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Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

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A recent webinar outlines the choices businesses need to make under the Affordable Care Act.
August 7, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy

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

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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.
July 24, 2013 in Human Resources
Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

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

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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.
July 12, 2013 in Business Ideas
White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship

White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship

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A new report released from the Obama Administration breaks down the economic impact of the bipartisan immigration reform bill passed by the Senate.
July 10, 2013 in Human Resources
Health-Care Innovators Get President Obama's Attention

Health-Care Innovators Get President Obama's Attention

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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.
July 9, 2013 in News and Trends
The FTC Recommends Sweeping Investigation of Patent Trolls

The FTC Recommends Sweeping Investigation of Patent Trolls

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Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, intends to launch a comprehensive inquiry into patent-assertion entities.
June 20, 2013 in News and Trends
SBA Roadshow for Small Business Week's 50-Year Anniversary

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

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is holding events across the U.S. next week highlighting the contributions entrepreneurs and small-business owners.
June 13, 2013 in Business Management
Patent Trolls Hit With a One-Two Punch

Patent Trolls Hit With a One-Two Punch

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Several lawmakers took action and proposed anti-trolling bills in the months leading up to Tuesday's White House crackdown.
June 4, 2013 in Legal Center

Obama Goes After 'Patent Trolls'

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The White House announces executive actions and legislative recommendations Tuesday that aim to protect innovators from frivolous lawsuits.
June 4, 2013 in Business Ideas

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

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June 1 is the beginning of the 2013 hurricane season. Here are eight steps to get your business and employees prepared.
May 29, 2013 in Business Management

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

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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.
May 9, 2013 in Inventing

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

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During his commencement speech this past weekend, President Barack Obama provides tips on succeeding as entrepreneurs.
May 7, 2013 in Starting a Business
Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)

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

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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.
April 17, 2013 in Business Ideas
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
JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

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

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President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act into law one year ago today, and it's still not implemented.
April 5, 2013 in Financing
Entrepreneurs Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants

Entrepreneurs Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants

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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.
April 4, 2013 in Hiring Center
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
Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

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

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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.
February 22, 2013 in Leadership
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

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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.
February 19, 2013 in Innovation
Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'

Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'

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Combating patent-law abuse was among the subjects the President talked about in a Google Hangout following up his State of the Union address.
February 15, 2013 in Legal Center
Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You

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

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If Congress can't come to a deal over how to reduce the budget, numerous small businesses could be affected.
February 13, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
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

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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.
February 13, 2013 in Leadership
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

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Here is a rundown of what entrepreneurs will be listening for from the President in his annual address to Congress.
February 11, 2013 in Business Management
Karen Mills to Leave the SBA

Karen Mills to Leave the SBA

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The head of the Small Business Administration announced Monday that she will be leaving her post.
February 11, 2013 in Leadership
Want to Charm Customers or Clients? Channel Your Inner Politician

Want to Charm Customers or Clients? Channel Your Inner Politician

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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.
February 8, 2013 in Marketing

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