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New Data Reveals Growth Plans for Small Businesses

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New Data Reveals Growth Plans for Small Businesses

New research from Dell and Intel finds that small business owners are refocusing on growth, after years of struggling...

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Google Investments Point to Future in Small Business Lending

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Google Investments Point to Future in Small Business Lending

Google has recently made significant investments in alternative lending businesses, one with explicit plans to offer small business loans...

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Digital Marketing a Focus for Small Businesses This Year

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Digital Marketing a Focus for Small Businesses This Year

According to the newly released results of an AT&T Small Business Technology Poll, many small business owners are planning...

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Research Finds Link Between Green Buying and Social Pressure

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Research Finds Link Between Green Buying and Social Pressure

Mintel, an international research company, has found that businesses aiming to promote their “green” products or practices should focus the...

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Online Businesses Experiment with Brick-and-Mortar Expansion

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Online Businesses Experiment with Brick-and-Mortar Expansion

Three years ago, four friends from The Wharton School in Philadelphia founded Warby Parker, a boutique eyewear business.  They envisioned...

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Chamber of Commerce Releases Quarterly Small Business Survey Results

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Chamber of Commerce Releases Quarterly Small Business Survey Results

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its quarterly small business survey, which was taken in...

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Technology Replacing Low-Wage Labor for Some Business Owners

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Technology Replacing Low-Wage Labor for Some Business Owners

Recent discussion about increasing the federal minimum wage has small business owners searching for ways to mitigate a potential...

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Insurance Carriers Project Rising Premiums for Small Businesses

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Insurance Carriers Project Rising Premiums for Small Businesses

Health insurance providers have begun to report their projections for what premiums for small businesses and individuals will look...

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SBA Bureau’s Dedication to Small Business is Under Fire

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SBA Bureau’s Dedication to Small Business is Under Fire

The Office of Advocacy is a subsidiary of the U.S. Small Business Administration, one that functions largely behind the...

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Top Tax Law Writer Readies Small Business Reform Proposal

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Top Tax Law Writer Readies Small Business Reform Proposal

Dave Camp, the chairman of the House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee, has expressed a strong desire to reform...

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SBA Releases 2012 Small Business Economy Report

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SBA Releases 2012 Small Business Economy Report

The U.S. Small Business Administration has released its 2012 Small Business Economy, a comprehensive statistical report on the state...

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Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Hike

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Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Hike

Traditionally, most small business owners have opposed increases in the federal minimum wage.  But  support among small businesses for...

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SBA Administrator Karen Mills Resigns

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SBA Administrator Karen Mills Resigns

Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced her resignation to SBA staff members in a recent...

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Small Business Relief Ongoing in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

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Small Business Relief Ongoing in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Three months after Hurricane Sandy, efforts to rebuild small businesses affected by the disaster are only beginning.  Beyond insurance...

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Multiple Forces Driving Increase in Small Business Acquisitions

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Multiple Forces Driving Increase in Small Business Acquisitions

Small business acquisitions have seen a significant increase over the past quarter. Online business acquisition matchmaker BizBuySell reported a 43.4...

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Claiming the Home Office Tax Deduction to be Made Simpler This Year

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Claiming the Home Office Tax Deduction to be Made Simpler This Year

The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced that the IRS will provide a streamlined process for claiming the...

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Survey Data Shows Impact of Fiscal Concern for 2012-13

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Survey Data Shows Impact of Fiscal Concern for 2012-13

The new deal that was struck in Washington may have averted the dreaded “fiscal cliff” for the time being,...

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Crowdfunding Regulations Remain in Stasis

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Crowdfunding Regulations Remain in Stasis

Earlier this year, Congress passed a law that allows small businesses to raise money–up to $1 million per year–through...

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Google Apps No Longer Free for Small Businesses

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Google Apps No Longer Free for Small Businesses

Many businesses, both large and small, utilize Google’s suite of office software, but the price of that software is...

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Small Business Borrowing Up, Consumer Spending Down in October

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Small Business Borrowing Up, Consumer Spending Down in October

The Commerce Department has reported that consumer spending for the month of October was down 0.2 percent.  Income growth...

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New Facebook Data Use Policy Signals an External Advertising Network

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New Facebook Data Use Policy Signals an External Advertising Network

Facebook has announced some significant changes to its “data use policy,” including ones that pave the way for a...

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