Doomed to fail?
In almost every city, consumer demand and business diversity had a big role to play.
A bartender pours drafts at Harpoon’s beer hall in Boston. Harpoon became partially employee-owned in 2014.
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New legislation may boost growth rate of employee-owned companies in the US, easing the impact of one of the largest transfers of wealth in American history.
And Brexit could make things even more challenging.
From car mechanics to coffee shops, the railway arches have long provided refuge from inner city rent hikes for small businesses.
A Fairfax/ATO investigation suggests the tax office has broken the trust of taxpayers.
A Four Corners/Fairfax investigation shows the need for an advisory board to make sure that tax officers are accountable as part of the Taxpayers' charter.
A vendor at the Sigida Market, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Graft is common in the way that markets in Kinshasa are run.
Small economic players stand no chance to thrive in South Africa due to domination of key sectors by monopolies.
South Africa's idea of radical economic transformation is missing a critical element.
Airbnb opens up more tourism in rural Tasmania.
There's no evidence Airbnb is worsening housing affordability. Rather it empowers female hosts and promotes small businesses in remote communities.
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson, speaking on Q&A.
On Q&A, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson said almost 60% of small business owners in Australia are paid $50,000 or less. Is that right?
It looks like the economists who warned of the potential damage to UK businesses due to Brexit were correct.
Banks aren’t sure they will recover their money if SMEs fail.
Australia's insolvency laws inhibit growth and innovation. They weren't designed for small business, which make up 97% of all businesses.
Most coworking spaces target small-business workers who tend to be in professional services and technical or knowledge-based work.
Rather than just catering to one stereotype of worker, people who use coworking spaces actually come from different backgrounds, professions and ages.
Independent beer producers more than doubled in number between 2004 and 2009.
Micro-brewers are increasing in Australia, which is surprising given the unfair excises and rebates they face.
Small outfits need cyberprotection too.
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Nearly half of cybercriminals target small businesses. An expert explains how sole proprietors and entrepreneurs can boost cybersecurity without breaking the bank.
Trump celebrates African-American History month.
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Despite an entrepreneurial heritage, black self-employment rates are about half that of whites. Could a rising economy lift their boats too?
Small businesses need all the help they can get.
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Research suggests paying small businesses just a couple of weeks faster can help them become more profitable, hire more workers and grow more quickly.
Customers are more likely to behave unethically when they are angry.
Customers who are angry are more likely to behave unethically, no matter how high the stakes, new research shows.
Business splits can be resolved fairly without resulting to the “Texas shoot out” method.
Researchers have come up with a new way to make sure each partner in a business gets their fair share when they decide to split.
There’s too much focus on the footprint of large businesses on the environment, leaving small businesses out.
The impact of small businesses on the environment has largely been ignored, but getting them to implement environmental management systems won't be easy. This is because of their culture of resisting red tape and the way they operate.
The idea that the British government would do a better job of protecting its people after Brexit doesn't stand up to much scrutiny.