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Obama’s growth recession continues

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2014 — While the Great Recession technically ended in mid-2009, surveys indicate that most Americans still feel its impact and believe we remain in recession. They believe this even though the economy has grown modestly over the last five years. The real problem: We are currently in a growth recession. A recession means that the economy ...

Jobs report continues to disappoint

WASHINGTON, September 6, 2014 — The Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported that the economy added 142,000 jobs in August. This figure was about 100,000 below economists’ expectations and about 80,000 below the average gains in the last five months. Is this a trend, or just a one month fluke? The consensus view is that the August ...

One child policy: Is this what America needs?

OCALA, Fla., May 13, 2014 — Overpopulation is an impending disaster for America. Yet this vital issue to our national future is ignored. This is no accident; the matter is taboo on the left and right alike, avoided by them the way parents often avoid talking to teens about sex. To think they say America is more ...

How social media and technology are impacting residential construction

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 — In today’s competitive housing market, it is vital to remain progressive and maintain a real-time awareness of what consumers want. This is where utilizing social media and other technology sources become extremely beneficial.  Businesses can use technology and social media to stay ahead of trends including Pinterest, Houzz and HGTV as well ...

Giving back helps businesses move forward

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 85% of consumers in the United States think a company has a more positive image when it contributes to a cause

How much risk should you take in business?

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 — Venture capital expert Andis Harasani isn’t afraid of risk. In fact, he credits it with getting him to where he is today. “Embrace risk. I consider being a risk-taker one of my strongest characteristics. It’s helped me move up and go further in each of my professions,” said Harasani. Every entrepreneur ...

Stock loans a different option for financing

Every startup wrestles with how to secure funding, and lenders like Equities First Holdings LLC are exploring creative alternatives. When applicable, stock loans are a smart way for many entrepreneurs to fund a business. In the early stage of a business, it’s important to hold on to equity. Venture capital isn’t the right option for ...