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Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

A recent webinar outlines the choices businesses need to make under the Affordable Care Act.
Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy

Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy

Small-business owners will soon be able to enroll for health insurance on new, online marketplaces. Health-care experts weigh in on how that process might look.
Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

A report from market-research firm IBIS World delves into the segments of the economy most likely to be affected by laws out of Washington, D.C., in coming years.
White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship

White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship

A new report released from the Obama Administration breaks down the economic impact of the bipartisan immigration reform bill passed by the Senate.
Health-Care Innovators Get President Obama's Attention

Health-Care Innovators Get President Obama's Attention

The CEOs of health-care tech companies met with President Obama to discuss how technology can be used to bring down the cost of health care for Americans.
The FTC Recommends Sweeping Investigation of Patent Trolls

The FTC Recommends Sweeping Investigation of Patent Trolls

Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, intends to launch a comprehensive inquiry into patent-assertion entities.
SBA Roadshow for Small Business Week's 50-Year Anniversary

SBA Roadshow for Small Business Week's 50-Year Anniversary

The U.S. Small Business Administration is holding events across the U.S. next week highlighting the contributions entrepreneurs and small-business owners.
Patent Trolls Hit With a One-Two Punch

Patent Trolls Hit With a One-Two Punch

Several lawmakers took action and proposed anti-trolling bills in the months leading up to Tuesday's White House crackdown.

Obama Goes After 'Patent Trolls'

The White House announces executive actions and legislative recommendations Tuesday that aim to protect innovators from frivolous lawsuits.

Hurricane Season Is Upon Us: How to Get Your Business Ready

June 1 is the beginning of the 2013 hurricane season. Here are eight steps to get your business and employees prepared.

Obama Offers $200 Million Prize to Build 3 Manufacturing Innovation Hubs

The White House announced today that it will expand on its program to promote advanced manufacturing in the U.S., an effort to drive global competitiveness.

Obama's 3 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs on How to Live the American Dream

During his commencement speech this past weekend, President Barack Obama provides tips on succeeding as entrepreneurs.
Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)

Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)

The America Invents Act, which went into effect March 16, has changed the process for patenting. These developments might not help entrepreneurs after all. Here's why.
Obama's Budget: What's In It for Entrepreneurs

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.
JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act into law one year ago today, and it's still not implemented.
Entrepreneurs Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants

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.
SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

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.
Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

The outgoing chief of the Small Business Administration talks about her four years at the helm of the agency and what her successor needs to do.
Youngstown, Ohio, a Leader in 3-D Printing and Manufacturing Innovation, Says Obama

Youngstown, Ohio, a Leader in 3-D Printing and Manufacturing Innovation, Says Obama

In his State of the Union address, the President talked about the need to supercharge U.S. manufacturing and gave a nod to this Midwestern town.
Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'

Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'

Combating patent-law abuse was among the subjects the President talked about in a Google Hangout following up his State of the Union address.
Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You

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

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

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.
Karen Mills to Leave the SBA

Karen Mills to Leave the SBA

The head of the Small Business Administration announced Monday that she will be leaving her post.
Want to Charm Customers or Clients? Channel Your Inner Politician

Want to Charm Customers or Clients? Channel Your Inner Politician

No one can work a room like a politician. Here are a few tips for using their powers of persuasion to help you better communicate.

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