NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- What's happening in small business today? 1. Small-business owner confidence continues to drag. Small-business owner confidence continues to drag, according to the National Federation of Independent Business' Small Business Optimism Index. The index nudged higher by 0.9 point to 88.9, but failed to regain the losses caused by last month's "fiscal...
(3 months and 10 days ago)
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- What's happening in small business today? 1. Small Business Lending Fund boosts loans by $1.5 billion. Banks receiving capital through the Small Business Lending Fund boosted lending by $1.5 billion in the first quarter vs. the prior three months, the seventh straight quarter of increases and the second highest since the start of the program in 2010,...
(1 month and 19 days ago)
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- What's happening in small business today? 1. Small business insurance marketplace delayed. The Obama administration is planning to delay the launch of the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, the marketplace that is supposed to provide small employers with multiple plan options starting next year, according to the Wall Street Journal. The...
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If you're a small-business owner, chances are you're spending way too much time on taxes or money on an accountant or tax specialist to help you out. According to the National Small Business Association, 64% of business owners spent more than 40 hours per week last year dealing with federal taxes (up from 57% in 2011), while spending more than $5,000...
(2 months and 12 days ago)
NFIB's Index of Small Business Optimism rose 2.6 points to 92.1 last month, erasing a drop of 1.3 during March.
(9 days ago)
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- What's happening in small business today? 1. Small business tax reform proposed. Rep. David Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, proposed on Tuesday a set of reforms aimed at tax relief for small businesses. Camp is hoping to spur job creation and higher wages for workers by reducing the burden the tax code places on small businesses,...
(2 months and 12 days ago)
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- What's happening in small business today? 1. Small businesses already being hit by sequestration. Small businesses that use the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit -- a credit designed to encourage businesses with fewer than 25 employees to take on costly employee health care benefits -- will see lower tax credits as a result of sequestration. Last...
(2 months and 14 days ago)
Whether you?re in your first year of small business ownership, or your 20th, staring down the face of a looming (and rapidly approaching) tax season deadline can be intimidating. Fortunately, a little preparation, making yourself informed, and knowing how to reach out to the experts can streamline the process so you and your small business can stay ahead of the tax game....
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I continually see "small business" this and "small business" that in the newspapers, television and on the Internet. But won't I don't ever see or hear is a what defines small business.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- What's happening in small business today? 1. SBA Administrator Karen Mills resigns. The U.S. Small Business Administration's Karen Mills announced her departure on Monday to President Barack Obama. In a note sent to SBA staff, Mills wrote: ... Click to view a price quote on FB. Click to research the Internet industry.
(3 months and 11 days ago)
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