May 29, 2013

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Small business lending freeze starting to thaw
Washington Post
The small business lending market has yet to thaw in the wake of the recession. However, several recent studies suggest the ice may finally be starting to melt. The credit health of small companies across the country improved during the first quarter ...
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Small business advice: How to prepare your company now for potential growth ...
Washington Post
Many small business owners hope to grow their firms — but not all of them are prepared to seize the opportunity to expand when it arrives. (Scott Eells - BLOOMBERG) Many grasp for every customer and collapse under the weight of their own ambition ...
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6 things most small business owners should do to make the most of the ...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — Attention small business owners: It's time to get ready for the summertime slowdown. Business slows down a bit in the summer as people head away to take vacations. But that doesn't mean you should flip the sign on the door to "closed," pull ...
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Small Businesses Lack Adequate Safety Plans: Staples
eWeek
According to survey results, small businesses appear to be more at risk for safety concerns than medium-sized businesses, with less than half of small businesses saying they are prepared for severe emergencies or that safety plans are communicated ...
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Facebook backlash sees small businesses following suit
PCWorld
The self-loathing Facebook user seems to be an incredibly popular phenomenon, and anecdotally it looks like it's spilling over to business users, too. I checked in with several small business owners and found that concerns over Facebook range include ...
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Small Business IT Budgets Surge in First Half of 2013
eWeek
Small and midsize business (SMB) IT budgets rose 19 percent in the first half of 2013, as IT professionals reported an average yearly budget of $192,000, up from $162,000 in the second half of 2012, according to a survey of 1,000 global IT ...
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Why small businesses must be at the centre of Labour's economic strategy
New Statesman
Small businesses represent many of Labour's economic philosophies: connection with communities, accountability and high-quality work. For a "One Nation" party, with all of its Blue Labour flavourings, the idea of a connection between community and ...
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Boston Small Business Owners Focus on Personal, Employee and Financial ...
DailyFinance
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bank of America today released the spring 2013 Small Business Owner Report, a semi-annual study exploring the concerns, aspirations and perspectives of small business owners throughout the country. The survey, which ...
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AT&T Mobilizes the Cloud for Small Businesses
Sacramento Bee
DALLAS, May 29, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ --To help small businesses keep their workers better connected and more productive while on the go, AT&T* announced today the launch of AT&T Mobile Workplace, a cloud-based solution designed to simplify how ...
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Ohio Senate favors small business tax relief
WKSU News
State senators in Ohio are pulling what's left of Republican Gov. John Kasich's proposed income-tax cut from the state budget for now in favor of tax relief targeted at small businesses. The Tuesday move by the GOP-led Ohio Senate's Finance Committee ...
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Small Business to Get Some Relief from Sequester
Kiplinger Personal Finance
First up: restoring funding to the Small Business Administration. It took a hit of about $92 million from its $1.1-billion budget for fiscal 2013, with more cuts in store next year and beyond. Those cuts translate to about $17 million less in subsidies ...
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Gallup: Small Business Hiring Remains 'Anemic'
HispanicBusiness.com
Researchers at survey firm Gallup said hiring among small U.S. businesses remained consistent over the past year at a net negative level. In a survey of 603 small business owners conducted April 1-5, Gallup said 11 percent indicated their company had ...
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Lending 'famine' hurts small business growth
Scotsman
A LACK of confidence in bank's willingness to lend is harming the growth prospects of Britain's small businesses (SMEs) and jeopardising the economic recovery, two leading trade bodies today claim. The warning comes as the BDRC independent finance ...
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How to engage positively with customers through social media
The Guardian
Many small businesses are looking at this trend and are wondering how they should deal with it. The online conversations still look scary for some smaller companies, as they might well do for larger companies as well. Here are some guidelines for small ...
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Small Business Administration offers contract certification training for women ...
OregonLive.com
To be eligible, a company must be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more women, and primarily managed by one or more women. The women must be U.S. citizens. The firm also must meet the SBA's definition of small by the standards of ...
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Ohio small business tax cut remains in budget plan
Business Courier of Cincinnati (blog)
The 50 percent income tax deduction for small business owners remains in the Senate's two-year plan, but it was removed from the House's version in April. The Senate version of the budget, however, also removes a 7 percent income tax cut for all ...
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Small businesses line up against Arizona Medicaid expansion
Phoenix Business Journal (blog)
"Our survey found that Arizona's small-business owners continue to strongly oppose expanding AHCCCS eligibility, because they have no faith in the federal government's promises to pay for adding hundreds of thousands of Arizonans to our Medicaid rolls ...
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33 Graduate from 10000 Small Businesses, Creating 100+ Jobs and Business ...
Utah Policy
Last week, the 33 small business owners graduated from Utah's inaugural Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program cohort. The program, a $500 million investment overall, helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing ...
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Region's Small Business Leaders Awarded
Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers
CRYSTAL STARS: The 2013 Small Business Award recipients include, front row from left, Kelley Rash, Larry Mocha, Vicki Hidde and Jerry Holder. Back row from left, Barrett Waller, Kelvin Batten, Kendra Wiland, Joel Wiland, Marnie Fernandez for Shane ...
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PPL prices will be higher for residential customers, lower for small businesses
FOX43.com
For small business customers, the new price to compare will decrease to 7.7 cents per kilowatt-hour, down from the current 10.8 cents per kilowatt-hour. A full list of PPL Electric Utilities' new rates for all rate classes can be found at www ...
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Small-business owners give Tennessee high marks
Murfreesboro Post
Small-business owners view Tennessee quite favorably, especially its business-friendly regulatory systems, according to a recent survey conducted by Thumtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. "Tennessee ranked among the top states for ...
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Most small businesses still leery to hire new employees
Phoenix Business Journal
Even with more positive economic indicators, the plurality of small and midsize businesses are not seeing sufficient demand to justify hiring for the year, according to a new study from Sage North America. The Irvine, Calif.-based subsidiary of London ...
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Conversations With Female Forces of Nature in Small Business - Zahra Al ...
Huffington Post (blog)
Cari Guittard: What are some mistakes you see small businesses make when it comes to PR and their communications? Any guidance or advice you would give them as they are thinking about engaging a firm like yours to support their communications and ...
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Roundtable reveals "stand-off" between banks and small business
SmartCompany.com.au
A roundtable hosted by the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) in Canberra yesterday revealed small business seeking access to finance and the banks are currently in a stand-off. The roundtable brought together representatives from small ...
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MDA approves small business mentor-protégé pact
Theredstonerocket
"MDA has had great success with the mentor-protégé program," Lee Rosenberg, MDA director of the Office of Small Business Programs, said. "The small businesses that go through this program and graduate empirically do better than those who don't." ...
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Small business incubator now open
Cedar Valley Daily Times
WASBICC will offer education and support for new and existing small businesses in Waverly and in surrounding communities in Northeast Iowa. It also provides assistance on new ventures, business expansion, project requests, and business education.
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Wyden: Online sales tax hurts small business
Mail Tribune
"We aren't even at the point to be considered a small business; we're still at an entrepreneurial level where every waking minute is spent on the business," Marans said. "We're just trying to find enough money to bring in the next bookkeeper or that ...
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Tips on growing a small business
Nelson Mail
Beyond that, the cosmetics designer said the best things a new small business owner could do was be patient and accept it took time to build a brand, and to back themselves - for better or worse. "Honestly, I wouldn't do anything differently," she said.
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Better No Compete Agreements For Small Businesses
Small Business News from Gaebler.com
With anti-compete lawsuits on the rise, the NFIB offers entrepreneurs advice about how to protect their customers and proprietary information when an employee leaves the company. Non-compete clauses and agreements have been around for a long time.
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Blogs8 new results for Small Business
 
EE announces price rise for Orange small business customers ...
By Chris Donkin
Customers will be contacted this week about increase effective from July 10.
Mobile News Online
7 Building Blocks for Starting a Small Business Blog
By Matt McGee
I've written a lot of articles in the last couple years for small business bloggers. In going through them, it seems like the best ones fit into seven area.
Small Business Search Marketing
New online food retail business - Small business forum Australia
By elbie21
Hi, I've been trawling through these boards for the past week and have only just joined. I'm planning to start a small home based business in VIC.
Small business forum Australia
How can small businesses identify financial problems before they ...
By Phil M
It doesn't matter how innovative your product or service is, no company can reach the big time if their finances aren't in order. It's a common problem that companies face in the early stages of their development – misinterpreting financial ...
iBusiness Blog | Entrepreneur...
Small Businesses Build Their Email Lists in Search of Repeat ...
Email list growth is a constant endeavor for many small businesses, according to a survey conducted by ConstantContact among more than 700 customers using its email marketing.
Marketing Charts, Stats, Facts & Trends
Small business lending freeze starting to thaw - AllVoices
By [email protected]
A number of new surveys suggest small business owners are starting to find the capital they so desperately need. May 29, 2013 02:45 PM EDT The Washington Post The small.
allvoices - All News >> business...
Senate GOP adds the "Gordon Gekko" tax cut to the budget
By ModernEsquire
In order to call something a "small business" tax cut, you'd think it would first be a tax cut that businesses paid. But it's not. The Senate GOP tax cut, like Kasich's, is really just a tax cut on what owner's pay on income taxes they incur from their ...
Plunderbund
Disaster Insurance Necessary for Businesses - NuWire Investor
By Laurie Kulikowski
Experts say small businesses that do not carry disaster insurance are courting fate in the most dangerous way, as evidenced by a string of unexpected weather phenomena over the past year. Hurricane Sandy and the tornado that ripped ...
NuWire Investor: Latest News

Web8 new results for Small Business
 
6 things small businesses should do this summer - CBS News
For small business owners, the summer vacation months can be a great time to soup up your company.
www.cbsnews.com/.../6-things-small-businesses-should-do-this...
Small Businesses Are Doing More Firing Than Hiring | Inc.com
Gallup says the hiring outlook is bleak and will stay that way for the next 12 months.
www.inc.com/.../gallup-survey-finds-more-small-business-letti...
Winners of 33rd annual Small Business Awards announced ...
Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the winners of the Memphis Business Journal's Small Business Awards were announced Thursday night at an ...
www.bizjournals.com/.../winners-of-33rd-annual-small-busine...
Calculated Risk: Reports: Small Business Credit Improving
The small business lending Index from Direct Capital, which provides equipment leasing and business loans, backs up that claim, showing that small business ...
www.calculatedriskblog.com/.../reports-small-business-credit-i...
Social Media - Small Businesses Find ROI in Social ... - MarketingProfs
Social Media - A new study from Manta provides insight from more than 1200 small-business owners regarding their top concerns, such as social media and ROI ...
www.marketingprofs.com/.../small-businesses-find-roi-in-socia...
Commercial Real Estate Fundamentals Improving, Lending Tight for ...
With vacancy rates modestly falling and rents moderately rising in commercial real estate sectors, market fundamentals have improved, but financing remains a ...
www.realtor.org/.../commercial-real-estate-fundamentals-impr...
First Class of Utah Small Business Owners ... - Goldman Sachs
On May 22, 2013, 33 Utah small business owners graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, which aims to help create jobs and ...
www.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/.../1st-slc-class.html
Small business to Springfield: It's about attitude and action - Opinion ...
Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
www.chicagobusiness.com/.../small-business-to-springfield-yo...


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