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Food truck evolution: Owners strategize as novelty wears off

Jun. 13, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off. A culinary fad a decade ago, food trucks have lost some luster and even new ones may not draw a crowd. Many...

Young entrepreneurs overcome inexperience and skeptics

Jun. 6, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The age-old issue came up again recently: A potential client asked Nate Hartmann, "Hey, how old are you?" Since Hartmann founded Yellow Box in 2010 at age 18, he's encountered skeptics who doubted his company could design websites and create online marketing strategies. Some clients even...

Lingering limbo: Businesses uncertain about tax law impact

May. 23, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five months after massive federal tax changes became law, many small business owners still don't know whether they'll be winners or losers. Mike Kaeding would like to know how his real estate development and management company will be affected by two big changes — the deductibility...

Just a few customers? Owner strategies in case any leave

May. 2, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a scary but sometimes necessary way to operate — with only a few clients, and perhaps just one. But what if any of those customers leave in a short time span, erasing a significant chunk of revenue? "We are reliant on a few large clients, and it is the key concern that keeps me...

Businesses balance Facebook privacy concerns, ad needs

Apr. 25, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some small businesses that use Facebook ads to promote themselves and attract new customers are wrestling with whether they need to change strategy after the company's data-misuse scandal. The revelations that Cambridge Analytica gathered personal information from 87 million Facebook users...

Get Started: National Small Business Week goes digital

Apr. 23, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

SMALL BUSINESS WEEK GOES DIGITAL The Small Business Administration's observance of National Small Business Week this year will largely be an online series of events. The awards ceremonies and conferences that in the past were in-person affairs will be held on Facebook, Twitter and other digital sites. All will be...