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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
Obama vs. Romney: A Tale of Two Economic Plans

Obama vs. Romney: A Tale of Two Economic Plans

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With the Presidential election just around the corner, we break down the candidates' stance on small business, jobs and the economy.
September 12, 2012 in Tax Center
Tech Entrepreneurs Urge Presidential Candidates to Consider Internet Freedom

Tech Entrepreneurs Urge Presidential Candidates to Consider Internet Freedom

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Members of 'Internet 2012' will hit the road next month to spread the word about bills they say could threaten free sharing of information online.
August 29, 2012 in Your Website
Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?

Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?

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President Obama and Mitt Romney frequently suggest they're in touch with America's small enterprises. But often, they display a disconnect, Kelly K. Spors writes.
August 28, 2012 in Leadership
Making Apps for Political Junkies

Making Apps for Political Junkies

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The 2012 Presidential election is the first one where people are tethered to their smartphones, and this fact hasn't gone unnoticed by scores of app makers.
August 24, 2012 in Mobile
From BBQ Pits to Badge Makers, Businesses Prep for Conventions

From BBQ Pits to Badge Makers, Businesses Prep for Conventions

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Entrepreneurs in Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa are hoping for a boost as Republicans and Democrats gather for the political season's big events.
August 22, 2012 in Growing Your Business
What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

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In choosing the conservative Congressman from Wisconsin, Mitt Romney makes a bold choice. But is it a good one?
August 13, 2012 in Money
How the U.S. Supreme Court's Ruling to Uphold 'Obamacare' May Affect Small Businesses

How the U.S. Supreme Court's Ruling to Uphold 'Obamacare' May Affect Small Businesses

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After the High Court moved to keep the individual mandate, economists expect lower insurance costs overall, yet some businesses may still get burned by the employer mandate.
June 28, 2012 in Insurance
5 Scenarios for the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care

5 Scenarios for the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care

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In anticipation of the Supreme Court's ruling on the health-care law, we outline five possible outcomes for small-business owners to chew on -- and plan for.
June 21, 2012 in Insurance

Are You Ready for Student-Loan Rates to Skyrocket?

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As House and Senate members bicker over how to pay for maintaining low rates on certain federal student loans, a July 1 deadline looms.
April 27, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

SBA Chief Touts Entrepreneurship to Recent Grads in Twitter Q&A

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New college graduates are facing never-before-seen student-debt levels. The White House is hoping entrepreneurship is the answer.
April 25, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Obama Talks Energy, Pain at the Pump

Obama Talks Energy, Pain at the Pump

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With gas prices inching higher, the pressure is rising on Barack Obama to act. Here's his plan.
March 8, 2012 in Business Management
Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)

Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)

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One of the SBA's biggest investment programs to launch this year may fall on deaf ears as the venture-capital community swoons from years of lousy returns.
February 29, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Obama Takes Aim at Corporate Taxes

Obama Takes Aim at Corporate Taxes

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The President hopes to revise the U.S. business tax code. Though the goal is to the level the playing field, there would be winners and losers.
February 23, 2012 in Tax Center
The Payroll-Tax Cut Deal Gives Obama's Budget Hope

The Payroll-Tax Cut Deal Gives Obama's Budget Hope

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They called the President's budget 'dead on arrival' but new efforts to compromise in Congress may bode well for certain small-business-focused provisions.
February 14, 2012 in Tax Center
How the White House Became a Social-Media Powerhouse

How the White House Became a Social-Media Powerhouse

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Macon Phillips, the White House's director of New Media, describes how the administration is using social media in unique ways -- and how your business can too.
February 8, 2012 in Social Media
Startup America Gets a Do-Over

Startup America Gets a Do-Over

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The President issued a new call on Congress to pass an ambitious legislative agenda to help small businesses, but some wonder whether it's just hot air.
January 31, 2012 in Tax Center
How 'Small Business' and 'Entrepreneur' Fare in State of the Union Addresses

How 'Small Business' and 'Entrepreneur' Fare in State of the Union Addresses

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Small businesses and entrepreneurs were mentioned just six times in Obama's speech. We examine how often past presidents have put them in the spotlight.
January 25, 2012 in Startup Basics
How Small Businesses are Becoming Big Campaign Stops

How Small Businesses are Becoming Big Campaign Stops

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An inside look at five entrepreneurs reaping political publicity, as the presidential hopefuls put them in the spotlight on the campaign trail.
January 10, 2012 in Growth Strategies
What the Failed Deficit Deal Could Mean for Small Businesses

What the Failed Deficit Deal Could Mean for Small Businesses

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Failure to meet an agreement over reducing the nation's debts could trigger a spate of spending cuts that could carry implications for small businesses.
November 22, 2011 in Payments & Collections
Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Entrepreneurs

Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Entrepreneurs

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The Jobs Act didn't pass muster with Congress, so Barack Obama has issued some proposals without legislation. See what's in the works for small businesses.
November 1, 2011 in Startup Financing
White House Alleviates Student Loans for Entrepreneurs

White House Alleviates Student Loans for Entrepreneurs

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President Obama announced a number of federal student loan reducing measures, which may also benefit entrepreneurs.
October 27, 2011 in Money Basics
Jobs Bill Breakup: What Will Entrepreneurs Push For?

Jobs Bill Breakup: What Will Entrepreneurs Push For?

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The Senate spiked President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act. Now the question is: What may be salvaged from the bill that could still help small business?
October 12, 2011 in Tax Center
At LinkedIn Town Hall, Entrepreneurs' Questions Go Unanswered

At LinkedIn Town Hall, Entrepreneurs' Questions Go Unanswered

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In the President's LinkedIn Town Hall, Barack Obama answered many questions about how to help the unemployed. But some small-business owners say he didn't discuss their needs enough.
September 27, 2011 in Growth Strategies
Obama Asks for Entrepreneurs' Questions on LinkedIn

Obama Asks for Entrepreneurs' Questions on LinkedIn

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President Barack Obama is currently taking questions on LinkedIn. The request brought more than 700 comments within hours, and lots of them aren't very polite.
September 23, 2011 in Growth Strategies

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