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  • Editors note: This post is jointly authored by Treasury Deputy Secretary Neal S. Wolin and SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills. It was originally posted on Treasury's blog. Today, many taxpayers who qualify for the home office tax deduction are not claiming it. The reasons often cited are that...
    January 15, 2013 - 5 comments
  • Are you a small business owner planning to visit Washington, DC for President Obama’s Inauguration?   Are you a small business owner looking for more business?  Are you a small business owner looking to partner with larger businesses or federal agencies on federal contract...
    January 14, 2013 - 2 comments
  • The 2012-2013 flu season arrived earlier than usual. As the nation braces for increased flu activity, now is the time to prepare yourself, your business, and your employees. Not only is prevention important for physical health, it may impact your bottom line if your staff are out sick. Here are...
    January 10, 2013 - 10 comments
  • America’s 28 million small businesses are the backbone of our economy. This past week, the Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 delivered them some really good news. The solution reached by the President and Congress included extensions of several small businesses tax incentives designed to...
    January 05, 2013 - 13 comments
  •   President Obama has made creating a more efficient government a top priority.  As part of this effort, he has called on Federal agencies to streamline their rules and requirements through reducing paperwork burdens.  At the Small Business Administration, we’ve eliminated...
    December 19, 2012 - 15 comments
  • Now that 2012 is coming to a close, we are looking back at the past year here at SBA. We’ve posted a lot of articles – based on questions we receive from small business owners – but these are the top 10 topics that you liked the most (by number of views): 10.    ...
    December 19, 2012 - 6 comments
  • Note: This joint blog with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis was originally published on DOL's blog. The entrepreneurial spirit is what drives this country.  In fact, small businesses and start-ups are responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs in the United States. And more...
    December 13, 2012 - 5 comments
  •   As head of The Investment Division of the U.S. Small Business Administration, I am proud to present the results of the Small Business Investment Company Program for Fiscal Year 2012 in our Annual Report . We have achieved record success for a third year in a row, providing the capital small...
    December 07, 2012 - 6 comments
  • Update: The filing deadline for New York is now January 28, 2013. Update 2: The filing deadline for New Jersey is now January 30, 2013 and the filing deadline for Rhode Island is January 28, 2013. So far the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $150 million in disaster loans...
    December 07, 2012 - 2 comments
  •   You can count on it, just like clockwork: when a new federal program or interface or system is put in place, someone is going to try to squeeze some extra cash out of people who want to use it.  Here at SBA HQ, we’ve heard recently of attempts to do just that to people who want...
    December 05, 2012 - 10 comments

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