Our daily blend of the latest news, trends and tips for the small business community.
What’s going ‘on’:
Contractors expect sequestration delay: Despite major federal spending cuts looming less than two months away, most contractors are confident elected officials will find a way to at least delay the cuts.
Small business hiring still sluggish: The latest reports from the NFIB and ADP showed small business owners added very few workers in October, while many have openings they’re struggling to fill.
Consumer confidence surges: The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index jumped to 72.2 in October, hitting its highest mark since the first few months of the recession in 2008.
Keep an eye ‘on’:
Candidates make final push: On the eve of the election, President Obama and Mitt Romney will be blanketing several of the states that remain up for grabs in a final push for the White House.
Helpful advice ‘on’:
How to handle politics in the office (OSB)
How to create buzz on a budget (Entrepreneur)
How to avoid the seven start-up sins (Flying Solo)
How to avoid major insurance mistakes (Equities)