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Bandwidth a Key Component of VoIP Services

As new technologies floods the market, businesses across the country are turning to Voice over Internet Protocol to expand telecommunication networks, reported bizjournals.com. But with every new product introduction, glitches are commonplace, and business owners have to be aware of some of the technology’s shortcomings. “VoIP does not have the universal quality of a traditional … Read More »

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How to Start Offering a Health Plan to Employees

Health care presents a classic conundrum for employers. On the one hand, providing a health plan as a benefit for employees is very expensive, and it costs more every year. On the other hand, if you don’t offer health benefits, and your competitor does, you might find yourself watching some of your best potential employees … Read More »

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White House Steps Up Pressure for Small Business Bill

The White House Tuesday tried to turn up the pressure on Senate Republicans who they say are blocking a $42 billion bill to help small businesses, The Wall Street Journal reported. Senators plan to leave Washington at week’s end for their August recess, and it appears increasingly unlikely that they can resolve an impasse on … Read More »

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Lawmakers Continue Fight Against Controversial Tax Measure

While the House recently failed to eliminate a controversial tax provision that critics say would unfairly burden small businesses, lawmakers on Capitol Hill say they will keep trying, AOL Small Business reported. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) vowed to continue pushing for a repeal of Section 9006, which failed to pass the House during a vote … Read More »

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Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index Hits New Low in July

PRINCETON, N.J.  –  The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index — which measures small-business owners’ perceptions of six measures of their current operating environment and future expectations — fell 17 points to -28 in July. This is its lowest level since the index’s inception in August 2003. Most of the decline in the overall index came … Read More »

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Could Your Cell Phone Be Hacked?

Devices that can sniff out and record cell phone conversations aren’t new — law enforcement and intelligence agencies have had them at their disposal for years. What is new is that white hat hacker Chris Paget managed to build his own for just $1,500, AOL Small Business reported. Paget unveiled his setup at Def Con … Read More »

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