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The Week in Small Business – 02.18.12

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We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Payroll Tax Cut Extended Your employees — and consumers in general — will continue to see a little extra green in their checks at least through the end of 2012. Congress on [...]
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The Week in Small Business – 02.11.12

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We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Gas Prices Causing Chronic Pain at Pump Any business that budgets for fuel bears a big burden these days. Higher gas prices aren’t new, but with the national average at nearly $3.50 [...]
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The Do's and Don'ts of Asking for Amazon and Other Online Reviews

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Positive online reviews can be a powerful sales force for small businesses. So, should you do whatever you can to encourage customers to write rave reviews? Not if you value your reputation and your ability to sell on Amazon.com and other marketplace sites. That’s the moral of the latest “pay for play” saga, in which [...]
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The Week in Small Business – 02.04.12

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We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Super Bowl 101 for Small Business Owners Unless you run your business from under a rock, you’ve likely heard that this Sunday marks Super Bowl XLVI. Odds are you’re not one of [...]
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The Week in Small Business – 01.28.12

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We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Small Businesses Mixed on State of the Union President Obama this week delivered the 2012 State of the Union, and small businesses earned some notable mentions. “Most new jobs are created in [...]
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How One Independent Bookstore Survives and Thrives in Tough Times

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Digital publishing, intense competition from Amazon.com, and other factors have made it more difficult than ever for small bookstores to turn a profit. Even large national chains have struggled, sometimes mightily, as demonstrated by Borders recently closing all of its stores. But the news isn’t all bad. Some independent booksellers, such as Quail Ridge Books [...]
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The Week in Small Business – 01.21.12

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We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Could Obama Proposal Hurt Small Biz? President Obama’s plan to roll up the Small Business Administration and five other federal agencies into a single, streamlined unit is being touted as a potential [...]
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The Week in Small Business – 01.14.12

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We do the legwork of finding the best in small business news and links. You have more time to do what you love. Obama Proposes Federal Consolidation Big businesses often reshuffle their operations in search of healthier bottom lines — can the federal government do the same? President Obama on Friday asked Congress for the [...]
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