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Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda
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Barack Obama won his reelection bid last night. See what his second term holds for small businesses.
November 7, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Election 2012

Election At-A-Glance

 
Former Governor

Mitt Romney

Would trim government spending to 20 percent of the U.S.'s gross domestic product, balance the budget, explore U.S. energy reserves and reduce spending on entitlement programs.
President

Barack Obama

Called for increasing investment in infrastructure, doubling the size of the payroll-tax cut and new tax cuts for small businesses and companies that hire new employees.
Young Entrepreneurs Weigh in on the 2012 Presidential Election

Young Entrepreneurs Weigh in on the 2012 Presidential Election

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It's often hard to pigeonhole a generation of business owners, but as a voting block they do seem to come together -- at least on one issue.
November 6, 2012 in Tax Center
Steve Blank on Entrepreneurs as Dissidents

Steve Blank on Entrepreneurs as Dissidents

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On Election Day, serial entrepreneur Steve Blank takes a moment to remember why freedom of speech, expression and thought are critical to entrepreneurship.
November 6, 2012 in Starting a Business
Election Day: A Last-Minute Voter Guide For Business Owners

Election Day: A Last-Minute Voter Guide For Business Owners

Here's our synopsis of where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney stand on 10 issues of importance to America's entrepreneurs.
November 6, 2012 in Starting a Business
A Buzzworthy Startup Rethinks the Political Process

A Buzzworthy Startup Rethinks the Political Process

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Backed by Silicon Valley heavyweights, Votizen co-founder Jason Putorti talks to us about changing the future of campaigning.
November 5, 2012 in Business Ideas
Photos: Red, White and Fabulous? Fashion Tips from the Campaign Trail

Red, White and Fabulous? Fashion Tips from the Campaign Trail

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Entrepreneurs can learn a lot (or not) about dressing to impress from Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
October 26, 2012 in Ask Entrepreneur
Obama and Romney Get Tough on China

Obama and Romney Get Tough on China

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In their final debate, the presidential candidates laid out aggressive stances on China in a debate Monday that focused on foreign-policy issues.
October 23, 2012 in Leadership
Should You Tell Employees How to Vote?

Should You Tell Employees How to Vote?

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Mitt Romney has urged business owners to tell their employees how they plan to vote.
October 22, 2012 in Leadership
5 Tips for Talking About Politics on Social Media

5 Tips for Talking About Politics on Social Media

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With the final debate tonight and the election right around the corner, follow these tips when mentioning politics on social media.
October 22, 2012 in Social Media
Shelly Sun on the Burden of Health Care (Opinion)

Shelly Sun on the Burden of Health Care (Opinion)

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No matter who wins in November, our next president must work to get small-business health-care costs under control, writes Shelly Sun, co-founder of the BrightStar Care franchise.
October 22, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
In Contentious Debate, Obama and Romney Spar Over Small-Business Jobs

In Contentious Debate, Obama and Romney Spar Over Small-Business Jobs

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Sparks flew Tuesday as the presidential candidates parried over taxes, health care and other issues that impact how and when entrepreneurs hire.
October 17, 2012 in Leadership
Rob Foregger on Fixing the Debt (Opinion)

Rob Foregger on Fixing the Debt (Opinion)

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The presidential election is a wake-up call for the main event: Tackling America's out-of-control debt problem, the EverBank co-founder writes.
October 15, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Save for Tax Clash, Veep Debate Mum on Small Business

Save for Tax Clash, Veep Debate Mum on Small Business

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Joe Biden and Paul Ryan touch on the role of small businesses in economic recovery but stop short of outlining entrepreneurship policies.
October 12, 2012 in Leadership
How to Avoid Workplace Political Spats

How to Avoid Workplace Political Spats

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This election season, your employees may quarrel over candidates. Labor attorney Robin E. Shea offers tips, plus a free example of a harassment policy.
October 10, 2012 in Grow Your Business
For Franchises, All's Fair in Food and Politics

For Franchises, All's Fair in Food and Politics

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Ben & Jerry's, 7-Eleven and Pizza Hut use the 2012 election as a platform for marketing campaigns.
October 8, 2012 in Franchises
Steve Case on Fixing the Visa System (Opinion)

Steve Case on Fixing the Visa System (Opinion)

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It's a global battle for the world's most talented immigrants. When it comes to visa reform, our next elected leader needs to get the job done, Case writes.
October 8, 2012 in Grow Your Business
What You Can Learn About Social Media from Big Bird

What You Can Learn About Social Media from Big Bird

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The Sesame Street character became a social media sensation this week. Here's what entrepreneurs need to learn from the 8-foot-tall yellow bird.
October 5, 2012 in Your Website
Small-Business Owners Bunker Down Amid a Weak U.S. Economy

Small-Business Owners Bunker Down Amid a Weak U.S. Economy

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Business owners are grappling with continued economic uncertainty. One thing is for sure: They are going to hit the polling stations in November.
October 5, 2012 in Hiring Center
Is Romney Right About Startup Rates Dropping? (Opinion)

Is Romney Right About Startup Rates Dropping? (Opinion)

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Republican presidential candidate and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney set fact-checkers scrambling during this week's debate when he stated that new business startups were at 30-year lows.
October 5, 2012 in Startup Basics
Are Immigrant Business Owners Driving U.S. Growth? (Infographic)

Are Immigrant Business Owners Driving U.S. Growth? (Infographic)

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Nearly one in five small-business owners in America is an immigrant. Here's a look at where they are finding success.
October 4, 2012 in International Growth
Debate 1: Obama, Romney Spar Over How to Tax Small Business

Debate 1: Obama, Romney Spar Over How to Tax Small Business

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In Denver last night, the candidates talked about their plans to cut taxes for small businesses. But they challenged each other's definition of what constitutes a small business.
October 4, 2012 in Leadership
Romney Is Right on Foreign Aid (Opinion)

Romney Is Right on Foreign Aid (Opinion)

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The Republican challenger delivered an important message for economic development at the Clinton Global Initiative. U.S. foreign aid, he said, should be linked to efforts to promote free enterprise in the developing world.
October 2, 2012 in Financing
Going Global: Where Obama, Romney Stand on Trade

Going Global: Where Obama, Romney Stand on Trade

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In the U.S., exporting and improved trade relations have become economic bright spots for small-business owners. We look at each candidate's global views.
September 27, 2012 in Exploring New Markets
Obama, Romney Battle Over Immigration

Obama, Romney Battle Over Immigration

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It's a hot-button issue, and the Democrat and Republican candidates divide on the topic of illegal workers. The two come closer over foreign-born entrepreneurs.
September 26, 2012 in Human Resources
Romney vs. Obama: Reigniting the Regulation Question

Romney vs. Obama: Reigniting the Regulation Question

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When it comes to regulations, small businesses may feel the sting the most. Here, we parse how each of the candidates might alleviate those pressures.
September 25, 2012 in Cash Flow & Money Management

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