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46 min ago |

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.


Related Topix: Personal Finance

2 hrs ago | 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.


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

7 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Social Software, Personal Finance

9 hrs ago | 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.


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

9 hrs ago | 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.


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

10 hrs ago |

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.


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

14 hrs ago | 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.


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

18 hrs ago | 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.


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)


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.


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.


Related Topix: Personal Finance

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.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Home, Mortgage

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.


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.


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

The New Zealand Herald

Small Business: Changing tack - Brad Booysen

Former civil engineer Brad Booysen is the founder and CEO of Storkk , a software applications company that helps lawyers and other professionals plan and manage their professional development.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Marketing

Superstorm Sandy took large toll on small businesses, NY Fed says

John Huettemann III of Woodridge, left, Raheem Ward and Otis Bunting of Passaic working at the warehouse of JJ&K Distributors of Moonachie.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Passaic, NJ, Moonachie, NJ, Banking, Financial Services, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Bank of New York

The Washington Post

The Small Business Administration just made it a little easier to secure a loan

Small business loans are hard to come by these days. Not as hard to come by as they were during the recession, but still more elusive than before the economy collapsed.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Business News

National Public Radio

Report: Sandy's Fallout Affecting Small Business

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says a third of small businesses in tri-state Superstorm Sandy disaster areas reported financial losses a year later.


Related Topix: Financial Services, Personal Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Banking, Bank of New York

Staten Island gridlock snarls small business revenue

Tom Scarangello, general manager of the Richmond Valley-based Scaran Oil, says 25 years ago the company made 40 deliveries per day.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Personal Finance


Canadian shoppers are still travelling to the United States despite...

The fluctuating loonie may actually have little impact on most Canadian businesses, suggests a new survey by the Bank of Montreal .


Related Topix: Financial Services, Bank of Montreal, Banking, Personal Finance