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2 hrs ago | Politico
The Export-Import Bank, a federal entity that has handed out loans to American businesses in relative obscurity for years, is suddenly a political flashpoint - either a symbol of government-sponsored corporate welfare, as some tea party Republicans argue, or a critical force for small business, some Democrats and establishment Republicans say.
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6 hrs ago | The Age
The carbon tax will be repealed within days after a breakthrough in talks between the government and cross bench senators who were concerned at what they believed were draconian provisions in the repeal bill.
11 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press
For scam artists, some rip-off strategies work so well that they just keep going with the same old tricks.
Social media, two little words that encompass the ability to connect with more than a billion people worldwide for free.
Concern: Despite the Government putting pressure on big firms to sign up to the Prompt Payment Code, a wait of 71 days for small businesses is a week longer than in 2006 Small businesses are forced to wait an average of 23 days longer for payment by customers than the biggest companies, new research has found.
WOODY MARSHALL/THE TELEGRAPHBrad Spiegel, owner of Quality Computer Systems Inc. in Macon, says his business is seeing more cyberattacks affecting home computers and those belonging to small businesses.
President Barack Obama met with two dozen companies Friday, including several major foreign automakers, that have agreed to help suppliers with access to financing - in a bid to help many small companies grow.
More than 400 small-business owners, entrepreneurs and social media gurus Friday descended on Stevens Institute of Technology to attend a tech and social innovation forum, whose goal was to show small businesses how companies such as Facebook and Yelp can help them grow.
Today, Apple SVP of Operations Jeff Williams attended a meeting with President Obama following the company's adoption of the White House's 'SupplierPay' initiative .
Sen. Sean Nienow, of Cambridge, and his wife, Cynthia, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month, according to court records.
House Republicans, who fervently pound the podium against the deficit, didn't blink Friday at passing a whopping $287 billion business tax cut measure with no effort to pay for or offset that amount.
While Apple is making hand over fist today, it's not that long ago that it was a new business with the same cash flow problems faced by all small companies.
The applicants will be eligible for up to $1.5 million in grant funding to pursue the ideas.
It's guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today's guest post is from Dan Faggella - Enjoy! Email marketing and marketing automation software often fails to achieve business goals of enhancing revenue and profitability, creating a "marketing gap" for businesses.
In the not-so-distant past, the Keogh plan was the hottest retirement planning commodity around.
Roughly 8,000 business loan requests are declined every day in America. "Daily business loan denials are symptomatic of a massive market failure," says Connie Evans, president and CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity .
The poll contacted 555 owners of for-profit small businesses. They supported increasing the wage, which has stayed at $7.25 an hour for five years, to $10.10 over two and a half years, and then letting it automatically rise as inflation rises.
Updated: Sun Jul 13, 2014 02:05 pm
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