Small Business Buzz, Musings, and Muchness: Grads Skip Job Search to Launch Startups

Young bike company entrepreneurs skip handing out resumes after graduation and create their own startup. "Now the three owners are part of a national movement to drive the...

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Young bike company entrepreneurs skip handing out resumes after graduation and create their own startup. “Now the three owners are part of a national movement to drive the Millenial Generation to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses — rather than wait for more jobs to open up in today’s rough economy.” (USA Today)

Small business hiring is on the rise. “Friday’s employment report, which said 140,000 private-sector jobs were created in November, was seen by some economists as evidence that small businesses were creating more jobs.” (CNBC)

This week, the White House announced new steps to spur startups and help them access $2 billion in resources. What can Startup America do for you? Learn more. (Washington Post)

Citigroup survey analyzes business trends upcoming in the new year. “A significant number of the survey’s respondents plan to increase marketing in the new year through social media and to negotiate for better prices from suppliers and vendors.” Checkout more predictions. (The Street)

Did your state make the list of friendliest to entrepreneurs? “The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, a nonpartisan business advocacy group, ranked states in terms of how “friendly” their policies are to business interests.” (Washington Post)

 

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