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[ 0 ] Sep. 17, 2012

5 Things Every Business Owner Must Know About the JOBS Act

Recently, the bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act became law, transforming how entrepreneurs can raise the money to grow their business. The JOBS Act expands the pool of potential investors, makes investing in small businesses more attractive and lowers the regulatory burden for more mature business of “going public.”  Savvy entrepreneurs should be aware of […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 10, 2012

Crowdfunding: How Much To Invest?

PeoplesVC recently announced it has created a new tool for investors interested in investing in Crowdfunded companies. There has been a lot of confusion surrounding the new legislation that was recently signed into law that permits startups and small businesses to raise up to $1 Million through social networking and other online avenues.  The new […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 10, 2012

Accelerating Growth in Rural Communities

Recently, the SBA joined forces with 12 other federal agencies to promote job creation, accelerate innovation and provide assistance to entrepreneurs and businesses in a wide range of industrial sectors, including advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, energy and natural resources, technology and tourism in rural communities. This announcement builds on the efforts of the Obama Administration to […]

[ 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 […]

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