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[ 0 ] Aug. 27, 2012

High-Growth Small Biz Gets A Boost

High-Growth Small Businesses Get A Boost With The Re-Authorization Of The SBIR Program: After many short-term reauthorizations, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was reauthorized by Congress in late 2011 for six years. SBA quickly took action, soliciting feedback from small businesses, investors and other stakeholders to implement the legislation and get more dollars […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 20, 2012

New Survey: Politics & Small Business

The National Small Business Association recently released a new survey, The Politics of Small Business, which evaluated the opinions of small-business owners on topics ranging from Congress’ understanding of small business to which party best represents small-business issues. Conducted among more than 650 small businesses nationwide, the survey shows that, while the respondent’s political persuasion […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 13, 2012

Social Media: It Works If You Work It

New research released today by CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry, suggests that businesses can improve communications, recruiting, customer relationships and other processes by expanding their social engagement beyond well-known public sites. “Social media and social networking are widely recognized terms associated with large public sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn,” […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 13, 2012

The IRS & Charitable Giving

By Caron Beesley Small businesses are known for their philanthropic gestures. In fact, surveys suggest that 75 percent of small firms donate to charities each year, averaging a contribution of six percent of their profits. Women-owned businesses tend to donate an average of 10 percent of profits, and those with the highest revenues are, not […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 13, 2012

SBA Launches Training Program For Transitioning Veterans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has joined with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to launch a training program for transitioning service members and veterans to help them become entrepreneurs and create jobs. Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Startup is a national initiative that will be […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 6, 2012

Tips From A Pro On Personal Document Management

With proper preparation you can leave your home immediately in case of a fire or natural disaster with everything needed to quickly rebuild your financial life. Susan Dench, author of The Lifeguard Personal Document Organization System, gives some pointers on personal document management. Tornadoes, floods, wildfires and earthquakes happen every year and usually residents in […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 6, 2012

Remodelers Forecast Positive Outlook

NARI members attribute growth to project postponement, interest rates and home values. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is revealing the latest from the NARI Second Quarterly Business Review—and it is positive news. The second-quarter research, which measures remodeler’s assessment of business conditions, shows NARI members believe the current business climate is slightly […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 6, 2012

Keys To Managing A Successful Online Presence

By Alex Konanykhin | CEO | TransparentBusiness.com The term “digital economy” has an irresistible appeal today. Entrepreneurs, marketing analysts and business technology fans constantly repeat it with mixture of enthusiasm and fanaticism. However, it is essential to emphasize that digital economy is not a mere sum of business and high technology; it implies a real […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 30, 2012

Tuition-Free Business Program In Entrepreneurship

Dynasty Entrepreneur Development Inc. – a non-profit 501c3 announced today its online Business Apprenticeship Professional Institute or BAPI which provides youth ages 7-17 and working adults with a tuition-free business degree. Classes begin in August. The youth or adults can enroll in an afterschool program and can earn their degree while still in high school […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 30, 2012

10 Key Strategies For Long-Term Career Success

While you gather your resources to start to start your own business, you must continue to maximize all options in the workforce. This career coach has solid suggestions. In today’s work world where jobs are readily changed or eliminated, “doing a good job” is no longer an effective, long-term career strategy. In a recent interview, […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 23, 2012

3 Easy Ways To Monitor Your Competition

1. Search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo offer a wealth of competitive information. Search for your company name, then search your full name and see what comes up. Put in some common search terms relevant to your business. If you aren’t on the first page, you might as well not be there at all. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 23, 2012

How Entrepreneurs Make Key Decisions

Advisors play an important role in the decision-making process of many small-business owners, according to a study released by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Foundation. More than two-thirds of small-firm owners rely on a single business confidante for such advice; the confidante is the most common and influential type of advisor, whom […]

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