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Questions You Should Be Asking Your Candidates

By Cliff Ennico So, as a small business owner or entrepreneur, who are you going to vote for in November? Right now it’s impossible to tell exactly where the candidates stand on issues small businesses care about because, quite frankly, they aren’t paying attention to them. Oh yes, whenever a reporter or debate moderator utters […]

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It’s Time to Stop Playing Games with the Internet Access Tax Ban

We have been visiting and revisiting the issue taxing access to the Internet almost since the World Wide Web first became a part of our lives and it’s up before Congress again. If there is anything that hurts commerce it’s uncertainty, so it’s high time that Congress acts to make permanent its ban on state […]

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This Week in Small Business: Go to War with General McChrystal, Attend the Sage Summit via Video and Get Four Free Marketing Tools

Here’s a concisely curated collection of great small business information that was published throughout the last week. Leadership, management and productivity We use the language of war in business – rally the troops, battle for sales, win the contract – but when retired general Stanley McChrystal uses that language, he’s not speaking figuratively. In this […]

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This Week in Small Business: Be heard on Capitol Hill, Market on a Shoestring and Improve your EQ

Politics, government and the economy Want to get a message straight to the lawmakers who have the greatest impact on US small business? Here’s the page on the House Small Business Committee website where you can tell your story and let them know what is causing you the greatest problems. Leadership, management and productivity Are […]

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Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council Hosts Twitter Chat: Small Biz Hill Update

Were you able to participate in our Twitter chat with House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot and Karen Kerrigan, president and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council? If you participated or watched the chat session unfold, thank you. The more people we get involved in these, the more impact we’ll have. And […]

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How Much Better Would Business Be If Washington Acted on these 10 Priorities?

The situation in Washington D.C. reminds me of the scene in “Rebel Without a Cause” when Buzz (Corey Allen) and Jim (James Dean) are playing a deadly game of “Chicken Run” in their cars, racing toward a cliff and testing who would be the first to pull up. The big difference is that Congress and […]

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Is the State of the Union Good for Small Business?

Let me ask you a question: If you wanted to do the greatest good for the most people, would you spend your time listening to the complaints and desires of 1 percent of the group, or find ways to improve conditions for the other 99 percent? This situation is reflected in the recent State of […]

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The Reform Small Business Really Needs: A Memo to the New Congress (Part 1 of 2)

As the new 114th Congress slouches its way towards Washington this week, America’s small businesses and their owners may well be wondering: is this a good thing or a bad thing? While nobody knows for sure, I personally believe there is a chance for some real reform in the new Congress, for two reasons: Republicans […]

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This Week in Small Business: Predictions and Practical Advice

Success in small business is a constantly moving target and if you want to hit it, you need to move with it. Check out this current news and information to keep yourself well positioned. Politics and Government Small business deductions as well as the corporate tax rate are issues likely to be considered by the […]

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Small Business Owners Have Much To Be Thankful For

Did the “turkey shortage” rumor cross your path? Supposedly prices were going to jump last week just in time for Thanksgiving. Hogwash! (Unfortunately, “turkeywash” just doesn’t sound right.) There were plenty of great deals on turkeys at your local supermarket. However, the “yes there is a shortage and no there’s not a shortage” news stories […]

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