Amid competition, Verizon loses key customers for first time
NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon, the once-unstoppable cellphone leader in the U.S., lost key wireless customers for the first time, even as it brought back unlimited data plans to counter smaller rivals.
April Denton Business Chronicle 2017 PDF
DBC: Chuck Carpenter: Introducing the Thrive Business Summit
First Allen and now McKinney eyes a conference center and hotel project
Developers in McKinney have unveiled plans for a proposed hotel and conference center. Denton's own project broke ground last year, making way for the 70,000-square-foot convention center and 11-story hotel, called the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.
DBC: Jonathon Fite: Bond investors taking a lot of risk
Here in the U.S., high quality companies with "investment grade" ratings sold over $400 billion worth of new debt in the first three months of the year. This is an all-time record for any quarter. And junk-rated companies issued almost $100 billion of new debt, double the amount issued in the first quarter of last year.Another way to look at this: Investors are piling back into bonds.
DBC: Daryl Hively: Marketing ideas for the summer slump
It's that time of year when vendors and employees take much needed time off and business may slow a little. While sales may slow at this time of year, business owners can capitalize on this relatively quiet time by introducing a new marketing strategy, social media campaign, event, product, or by launching a retargeting campaign.
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Rene Paulson: Challenges faced by women’s small businesses
DBC: Herbert Austin: National Small Business Week starts April 30
April 30 begins a week-long celebration to honor the pillars of our economy, the American entrepreneur and small business owner.
DBC: ROBS — Should you use your retirement to start a business?
Using a financing option called a Rollover for Business Startups, or a ROBS, he reopened and expanded Three Lantern Marine and Fishing, turning the Gloucester, Massachusetts, fishing supply store with $275,000 in sales into a $3 million business.
Take advantage of tips to help lower taxes
We have until Tuesday, April 18, to file our taxes this year. I know no one who likes paying taxes, even though Uncle Sam badly needs every penny.