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How Does a 20 Percent Tax Cut Sound? Don't Hold Your Breath

How Does a 20 Percent Tax Cut Sound? Don't Hold Your Breath

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Next week, Congress will take up a piece of legislation that would give businesses with fewer than 500 employees a one-year tax break.
April 10, 2012 in Tax Center
Small-Exporter Support Facing Uncertainty

Small-Exporter Support Facing Uncertainty

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The charter for the Export-Import Bank is set to expire at the end of May without Congressional action.
March 29, 2012 in International Growth
Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

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Legislation headed to the President's desk could transform the way entrepreneurs access capital and the number of investors able to fund startups.
March 28, 2012 in Financing
Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

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After intense debate, the Senate adds a number of investor protections to the small-business bill. The Obama Administration indicated its support.
March 22, 2012 in Financing
JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

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A bipartisan bundle of legislation aimed at increasing entrepreneurs' ability to access capital sailed through the House, but has been slowed down in the Senate.
March 20, 2012 in Financing
On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce

On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce

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Credit unions and the banking industry spar over the right to make loans to small businesses.
March 15, 2012 in Financing
Top 'Treps Urge Senate to Pass IPO On-Ramp Bill

Top 'Treps Urge Senate to Pass IPO On-Ramp Bill

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The National Venture Capital Association and 700 high-profile entrepreneurs sent a letter to Congressional leaders supporting legislation to help startups go public.
March 12, 2012 in Startup Financing
Six Small Business Proposals from Washington You Need to Watch

Six Small Business Proposals from Washington You Need to Watch

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The package of bills aims to increase access to funding for entrepreneurs.
March 2, 2012 in Financing
A Proposal to Expand Health-Care Tax Credits for Small Businesses

A Proposal to Expand Health-Care Tax Credits for Small Businesses

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The Obama administration's 2013 budget includes a proposal to make health-care tax credits available to another 140,000 small businesses.
February 17, 2012 in Tax Center
SBA Seeks More Money in 2013 for Fewer Loans

SBA Seeks More Money in 2013 for Fewer Loans

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The Small Business Administration asked for almost $1.1 billion for fiscal year 2013, but don't get too excited. They also plan to back fewer loans.
February 15, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Obama Elevates Head of the SBA

Obama Elevates Head of the SBA

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The president raised the head of the Small Business Administration to a Cabinet-level position, and proposed streamlining the agency with five others.
January 13, 2012 in Tools & Services
Temporary Payroll Tax Extension Passes in Time for the Holidays

Temporary Payroll Tax Extension Passes in Time for the Holidays

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The two-month temporary extension of the payroll tax cut was finally signed into law, keeping an average of $40 per paycheck in the pocket of working Americans.
December 23, 2011 in Tax Center
What Should Congress Do to Help Your Small Business?

What Should Congress Do to Help Your Small Business?

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A look at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's legislative agenda for 2011.
May 27, 2011 in Starting a Business
Obama Asks for Input from High-Growth Entrepreneurs

Obama Asks for Input from High-Growth Entrepreneurs

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The White House's listening tour elicits surprising results from Boulder, Colo., entrepreneurs.
May 11, 2011 in Starting a Business
Congress Moves to Cut Controversial 1099 Provision

Congress Moves to Cut Controversial 1099 Provision

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The Senate overwhelmingly voted to repeal a controversial provision within the health-care law.
April 6, 2011 in Compensation and Benefits
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