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Starting a Business

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.
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.
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.
Leadership

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.
Innovation Now

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
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.
Innovation Now

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.
Innovation Now

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.
Growth Strategies

Karen Mills to Leave the SBA

The head of the Small Business Administration announced Monday that she will be leaving her post.
Marketing

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.
Growth Strategies

Small Business to Washington: Reduce the Debt

Congress's top priority should be reducing the national deficit, according to entrepreneurs.
Innovation Now

Glimpse the Future: Inspirational Inventors in the Spotlight

President Obama salutes 11 innovators in a ceremony at the White House today.
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.
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.