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The Small Business Observer - September 2011 Issue
Seven Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs   The SB Authority Index reached 107.26 points in July, depicting a weak small business economy. -more-

Sixty-nine percent of business owners do not plan on hiring within the next year. -more-

Stew Leonard and Michael Dermer join The Small Business Authority Hour, 4 p.m. EST Sept. 3 on 77WABC. -more-

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7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
Seven obvious and not-so-obvious traits of trail-blazing business people who end up changing the world.  
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Customer Spotlight: InteCare Inc.

Customer Spotlight: InteCare Inc.
When InteCare sought a hosting partner that was reasonable, flexible, and fast, the company found what it needed at The Small Business Authority.  
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New York’s Marriage Equality Act: Should We Get Married?

New York’s Marriage Equality Act: Should We Get Married?
The reality of marriage when talking taxes is a sobering discussion. 
Read about New York’s Marriage Equality Act: Should We Get Married?


Is Your Small Business Ready to Export to Foreign Markets?

Is Your Small Business Ready to Export to Foreign Markets?
It's never been easier to reach the most remote corners of the globe. 
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Arbitration Versus Litigation: Which Is Right for Your Business?

Arbitration Versus Litigation: Which Is Right for Your Business?
Before you agree to arbitration over litigation for business matters, there are a few things you should know. 
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Businesses Not Hiring, Jobless Claims Drop, Studies Show!

Businesses Not Hiring, Jobless Claims Drop, Studies Show!
If economists and researchers were to agree on one thing, it might be that it’s hard to get a definitive snapshot of the economy. 
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How to Choose a Small-Business Credit Card

How to Choose a Small-Business Credit Card
There are many advantages to using a small-business credit card instead of a consumer credit card to fund operations. 
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Nine Incorporation Mistakes to Avoid

Nine Incorporation Mistakes to Avoid
All business owners can benefit from the opportunity to separate and protect their personal assets from business debts. 
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Boost Your Seat: How to Pick the Right Office Chair

Boost Your Seat: How to Pick the Right Office Chair
Look for a chair that is ergonomic, comfortable, and properly designed to reduce stress on the body. 
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The Small Business Authority Hour will discuss the business issues affecting independent business owners. Tune  into 77WABC  or www.wabcradio.com,  4 p.m. EST September 3.
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  What is one way the slowdown in construction might have been good?
 

Answer:

It’s hard to believe that the economy’s effect on construction would be good in any way, but the slowdown may be contributing to a major benefit: fewer workplace fatalities.

According to preliminary results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, private-industry construction saw 751 fatal work injuries in 2010—a 10 percent drop from the previous year.

“Economic conditions may explain much of this decline with total hours worked having declined another 6 percent in construction in 2010, after declines in both 2008 and 2009,” according to the CFOI report.

Fatal work injuries in the construction industry have dropped by 40 percent from 2006 to 2010. Despite the drop, construction still had the highest number of fatal work injuries in 2010.

Transportation and warehousing had the second-highest number of fatal work injuries (631), followed by agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting (596); government (477); and professional and business services (356).

The full CFOI data are scheduled to be released in spring 2012. To read the press release, click here.

 
 
 
 
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