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Twitter Reacts: Historic Gay Marriage Ruling

Twitter Reacts: Historic Gay Marriage Ruling

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In the wake of the Supreme Court's historic ruling on laws affecting gay marriage, Twitter erupted.
June 26, 2013 in Lifestyle
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
Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee

Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee

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The White House has yet to select a replacement for Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
May 23, 2013 in Business Management

Entrepreneurs, Politicians Join in a Virtual March on Washington for Immigration Reform

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A group of lawmakers and innovators press Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.
May 22, 2013 in Human Resources
Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)

Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)

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The Marketplace Fairness Act, expected to pass in the Senate on May 6, requires online retailers to charge shoppers their state's sales tax. Is the law a poor political move?
April 30, 2013 in Tax Center
The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

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The Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 this week. If passed, online retailers would have to collect sales tax in all states, even if they don't have a physical footprint in the state.
April 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
What Employee Stock Ownership Plans Mean For Entrepreneurs

What Employee Stock Ownership Plans Mean For Entrepreneurs

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Partial ownership of your business is one way to reward employees. A new bill proposed in Senate this week encourages such employee stock ownership plans. Here are the pros and cons for your business.
April 19, 2013 in Human Resources
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
What 'Gang of Eight' Immigration Reform Would Mean for Entrepreneurs

What 'Gang of Eight' Immigration Reform Would Mean for Entrepreneurs

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A bipartisan group of Senators has established a blueprint to overhaul the immigration system.
April 16, 2013 in Human Resources
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
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
White House to Delay Health-Care Marketplace Options for Small Businesses

White House to Delay Health-Care Marketplace Options for Small Businesses

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The Obama Administration has proposed a change in the deadline for states to have multiple health-insurance exchange options available for small-business owners.
April 3, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Why Americans Love Small Business

Why Americans Love Small Business

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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.
March 22, 2013 in The 'Treps
Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)

Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)

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Washington's recent efforts to protect consumers may be hampering small-business growth.
March 14, 2013 in Financing
How to 'Virtually' March on Washington for Immigration Reform

How to 'Virtually' March on Washington for Immigration Reform

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Technology and innovation leaders spearhead an online movement to push U.S. lawmakers to pass immigration reform.
February 28, 2013 in Human Resources
Lessons in Leadership From the Latest D.C. Debacle

Lessons in Leadership From the Latest D.C. Debacle

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Of course, getting Congress to move in lockstep with the White House is obviously a challenge. But the latest impasse could offer some lessons for entrepreneurs in similar predicaments.
February 25, 2013 in Leadership
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
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
Jesse Jackson: Turn Big-Company Tax Dodging into Small-Business Funding (Opinion)

Jesse Jackson: Turn Big-Company Tax Dodging into Small-Business Funding (Opinion)

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The liberal activist recently proposed using multinationals' overseas cash to fund U.S. small businesses.
February 8, 2013 in Tax Center
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
Small Business to Washington: Reduce the Debt

Small Business to Washington: Reduce the Debt

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Congress's top priority should be reducing the national deficit, according to entrepreneurs.
February 6, 2013 in Growth Strategies

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