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Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration
Leadership

Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

Karen Mills announced last week that she will be leaving her post at the helm of the SBA. Here's a look at potential candidates to replace her.
Catherine Clifford
Growth Strategies

U.S. Federal Spending at Small Businesses Misses Mark. Again.

The Small Business Administration releases its scorecard measuring federal procurement in fiscal year 2012.
Catherine Clifford
Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee
Growth Strategies

Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee

The White House has yet to select a replacement for Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Catherine Clifford
Growth Strategies

Entrepreneurs, Politicians Join in a Virtual March on Washington for Immigration Reform

A group of lawmakers and innovators press Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.
Catherine Clifford
Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)
Finance

Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)

The Marketplace Fairness Act, expected to pass in the Senate on May 6, requires online retailers to charge shoppers their state's sales tax. Is the law a poor political move?
Scott Shane
The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line
Finance

The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

The Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 this week. If passed, online retailers would have to collect sales tax in all states, even if they don't have a physical footprint in the state.
Catherine Clifford
What 'Gang of Eight' Immigration Reform Would Mean for Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

What 'Gang of Eight' Immigration Reform Would Mean for Entrepreneurs

A bipartisan group of Senators has established a blueprint to overhaul the immigration system.
Catherine Clifford
Obama's Budget: What's In It for Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

Obama's Budget: What's In It for Entrepreneurs

The White House released its fiscal year 2014 budget proposal today. Here's a look at what's in it for small-business owners and entrepreneurs.
Catherine Clifford
Entrepreneurs Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants
Growth Strategies

Entrepreneurs Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants

The majority of small-business owners want to see comprehensive immigration reform include a way for newcomers to the U.S. to achieve permanent legal status.
Catherine Clifford
Why Americans Love Small Business
Entrepreneurs

Why Americans Love Small Business

The latest studies show consumers are willing to pay more to buy from a small business than a big one. Here's a look at five reasons why Americans are rooting for entrepreneurs.
Scott Shane
SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration
Finance

SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

The Small Business Administration's budget has to be chopped by 5 percent across the board as a result of forced budget cuts.
Catherine Clifford
Crowdfunders Press the SEC: What Is Taking So Long?
Starting a Business

Crowdfunders Press the SEC: What Is Taking So Long?

Various members of the crowdfunding community are expected meet in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to press lawmakers and the SEC to implement the JOBS Act.
Catherine Clifford
Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You
Finance

Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You

If Congress can't come to a deal over how to reduce the budget, numerous small businesses could be affected.
Catherine Clifford
Entrepreneurs Like Obama's Call for Tax Reform, Immigration Overhaul and Deficit Accord -- Minimum-Wage Hike, Not So Much
Growth Strategies

Entrepreneurs Like Obama's Call for Tax Reform, Immigration Overhaul and Deficit Accord -- Minimum-Wage Hike, Not So Much

In his first State of the Union Address of his second term, the President touched on a handful of issues that matter to the U.S. small-business community.
Catherine Clifford