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GOP Congressman Introduces First Bill to Tax Bitcoin
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Everyone's buzzing about Rep. Steve Stockman's plan to submit a bill declaring Bitcoin a currency, but this isn't the first time the politician has whipped up a stir.
April 9, 2014 in Business News
IRS Will Tax Bitcoin, Says It's Not Currency

IRS Will Tax Bitcoin, Says It's Not Currency

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In a historic ruling, the IRS said Bitcoin is property, not currency, and will be taxed as such. Here's what you need to know.
March 25, 2014 in Business News
Is Your Business Eligible for a Government Grant?

Is Your Business Eligible for a Government Grant?

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It just might be. Here's how to win one at a local, state or federal level.
March 23, 2014 in SBA and Government Funding
It's All About the Benjamins: A Look at the $100 Bill's New Facelift

It's All About the Benjamins: A Look at the $100 Bill's New Facelift

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The latest U.S. currency denomination to get a redux by the Fed is the $100. Here's a look at what to expect from the new bill.
October 7, 2013 in Money
Obama's Budget: What's In It for Entrepreneurs

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

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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.
April 10, 2013 in Business Management
SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

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The Small Business Administration's budget has to be chopped by 5 percent across the board as a result of forced budget cuts.
March 5, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
How to Set Your Business Up to Bid on Federal Government Contracts

How to Set Your Business Up to Bid on Federal Government Contracts

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The federal government is the largest buyer of goods or services in the U.S. Here is what you need to do to prepare for doing business with it.
February 14, 2013 in Exploring New Markets
Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)

Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)

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The SBA reports that it has tried to increase the share of federal dollars going to small businesses by implementing new contracting provisions. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be working.
August 22, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Lawmakers OK Small-Business Research Programs

Lawmakers OK Small-Business Research Programs

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Lawmakers moved to extend and expand two key small business research programs facing expiration this week. See what changes may come down the pike.
December 13, 2011 in SBA and Government Funding
What the Dow's Decline Means for Small Businesses

What the Dow's Decline Means for Small Businesses

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The market's plunge could trip up already hobbled small businesses.
August 9, 2011 in Money
What a U.S. Default Might Mean for Small Businesses

What a U.S. Default Might Mean for Small Businesses

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As the political bickering over the nation's debts goes on, business owners may be wondering how a default could affect them.
July 28, 2011 in Money
Small-Biz Loan Money Finally Trickles to Community Banks

Small-Biz Loan Money Finally Trickles to Community Banks

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The Treasury Department recently opened the spigot on the $30 billion Small Business Loan Fund. But is it too little, too late?
July 14, 2011 in Financing
FTC Takes Aim at 'Fake News' Websites

FTC Takes Aim at 'Fake News' Websites

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Advertisements framed as newsy websites are starting to draw the ire of the Federal Trade Commission, and with good reason.
July 5, 2011 in Legal Basics For Startups

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