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Finance

Lowering Taxes on Manufacturers Won't Help Small Business (Opinion)

Giving special treatment to one industry leads to misallocation of resources to that favored business sector.
Growth Strategies

Gas Prices, Health-Care Law Keep Small Businesses from Hiring

While small-business owners are feeling slightly more optimistic about the economy, they aren't creating jobs, according to a new survey.
Starting a Business

The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know

President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law today. Here is a rundown of what's in it, when those provisions go into effect and how they could impact your business.
Starting a Business

Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

A new law will increase the ability of small-business owners to raise capital from crowdfunding. But proceed with caution.
Starting a Business

Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

After intense debate, the Senate adds a number of investor protections to the small-business bill. The Obama Administration indicated its support.
Finance

Six Small Business Proposals from Washington You Need to Watch

The package of bills aims to increase access to funding for entrepreneurs.
Finance

A Proposal to Expand Health-Care Tax Credits for Small Businesses

The Obama administration's 2013 budget includes a proposal to make health-care tax credits available to another 140,000 small businesses.
Growth Strategies

What the State of the Union Address May Hold for Small Businesses

Here is a rundown of what small business owners and advocates hope to hear from President Obama as he addresses the nation tonight.
Starting a Business

Obama Elevates Head of the SBA

The president raised the head of the Small Business Administration to a Cabinet-level position, and proposed streamlining the agency with five others.
Finance

Temporary Payroll Tax Extension Passes in Time for the Holidays

The two-month temporary extension of the payroll tax cut was finally signed into law, keeping an average of $40 per paycheck in the pocket of working Americans.