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Samsung Can't Have All the Fun: 5 Other Mega Brands Rocking the Selfie
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Ellen, Big Papi and LeBron -- Samsung's all-stars -- aren’t the only big names snapping promotional selfies. Tons of other brands are cashing in on selfie marketing mania, too.
April 7, 2014 in Business News
Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA

Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA

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Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of ProAmerica Bank, is the White House's pick as head of the government's Small Business Administration.
January 15, 2014 in Business Management
The Anti-Main-Street President

The Anti-Main-Street President

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Most of this administration's policies have been hostile to the interests of Main Street business owners, particularly those running labor-intensive businesses with low-wage employees.
January 14, 2014 in Business Management
To Help Small Business, Cut Regulation

To Help Small Business, Cut Regulation

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The regulatory burden on small businesses is now higher than it was when President Obama took office. Circumstances must change.
January 10, 2014 in Business Management
Can This Tech Entrepreneur Fix Obamacare?

Can This Tech Entrepreneur Fix Obamacare?

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The White House is bringing in some big guns in the world of health-care tech to help fix the broken federal insurance exchange.
October 29, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses

With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses

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In Day 4 of the federal government shutdown, many D.C.-area businesses are struggling to cope with reduced sales.
October 4, 2013 in News and Trends

New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches

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President Obama is expected to sign a new student loan bill into law today. While it stands to reduce costs for many in the near term, students could face higher costs down the road.
August 9, 2013 in Startup Basics

Why Obama Asked Amy Poehler and Jon Bon Jovi to the White House. Hint: It's Not a SNL Sketch

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For millions of young Americans who don't now have health insurance, the president is leaning on celebs to spread the word about signing up.
July 25, 2013 in Marketing

Obama's 3 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs on How to Live the American Dream

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During his commencement speech this past weekend, President Barack Obama provides tips on succeeding as entrepreneurs.
May 7, 2013 in Starting a Business
Lessons in Leadership From the Latest D.C. Debacle

Lessons in Leadership From the Latest D.C. Debacle

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Of course, getting Congress to move in lockstep with the White House is obviously a challenge. But the latest impasse could offer some lessons for entrepreneurs in similar predicaments.
February 25, 2013 in Leadership
The Power of Huge Goals -- And How to Achieve Them

The Power of Huge Goals -- And How to Achieve Them

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As the President prepares to give his State of the Union address -- replete with outsize goals -- consider making your own ambitious wish list too.
February 19, 2013 in Business Management
Obama: American 'Initiative and Enterprise' Are Key to Future

Obama: American 'Initiative and Enterprise' Are Key to Future

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In President Obama's second inaugural address, he praised a national character of "hard work and personal responsibility."
January 21, 2013 in Leadership
Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

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
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
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
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
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
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
How 'Obamacare' Impacts Young Entrepreneurs

How 'Obamacare' Impacts Young Entrepreneurs

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Just because your startup already offers employee-health insurance, doesn't mean you should ignore the new health-care law. Here, we parse the law's particulars that matter to young treps.
September 26, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
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
What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama

What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama

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How the presidential candidates view the Small Business Administration, the 59-year-old federal agency serving America's entrepreneurs.
September 24, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending

Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending

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With the Presidential election nearing, we break down the candidates' stance on small-business contracting and how they plan to invest -- or not invest -- future federal dollars.
September 18, 2012 in Managing Cash Flow
Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'

Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'

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As paying for health care remains one of small-business owners' biggest burdens, we look at how the candidates would trim costs and tackle reform.
September 14, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits

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