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44 min ago | Business Know-How Newsletter

Why Small Businesses Fail: Top 7 Reasons Startups Fail and How to Avoid Failure

When you're starting a new business, the last thing you want to focus on is failure.


Related Topix: Personal Finance

1 hr ago | WBAL-TV Baltimore

BGE call scam targets small business owners

Baltimore Gas and Electric is warning business owners and homeowners of a scam involving people posing as BGE reps over the phone, asking for people to pay their bills using pre-paid Green Dot cards.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Energy, Baltimore Gas and Electric

4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Small business weekly: Obamacare, O1A and online taxes

Congress is grappling with a number of bills that would have an impact for small businesses, including online sales tax, transportation funding and immigration reform measures.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Immigration Reform, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate, Republican, Business News

9 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

Older Oklahomans starting new small businesses

After spending a career in public schools across northeast Oklahoma, Cindy Snodgrass decided to continue following her passion for helping students on her own terms.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Personal Finance, Broken Arrow, OK, Tulsa, OK, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Sun Jul 27, 2014

El Observador

Employee engagement is the secret for small businesses to stay productive and make money

One of the biggest worries for a small business owner is training and investing in quality employees and then losing them to a larger company - potentially a competitor - that might be able to offer larger salaries or better benefits.It might look like a no-win scenario for a small business to entice quality employees to stay, except for one factor ... (more)


Related Topix: Personal Finance

Daily Camera

Small Business Administration trying to bring SBIC funds to Colorado

These funds also have the opportunity to be leveraged in different capacities with SBA loans, allowing for the potential for greater returns, Varilek said.


Related Topix: Colorado, Personal Finance, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology

Taranaki Daily News

Small business gives couple new lifestyle

In July last year the New Plymouth couple took a deep breath, quit their jobs and started a quantity surveying business.


Related Topix: Personal Finance

Java Developer's Journal

How Small Business Can Leverage the Internet of Things

In 1999, technology pioneer Kevin Ashton coined the phrase "Internet of Things" to refer to the concept of "connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet .


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Headphones

Business at a glance

Carter Lumber's Fort Wayne announced the addition of a new door and millwork manufacturing facility in Corunna that was previously occupied by the Carter Lumber Plumbing store.


Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Corunna, IN, Personal Finance, Columbia City, IN, Larwill, IN

NU to host seminar on USDA small business grants

The seminar will take place on July 31 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Union, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. USDA National Program Leader Mary Ann Rozum will give a presentation on how businesses can receive Small Business Innovation Research grants.


Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Personal Finance, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Sat Jul 26, 2014

GOP House bios for Michigan's 1st District

EDUCATION: West Iron County High School; bachelor's degree from University of Michigan; medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine TOP ISSUE AND PLAN TO ADDRESS IT: As a former doctor and small business owner as well as a lifelong resident of Northern Michigan, my campaign will continue to focus on making sure we work towards ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Dan Benishek, Wayne State University, Personal Finance

Las Vegas Newstrip

Making The Most Of Mobility In Your Business

If you're like most people in business today, you feel the need to be available 24/7 and "do it all."


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Printers

Sydney Morning Herald

Conman plays catch me if you can

A cocky New South Wales radio DJ-turned-conman has gone to ground a few days shy of his 21st birthday, after his latest scam left small businesses and young DJs thousands of dollars out of pocket.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Personal Finance, Oceania,

Bladen Journal

Store to pay sales tax for customers

While many back-to-school shoppers are mourning the demise of the state's tax free weekend, one Bladen County business will still offer a tax-free weekend of sorts.


Related Topix: Bladen County, NC, Elizabethtown, NC, Life, Holidays, Black Friday, Personal Finance

Business Journal

UNM Small Business Institute gets $15,000 from Bank of America

Craig White, the Anderson School of Management's interim dean, said in a press release that the Small Business Institute provides support to the businesses most crucial to New Mexico's economy.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Albuquerque, NM

Seven Tips For More Effective Small Business Hiring

Small businesses added 75,000 jobs in January, according to payroll company Automated Data Processing .


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Business News

Cato Institute

Reversing the Decline in Small Business Lending

Of course small business lending is risky. The annual failure rate for firms with fewer than five employees averages around 20 percent - 1 in 5. That's true even during a boom.


Related Topix: Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Is the Global Economy Becoming Too Dangerous for Small Businesses

The Obama administration urged Congress on Wednesday to pass a law to stem what it described as a growing trend in U.S. companies moving to other countries to reduce their U.S. tax bills.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, China, Asia, World News

Pacific Business Times

Announcing the 2014 Spirit of Small Business winners

The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce our 2014 class of Spirit of Small Business award winners.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Orcutt, CA, Santa Barbara County, CA

National Center for Policy Analysis

Death Tax Hurts Small Businesses and Minorities

A number of associations that form the Family Business Coalition recently wrote a letter to Congressmen Dave Camp and Kevin Brady , asking for a vote on a bill sponsored by Rep. Brady, H.R. 2429 -- the Death Tax Repeal Act.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kevin Brady