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1 hr ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

5 things small businesses need to know this fall

In this Nov. 30, 2013 file photo, Brody Clark, 4, of Paducah, Ky., receives a Christmas treat from Jeinine Searcy while his family shops around The Chocolate Factory during Small Business Saturday in Paducah, Ky.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Paducah, KY, Marketing, Computers, Laptops/Notebooks, iPhone

1 hr ago | Carlsbad Current-Argus

5 things small businesses need to know this fall

What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months: Small business owners who bought employee health insurance policies before the end of 2013, sidestepping the law's requirements for a year, could pay between 10 percent and 20 percent more when it's time to renew, says Michael Stahl, chief marketing officer of HealthMarkets Inc., a broker based in North Richland Hills, Texas.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Marketing, North Richland Hills, TX, Richland Hills, TX, Computers, Laptops/Notebooks

2 hrs ago | KGNS-TV Laredo

Rep. Cuellar receives Guardian of Small Business Award

Members of Congress receive the NFIB recognition for voting in the interests of small businesses 70 percent or more of the time. "As a former small business owner, I am familiar with the challenges facing entrepreneurs," said Congressman Cuellar.

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3 hrs ago | Basingstoke Gazette

FSB announces record confidence among small businesses

It is the first time the sentiment has reached this level with every sector recording a positive outlook for the upcoming three months. Three fifths of the small businesses surveyed are expecting to grow in the next 12 months and one In ten expect to grow rapidly.

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3 hrs ago | Capital Soup

"Small Business for Scott" Coalition Chair: "The Only Job...

In response to Charlie Crist's small business event in Boca Raton, Jerry Pierce, Statewide Chair of the "Small Business for Scott" Coalition and Chairman of the Florida Chapter of the NFIB Leadership Council, released the following statement: "Charlie Crist's small business plan is simple: if he's Governor again, Florida will have less of them. When he was Governor, Crist stood idly by as Florida lost 28,000small businesses, 300,000 small business jobs, and $7.8 billion in small business wages.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Charlie Crist, Florida, Florida Government

3 hrs ago | Black Enterprise

Study: Small Business Owners Optimistic And Thriving

Small business owners are optimistic about the coming year, according to a new study released from Hiscox, a small business insurer. In addition to optimism, the findings reveal U.S. small business owners are experiencing growth in revenue and planning on launching new products.

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7 hrs ago | Bplans Blog

Your Small Business Accountant - Your Small Business Consultant

Here's what you know: your accountant can do your taxes. Here's what you might not know: your accountant can help you accomplish your business goals.

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12 hrs ago | Liverpool City Champion

Minister launches council-small business relationship program

Minister for Local Government Paul Toole earlier today launched the state-wide Small Business, Friendly Councils Program at Casula Powerhouse. Minister for Local Government Paul Toole earlier today launched the state-wide Small Business, Friendly Councils Program at Casula Powerhouse.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Coal Valley News

Lawmakers draw small crowd

Mingo County House of Delegates member Harry Keith White, third from right, and House Speaker Tim Miley, second from right, listened as Doug Skaff, chairman of the House Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Committee, spoke to a small audience gathered at Logan for a listening tour by the committee. Mingo County House of Delegates member Harry Keith White, third from right, and House Speaker Tim Miley, second from right, listened as Doug Skaff, chairman of the House Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Committee, spoke to a small audience gathered at Logan for a listening tour by the committee.

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Related Topix: Mingo County, WV, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Earl Ray Tomblin

The Star

Wilson challenger campaigns in North Augusta

Photo by Bill Bengtson Sunrise Grill waitress Summer Randolph brings lunch for Congressional candidate Phil Black during his Sept. 9 campaign visit in North Augusta.

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Related Topix: North Augusta, SC, 9, Aiken County, SC, Personal Finance

Business Journal

Three things your small business needs to know about Obamacare

Grae Jaen, the director of G&A Beneficial, says small businesses need to be aware of the changes that are happening next year Many of the Affordable Care Act's mandates will take effect on Jan. 1, forcing businesses to take a second look at how they handle their employees' health benefits. For big corporations with human resource departments and legal experts who've examined the bill cover to cover, this won't be much of a problem.

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Forbes.com

Why Scotland's Small Businesses Fear A Vote For Independence

I've been a financial journalist for more than 20 years: I've written for most of the national newspapers in the UK on topics related to business, economics, finance, property, investment, personal finance and entrepreneurship. I've held staff jobs at newspapers including The Observer, the Daily and Sunday Express and, most recently, The Independent, where I spent several years as Business Editor managing the newspaper's business coverage.

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MediaPost

GoDaddy Tells Small Business Truths

Running a small business -- even a very small business of one or two employees -- is difficult work, with long hours, self-doubt and nearly daily concerns. Web-hosting and technology provider GoDaddy looks to tell the real truth about the world of small business in a new marketing campaign.

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WMUR-TV Manchester

Shaheen asks voters to compare votes with Brown on small business

Apparently U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Scott Brown do agree on something. The other day on the radio Brown said that what was unique about this election is that for the first time in modern history voters could compare how each voted on issue after issue since both served in the Senate during the same period.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, US News, Personal Finance

Insurance Journal West

EMPLOYERS Launches Work-Related Injury Hotline for Florida Small Business Clients

EMPLOYERS, a small business insurance specialist, has launched Coventry/NT24, a 24-hour hotline staffed by registered nurses who are specially trained to provide medical guidance over the phone for work-related injuries or illnesses. Coventry/NT24 is staffed by English- and Spanish-speaking nurses with accommodations available for other languages and is available to EMPLOYERS workers' compensation policyholders in the state of Florida.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Nursing, Medicine

Patch.com

Shelton Business Spotlight: Liquid Lunch

Every local business has a story worth sharing with the community. And that's the belief behind this exciting series we've kicked off at Patch - to shine the spotlight on all our favorite local businesses, and to learn a little about the ones we may not know that well.

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Related Topix: Shelton, CT, Personal Finance

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Business Journal

Paula Deen says think before you speak when working with family

Paula Deen is coming to Birmingham for a live show at Alabama Theatre Sept. 16 and launches a new digital network on Sept.

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Examiner.com

Volusion provides small business holiday predictions for 2014

Each year the marketing group at Volusion put together a predictive sales report for the upcoming holiday season and the 2014 projections are now available. Small business owners might feel a bit frustrated with some of the findings, however, online business sales are expected to grow 9 percent as a whole, with mobile pushing ahead the fastest.

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Related Topix: Volusion, Personal Finance, Marketing, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Life, Holidays, Black Friday, Internet, Science / Technology

Investopedia

Expanding Your Small Business With An SBA Loan

If you're wondering how to fund the expansion of your small business, you might want to consider a Small Business Administration loan. Although they're not for every business owner, these loans are a viable option for those who can't obtain other financing to grow their business.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Bardonia, NY, Home, Mortgage

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Man charged with abuse of corpse and second degree murder after human remains found

Neighbors called police after seeing the remains fall out of Wilson's trash bag. The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

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Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, Personal Finance, Prattville, AL

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