Good to Know: Entrepreneurship fires up small-town economies

Wisconsin’s wages have lagged behind as the country slowly rebuilds from the Great Recession. Increased entrepreneurship might just be the fuel to light the Badger State’s fire.

More Entrepreneurs = More Diversity = Robust Economy: Wisconsin’s wages lag behind as the state has been slow to recover from the Great Recession. Local entrepreneurs may fuel the recovery, according to a Wisconsin Public Television Report. 

The Downside Of Full Employment: “The unemployment rate in December was 4.1 percent, leaving employers struggling to attract and retain good workers and raising the prospect of higher wages as the United States approaches congressional elections in November.” This is what full employment looks like, the Washington Post reports.

Money Mantras To Get Your Finances In Order This Year: “Pay as you go, you never owe,” and more helpful advice for those looking to make strong financial strides in 2018. 

Think Airbnb For Women-Only Work Spaces: Quilt is an LA-based start-up that gives women opportunities to gather in each other’s homes to work and socialize, for a per-use fee.

Heads-Up For Online Retailers: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider whether online retailers should collect and remit sales tax. That could benefit states and traditional businesses, but smaller online retailers argue they’d struggle to be able to navigate dozens of state sales tax systems.


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