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Small-Business Owner Roller Coaster Continues

After March’s disappointing drop in small-business confidence, April’s Small Business Optimism index of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), rose 2.6 points to 92.1, just above the recovery average of 90.7. Yet pessimism abounds within the sector, as still far more of those surveyed expect business conditions to be worse in six months than those who think they will be better. Most cite taxes. regulations and weak sales as their chief challenges going forward.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Small Business May 22 2013
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Six Avoidable M&A Mistakes

What not to do to make the most of your acquisition opportunities.

Russ Banham Corporate Finance , Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions , Small Business , Small Business September 2 2010
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How Vulnerable Is Your Firm to Cyber Crime?

Here’s how to reduce your exposure to risks you may not be aware of.

Morey Stettner Small Business , Small Business , Talent Management , Technology July 29 2010

Analytic Software for CEOs

Digging deeper into the evolving treasure trove of data on customers

Bob Donnelly Business Software , Small Business , Small Business April 15 2010

When a Business Is Held Hostage

What to do when your customers are more dependent on your top sales executives than on your company.

Steven J. Shaer And Mike Struzik Leadership & Strategy , Small Business , Small Business , Talent Management March 24 2010
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Do You Have an Exit Plan?

  As a CEO, and most likely owner or part-owner of your enterprise, you are responsible for grasping the big [...]

John M. Leonetti Governance/Compliance , Small Business , Small Business February 9 2009

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