This week’s small business roundup has news from Washington D.C., tips for improving your credit and taking tax deductions, and lots more social media, SEO, and marketing advice. There’s also a fun article about social media-friendly business cards. Here we go:
- Small business lending measure clears filibuster: Banks with less than $10 billion in assets “may soon be able tap a $30 billion government fund to help them increase lending to small businesses.” The measure passed through the Senate 60-37 as two Republicans crossed the proverbial aisle to join Democrats. The fund will now be tacked onto another small business bill, which could come up for a vote in the Senate as early as next week.
- It makes small-business sense to improve your credit: At USA Today, Rhonda Adams gives excellent advice on how you can improve your credit with a small business venture in mind. Adams has recently published the book Hire Your First Employee: the entrepreneur’s guide to finding, choosing, and leading great people.
- 8 Must Have Small Business Tax Deductions: From Doughroller, here are eight tax deductions you don’t want to miss as a small business owner. They include business meals and entertainment, travel, education, and bad debts. It’s never too early to think about next year’s tax returns!
- Small Business News: Social Media, SEO and Marketing: From Small Business Trends, this collection of articles covers how to develop sales leads, SEO and mobile marketing, marketing to investors, and much more.
- 12 Clever Social Media Friendly Business Cards: Mashable shares ideas for how to create new business cards that incorporate social media information. The layouts range from serious to fun to everywhere in between. A new business card could be a great way to show your customers how up-to-date and current you are, so have a look!
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