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  • Editor's Note: This blog is by Sylvia Mathews Burwell, United States Secretary of Health & Human Services. We are off to a solid start since Open Enrollment began last month, but there’s still much more work to do. Millions of people are visiting HealthCare.gov...
    Health Care - December 15, 2014 - 1 comments
  • According to LegalZoom, small businesses spend up to 50 percent of their sales on introductory or marketing launch programs, while established businesses can spend up to 30 percent.That may sound like a considerable chunk of change, but marketing is a must for small businesses – it gets you...
    Financing - December 15, 2014 - 10 comments
  • If your business can afford it and you want to reward employees, year-end cash bonuses may be the way to go. In providing this additional compensation, understand what it means from a tax perspective.Bonuses are treated like other payThey are subject to income tax withholding, FICA, and FUTA taxes...
    Industry Word - December 11, 2014 - 9 comments
  • When we think of entrepreneurs, we often picture young, tech-savvy millennials. But the face of American entrepreneurship is actually quite different. A recent survey conducted by Monster.com found that baby boomers take more risks and start more businesses than twentysomethings. With assets such...
    Starting a Business - December 10, 2014 - 40 comments
  • The most valuable business commodity is trust. Richard Branson, author and founder of Virgin Group says, “Building trust in your brand isn't easy to achieve and it may take time, but it doesn't have to come at a high cost. With honesty, ambition, hard work and attention to detail you...
    Industry Word - December 09, 2014 - 9 comments
  • It’s been a stellar year for SBA lending, which is good news for small businesses.In FY 2014, the SBA’s flagship loan program, the 7(a) Loan Program, achieved another lending record. By the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30), SBA had approved 52,044 7(a) loans for nearly $20 billion, an...
    Financing - December 09, 2014 - 12 comments
  • Talk about a good news Friday.Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that our economy added 321,000 jobs in November. That’s 57 consecutive months we’ve added jobs – the longest employment growth streak since America started keeping track.November also marks 10 straight...
    SBA Administrator - December 05, 2014 - 6 comments
  • There are a number of steps any business needs to take to get started in government contracting, including determining if your business qualifies for small business certification, getting a DUNS number, registering with the System of Award Management (SAM), and more. But what about preparing your...
    Contracting - December 05, 2014 - 13 comments
  • So, your fantastic business idea has launched, you’ve seen some success and you’ve finally hit an operational groove. Then things hit a bit of a plateau. You wonder, is it time to grow? If so, how? This month we’ve compiled resources to help you answer exactly those two questions...
    Industry Word - December 04, 2014 - 10 comments
  • Editor's Note: This blog is by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez. I’ve been involved in civil rights work for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of victories and setbacks. But in recent years, the speed of our progress on equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
    SBA News and Views - December 03, 2014 - 1 comments

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