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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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Small Businesses Should Act Fast – Some Incentives Set to Expire by Year’s End

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Small business is the intended beneficiary of a package of tax cuts, incentives, retirement options and loan programs that went into effect this fall. But in some cases, business owners must act quickly to take full advantage of the aid. Encouraging entrepreneurs is the objective of the new Small Business Act of 2010. It provides […]

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November 4th, 2010 at 1:08 am

Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 9/24/10

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The Small Business Bill is again the top story in this week’s roundup, but we also have news about some of the country’s biggest banks starting up “second look” programs for potential borrowers, a new clean energy proposal in the House, Microsoft’s Security Essentials, and, last but certainly not least, some “Hawaiian-style” marketing advice for […]

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September 24th, 2010 at 10:33 am

Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 8/20/10

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This week’s small business news roundup includes discussion of whether we’re in a small business recession, some hope for the future, an inspirational story involving pizza, and using crowdsourcing and social media in your enterprise. Here we go! Is this a small business recession?: Time asks this question on its blog, The Curious Capitalist, citing […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 20th, 2010 at 9:41 am

Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 7/16/10

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This week in small business news we have a mix of news, social media tips, and a list of issues to consider if you’re thinking about going VoIP. Don’t even know what VoIP is? Read on. Small Business Bill Stalls in Senate: Portfolio.com gives the latest news on what’s happening with legislation that would affect […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 16th, 2010 at 9:45 am

Small Business News Roundup: 6/18/10

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This past week was a big one for small businesses, especially up on Capitol Hill. Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup of small businesses news: House Approves Small business Lending Bill: The big news in small business this week is that just yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would create a […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 18th, 2010 at 10:03 am

Small Business News Roundup: 5/28/10

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Here’s a quick look at what happened in the small business world this week, aside from the Entrepreneur’s Pledge and the President’s honoring small businesses at National Small Business Week: Small Businesses Add 25,000 New Jobs in May: MarketWatch reports that “[s]mall business employment grew 0.1 percent in May, equating to a 1.6 percent annual […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 28th, 2010 at 10:17 am

Small Business News Roundup: 5/14/10

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Aside from the 2010 SBA National Small Business Week conference in Washington DC, there are several other hot stories in the small business world this week. They include the following: Small Business Lobby Joins Challenge to Health Law: Dan Danner, president of the National Federation of Independent Business, has announced that the business lobby will […]

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May 14th, 2010 at 11:25 am

Small Business News Roundup: 5/7/10

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Are you ready to read about what’s going on this week in small business news? Let’s get started: Oil spill prompts CFO to offer small business disaster advice: Is your business located on the southeastern coast? If so, pay special attention to the advice given by Florida CFO Alex Sink on how you can best […]

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May 7th, 2010 at 10:44 am

Small Business News Roundup: 4/30/2010

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Here are some of the hot stories in small business news this week: Business Tax Index: Best to Worst Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council has released its 2010 data, finding that the five best tax systems for small businesses are in South Dakota, Texas, Nevada, Wyoming, and […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 30th, 2010 at 9:47 am