Once a week, we’ll deliver a roundup of small business news and advice from around the nation.
A Big Apple Bite Of The Lending Situation
If you’re looking for a microcosm of the lending situation nationwide, where better to look than the classic American hub of commerce in New York City? According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, credit card usage was up among most firms. Here’s more:
The survey showed most small business relied on bank financing for operations, with 68% of respondents listing at least one credit product among their top three sources of financing. A majority of companies, 63%, said business earnings were one of the most important types of financing.
Check out the full report for even more.
A Different Take On Financial Management
If you want an alternative take on how to effectively manage your finances and make some money, this Everything Finance article is at the very least an interesting read. Any list that advises you to have fun and sock away money for yourself is one that’s worth a mull.
McJob Push Successful
Looking for an initial report on how McDonald’s did with their massive, 50,000 worker hiring drive on Tuesday? Look no further.
The big question now is whether other franchises will choose to follow in their footsteps. If the franchise financing market picks up, perhaps they will.
Inuit Moves Mobile
One of the most highly recommended small business blogs out there—besides ours!—has made itself more mobile friendly. You should make it a priority to check out Intuit on your mobile device of choice and see how it works for you.
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