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Entrepreneurs’ confidence improves: Amex

Entrepreneurs’ confidence improves: Amex

Small business owners’ top priority is maintaining their current business and sources of revenue (32 percent) and as a result they have adopted a “wait and see” approach for growth plans.

IPO market recovers from summer doldrums

IPO market recovers from summer doldrums

Press release submitted by PricewaterhouseCoopers NEW YORK – Oct. 2, 2012 – The continued strength in the equities markets, a healthy registration pipeline, a decrease in market volatility and the second largest U.S. IPO of 2012 are all expected to support increased IPO momentum into the fourth quarter, according to IPO Watch, a quarterly and […]

SES Chicago to feature Avinash Kaushik

SES Chicago to feature Avinash Kaushik

Press Release Submitted by SEO PR SES Chicago (a division of SES Conferences and Incisive Media) will be the final stop on Google and Web analytics wizard Avinash Kaushik’s 2012 U.S. tour. Avinash is set to deliver the opening keynote address entitled: Analyze. Stream. Engage: Transform Your Business by Enhancing Digital on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9:00 […]

Lisa Price to keynote WBDC awards event

Press release submitted by Women’s Business Development Center CHICAGO, IL, August 2012 – Lisa Price, founder of the multi-million-dollar company Carol’s Daughter (named after her mother Carol), headquartered in New York, N.Y., will deliver the keynote address at the 26th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon during the 26th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference, presented by […]

Northbrook’s Nanosphere expects to raise $23.4 million in public offering

Press release submitted by Nanosphere NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nanosphere Inc. (Nasdaq:NSPH), a leader in the development and commercialization of advanced molecular diagnostics systems, today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 10,500,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $2.40 per share. […]

JOBS Act to benefit IPO market, but beware of scandals: BDO Survey

 Submitted by BDO USA Chicago, IL – Capital markets executives at leading investment banks have conflicting views of the recently enacted JOBS Act, according to new study by BDO USA LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting organizations. A narrow majority (55 percent) of investment bankers believe the JOBS Act will be successful in increasing […]

Steep slowdown in startups impacts economy

Submitted by the Kauffman Foundation (KANSAS CITY, MO.), May 2, 2012 – Building on a long-term trend, the nation’s business startup rate fell below 8 percent for the first time in 2010, marking the lowest point on record for new firm births. New firms as a percentage of all firms continued a steady downward trend […]

Intellectual Property Drives U.S. Economic Growth: Commerce Dept.

Submitted by the U.S. Commerce Department WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department today released a comprehensive report entitled “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus,” which finds that intellectual property-intensive industries support at least 40 million jobs and contribute more than $5 trillion dollars – or 34.8 percent of – U.S. gross domestic product […]

Angel investor market picks up: UNH analysis

Submitted by the Center for Venture Research DURHAM, N.H. – Following a considerable contraction in investment dollars in 2008 and 2009, the angel investor market continued to recover in 2011, a trend that began in 2010 in investment dollars and in the number of investments, according to the 2011 Angel Market Analysis released by the […]

Business owners optimistic, but slow to hire

Submitted by SurePayroll Nationwide, SurePayroll Scorecard data shows hiring in March was down  0.2 percent from the prior month, but paycheck size remained flat. Despite this, optimism among small business owners was 70 percent, the first time optimism has reached 70 percent since May 2011. When small business owners were asked about their hiring plans moving forward in 2012, the SurePayroll’s […]

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