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Which small business is ready for a big boost?

Small business owners need to get a lot of work done before they can start growing in the market, according to research.Key points:"Small business owners are often under-motivated and under-informed about how to build their business"Many do not realise the importance of being an independent business ownerThe research also found there are a number of obstacles to starting a small

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What you need to know about the gender wage gap

Businesses are still hiring more women than men, but the gender pay gap has narrowed significantly, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.But for the first time, the gap between women and men has narrowed to under $10 an hour, according the BLS.The gap is smaller than what the gender gap has been for the last

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What’s the deal with the women business development center?

I recently learned about a business development program called Women's Business Development Center, a partnership between the Women's Foundation and the University of South Florida (USF).The goal is to empower women in business through mentoring, training, and professional development.It's been a hit. Women Business Development Centers have opened across the country and in cities across the nation, including New York, Miami,

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How to be a woman business development director

As the business world moves into the 21st century, women are increasingly becoming the key players in shaping the success of their companies.The key to this success is women, said Linda McQuillan, president and CEO of the American Women's Chamber of Commerce, which represents the country's largest trade association.But she said the challenges faced by women, including finding the right

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