October 22, 1996 |
A Hong Kong company controlled by China's state-run news service launched an online service for businesses Monday, but will restrict the content and block Chinese computer users from World Wide Web sites. The China Wide Web will be "a highly secure, highly reliable intranet," Ma Yunsheng, chairman of the company, China Internet Corp., said Monday. The venture will be similar to internal networks operated by many large companies around the world.
March 27, 1996 |
One of every four American workers is employed by a business owned by a woman, according to a national survey released Tuesday. The National Foundation for Women Business Owners said women own more than a third of all businesses in the nation--7.95 million companies. That figure is up from 4.48 million in 1987, a 78% growth rate that dwarfs the 47% rate of increase for all U.S. firms. As a result, sales at women-owned firms have jumped 236%, to $2.28 trillion from $681 billion in 1987.
September 1, 1993 |
When directors of Crosby Valve & Gage in Wrentham, Mass., recently proposed increasing the company's trade with Mexico--both selling more valves and buying castings here for the first time--treasury manager Bruce Carr was worried. Part of his criteria for selecting supplier and manufacturer representatives--each essential to the proposal--are based on credit reports. And getting credit reports out of Mexico took four to six weeks.
April 12, 1995 |
Women-owned businesses added to their staffs more than twice as fast as the national average and their financial soundness is equal to businesses nationwide, according to a study released Tuesday. Women-owned businesses have also expanded beyond traditional service and retail sectors and have greater longevity than most U.S. businesses, according to the study by the National Foundation for Women Business Owners. The 15.5 million people working in 7.
July 28, 1995 |
Female business owners are just as likely as their male counterparts to pay their bills on time and stay in business--but they say getting banks to recognize this is still their greatest challenge. Of the estimated 7.7 million women-owned businesses in the United States, 85.3% have a low to moderate chance of failing, compared to 86.2% of all firms, according to a report by the National Foundation for Women Business Owners and Dun & Bradstreet Information Services.
September 11, 1992 |
South-Central Los Angeles and Koreatown--the areas hardest hit during the spring riots--suffered greater business losses than expected, and revitalizing the areas will be extremely difficult, according to the first survey to measure the riots' impact on commerce.