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Small Businesses Would Rather Pay Fines than Obamacare Health Insurance

Obamacare, a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many and sparks furious debate among others. Well, ever since the “Affordable Care Act” passed  into law, many small businesses have been very vocal about what types of measures they will take to avoid paying for basic health care coverage for their employees. Some of [...]

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Small Businesses to Start Paying for Google Apps

Google recently announced that it will be ending availability of a free version of Google Apps online application suite for small businesses, stating that it wants to “provide a stronger and more uniform experience to users.” Google later announced in a blog post that a small business, even one with ten or fewer employees, will [...]

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Small Business Saturday Benefits Local Business Owners

Tons of local businesses around the country will be getting a major boost in sales this Saturday thanks to the national movement known as Small Business Saturday. This marks the third straight year for the movement, which was initiated by American Express in an effort to support locally owned and operated businesses after the pandemonium that is Black Friday. [...]

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Small Businesses Cut Employees in July

The latest small business employment figures are in and, after several not-so-good economic reports, they suggest that economic recovery is losing ground. The smallest firms in the country cut staff by a very small margin over the past few months, losing an average of 0.04 workers per company, according to the report by the National [...]

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Donald Danner “Insulted” By Obama’s Remarks on Entrepreneurs

Donald Danner, President and CEO for the National Federation of Independent Business, recently accused the government of making it more difficult to start a business. Danner said this right after Obama made a controversial comment in a campaign speech that he gave recently. In his speech to small business owners, Obama highlighted the power of [...]

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Small Businesses Being Targeted by Hackers

The Federal Trade Commission sued Wyndham Worldwide hotels last month after poor security allowed $10,6 million in phony credit card charges. After that happened, it put a spotlight on a growing problem for many small and medium businesses and that is that computer hackers are increasingly targeting them. Activities like this have plagued large corporations [...]

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AT&T to Host Web Seminar for Small Business Growth

AT&T is working on an ongoing commitment to provide small business owners with new and innovative marketing tools and tactics to help them grow their businesses. As part of this commitment, the company has just announced that it will be hosting a live web seminar on Thursday, June 28 at 1 p.m. ET known as “3 [...]

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More Small Businesses Planning on Hiring Over the Next Six Months

An increasing amount of small businesses are reporting increased liquidity while also saying that they plan to invest in growth. This includes hiring more people, according to a Capital One Small Business Survey, which is something that this economy desperately needs at the moment. According to Capital One’s Small Business Barometer for the first quarter [...]

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Wall Street Lends Small Businesses a Helping Hand

We’ve all heard the horror stories of Wall Street, the stories about how the 1% don’t care about anybody but themselves and would rather see others suffer than lend a helping hand. However, that may not be as true as we all once thought as Wall Street marketers have started lending a helping hand to [...]

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Small Business Expo to Help Small Business Owners with Government Contracting

The state departments of General Services and Public Welfare have decided to join forces with the City of Harrisburg and the Naval Supply Systems Command for the Second Annual Small Business Exposition. The expo is designed to help small business owners work through the procedures and processes required for government contracting. The event is scheduled [...]

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