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The Silicon Valley Spirit Goes Global

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Watch out, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach: there’s a new, thriving global start-up scene in town—or rather, on multiple continents. From South America to the Indian Subcontinent, entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and established American startups are looking to grow their ideas outside of California and the U.S. altogether. In India, for instance, the New York […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

April 23rd, 2014 at 8:26 am

Mississippi’s Extended New Small Business Rate Incentives Provide Savings in Startup Utility Costs

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Small business owners face a host of challenges and costs in starting and running their own companies, from startup fees to insurance to taxes. Mississippi is trying to ease the burden of utility costs for entrepreneurs who keep their businesses—and those valuable jobs—within the Hospitality State. A program called the Small Business Rate Incentive, which […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

March 31st, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Government Shutdown Impact on Small Business Loans

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It wasn’t the owner of your favorite local mom-and-pop shop who decided to shut down the United States government in October, but they were the ones who paid the price in the end. Small business lending took a serious hit as a result of this year’s government shutdown, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending […]

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What’s Trending Now in Small Business

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Last year, small business owners and entrepreneurs had to pay more attention to technology, the Internet, and mobile than ever before. If they weren’t executing content marketing campaigns online, optimizing their marketing and sales through mobile, or setting up security systems to combat cyber attacks, they would be left in the dust. The following are […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

March 3rd, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Top Challenges for Small Business in 2013

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Between health care debates, the government shutdown, budget issues, and hiring problems, small businesses were hit hard in 2013. Many people were annoyed with the federal overhaul of the healthcare system, but small business owners were probably the most perturbed. According to Associated Press, glitches on the federal healthcare website have caused delays until November […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

January 16th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

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

Small Business News Weekly Roundup 3/29/2013

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Welcome to this week’s small business news weekly roundup as we wrap up National Start Your Business Month! In this week’s roundup, we’ll discuss how you can breed innovation in your small biz, why you should consider adding tablets to your technology, and how you can make Pinterest work for you. Here are some other […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 29th, 2013 at 12:59 pm