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Getting Contracts from The Government

Filed in News by on April 1, 2012 • views: 314
Getting Contracts from The Government

“I can’t pay anybody if I’m not winning contracts,” Wright said. “I will bid on supplying blankets these days if I can find them and be competitive on it.”

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Hiring Continues To Rise for Small Business

Filed in News, Small Business by on March 2, 2012 • views: 440
Hiring Continues To Rise for Small Business

The U.S. Labor Department is scheduled to release its February employment report on March 9. Economists polled by Reuters expect it will show a 210,000 increase in nonfarm payrolls, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 8.3 percent.

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Small Businesses Floating On the Cloud

Filed in News, Small Business by on March 2, 2012 • views: 485
Small Businesses Floating On the Cloud

Cloud computing is lowering the barrier to entry into business for some SMEs, and helping speed up exploitation of new opportunities for others.

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Small Business Gets A Hand

Filed in News, Resources, Small Business by on February 10, 2012 • views: 408
Small Business Gets A Hand

As part of an ongoing review of all size standards, the SBA evaluated all of the revenue-based size standards in these sectors to determine whether to revise the existing size standards. SBA took into account the structural characteristics within individual industries, including average firm size, the degree of competition, and federal government contracting trends to ensure that size definitions reflect current economic conditions within those industries.

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What's New? Entrepreneurship.

Filed in News, Small Business by on January 28, 2012 • views: 437
What's New? Entrepreneurship.

More and more people around the world are becoming entrepreneurs, according to a Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2011 report released Thursday. The world’s so-called “innovation-driven” economies saw an increase of 22 percent in early-stage entrepreneurship in 2011 over the year before, as measured by the number of people operating a business that’s less than 3.5 years old.

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Can a Small Business Survive in the Cloud?

Filed in News, Resources, Small Business by on January 28, 2012 • views: 279
Can a Small Business Survive in the Cloud?

Washington Post: Even with risks, the cloud offers advantages for small businesses By Erik Larson, Published: January 27 Just about every small business owner, and anyone else for that matter, has been hearing a lot about “the cloud” lately. Internet behemoths like Google, Apple and Amazon are fighting it out for cloud superiority, as are other […]

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Small Businesses' Huge Community Impact

Filed in News, Resources, Small Business by on January 14, 2012 • views: 301
Small Businesses' Huge Community Impact

Too often, the role local businesses play in the life of the communities they serve can tend to be overlooked. Owners and proprietors of small businesses are the moving forces behind Business Improvement Districts, merchant and business associations and local chambers of commerce. Through these organizations they foster clean streets, holiday lights, tree lightings, Fourth of July festivities and sidewalk sale days. Yes, these activities earn recognition for the enterprises that sponsor them, but they add to a community’s sense of self and civic pride as well.

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Bright Futures for Online Boutiques & Small Businesses

Filed in News, Resources, Small Business by on January 14, 2012 • views: 269
Bright Futures for Online Boutiques & Small Businesses

With more boutiques offering ecommerce and nationwide promotional efforts for the shop local movement continuing, Local Hem expects to see more consumers shopping small in 2012.

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House Passes Extension of Cut to Payroll Taxes

Filed in News, Resources, Small Business by on December 13, 2011 • views: 282
House Passes Extension of Cut to Payroll Taxes

The vote was a victory for Speaker John A. Boehner. House Democrats voted overwhelmingly against the bill, forcing Mr. Boehner to rely on Republicans, including many conservatives who had initially expressed doubts about the economic value of extending the payroll tax cut.

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Good News for Investors

Filed in News by on December 2, 2011 • views: 250
Good News for Investors

The Fed said in a statement today that it slashed the so-called dollar overnight index swap rate to 50 basis points from 100 basis points, or 1 percent, until Feb. 1, 2013.

“The purpose of these actions is to ease strains in financial markets and thereby mitigate the effects of such strains on the supply of credit to households and businesses and so help foster economic activity,” the central banks said in a joint statement.

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Small Businesses Add Jobs

Filed in News, Resources, Small Business by on December 2, 2011 • views: 253
Small Businesses Add Jobs

Fall hiring was led by small and mid-sized businesses, which collectively added nearly 200,000 jobs in November.

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Unemployment Rate Down

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Unemployment Rate Down

U.S. employers added a net 120,000 jobs in November

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