Welcome to Main Street Morning, The Washington Post’s daily collection of news affecting entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses with a special focus on policy and government.
Here’s what’s affecting my small business, my clients and other entrepreneurs today.
- A U.S. appeals court upholds net neutrality rules – but the fight is far from over.
- The White House holds a summit for women.
- Why did Americans become so much more generous in 2015?
- Small business optimism rises for the second month – and hiring plans are up.
- Russia hacks the Democratic National Committee and steals information about Trump.
- Clinton’s lead grows over Trump in a national poll.
- Zenefits is laying off another 106 people and offering others a buyout.
- How Millennials are shaking up workplace communication.
- These are four ways to give employees more of the control they want.
- Baidu slashes its revenue forecast amidst a Chinese government probe over its medical advertising business.
- A diversity and inclusion expert weighs in on whether diversity and inclusion are good for business.
- A ground breaking female business leader announces her retirement.
- How Costco turned a century-old business back into a start-up.
- What a near-death experience taught an entrepreneur about survival in business.
- A study reveals that many consumer goods retailers and manufacturers are transforming to maintain a competitive edge.
Sales & Marketing
- Website creator platform Squarespace introduces new analytics for its commerce-focused customers
- This is the ad campaign that convinced Americans to pay for water.
- Intuit launches a global search for the firms of the future.
- American and United plan to join Delta in offering no-frills, stripped-down seats.
- A survey reveals that small business owners realize the benefits of vacations, but still struggle to unplug.
- Why Microsoft, with $100 billion of cash, wants to borrow $26 billion to purchase LinkedIn.
- How your online identity affects your business loan application.
- An influential academic who helped define a new wave of networking is laying plans to unleash the next, hoping to displace chips that have long held a dominant position in the field.
- A family-run start-up turns the hat industry on its head.
- Here are 17 e-commerce growth hacks to try this month.
- A service claims to crawl the Dark Web to detect future cybercrime.
- Google brings “intelligent search” to business users.
- Why local, local, local matters for your online business.
- A new online platform is trying to fill empty seats in classrooms.
- Facebook will track whether ads lead to store visits and offline purchases.
- Pinterest adds site and app retargeting to its ad-targeting options.
- Snapchat is becoming popular with the older generation.
- These students are developing bacteria that eats plastic pollution.
Around the Country
- How this little Louisville company is helping to change health care.
- In Philly, the soda industry is on the verge of losing one of its biggest battles ever.
- The largest crowdfunding campaign in GoFundMe’s history raises more than $3 million for the Orlando shooting victims.
- Tallahassee, Florida weighs an end to its business license tax.
- The birth of a child creates a dilemma for family business in Hull, Massachusetts.
- Local businesses in Pittsburgh have profited from the Penguins championship run.
- According to new IMF data, California is now the sixth-largest economy worldwide.
Around the World
- Here’s what to expect if Britain votes to leave the E.U.
- From July, London commuters will no longer have to view advertisements that “conform to unhealthy or unrealistic body images,” the city’s transport authority announced.
- Greenland’s persistent ice melts have improved the country’s tourism prospects.
- A business owner who was taken hostage in china in 2013 is returning with a new company.
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