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Entries for January 2014


Small business owners breathe sigh of relief as Obama taps SBA leader

Small business owners breathe sigh of relief as Obama taps SBA leader

It had been nearly a year since the White House started searching for a new leader for the Small Business Administration, and more than four months since the former top executive gave up the wait and departed, leaving the agency in the hands of a more-than-capable but not-quite-official interim leader. During that time, the complex health care law rolled out, hundreds of new federal regulations w...

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5 Questions To Ask Yourself About Building Your Brand's Online Presence

5 Questions To Ask Yourself About Building Your Brand's Online Presence

An online presence has become vital to reaching and connecting with customers. If you are not utilizing web tools to ensure the correct information about your business is reaching your intended audience, you may be leaving money on the table and missing valuable opportunities to turn potential customers into real ones. Participants in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program are taught ...

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Federal Contracts Plunge, Squeezing Private Companies

Federal Contracts Plunge, Squeezing Private Companies

The big business of Washington — federal contract work — is losing some steam. After spiraling higher for much of the last decade, the value of federal contracts awarded to companies is falling rapidly. In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the total fell by $58 billion, or roughly 11 percent. It was the steepest decline — in percentage and nominal terms — in at least ...

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