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Why Tonight’s State of the Union Matters

Why Tonight’s State of the Union Address Matters

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"… because it’s likely to outline thepresident’s key goals and agenda for the last few years of his presidency, according to Politico.com. Americans will be watching to see which issues the president plays up in his speech: Will it be the minimum wage, immigration reform, tax reform, U.S. income inequality or jobs creation?”

Via OPENForum.com: “Why This State of the Union Address is Extra Important

President Obama named his nominee for the Small Business Administration: Maria Contreras-Sweet. Contreras-Sweet, who has experience in community banking and public administration and contracting, may signal a new direction for the SBA: to focus more on boosting business ownership in disadvantaged communities.
Via OPENForum.com “Obama’s SBA Administrator Pick Suggests New Focus for Agency”
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President Obama named his nominee for the Small Business Administration: Maria Contreras-Sweet. Contreras-Sweet, who has experience in community banking and public administration and contracting, may signal a new direction for the SBA: to focus more on boosting business ownership in disadvantaged communities.

Via OPENForum.com “Obama’s SBA Administrator Pick Suggests New Focus for Agency

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Can you guess what type of small business Obama visited on Small Business Saturday?  Or what he purchased? Find out: Obama, Celebrities Show Their Support On Small Business Saturday

Obamacare: Should You Hire Employee Number 51?

Plenty of people, including small-business owners, predict that some businesses will opt not to grow so they can avoid employer mandates in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, that will become effective in 2014.

The major issue is the 50-employee threshold. Businesses with more than 50 full-time employees, as defined by the law, will have to supply them with affordable and well-designed insurance, or face fines.

Read more to learn how this might affect you and your small business.

For Small Business, the Inauguration (Finally) Brings CertaintyFor small business, the days of uncertainty are over.  At least for 
the next two years.  The inauguration this week proved that.  The 
President’s speech laid out his objectives.Read More
        (via For Small Business, the Inauguration (Finally) Brings Certainty | Inc.com)
For Small Business, the Inauguration (Finally) Brings Certainty

For small business, the days of uncertainty are over.  At least for the next two years.  The inauguration this week proved that.  The President’s speech laid out his objectives.Read More


(via For Small Business, the Inauguration (Finally) Brings Certainty | Inc.com)

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
        (via How Will Obama’s Second Term Look for Retailers? - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)
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

(via How Will Obama’s Second Term Look for Retailers? - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

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
        (via 5 Lessons Marketers Can Learn From Obama’s Victory)
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
Read More

(via 5 Lessons Marketers Can Learn From Obama’s Victory)

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)

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.
(via What Do Small Businesses Want From the Next President?- American Express OPEN Forum - Image source)