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3 hrs ago | Switched

Very Last Minute Tax Tips for Small Businesses

Are you a small business owner who's procrastinated to the VERY last minute to file your taxes? Surprisingly you are not alone! Luckily for you, the CRA has extended the filing deadline to May 5 because of the recent security vulnerabilities caused by the Heartbleed bug.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Mortgage

8 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Province's innovation framework stresses integration, co-operation

The province has published a long-awaited and much-needed framework paper on how to support innovation activity in the province.

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12 hrs ago | KNDU

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Like everyone else under the sun, entrepreneurs are inclined to look out for their own self interest, which is why you wouldn't be surprised if many of them were skeptical of hiking the minimum wage .

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Restaurant Management, Life, Food, Fast Food

14 hrs ago | Bournemouth Echo

Councils - failing small businesses by giving unclear information on rate relief'

COUNCILS are failing small businesses by giving unclear or incorrect information about their entitlement to rate relief, it is claimed.

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18 hrs ago | Fox News

Colorado town still digging out from 'biblical' destruction as new flooding looms

This image shows the destruction following a wall of rain water that washed out entire homes and roads in the tiny village of Glen Haven, Colo., during the statewide flooding in September that killed eight people.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Glen Haven, CO, FEMA, US News, Personal Finance

Wed Apr 23, 2014

CBS Local

Initiative Comes To Colorado To Help Small Businesses Grow

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet teamed up to welcome an initiative that will help encourage more small business development in Colorado.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Personal Finance

Examiner.com

Credit card processors trick small businesses into higher fees

The time is here for Visa, MasterCard, and Discover to make their semi-annual changes to the fees and pricing that they charge merchant processors.

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National Public Radio

Under Calif. Law With Teeth, Big-Time Lawsuits Hit Small Businesses

Some California lawyers and litigants have created a cottage industry around the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Business Journal

Small business social networking site Referral Key: 'We do not engage in spamming'

In the months since we last wrote about Boston-based social networking site Referral Key, several readers reached out saying they were concerned the startup was spamming their contacts in LinkedIn.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Personal Finance

EDGE

Gay Business Owners Still Face Challenges

It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Personal Finance, Wedding, Public Relations

Northern Michigan News

Gay business owners still face challenges

Greenbaum, who owns a computer repair business in Lawrence, Kan., often needs to go into customers' homes.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Personal Finance, Wedding, Public Relations

Iol.co.za

DA plans R1 rent for small business

Small, innovative businesses will pay R1 for rent under the DA in Gauteng, premier candidate Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Democratic Alliance (South Africa)

Deseret News

Why small businesses want a higher minimum wage

Small-business owners are looking for an increase in the minimum wage, as it will grow their businesses and allow them to compete with the big boys in town.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Startups, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network, Music

WSAW

Wausau Chamber Announces Small Business Winners

Finishing Touch Signs, Grebes, and Bridge Community Health Clinic were named as the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Small Businesses of the Year winners at a breakfast on April 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Wausau, WI, Non-Profit

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Silver City Sun-News

Silver City MainStreet Project honors Kelly Trinkle-Thai

By Timothy Brown For the Sun-News Left to right: WNMU's Small Business Development Center business advisor Dora Alvarez, administrative assistant to the vice president for WNMU's external affairs Christine Staley, Curl Up & Dye Salon owner Kelly Trinkle-Thai, Mayor Mike Morones, Silver City MainStreet Chair Lucy Whitmarsh, director of WNMU's Small ... (more)

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Related Topix: Silver City, NM, Personal Finance

Small Business Trends

What Do the New AdWords Changes Mean for Small Businesses?

Paid search can be a minefield for small businesses, and any time Google announces a big change to the AdWords platform, people tend to freak out - including experienced search marketers who really should know better.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Personal Finance, Product Management

Business Journal

Did SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet take a wrong STEP?

Careful what you clap for: New SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet praised an export assistance program that President Barack Obama has targeted for elimination.

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Mid Devon Star

Business lending drops by 500m

A new Bank of England report has found that business lending contracted by 500 million in the three months to February Business lending continued to shrink in the three months to February despite the improving economy, according to a Bank of England report.

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The Detroit News

Startup competition awards cash, prizes to Michigan entrepreneurs

Detroit is one of three cities nationwide chosen for a new program that rewards entrepreneurs and is sponsored by A+E Network, Comcast Cable and crowd-funding site RocketHub.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Personal Finance

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Holtville Tribune

USDA Announces $150 Million Investment Fund to Grow Small Businesses, Create Jobs in Rural America

As part of the Obama Administration's new "Made in Rural America" export and investment initiative, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the creation of a new investment fund that will help propel the growth of small businesses across rural America.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Personal Finance, Agriculture, Science

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