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Small Firms Chafe At Senate Payroll Tax Proposal

Gabriel Durand-Hollis, owner of a San Antonio, Texas-based architecture and interior design firm, is no John Edwards. But he could nonetheless see his taxes rise as a result of a Senate measure that seeks to crack down on a technique Edwards, a former U.S. Senator from North Carolina, once used to avoid paying hundreds of … Read More »

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Business Owners Finding More Time to Relax

Small-business owners are still workaholics, but they are finding a little more time to relax, according to a new survey reported by AOL Small Business. The May Discover Small Business Watch found that business owners are working less per week than last year, but continue to work more hours and more holidays than the general … Read More »

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Small Businesses Continue Hiring – Slowly

While many entrepreneurs remain cautious and continue to rely on contract workers, small businesses showed a slight increase in hiring in May, according to SurePayroll’s Small Business Scorecard. The average size of small businesses increased in May by 0.3 percent, while salary per paycheck dropped by 0.1 percent, AOL Small Business reported. Average small-business size … Read More »

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Fed: Small Business Credit Card Reform Not Worth Costs

Giving small businesses the same credit card protections that consumers now have is not worth the potentially higher costs and reduced credit, the Federal Reserve Board said in a report reported on by Businessweek. Small businesses typically have higher credit lines than consumers, and it’s harder for banks to evaluate the risk of business borrowers, … Read More »

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Obama: Pass $30B Small Business Plan ASAP

President Barack Obama, seeking to boost U.S. jobs in an election year, has called for Congress to pass a $30 billion package to aid small business lending that he hopes will increase hiring, Reuters reported. Obama, who has been criticized for not doing enough to generate job growth, proposed the plan in February. “I’m calling … Read More »

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Feds Announce New Healthcare Tax Credit

Starting this year, some small businesses will be able to claim a new federal tax credit, which could pay up to 35 percent of employee health-care costs, the Treasury Department announced this week. That amount will increase to 50 percent in 2014, AOL Small Business reported. Four million small businesses will save $40 billion through … Read More »

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