Does Location Matter When It Comes to Launching a Startup?

Does it help to launch a business in New York or San Francisco? New research says no – but only if you’re an industry veteran. Plus, we’ve got two looks at growth, both from a hiring perspective and in terms of scaling a business, as well as an examination of the best customer service software programs.

Location, Location, Location: New research shows that for industry vets, where they choose to launch a new startup is irrelevant. Do you think your city has influenced the success of your startup?

Small Businesses Getting Bigger: In spite of dipping confidence levels and last week’s jobs report, small businesses say that they are looking to hire this year, reports the Wall Street Journal. Are you planning to add employees?

Software That Saves Relationships: The New York Times takes a look at various customer service software programs, and how they’ve helped small businesses manage their customer needs.

Staying Ahead of the Curve: One entrepreneur weighs in on the lessons she and her team have learned in managing their company’s explosive growth.