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In the NewsU.S. to Help Banks in Distressed AreasThe Treasury Department will invest up to $1 billion from the federal bank bailout fund in small banks and credit unions that make loans to small businesses in some of the communities most ravaged by the economic downturn, officials announced on Wednesday. NYtimes.com Management & Operations How To Develop Your Global Leadership Pipeline To stay competitive in your industry and accomplish your goals, it is important to have strong leadership. This stems from executives, managers, and even entry-level employees, as they develop skills for improving the... [Read Full Article]


Small Biz Tip: Start Up Questions: Legal Issues

Tips from February 9, 2010 The Small Business tips today discuss legal issues when starting a small business. Keep legal! Know what the laws are specific to small businesses, but also learn what tax breaks there are! Find more here. Your business should be defined well. Sole proprietor? Partnership? Corporation? What's it matter? Find more here. Bad things happen to businesses too. How can you prepared for unforeseen problems? Business insurance! Find more information here. Your name is your brand, protection is important. Copyright, trademark? Which do you use and why? Find out more information [Read Full Article]


Health Care Reform: House & Senate Bill Breakdowns

On Christmas Eve, the Senate passed their version of the health care bill, bringing America one step closer to a new universal health care system. The House version of the health care bill was passed in November, each with their own set of rules and regulations. Now, we play a waiting game. President Obama and his team will now reconcile the differences between the two bills into one bill. The final bill will be voted on by each chamber before being signed into legislation by President Obama. The House and Senate Health Care Bills are VERY different on very important issues that all Americans, especially small business owners, need to be aware of. Below are various topics included in both the House and Senate health care bills broken down, as well as some FAQ about what this means for small business owners.Abortion The House bill would ban abortion from being covered in the new public plan EXCEPT in the cases of rape, incest,... [Read Full Article]


Stimulus Plan Lacks Support in Senate, Obama Foresees Catastrophe if it Fails

Government and Economy Senate: Insufficient Votes on Stimulus BillSenate Democrats concede that they lack the votes they need to pass the stimulus bill as currently written. They say that they will seek to cut provisions that would not immediately boost the economy in order to gain the additional support they need. Obama: Failure to Pass the Stimulus Bill Would be “Catastrophic” With Republicans working to reduce President Obama's ballooning economic stimulus plan, the President warned of “a catastrophe” if the bill is not passed quickly. [Read Full Article]