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2 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Volusion provides small business holiday predictions for 2014

Each year the marketing group at Volusion put together a predictive sales report for the upcoming holiday season and the 2014 projections are now available. Small business owners might feel a bit frustrated with some of the findings, however, online business sales are expected to grow 9 percent as a whole, with mobile pushing ahead the fastest.

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Related Topix: Volusion, Personal Finance, Marketing, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Life, Holidays, Black Friday, Internet, Science / Technology

3 hrs ago | Investopedia

Expanding Your Small Business With An SBA Loan

If you're wondering how to fund the expansion of your small business, you might want to consider a Small Business Administration loan. Although they're not for every business owner, these loans are a viable option for those who can't obtain other financing to grow their business.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Bardonia, NY, Home, Mortgage

7 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Man charged with abuse of corpse and second degree murder after human remains found

Neighbors called police after seeing the remains fall out of Wilson's trash bag. The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

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Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, Personal Finance, Prattville, AL

8 hrs ago | Business Journal

Bentley announces creation of Alabama Small Business Commission

The Alabama Small Business Commission, which was created by Executive Order 47, will serve in an advisory capacity to help with policies, spurring innovation and creating a dialogue to support economic development, according to a release from the governor's office . "Small businesses are the engines of job growth and an integral part of the framework that makes up the American economic system," Bentley said.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

9 hrs ago | Business Journal

'Shark Tank' meets eBay as new Reston lender aims to help veterans, other small business owners

StreetShares, a new Reston-based online lending platform to connect investors and small business owners, is described by co-founder Mark Rockefeller as "'Shark Tank' meets eBay ." The new company has made 14 commercial loans since June totaling about $200,000, Rockefeller said.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Life, Veteran Affairs

13 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

How Cybercriminals Attack Small Businesses - and 10 Ways to Stop Them

At a recent "Hacker Lab" event, "white hat" hackers revealed how cybercriminals work - and what businesses can do to protect themselves. The multimedia presentation used a simulated small business system to demonstrate how hackers choose their targets, how they enter the system and what they do post-infiltration.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Personal Finance

17 hrs ago | Newsday

Small business confidence grows

The report chimes with official figures from the Office for National Statistics which showed the economy had grown by 3.2% in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. International bodies from the International Monetary Fund to the OECD have said that the UK is likely to remain the fastest growing developed economy for the near future.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Financial Times

Scottish small business confidence falls

Confidence among Scotland's small businesses has fallen in the past three months, while it has soared to a record high in the rest of the UK. "We need to understand if this fall is a one-off blip or marks the start of a trend," said Andy Willox, Scottish policy convener for the Federation of Small Businesses.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Newsday

Small Business: When inspectors or regulators come calling

Brian Valdini, owner and chef at fatfish Wine Bar & Bistro, in Bay Shore on Sept 4, 2014. A visit from an inspector or regulator can spark fear and trepidation in even the most confident small-business owners.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Opinion

Customer Interaction Solutions

BodeTree and the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center Partner for Small Business Success

BodeTree , an online service that helps small business owners better understand their finances, today announced it has partnered with the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center , an affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, to provide an online platform specifically built for greater small business success. The platform, named " ," is built to further grow and support consulting and development efforts already in place with the Small Business Development Center to ensure that Colorado continues to remain a top state for small business growth.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

USA Today

Banker upbeat on small business rebound

Business owners are reporting better earnings and reinvesting in their businesses and that's translating into a rebound in loan demand, says Gohman, the head of small business banking at the McLean, Virginia-based bank. But there's still caution out there.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, McLean, VA, Capital One Financial, Capital One, Financial Services, Associated Press

Examiner.com

Minority-Owned, Female-Owned and Small Business Open Houses

On the first Tuesday of every month from 10am to Noon the Division of Purchasing and Supplies hosts open houses for minority owned, female owned and Cleveland small businesses to educate attendees on how to compete for City business. Participants receive a tour and meet one-on-one with City Buyers assigned to purchase their type of products.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Seminar focuses on small business tax laws

The state Board of Equalization is offering a free tax seminar Tuesday in Stockton to individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners who want to learn more about complying with California's tax laws. The state Board of Equalization is offering a free tax seminar Tuesday in Stockton to individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners who want to learn more about complying with California's tax laws.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Motley Fool

5 Small Business Insurance Policies Every Business Should Consider

Things go wrong. People make mistakes. Natural disasters are a fact of life. Protecting your small business from these unforeseen events with the right insurance policies could mean the difference between prosperity and going belly up.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Examiner.com

Why small businesses need to optimize websites for mobile

If you're tech savvy, you also know that it's smart to optimize your website for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. But do you know exactly why? You might be surprised.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Farmington Daily Times

Column: Improving New Mexico for Small Business

Earlier this year, Thumbtack.com , a consumer service that links individuals to business professionals, released the results of our third annual survey on Small Business Friendliness. Thumbtack's is the only nationwide survey that measures sentiment directly from business owners - asking nearly 13,000 entrepreneurs to fill out a survey, the company ranked 38 states across 11 metrics.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, Personal Finance, Thumbtack, Opinion

Examiner.com

How to improve communication in a small business environment

Decision-making for business owners often involves going with their gut. With limited information, entrepreneurs face situations where they'll have to make important choices based on intuition.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

WTVY Dothan

Governor Bentley to Announce Special Commission to Assist Small Businesses

Governor Robert Bentley on Monday will hold a news conference to announce the creation of a special commission to assist new small business start-ups and expansion of existing small businesses. He will be joined by House Speaker Mike Hubbard, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh and NFIB State Director Rosemary Elebash for the announcement.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Governors, Robert Bentley

The CPA Technology Advisor

Intuit Connects Small Businesses and Lenders with QuickBooks Financing

The small business owner continues to be at the heart of the QuickBooks ecosystem. With every product, service and feature released, Intuit seems to be determined to make the next step even easier than the previous.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Business Journal

Inc.credible Award winners announced

Greater Louisville Inc. announced the winners of its 2014 Inc.credible Awards during a luncheon today at the Galt House hotel. This year's competition drew more than 750 nominees and 117 candidates, according to a news release from GLI, the metro chamber of commerce.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

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