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Banks Allegedly Used Small Business Funds To Pay Off Bailout

As if you weren’t already angry at banks, new allegations have just come out accusing the banking industry of deliberately misusing taxpayer dollars to pay off their own bailout. When the Troubled Asset Relief Program, better known at TARP, was created in 2008 it was intended to
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2013 State of Women Owned Businesses Infographic

2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses

NAWBO, the National Associate of Women Business Owners, have released this amazing infographic detailing the current state of American female entrepreneurship. A survey was distributed to all their members, and overall it appears as though optimism is up and female business owners exp
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How a Poker Chip Mistake Helped Launch a Small Business

How Your Biggest Mistake Can Be Your Best Idea

Over on Reddit’s entrepreneur community (/r/Entrepreneur), there was a very interesting discussion going — sharing marketing gimmicks that have helped their businesses take off. One answer in particular represented a perfect example of how being small businesses can thrive
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What Is A Corporation: A Classic Look at What Makes a Business

It may be a little dated, but it’s an interesting look at the foundations of American entrepreneurship. Find out about the principal forms of business ownership-single proprietorship, partnership and corporation-and explains the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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Small Business Employment Grows By Most in a Year

Good news this week from the National Federation of Independent Business — employment in small businesses grew by 0.19 workers/firm in March, the highest its been in a year. Despite austerity cutbacks and increases in taxes, small businesses have been making great strides in pro
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3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Sign

One of the simplest assets of your business is also one you probably overlook. It may seem antiquated in this increasingly technological world, but a humble painted sign is still the most important marketing tool for small businesses who deal with customers face-to-face. While you may
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The 10 Biggest Tax Mistakes People Make

An interesting piece popped up on Lifehacker today from a CPA who shared the 10 biggest mistakes people make on their taxes. With tax season in full swing, it’s important to make sure that you don’t fall into these traps. Here were a few choice selections! Taking Inappropr
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Women-Owned Businesses Have Tougher Time Securing Loans Than Male-Owned

A study performed by Biz2Credit this week has highlighted the comparative difficulties women and men face in securing loans for their businesses. Many female entrepreneurs complain that the deck seems stacked against them. The shocking study put numbers to feelings and reveals a stagg
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What the Gay Marriage Debate Means to Small Business

Gay Marriage – Is It Good Or Bad For Small Business?

The Supreme Court is currently hearing two important cases regarding gay marriage. The first case challenges the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, the voter-sponsored amendment that made gay marriage in the state illegal after a brief 5-month window. The second ca
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