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House Democrats Set to Push Party’s Small-Business Agenda

House Democrats are planning a coordinated effort to highlight the party’s small-business agenda this week, hoping to build momentum for stalled jobs legislation while hammering Republicans for obstructionism, The Hill reported. As part of the push, Democratic incumbents and candidates are scheduling business-themed campaign events throughout the country. With an eye toward boosting its chances … Read More »

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Google Offers Tips, Advice for Small Businesses

Google is a great place for small businesses to reach both local and national customers, which is why many companies won’t think twice about paying a consulting firm to aid in their Google strategy, reported FOXBusiness. But small businesses need not look any further than Google’s blog to find valuable tips geared toward small and … Read More »

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Obama Renews Call for Passage of Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama renewed his call for Senate Republicans to stop blocking a jobs bill intended to help small businesses, CNN reported. Just before leaving for vacation, Obama told reporters at the White House that political gamesmanship instead of legitimate policy differences is stalling the bill. He noted that the legislative process includes … Read More »

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City National Pays Some SBA Fees to Boost Lending

City National Bank said it will pay up to $3,000 in SBA loan fees to encourage small businesses to borrow, the San Francisco Business Times reported. The move occurs as SBA lending has dropped about 70 percent as borrowers wait to see whether Congress will extend measures designed to get banks to make more loans … Read More »

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Do I Owe My Employees a Career Path?

Paul Downs wrote about being the boss of a small business in a New York Times blog: As sales pick up, I’ve been trying to build our production capacity proportionally. This has been hard for me to accomplish in the past. During the last big expansion, between 2003 and 2008, I found myself in the … Read More »

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Will Congress Ease 1099 Requirements in Health Care Bill?

In their last week of summer legislating, Republicans and Democrats alike — on both ends of Capitol Hill — made gestures toward repealing a new tax-reporting requirement, raising hopes among small-business advocates who have lobbied fiercely against the measure. But with each side claiming the other’s maneuvers are just feints, the prospects for repealing, or … Read More »

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