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:: Small Business Politics

Although they are some of the busiest people in the country, small-business owners find time to get involved in the democratic process. Many of them feel they have no choice but to push back on a government that sings their praises while dipping its long arm into their coffers. Not to mention all the times they get nudged, pushed or slapped by its misguided policies.  

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:: Monetizing the Holiday

Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity among both Christians and non-Christians, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.

How to Monetize Christmas some ideas!

Christmas Sneakers

Christmas iPhone Cases

Christmas Return Address Mailing Labels

Custom iPad Cases

Christmas Party Invitations

Christmas Web Design Elements

Christmas Greeting Cards

Christmas Logos

:: Small Business Saturdays

While Black Friday may be known as the busiest shopping day of the year for large retailers, independently owned boutiques are hoping the next day, Small Business Saturday, will be their busiest day of the year.

Small Business Saturday is a day that is designated nationally to supporting local busineses.

:: Technology Review Sites

Technology product review sites can be a valuable resource for small businesses that need to make purchasing decisions. Sites offer expert and consumer opinions, as well as how-to information, competitive pricing locations, and the latest news on technology trends.

Here is a list of technology review sites.

:: UK Small Businesses Optimistic

62 per cent of small business owners expect their revenue to increase in 2012 27 percent plan to create new jobs over next twelve months 65 percent say winning new business will be their priority over the next twelve months

Britains small businesses expect to grow their profits and employee headcount over the next 12 months despite the bleak economic climate, according to a survey of 374 small businesses by Simply Business, the UKs largest business insurance broker.

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:: Regulatory Concerns are The Issue

Many small business owners will tell you that regulatory concerns hamper their plans to hire and expand. But according to a new survey, where they really run into difficulty is pinpointing exactly which regulations are responsible for their problems.

Echoing the results of several recent studies, four out of 10 small employers (between one and 25 employees) say regulatory and legal problems are impeding the growth of their businesses, according to the latest National Small Business Poll released Tuesday by the National Federation of Independent Business. More specifically, 82 percent of them said the obstacles stemmed from government regulations.

But here is the real kicker: Of those who said regulations were a major growth impediment, only 36 percent identified a specific regulation or set of regulations that was responsible for their problems.

:: Any Tips on How to Survive in a Seasonal Business?

Any tips on how to survive in a highly seasonal small business?

Many retailers encounter a huge spike in business during the holidays. Seasonal businesses dedicate a large part of the year to preparing for those certain weeks or months when most of their revenue is generated.

Those boom times come at a price - a struggle for financial survival throughout the remainder of the year, when business slows to a trickle.

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:: Problems of Fast Growing Companies


•Hiring quality employees

•Controlling costs

•Motivating employees

•Training employees

•Wise use of capital

:: Prepare for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is coming up in two weeks and it's not to early to prepare for it.

Experian Business Services recently listed 10 tips for preparing for the day, Nov. 26. Small Business Saturday started last year as way to encourage people to shop at local stores and to think about small businesses as an important part of their holiday shopping.

Prepare for Small Business Saturday

:: Why Small Businesses Matter!

U.S. small businesses, which are responsible for almost two-thirds of new hires annually, are facing rising barriers and an increasingly hostile relationship with Washington due to federal regulations.

:: How Small Businesses Can Use Social Media

As a small business owner, it can be difficult to decide where your time is best spent, especially since your time really does equal money. Technology may make marketing and customer service easier, but it can also be more time consuming with existing, and potential, clients expecting a 24-7 social media presence, and business owners wanting to take advantage of every available opportunity to spread the word of their product or service.

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:: 6 Tips for Building Big Brand

Here are 6 simple tactics that I have put together to help small business owners to build a BIG brand:

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:: Top Notch Resources for Small Businesses

This list of resources for small business leaders and entrepreneurs includes Small Business Trends and our sister site BizSugar and will supply plenty of ideas for use in your own business.

Top Notch Business Recources

:: Small Businesses Leave Big Banks

Bad relationships with big banks are leading more small-business owners to switch to local banks, community banks, or credit unions. While banks such as Wells Fargo and Bank of America claim their small-business lending has increased this year, many of the banks define small businesses as those with less than $20 million in revenue.

:: Is It Too Late to Save on Taxes

As we near the end of 2011, can I do anything to make sure I do not pay more taxes for my small business than absolutely necessary?

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:: Small Businesses Cutting Back on Holidays

Small businesses are toning down their holiday celebrations and gifts this year, experts say. Some spent a little more in 2010 than they had during any other year of the recession, but slow growth is making them scale back again.

:: Small Business Tax Deductions

Two generous tax breaks that small business owners got during the recession are going to shrink dramatically in 2012. That makes yearend tax planning more important than usual.

The changes affect the deductions for purchases of equipment. One is called the Section 179 deduction, a name taken from a provision of the Internal Revenue Code. The other is called bonus depreciation. Congress approved the breaks as an economic stimulus move — they were intended to make it easier for small businesses to expand and hire workers. Although the economy is still slow, the breaks are being scaled back.

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:: Interesting Small Business Statistics

October is Womens Small Business Month.  There are more than 27 million small businesses in the United States, and over 7.7 million of these businesses are owned by women. This is a 20.1% increase from 2002. Women -owned businesses, where women own 51% percent or more of the stock or equity, generated $1.2 trillion in receipts.    Women-owned businesses will account for one-third of the new jobs created by 2018.  

According to the 2007 Survey of Business Owners, almost 800,000 small businesses are owned by Latinas,  more than 900,000 small businesses are owned by Black/African-American women, over 500,000 small businesses are owned by Asian-American/Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women, and close to 15,000 small businesses are owned by American-Indian-Alaskan Native females.

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