Restaurant Traffic Slows: What Warning of Recession? @GeneMarks, WashingtonPost.com.

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Restaurant Traffic Slows: What Warning of Recession? @GeneMarks, WashingtonPost.com.

Economy:

Here’s how much sales slowed in spring http://nrn.com/blog/here-s-how-much-sales-slowed-spring via @NRNonline

Is the restaurant industry about to enter into a recession? Some analysts think so. From the National Restaurant News, "industry same-store sales are falling at such a meaningful rate that they’re signaling not just an industry-wide problem, but could be a ‘harbinger’ for a full-blown recession next year." Industry analyst Paul Westra has already downgraded 11 restaurant chains, saying that that the fall “reflects the start of a U.S. restaurant recession” and that it “may also represent a harbinger to a U.S. recession in early 2017.”

Is the restaurant industry heading for recession? http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2016/08/16/is-this-real-reason-restaurants-are-losing-customers.html

Aetna will leave most Obamacare exchanges, projecting losses http://wpo.st/RHDs1

Gene Marks: NY Fed finds employers are cutting jobs because of Obamacare

This has not been a good week for the nation’s public health insurance market.

70% of businesses do not have flood insurance, Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon estimates. https://www.businessreport.com/article/70-businesses-not-flood-insurance-donelon-estimates

The Self-Employment Exit Rate is Rising http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/08/more-leaving-self-employment.html @smallbiztrends

Gene Marks: These folks are selling their businesses more than anyone else

Small manufacturers were the top sellers of businesses during the recent quarter, report finds.

Gene Marks: Keep calm and delay on until Brexit

Our rundown of news affecting start-ups and small businesses.

Home Depot Raises Profit Forecast http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2016/08/16/home-depot-raises-profit-forecast.html @foxbusiness

Small Business


Top 6 trends in the US small business economy https://www.xero.com/blog/2016/08/6-trends-in-the-us-small-business-economy/

Endeavor Detriot Aims to Help Companies Connect to Mentors and Grow http://www.xconomy.com/detroit-ann-arbor/2016/08/15/endeavor-detroit-aims-to-help-high-impact-startups-grow @Xconomy

Gene Marks: Facebook just became a great place for small businesses to advertise online

As ad-blockers make it harder and harder to advertise online, Facebook offers relief.

You soon might be paying rent to a #startup http://ow.ly/uHlz303i7yR by @tess_townsend

Snapchat is paying $200 million to buy a search engine that helps people find things to do http://read.bi/2biAaVT via @sai

How big businesses get tax breaks meant for little guys http://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-big-businesses-getting-tax-breaks-meant-for-small-firms/ @CBSMoneyWatch

Small Business Owner Helps Revitalize Downtown Waverly, NY http://www.mytwintiers.com/news/local-news/small-business-owner-helps-revitalize-downtown-waverly @18NewsEmily @WETM18News


Credit Card Golfing

How Millennials Became Spooked by Credit Cards http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/business/dealbook/why-millennials-are-in-no-hurry-to-take-on-debt.html @nytimes I agree with Nike: Golf Sucks http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gene-marks/nike-just-validated-what-b11458726.html