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October is National Cooperative Month

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October is National Cooperative Month

Throughout the month of October, festivals and educational events across America will celebrate the cooperative business model and its...

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SBA and U.S. Black Chamber Target Small Disadvantaged Businesses

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SBA and U.S. Black Chamber Target Small Disadvantaged Businesses

The SBA and the U.S. Black Chamber, Inc. are hosting a national 8(a) training, business matchmaking and awards ceremony...

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SBA Joins with Hispanic Entrepreneurs to Create Jobs and Opportunities

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SBA Joins with Hispanic Entrepreneurs to Create Jobs and Opportunities

In hopes of spurring job growth and creating more jobs, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has joined with the...

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Top 5 Technology Events (And How They Affect Your Business)

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Top 5 Technology Events (And How They Affect Your Business)

ChooseWhat.com, an online resource for entrepreneurs, has analyzed five top technology trends as well as providing a breakdown of...

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What Small Business Development Centers Can Do for Your Business

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What Small Business Development Centers Can Do for Your Business

Want to know one of the best-kept small business secrets in America? Every year, nearly a million entrepreneurs benefit...

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Mid-Wage Earners Hardest Hit by Recession

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Mid-Wage Earners Hardest Hit by Recession

Although Americans are slowly going back to work, a recent report by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) finds...

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“Uncertainty” Tops Small-Business Owner Concerns, NFIB Survey Reveals

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“Uncertainty” Tops Small-Business Owner Concerns, NFIB Survey Reveals

A National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) survey finds that economic uncertainty dominates the list of small-business owner concerns....

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Franchising Offers Veterans Opportunity of a Lifetime

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Franchising Offers Veterans Opportunity of a Lifetime

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current unemployment rate among returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is 10.4%...

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MasterCard, Visa Settlement: A Victory for Small Businesses?

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MasterCard, Visa Settlement: A Victory for Small Businesses?

A long-running lawsuit between merchants and credit card companies ended last month in a $7.3 billion settlement. While some...

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New Survey Reveals Optimism Gap between Younger and Older Entrepreneurs

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New Survey Reveals Optimism Gap between Younger and Older Entrepreneurs

A third-quarter Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index survey released on July 31, 2012 finds that younger entrepreneurs are much more...

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How New gTLDs Will Change Small Businesses

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How New gTLDs Will Change Small Businesses

For over two decades, Internet names and addresses in the US have fallen into two dozen familiar categories such...

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Crowdfunding to Support Local Small Business

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Crowdfunding to Support Local Small Business

According to a June 2012 poll by the American Planning Association (APA), 79% of the general public supports community...

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Grading US Banks on Loans to Small Businesses

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Grading US Banks on Loans to Small Businesses

A new free service by Philadelphia-based MultiFunding rates banks according to their lending patterns. Through a tool called BankingGrades (available on...

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Free Land Giveaway Targets Small Businesses

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Free Land Giveaway Targets Small Businesses

A soon-to-be-released survey by Cutting Edge Technology states that 80% of state incentive programs spend the majority of their...

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Expanded Tweets Change How Small Businesses Share Content

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Expanded Tweets Change How Small Businesses Share Content

Until recently, Twitter has been synonymous with brevity. The brief comments and short snippets that characterized the social media...

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Pinterest: Social Media’s New Frontier for Small Businesses

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Pinterest: Social Media’s New Frontier for Small Businesses

Small businesses seeking to increase social media interaction with consumers should consider Pinterest, according to a 2012 social commerce...

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New Trend Among Startup Companies Says, “Down with Meetings!”

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New Trend Among Startup Companies Says, “Down with Meetings!”

Feeling that too little gets accomplished during face-to-face meetings, some companies are choosing to forego traditional gatherings in favor...

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Government-Sponsored $26 Million Competition Aims to Spur Job Creation

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Government-Sponsored $26 Million Competition Aims to Spur Job Creation

The Obama administration recently announced a $26 million competition to encourage the development of creative, job-enhancing projects. The contest...

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Slow but Steady Growth for Small Businesses in May

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Slow but Steady Growth for Small Businesses in May

A couple of recent reports indicate that small businesses could finally be seeing a light at the end of...

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Small Businesses May Suffer from Census Funding Cuts

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Small Businesses May Suffer from Census Funding Cuts

A lack of data is bad for small businesses, making it harder for entrepreneurs and owners to make decisions....

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Goldman’s Plan to Help Small Businesses Grow

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Goldman’s Plan to Help Small Businesses Grow

Goldman Sachs (GS) has dedicated $500 million to helping small businesses in the US grow and create jobs. While some critics...

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