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4 hrs ago | Truro Daily News

Fall programs set to launch for small businesses

Toby Davis, a business analyst with CBDC NOBL in Truro, is hoping some fresh eyes will bring some fresh ideas to the business community.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

5 hrs ago | CIO

6 Top Ecommerce Platforms for Do-It-Yourself Small Businesses

Ecommerce business owners cast their votes for the shopping carts and ecommerce platforms that are most tailored to the do-it-yourselfer -- no design or Web development team required.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Web Design, Arts, Magento, Marketing

6 hrs ago | Pixelsoup

A Beginner's Guide to Local SEO for Small Businesses

As a small business with a physical location, you've probably heard about "local SEO" or have been told that you should really be optimized for local search.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Search Engine Optimization, Personal Finance, Marketing, Recreational Vehicle, Citation, Internet, Science / Technology

10 hrs ago | Patch.com

Head of Small Business Administration Visiting Coachella Valley

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, will host SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet when she visits sites around the Coachella Valley.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Personal Finance, Democrat, Representative Raul Ruiz, Palm Desert, CA

10 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Google renames its commercial services in play for more corporate business

Google is introducing a new name for the software and services that it sells to businesses, as the well-known consumer Internet company makes its play for a bigger chunk of the lucrative commercial tech market.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Laptops/Notebooks, Computers, Personal Finance, IBM

12 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Why You Need to Support Small Businesses

In 2007 I founded Retail Minded, a quarterly publication and online destination committed to helping independent retailers through news, education and support.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Marketing

14 hrs ago | Ely Standard

Employment bill will open up new opportunities for SMEs to grow, innovate and export

There may never have been a better time to think about setting up a business, says Cambridgeshire accountancy firm Price Bailey - but preparation is key.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

18 hrs ago | Business Journal

How small businesses can make use of SCORE

Kevin and Qiuxia Welch stand in their new brewery in Minneapolis. Boom Island Brewing Co.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Marketing

22 hrs ago | Newsday

Women business owners still struggle to get bank loans

Entrepreneurs Marcia Cubitt, left, and Carrie Charlick on July 31, 2014, in their Michigan warehouse.

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Related Topix: Commerce Township, MI, Personal Finance

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Reporter

Area labor groups issue endorsements

With less than 10 weeks until Election Day, major area unions on Monday released their slate of endorsements after an annual Labor Day breakfast in Benicia.

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Related Topix: Benicia, CA, Vacaville, CA, Personal Finance, Fairfield, CA

Wenatchee World

A 'win-win': Federal government, small businesses benefit from meeting contracting goals

I am proud to announce that the federal government met its small business federal contracting goal for the first time in eight years.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Ashland Times-Gazette

Parade recognizes small businesses on Labor Day

Labor Day was celebrated in downtown Ashland with a parade double the size of last year's.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Ashland, OH

The New Zealand Herald

Small Business: Going it alone

After spending more than 30 years working in IT for big companies Innes Fisher decided to set up his own business late last year.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Marketing, New Zealand, World News

Reuters

Cubans angered by new restrictions on importing consumer goods

Cuba has raised duties and restricted imports on consumer goods brought in by air travelers or sent by mail, imposing greater hardship for a fledgling private sector and angering people looking to counter chronic shortages.

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Related Topix: Cuba Travel, Travel, Caribbean Travel, Personal Finance, Homestead, FL, Raul Castro

The Hill

NLRB goes rogue against small business

Labor Day provides the opportunity to evaluate those government agencies that impact the workplace, and gauge if they are helping or hurting the employment situation in America.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Marin Independent Journal

Marin Voice: Legislature's Democrats continue attacks on Prop. 13

The supermajority in Sacramento would have you believe that it only wants to remove the umbrella of coverage that corporations have under Proposition 13, also known as "split roll."

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Personal Finance, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Hispanic Business

New small business lender in town as economy improves

"It's what we call thawing from the deep freeze of 2008 to about 2011." VEDC is a nonprofit community lender with headquarters in the area, but it makes loans all over the country.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Cal State Bakersfield

Menifee 24

Fuhrman Bases Re-Election Bid on Property Owners' Rights

Basing his platform on the slogan "working hard for you" and re-stating his commitment to rural residents' property rights, Menifee City Council member Tom Fuhrman is actively campaigning for re-election to his District 2 seat in November.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Menifee, CA

Newsday

Small Business: Alternative lenders can offer quick turnaround

Business owners including Marlon Davis, owner of Nesberrys ice cream shop in Valley Stream, turned to alternative lenders to secure the $12,000 he needed to increase storage space and purchase new freezers.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Valley Stream, NY, West Hempstead, NY, Queens, NY, New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Marketing, Opinion

Daily Herald

Senator targets small business loan gender gap

Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation in July that would make it easier for women-owned companies to get loans and government contracts.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Senate, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, US News

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