Marc Romanelli | Getty ImagesSmall business sentiment is on the rise to kick off 2020, with confidence nearing all-time highs, according to data from CNBC and SurveyMonkey. The CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence Index climbed two points in the first quarter, from 59 to 61, as concerns over trade policy...
A rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage in New York City in 2015. The city raised its minimum wage to $15 in 2018, while New York State raised its minimum wage to $11.80 in December 2019, and that will increase statewide at the end of 2020 to...
U.S. stocks took another hit Monday after the Senate failed for a second time to pass a coronavirus stimulus bill, but CNBC's Jim Cramer and others are trying to look past the weakness. (Source)
Donald TrumpCarlo Allegri | ReutersSixty-four percent of small business owners approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president, the highest approval rating for Trump among entrepreneurs since CNBC and SurveyMonkey began conducting a quarterly survey in 2017.The spike in approval among small business owners...
Here's a question every entrepreneur ought to consider: What would happen to your business if one or more of your key employees died suddenly or could no longer work because of a disability?For many fledgling businesses, the loss of a key employee — whether a founder or top...
Small businesses are switching up their models in a fight to survive during the coronavirus crisis — some in unexpected ways.Businesses including condom-makers, gin producers and food manufacturers are seeing consumers react in different ways as they self-isolate or reduce social contact. Small businesses generate 44% of U.S....
Robert Herjavec, cybersecurity entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" investor, told CNBC on Friday that his directive to small businesses is to do whatever it takes to survive the coronavirus crisis.Herjavec argued he would take hedge fund manager Bill Ackman's "hell is coming" warning on Wednesday to the next level, saying...
The Uptown Garrison in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood is still offering takeout and delivery as much of the city shuts down due to coronavirus.Spencer Kimball | CNBCRestaurant and bars in the nation's largest city, world-renowned for its food and nightlife, are shutting down indefinitely and laying people off...
A man cleans the windows at his store on March 17, 2020 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. - The coronavirus outbreak has transformed the US virtually overnight from a place of boundless consumerism to one suddenly constrained by nesting and social distancing.The crisis tests all...
Daniel Harison, a barista at Velvette Brew, a coffee shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn.Greg IacurciA palpable chill had settled over Park Slope on an otherwise beautiful Monday evening.The brownstone-lined streets of this South Brooklyn enclave, typically abuzz with commuters at peak rush hour, were near empty. Stores of...