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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
What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear at the State of the Union Address
Growth Strategies

What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear at the State of the Union Address

Here is a rundown of what entrepreneurs will be listening for from the President in his annual address to Congress.
Catherine Clifford
Small Business to Washington: Reduce the Debt
Growth Strategies

Small Business to Washington: Reduce the Debt

Congress's top priority should be reducing the national deficit, according to entrepreneurs.
Catherine Clifford
Entrepreneurs Could Benefit from New Research and Development Tax Credit
Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs Could Benefit from New Research and Development Tax Credit

Congress debates a bill that would extend a research and development tax credit to startups.
Catherine Clifford
Push for Entrepreneur Immigration Reform Grows on Capitol Hill
Growth Strategies

Push for Entrepreneur Immigration Reform Grows on Capitol Hill

Republican and Democrat Senators are backing immigration reform affecting startups.
Catherine Clifford
Immigration Reform Proposals Hold Promise for Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

Immigration Reform Proposals Hold Promise for Entrepreneurs

The move to overhaul immigration is likely to include measures supporting entrepreneurship and small-business owners. Any changes will probably be part of a broader reform package.
Catherine Clifford
What's Ahead for the SBA in 2013
Finance

What's Ahead for the SBA in 2013

A look at what the federal government's small-business agency could be up to this year and beyond.
Catherine Clifford