Month: December 2018

How Interest Rates Impact the Stock Market, Ripple Effect on U.S. Economy

How Interest Rates Impact the Stock Market, Ripple Effect on U.S. Economy

As a small business owner, you know that numerous factors influence the economy. The stock market and federal interest rates are just two examples. Imagine for a moment that the Federal Reserve changes interest rates on the first day of next month. It wouldn’t be long before that change trickled down to the rest of …

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How Small Business Weathered the Storm 10 Years after the Financial Crisis

How Small Business Weathered the Storm 10 Years after the Financial Crisis

The financial crisis that started in 2007 and peaked between 2008 and 2010 wasn’t a pleasant experience for anyone. However, it impacted small businesses much more significantly than larger ones. Below we explore the many ways our country’s last recession affected small businesses and both the positive and negative changes they have made in response. …

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