small business http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Twitter, Square Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Kicks Off 'Let's Talk' Series For Small Businesses http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/twitter-square-co-founder-jack-dorsey-kicks-lets-talk-series-small-businesses <p>One of the hurdles small businesses face is the potential loss of a sale if they don&#39;t have the infrastructure in place to accept credit card and debit card payments.</p><p>St. Louis native Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square Inc., a mobile payments device company, makes that hurdle easier to jump but he says the company has more to offer than concrete tools of the trade.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:12:45 +0000 Camille Phillips 29500 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Twitter, Square Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Kicks Off 'Let's Talk' Series For Small Businesses Vintage Vinyl Owner Among Small Business Leaders At White House Meeting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/vintage-vinyl-owner-among-small-business-leaders-white-house-meeting <p></p><p>The owner of Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis was one of 15 small business owners who met with President Obama today.</p><p>Lew Prince is a member of Business for Shared Prosperity, an organization that is pushing Congress to end the Bush-era tax cuts for the top two percent.</p><p>Prince says the meeting at the White House this afternoon was unusual because no one was asking for anything for themselves.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:06:11 +0000 Maria Altman 6847 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Vintage Vinyl Owner Among Small Business Leaders At White House Meeting Rock 'N Roll Craft Show Brings Weekend Of Bands And Art http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rock-n-roll-craft-show-brings-weekend-bands-and-art <p></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thirddegreeglassfactory.com/">Third Degree Glass Factory</a> is loaded this weekend with everything from quirky t-shirts to handmade jewelry.</p><p>Jessi Cerutti is an organizer for the <a href="http://www.rocknrollcraftshow.com/">Rock n’ Roll Craft Show</a> and stands in the back of the room while a band tunes up before serenading shoppers.&nbsp;</p><p>She says they felt the impact of the sluggish economy for a couple of years, but attendance for the annual event, now in its ninth year, has steadily grown. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 22:35:07 +0000 Tim Lloyd 6768 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rock 'N Roll Craft Show Brings Weekend Of Bands And Art Nixon: Mo. gets $27 million in incentives program http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-mo-gets-27-million-incentives-program <p><strong>Updated at 1:10 p.m.&nbsp; March 22, 2011 with comment from Nixon.</strong></p><p>Missouri is receiving $27 million in federal money to boost small business growth and job creation.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sb-programs/Pages/ssbci.aspx">State Small Business Credit Initiative </a>supports state-level, small business lending programs and is part of the <a href="http://www.sba.gov/content/small-business-jobs-act-2010">Small Business Jobs Act</a> signed by President Obama last fall.</p><p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:40:33 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 779 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon: Mo. gets $27 million in incentives program