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1 hr ago | Newsday

Women business owners still struggle to get bank loans

Entrepreneurs Marcia Cubitt, left, and Carrie Charlick on July 31, 2014, in their Michigan warehouse.

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Related Topix: Commerce Township, MI, Personal Finance

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Reporter

Area labor groups issue endorsements

With less than 10 weeks until Election Day, major area unions on Monday released their slate of endorsements after an annual Labor Day breakfast in Benicia.

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Related Topix: Benicia, CA, Vacaville, CA, Personal Finance, Fairfield, CA

Wenatchee World

A 'win-win': Federal government, small businesses benefit from meeting contracting goals

I am proud to announce that the federal government met its small business federal contracting goal for the first time in eight years.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Ashland Times-Gazette

Parade recognizes small businesses on Labor Day

Labor Day was celebrated in downtown Ashland with a parade double the size of last year's.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Ashland, OH

The New Zealand Herald

Small Business: Going it alone

After spending more than 30 years working in IT for big companies Innes Fisher decided to set up his own business late last year.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Marketing, New Zealand, World News

Reuters

Cubans angered by new restrictions on importing consumer goods

Cuba has raised duties and restricted imports on consumer goods brought in by air travelers or sent by mail, imposing greater hardship for a fledgling private sector and angering people looking to counter chronic shortages.

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Related Topix: Cuba Travel, Travel, Caribbean Travel, Personal Finance, Homestead, FL, Raul Castro

The Hill

NLRB goes rogue against small business

Labor Day provides the opportunity to evaluate those government agencies that impact the workplace, and gauge if they are helping or hurting the employment situation in America.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Marin Independent Journal

Marin Voice: Legislature's Democrats continue attacks on Prop. 13

The supermajority in Sacramento would have you believe that it only wants to remove the umbrella of coverage that corporations have under Proposition 13, also known as "split roll."

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Personal Finance, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Hispanic Business

New small business lender in town as economy improves

"It's what we call thawing from the deep freeze of 2008 to about 2011." VEDC is a nonprofit community lender with headquarters in the area, but it makes loans all over the country.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Cal State Bakersfield

Menifee 24

Fuhrman Bases Re-Election Bid on Property Owners' Rights

Basing his platform on the slogan "working hard for you" and re-stating his commitment to rural residents' property rights, Menifee City Council member Tom Fuhrman is actively campaigning for re-election to his District 2 seat in November.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Menifee, CA

Newsday

Small Business: Alternative lenders can offer quick turnaround

Business owners including Marlon Davis, owner of Nesberrys ice cream shop in Valley Stream, turned to alternative lenders to secure the $12,000 he needed to increase storage space and purchase new freezers.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Valley Stream, NY, West Hempstead, NY, Queens, NY, New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Marketing, Opinion

Daily Herald

Senator targets small business loan gender gap

Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation in July that would make it easier for women-owned companies to get loans and government contracts.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Senate, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, US News

Journalgazette.net

Commerce brisk at ACD Festival

Bob Merrill looks through items for sale at Dan Kirchner Automotive Literature. Kirchner has attended the ACD Festival since the 1970s.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Dearborn, MI, Brighton, MI

Sat Aug 30, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Rejected and dejected - women small business owners still struggle to get loans from banks

Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Commerce Township, MI

Dallas Morning News

Dallas small businesses honored

Dustin Gadberry of Gadberry Construction barely made it through the recession until linking up with the Dallas Small Business Development Center.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Personal Finance, Houston, TX

The Victoria Advocate

IRS to present business tax updates at UHV meeting

To make sure area businesses have the most relevant tax information, the University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center has invited the Internal Revenue Service to a meeting Sept.

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Related Topix: Tax, University of Houston Victoria, Victoria, TX, Personal Finance

Connecticut Post

Despite the economy's recovery since the 2008 financial crisis, small businesses still have difficulty securing credit, according to a survey released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Bank of New York, Banking, Financial Services, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New Rochelle, NY

PeoriaTimes-Observer

Digital Media Marketing: Instagram for small business

Owned by social media giant Facebook, Instagram is a photo and video sharing application that allows users to interact by liking and commenting on posts of people or businesses they are following.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Personal Finance, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Watches

Forbes.com

It's Time For A National Small Business Owners Day

I am one of the world's leading experts on small business and entrepreneurship. I am the creator and award-winning host of the syndicated radio program, The Small Business Advocate Show, a syndicated columnist and author of Small Business Is Like a Bunch of Bananas and Three Minutes to Success .

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, WebMD, Life, Labor Day, Holidays

Detroit Free Press

Women reshaping the face of small business in Detroit

Rachel Leggs owns a vintage clothing store in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood. She worked in the auto industry until being laid off, and then decided to make a go at starting her own business, becoming part of a growing trend of female business owners in the city.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Personal Finance, Non-Profit, Opinion

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