Wealthy People Are Starting To Buy Up More Small Businesses This Year

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This is the third post in “10 Things You Need To Know In Small Business Right Now,” a six-part series sponsored by Capital One Spark.

Here’s what you need to know in small business today: 

  • More wealthy people are starting to buy up small businesses, according to a Pepperdine study.
  • Economists expected retail sales to fall in April, but they unexpectedly rose by 0.1%, despite being held back by falling gas prices. 
  • The Small Business Administration is shifting some funds to focus on training at mid-size firms instead of smaller ones. 
  • These 13 slides got two founders $500,000 in funding.
  • Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, there could be many new small business owners who had previously feared leaving their employer’s health care plans.
  • According to a Gallup poll, small business owners became more optimistic about their environment and about the future in April.  
  • Some management fads and ideas just won’t die, despite having been proved wrong repeatedly. 
  • 16 startups were just admitted to DreamIt Ventures, one of the country’s most competitive accelerator programs. 
  • Admitting when you’re wrong and being able to change is essential for small business founders. 
  • Big data is starting to change the way that businesses of all sizes find and evaluate employees. 

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