Main Street Frustration: 'Everything is Going to Banks'

Government and PoliticsWhat Obama Said About Small BusinessA short but prominent section of President Obama’s State of the Union focused on helping small businesses to create jobs. Here’s a look at what he said and what it means. BusinessWeek.comGovernment and PoliticsGlobal Workforce Report on Emerging Markets: The Backshoring MythDespite media hype about the recession driving jobs back to the U.S., the business case for outsourcing to the emerging markets remains overwhelming. Workforce.comGovernment and Politics [Read Full Article]


Entrepreneurs Facing Heavy Tax Hikes

  Government and Economy The Push for Online Sales Taxes States and the federal government are working hard now to turn e-tailers into tax collecters. In these efforts, some powerful online entities like Overstock.com and eBay stand opposed, while others like Amazon.com are calling for uniformity. BusinessWeek.com Small Business Tax Cuts Dwarfed by Proposed Tax Increases Business owners are watching the President spend more money than any president in history while, at the same time, proposing an extra $1.3 trillion in taxes for business and high earners over the next decade to pay for it. Wash... [Read Full Article]


Data Security Best Practices for Small Merchants

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and Visa will be hosting a free online seminar titled Data Security Best Practices for Small Merchants on Wednesday, July 30th, at 2:00 pm Central time. "Hackers and criminals continue to target businesses of all sizes in search of payment card information. Small businesses account for 85% of all reported security breaches. Consumers want to know that the businesses that handle their sensitive personal information -- including their name, address and bankcard account number -- are taking precautions to prevent these crimes." The one-hour webinar will cover recent security breach trends as well as specific actions small business owners can take to protect their business. Topics will include: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Data security best practices for small businesses Tools you can implement to reduce risk  You will need t... [Read Full Article]