January 23, 2018

After a little more than a year of construction, the new $12 million, 80,000-square-foot Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel will open at 3 p.m. today, company officials said.

The new hotel is located at 231 Gateway Boulevard near other established hotels and restaurants in the Gateway Centre. Bharat…

Sales of small businesses swell in 2017

January 23, 2018

NEW YORK — Small businesses were a much sought-after commodity during 2017, with the number of sales transactions rising more than 26 percent from the previous year.

That report comes from BizBuySell.com, an online marketplace for small businesses that tracks the number of transactions…

Small business optimism sets record in 2017

January 22, 2018

Small business confidence blasted off the day after the 2016 election and remained in the stratosphere for all of 2017, making last year an all-time record setter for the National Federation of Independent Business Index of Small Business Optimism.

“2017 was the most remarkable year in the 45-…

Use these two communication secrets of great leaders

January 22, 2018

There is not one specific group of character traits or abilities that makes a leader great.

Some are boisterous, others are soft-spoken. One might be humorous, while another is more serious. Consider some of the greats — the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy,…