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Steering Clear of Obamacare’s Hidden Hurdles

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, does not have to be a bitter pill for small-business owners to swallow. But as we enter the second year under the main provisions of the law, there some critical things to keep in mind, reported The Washington Post. For starters, companies with fewer … Read More »

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Build Your Business Credit: 5 Key Reasons to Get Started

Building business credit is just as important as building and taking good care of one’s personal credit. In the business world, a company does not have a consumer FICO Score. Instead, it has business credit scores, ratings maintained and calculated by business credit reporting agencies, reported the SBA. “Just as your personal credit has a … Read More »

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5 Rules for Successful Networking

Networking. Everyone does it — but how do you really win at it? Although Woody Allen was credited with saying that “showing up is 80 percent of life,” it’s that final 20 percent that really makes the difference. That is, it’s about how you show up, reported FoxBusiness. Whether it’s the overzealous networker who tries … Read More »

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The Best Look for a Leader

What exactly does it mean to look like a leader? There’s, of course, the notion that you should dress for success. But are there other ways to inspire confidence in your leadership abilities? Inc. reports that according to new research, it could be as simple as taking care of yourself. A Dutch-led study published in … Read More »

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7 Things Warren Buffett Can Teach You About Leadership

The “most successful investor of the 20th century” has a thing or two to teach you about being a great leader. Warren Buffett is a famed philanthropist, business magnate, and sharklike investor, reported Inc. As the CEO and biggest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway and someone who consistently ranks among the richest people in the world, … Read More »

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SBA Loans Are Shrinking — And That Might Be Good News

The Obama administration has for the third consecutive year approved a smaller volume of government-backed small-business loans. But that’s not necessarily bad news, reported The Washington Post. Small Business Administration officials this past year approved federal guarantees supporting $28.6 billion in small-business loans, according to SBA figures. That’s about $1 billion short of last year’s … Read More »

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