 serial entrepreneur Nate Saal was at a chocolate tasting in Palo Alto, California, when it dawned on him that chocolate — like coffee, the other beloved "bean" from the equator — is something consumers could be making for themselves at home. On the spot, he hatched...
PeopleImages | E+ | Getty ImagesA tantalizing 20% tax break for business owners went into effect in 2018 — and more than 15 million taxpayers grabbed it.The qualified business income deduction is one of the new features of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.This new tax break allows...
A display of bottles for CBD sale is seen at The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) trade show in New York City, New York, U.S., May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Mike SegarMike Segar | ReutersHarmony Dispensary, a medical marijuana cultivator and dispensary in Secaucus, New Jersey, has a...
Digitization has an important role to play when it comes to how small and medium enterprises operate, the CEO of Spanish firm Cyberclick said Wednesday. During a panel discussion at Innovation Summit Barcelona chaired by CNBC's Steve Sedgwick, David Tomas was asked whether digitization created happiness. "I think...
NEWBERRY, S.C. — While concerns about a potential manufacturing slowdown swirl in the face of an ongoing trade war, the sector is facing a bigger and more immediate problem — a growing skills gap that is leaving hundreds of thousands of positions open.The National Association of Manufacturers said...