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How Small Businesses Can Offer Benefits Employees Love

The pandemic-linked Great Resignation has been marked by millions of employees either opting out of the workforce or fleeing to other employers. However, many small businesses can seize an opportunity in this challenging landscape.  Gallup estimates that nearly half of all workers are at ...

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Small Business HUBZone Amendment Included in National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed House passage of her amendment Thursday placing her small business bill, the Parity for HUBZone Appeals Act, H.R. 8229, within the larger National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 4350. The House passed her amendment ...

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Sheryl Sandberg Says Small Businesses Online Revolution Will Continue

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Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said small businesses will keep choosing the internet to reach their customers even after the pandemic subsides and brick-and-mortar advertising options become more useful. “That digital transformation will continue to happen,” Sandberg said ...

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SBA Enhances COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced major enhancements to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support our small business communities still reeling from the pandemic, ...

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Half of U.S. Small Businesses Have Unfilled Positions

A record share of U.S. small-business owners said they had vacant positions in August, and an unprecedented number boosted wages to lure workers, the National Federation of Independent Business said Thursday. Fifty percent of firms had job openings they could ...

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House Panel Approves $25 Billion in Small-Business Aid

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The U.S. Congress ramped up its work on President Joe Biden’s economic agenda on Thursday with House committee votes on core pieces of a planned $3.5 trillion tax-and-social-spending budget bill. The key House Ways and Means Committee is at the ...

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Rep. Axne Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Rural Entrepreneurs

Bill that passed House last Congress would help rural small business owners access the capital they need to succeed Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced bipartisan legislation with Rep. Alex Mooney (WV-02) aimed at improving support for rural entrepreneurs and small business ...

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Small Business Federal Government Contracting Dollars Continue to Increase

The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) recently announced that, yet again, the federal government exceeded its small business contracting goal by awarding $145.7 billion dollars in federal prime contracts – 26.01% of the government’s total procurement spending – to small ...

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Risks of Imposing Strict Vaccine Mandates at Work

When Delta Air Lines this week announced it would tack on a $200 monthly surcharge for employees refusing to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the news sent ripples across the business world. Suddenly, business owners began to individually wonder if their own vaccination policies go far ...

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Small Business Ideas: How to Pick a Profitable Niche

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Entrepreneurship is the perfect way to gain financial independence and professional freedom while also creating value. For an easy start, many new entrepreneurs choose to launch small businesses, preferring industries they are familiar with so they can minimize the risk ...

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Small Business Government Contractors Need to Watch Out for Increasing Criminal and False Claims Act Liability in Government Contracting Programs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) preference programs can be vital for small businesses trying to compete in the potentially lucrative world of U.S. government contracting, but participation in these programs is not without risk. Indeed, the programs can be ...

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How To Choose The Right Domain Name For Your Small Business

It goes without saying that your domain name weighs heavily on the success of your online business. More than 600,000 small businesses start each year in the United States, and 64% of them have websites. Choosing a unique domain name can ...

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Employee Performance Reviews Can Have a Big Impact on a Small Business

Not giving timely or thoughtful feedback can result in worker dissatisfaction and lead to higher employee turnover. This is a potentially major issue for small businesses, particularly in these times of tight labor. Yet as important as employee reviews are, ...

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Senate Passes Bill to Support Small Business Federal Contracting

The Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) has passed a bill that aims to help U.S. small businesses pursue contracting opportunities with the federal government. The Promoting Rigorous and Innovative Cost Efficiencies for Federal Procurement and Acquisitions (PRICE) ...

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