Welcome to Main Street Morning, The Washington Posts daily collection of news affecting entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses with a special focus on policy and government. Here’s whats affecting my small business, my clients and other entrepreneurs today.
- Small business job growth rebounds in June, wiping out May’s decline.
- U.S. recoverable oil reserves are now the world’s largest as the price of crude crashes the most in nine months.
- U.S. factory orders fall, but rising backlogs hint at stabilization.
- House prices are up 5.9 percent year-over-year in May.
- Kroger employees demand a $15 minimum in Portsmouth, Virginia.
- Why you should forget everything you’ve ever read about how Millennials want “purpose” at work.
- More people are working in big bureaucratic organizations than ever before.
- Only 58 percent of employers think employees are more loyal than freelancers, according to a survey.
- How this small business owner cut costs by $30,000 a year.
- The “free” Angie’s List could mean big changes for many businesses.
- The Better Business Bureau warns business owners to watch out for scams and gives an “F” to Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics business.
- Hostess, four years after bankruptcy, will go public again.
- Why co-working may be becoming the new normal.
- Rotting food starts to smell like money for this compost business.
- How some veterans are taking advantage of a business waiver.
- Some restaurants are testing car-charging stations.
- Why many restaurants like no-tipping policies.
- A restaurant owner is clashing with a local artist about what should happen with the art inside the restaurant.
Sales & Marketing
- These are the most popular marijuana products.
- American Express challenges Square and On Deck with a new online loan marketplace.
- A Russian company launches an online lending platform in the U.S.
- Mark Cuban adds to another funding round for a Boston’s start-up.
- These are the 10 best U.S. cities to start a business in for 2016.
- A new smartphone from Caterpillar will help contractors see through walls.
- BlackBerry kills its classic phone.
- Apple will push for organ donor registration in iOS 10.
- Microsoft introduces a new free video conferencing tool for small business based on Skype.
- More and more parents are using Snapchat.
- A study concludes that every third person will use a social network this year – and the number is growing.
- These infographics demonstrate the power of hashtags on Twitter.