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Small Businesses Could See Relief in Financial Reform Bill

As lawmakers return from the Fourth of July recess, the Senate is expected to vote on the financial reform bill approved by the House last week — with a provision affecting credit and debit card fees that is likely to benefit small businesses, AOL Small Business reported. Although the Senate version of the bill spearheaded … Read More »

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What’s in the Senate Small-Business Jobs Bill for You?

The small-business jobs bill now under consideration in the Senate is a hearty mélange of tax relief-provisions, loan-program enhancements and inducements, and changes to other government programs. Some are temporary modifications but others are permanent and far-reaching, reported The New York Times. Below are the highlights. A more detailed summary of the bill and the … Read More »

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Summer Interns: Are Small Businesses Flirting with Disaster?

Unpaid summer internships can be a rite of passage for many college students. But for the companies who offer them, unpaid summer internships could start them on a trip down the labor law rabbit hole, reported Entrepreneur.com. Unpaid internships used to be all about “the experience”–an opportunity for young students to break into a new … Read More »

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Small Business Owners Rank U.S. Bank #1 in American City/City Business Journals Brand Survey

MINNEAPOLIS – City Business Journals Network recently ranked U.S. Bank the number one bank brand based on results of a nationwide survey of small business owners fielded November 2009 through January 2010. According to the authors, the SMB Insights 2010 Brand Study demonstrated that small business owners seek brands or companies that value them as … Read More »

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Windows 7 Promises Quick ROI for SMBs

A leading technology research firm announced that deploying Windows 7 can save IT decision makers at small and medium-sized business (SMB) significant time and money, reported SmallBusinessComputing.com. The IDC study, which was commissioned by Microsoft, found that SMBs could recoup their investments for deploying Windows 7 in as little as seven to eight months. That … Read More »

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Experts: Companies Need Social Media Policy

“Write in first person. Be honest. Context matters.” These are components of the social media policy guidelines outlined by Avvo, a Seattle-based website that helps consumers handle their legal matters by providing attorney rankings and related services. The startup, which has quickly grown to nearly 40 employees, instituted a formal policy for controlling content on … Read More »

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