Treasury to Buy SBA Loans

  Government, Politics and the Economy Treasury to Buy SBA Loans The Treasury Department is finalizing its plans for a $15 billion initiative to stimulate SBA lending by using federal bailout money to buy up SBA loans. Global Warming Bill Will Hit Homeowners and Small Business the Hardest A Heritage Foundation analysis of the Waxman-Markey global warming bill predicts the bill will result in sky-high costs averaging $393 billion annually and destroying over a million jobs from 2012 to 2035. Management and Operations [Read Full Article]

President Calls for Stock Purchases as Treasury Defends Tax Hikes

  Government and Economy Small Business Help from the Government From tax advice to government contracting, the SBA, other agencies and advocacy groups are increasingly reaching out to small businesses online. Treasury Secretary: Tax Hikes NecessaryPresident Obama's Treasury secretary is defending proposed tax increases on the wealthy by explaining that such increases are necessary to limit future budget deficits. Obam... [Read Full Article]

Mandatory Paid Sick Days

Running a small business is rewarding in many ways, but it can also be tough and the cost of doing business—rent, inventory, utilities, advertising, marketing, payroll, taxes and regulation—adds up very quickly and sometimes, especially in difficult economic times, it can be a real struggle for a business owner to keep their employees on the payroll. The fact is that small businesses are not like the giant uber-corporations that dot the big business landscape; they don’t see their employees as pawns in the great game of stock value and investor profit. No, to small firms, employees are the life and soul of the business just as small business is the life and soul of communities across the nation.  Of course, some folks don’t see it that way. Blinded by their class warfare ideology, they give no thought to the burden they are placing on people when they come up with their latest “great idea.” No, they assume that business owners will just work harder to fi... [Read Full Article]