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Welcome to Small Business Saturday! Are you participating?
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The Retirement Squeeze
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How Will Obama’s Second Term Look for Retailers?How will a second term for President Barack Obama play out for retailers? The National Retail Federation isn’t overly optimistic. The trade association forecasts higher costs from healthcare reform, among other things. Read More
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How Will Obama’s Second Term Look for Retailers?

How will a second term for President Barack Obama play out for retailers? The National Retail Federation isn’t overly optimistic. The trade association forecasts higher costs from healthcare reform, among other things. Read More

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5 Lessons Marketers Can Learn From Obama’s Victory1. It’s the Big Data, Stupid2. Facebook Advertising Works3. All the Money in the World Can’t Overcome Advertising4. Social Media is Just One Tool in the Arsenal5. It’s the Demographics, StupidRead More
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5 Lessons Marketers Can Learn From Obama’s Victory

1. It’s the Big Data, Stupid
2. Facebook Advertising Works
3. All the Money in the World Can’t Overcome Advertising
4. Social Media is Just One Tool in the Arsenal
5. It’s the Demographics, Stupid
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With the election over, what small business owners can expect from President Obama’s 2nd term
President Barack Obama’s re-election to a second term takes away some of the uncertainty that small business owners have been carrying around. The question now is whether he can satisfy those who say he hasn’t done enough to help them expand and create jobs. Read More
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With the election over, what small business owners can expect from President Obama’s 2nd term

President Barack Obama’s re-election to a second term takes away some of the uncertainty that small business owners have been carrying around. The question now is whether he can satisfy those who say he hasn’t done enough to help them expand and create jobs. Read More

(via With the election over, what small business owners can expect from President Obama’s 2nd term - The Washington Post)

What do small businesses want from the president? Click here to find out.
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Low-Interest Loans Available for Small Businesses Impacted by Sandy

Small-business owners that need financial assistance due to hurricane Sandy should tap disaster recovery loans from the Small Business Administration. The low-interest loans may be used to repair or replace real estate, machinery, equipment, inventory and other business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a “declared disaster”. The two main types of disaster recovery loans for small businesses are “Business Physical Disaster Loans” and “Economic Injury Disaster Loans”. The maximum amount of assistance available for each type of loan is $2 million. For businesses that have no other access to credit the maximum interest rate is 4 percent and the repayment term can be as long as 30 years.

Learn more at SBA.gov.

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8 Clever Brands That Are Newsjacking the Election for Marketing
Pizza Hut, JetBlue, and PBS made the list. See who else did by clicking here.
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Debate 1: Obama, Romney Spar Over How to Tax Small Business

In case you were too busy running your business last night to tune into the first presidential debate in Denver, here’s a recap: both candidates talked about their support for cutting taxes for small businesses in some way, but they sparred over what is actually considered a small business.

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SBA Web Chats to Aid Female Entrepreneurs

During October, the U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a series of weekly, live Web chats for female entrepreneurs.

The series, part of National Women’s Small Business Month, features live Q&As with SBA experts who will offer women advice on how to assemble a business plan, find funding sources, learn about government contracting, obtain mentors and build a profitable business.

To read more and get the web schedule, click here.