'Owning a small business is hard work but critical to our economy and job growth.'
Tuesday, February 12
by Betty Marshall Small business has long been recognized as one of the leading drivers of economic growth and job creation in the U.S. In fact, the Small Business Administration reports that small businesses accounted for 65 percent of the 15 million new jobs created between 1993 and 2009, and pay some 44 percent of total U.S. private payroll. Confirming that trend, last month the U.S. Department of Labor reported that small companies – those with fewer than 50 employees – hired 3 million workers in the second quarter of 2012, more than half of all hires. These numbers are impressive and should be seen as proof that the entrepreneurial spirit in America is alive and well. But the numbers belie an important fact: owning a small business is…
Family Dollar spending $750k to build its newest store on Cascade Rd.
Our friend, Caleb, from WhatNowAtlanta.com has reported that Family Dollar is spending roughly $750k to build a new store at 2324 Cascade Rd. The report states that this is part of a larger expansion that Family Dollar is completing throughout the country, after seeing large profits the past year. But, do residents want or think we need a Family Dollar in the middle of Cascade Road, near Benjamin E. Mays? There is already one near West End Mall, and some believe these stores bring crime with them. One of our Cascade Patch readers sent me a personal email in opposition to another Family Dollar, instead she would rather see a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's... I do not think we need another dollar store. Count them. We have about eight within a…