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[ 0 ] Sep. 3, 2012

How To Prep For Healthcare Reform

By Fima Sklyar, CPA with K&A The starting gun has fired on healthcare reform. Businesses of all sizes need to evaluate their situation, consult their financial and tax advisors and take steps to prepare for the changes. The core of the bill for employers is this: beginning in 2014, employers that have 50 or more […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 3, 2012

Food Manufacturer Finds Success On The Supply Chain

Recently the SBA Deputy Administrator visited a food manufacturer in Charlotte to highlight the efforts of the Obama Administration to help small businesses grow and create jobs. B. Roberts Foods, LLC. converted their  facility into a full-scale food plant and created 45 new jobs with the help of an SBA-backed loan. Earlier this year, SBA […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 27, 2012

Anoto Survey Says Paperless Office Still Out of Reach

Two-thirds of businesses regularly need to scan more than 50 pages a day to transfer information to a digital format Anoto, the creator of digital pen and paper technology, announced the results of a survey conducted across the United States and the United Kingdom focused on the state of scanning in business today. Businesses both […]

[ 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

Expert: Email Wastes 2000 Hours A Year

Inefficient email practices rob the average small businessof more than 2,000 hours a year, says email management expert Kimberly Medlock, who launched a new course today to help office workers be more productive. “A company with 50 employees, each spending just 10 minutes a day on unnecessary email, wastes 2,000 hours a year of productivity,” […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 20, 2012

Poll Shows Support To Buy Real Estate

An independent survey has found that a large majority of respondents favor buying real estate in the current economy. Some 62% of respondents polled said now is the best time to buy a home or other real estate, despite uncertainty over the U.S. economy. The online poll was conducted by Housing Predictor, which regularly surveys […]

[ 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 […]

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