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SEC Proposes Rules on Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding is a way for just about anyone or any small organization to raise money. Many individuals make sometimes micro-donations in amounts as low as five dollars. But if you can get enough people along with a few larger donations, a young business can get itself up and running. You may have even read a […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

December 2nd, 2013 at 7:11 pm

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How Small Businesses Can Obtain Business Credit

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When people decide to purchase homes, cars, or college educations, they will, in most cases, seek out loans from banks. To determine eligibility for these loans, financial institutions will look at individuals’ spending history and credit reports. For small business owners who need loans, it works the same way. It can take anywhere from a […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

November 17th, 2013 at 6:00 am

CA Small Biz Owners May Have to Pay Back Taxes

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Late last year, a California court declared unconstitutional a program to provide tax breaks to small business owners opening particular types of enterprises — and now the California Franchise Tax Board is seeking back taxes. About 2,000 small businesses are affected, and tax revenues could reach beyond $100 million. Some individual businesses could see tax […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 18th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

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Small Biz Owners Want Action on Climate

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USA Today recently reported on a poll by The American Sustainable Business Council that found a majority of small business owners are on board with addressing climate issues. Respondents were also asked about their political leanings, and not surprisingly, the breakdown was 36% Republican, 33% independent, and 19% Democrats. However, what may be surprising to […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 24th, 2013 at 9:25 am

Posted in Small Business

Do Small Business Owners Share Special DNA?

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A newly released survey by Deluxe Corp. has revealed that small business owners share several characteristics that help them succeed. The study asked over 1,000 American small business owners questions about their attitudes, experiences, and beliefs about running a small business and found that 86% believe they can achieve whatever they dedicate themselves to doing […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 29th, 2013 at 10:08 am

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Would You Want Your Small Business on a Reality Television Show?

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The Washington Post recently featured on article on how to turn your small business into the next reality television star, but how many of you would really be interested in such a thing? The information included in the piece discusses how businesses are chosen for reality television in the first place. Some people, like the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 16th, 2013 at 8:44 am

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Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 4/26/2013

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Welcome to this week’s small business news weekly roundup! In this week’s roundup, we’ll discuss essentials for any small biz website, how to run your business from home, and how to know when it’s time to let an employee go. First, here are two other roundups: This Week in Small Business: Apple, Gold and Cupcakes: […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 26th, 2013 at 11:29 am

Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 4/19/2013

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Welcome to this week’s small business news weekly roundup! In this week’s roundup, we’ll discuss whether you’re insured for growth, how you can prepare your small biz for disasters such as terrorist attacks, how you can streamline your business, how you can boost employee morale, and how you can help your business “go green.” First, […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 19th, 2013 at 9:05 am

Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 4/12/2013

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Welcome to this week’s small business news weekly roundup! In this week’s roundup, we’ll discuss what you need to know about President Obama’s budget, the March small business optimism index, perks your small biz can afford to help keep your employees happy, and what small biz scams to avoid. First, here are two other great […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 11th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 4/5/2013

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Welcome to this week’s small business news weekly roundup! In this week’s roundup, we’ll discuss the best and worst states for small business, small biz owners’ feelings on immigration regarding a road map to citizenship, how to build an e-commerce site for your small biz, and some time management tips for handling social media. First, […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 5th, 2013 at 5:06 pm