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More businesses are closing than starting. Can Congress help turn that around?

Posted on 9/18/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy

For the first time in 30 years, more businesses are closing than starting. Can Congress help?

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Number of poor in N.J. spikes, in city slows small drop

Posted on 9/18/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy

New Jersey registered the highest increase in the number of poor people in America between 2012 and 2013, while poverty dropped slightly in Philadelphia.

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NEW JERSEY STILL STUCK IN ECONOMIC MORASS; POVERTY RATE KEEPS CLIMBING

Posted on 9/18/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy

Nearly 1 million residents live in dire economic straits in one of the nation's wealthiest states.

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Why You Need to Support Small Businesses

Posted on 9/3/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy

Small business is – quite frankly – big business. The Small Business Administration identified that there are more than 28.2 million businesses operating in the United States as of March 2014, with about 63% of new jobs being created from small businesses between 1993 and mid 2013. Of these 28.2 million businesses, most are “self-employed” – making up about 3/4 of the U.S.’s total businesses. Meanwhile, approximately half of small businesses survive five years or more, many of which make up your local LOCM -1.13% coffee shops, favorite local boutiques, preferred chiropractor or local pet shop.

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