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Start-ups May Get Big Tax Break


Government and Economy

Bill Could Make Healthcare Cheaper for the Self-Employed

The measure under consideration would put an end to the FICA tax on health insurance premiums for the self-employed, making them more affordable and leveling the playing field with other businesses.

Startups May Get Big Tax Break

New, bipartisan legislation proposes to amend the IRS code to allow new businesses to write off more of their operating costs. The Small Business Formation and Job Creation Act, would raise the start-up business deduction from the current $5,000 to $20,000.

Poll: Government Should do More for Small Business

A new poll released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation shows that the government should be doing more to encourage individuals to start businesses.

The Fed's $1Trillion Loan Plan

This week, the Federal Reserve proposed a $1 trillion government program to try to bust through credit clogs and get money flowing freely to shoppers, students, car buyers and mom-and-pop businesses kicked off.

Management and Financial Issues

Downturn Innovation

As the financial crisis continues to worsen, your natural tendency may be to hunker down and just try to survive until the recession passes. That, however, is exactly the wrong thing to do.

Technology Issues

Employee Web Use and Misuse
Employee misuse of the Internet at work can have serious implications for your company, including security problems, but completely blocking Internet usage may not be the right approach for your business. Learn more about the issues. MessageLabs


Benefits and Labor Issues

Budget Extends E-Verify Program
The federal budget signed by President Barack Obama on March 11 reauthorized the E-Verify immigration database program. Federal contractors will have to use E-Verify to screen employees beginning May 21.

Sales and Marketing

The Winner's Curse of Paid Search
A winning bid in paid search controls your likely position and the odds that your improved visibility will get the click. Yet, you could still end up a big loser. Learn how to avoid that fate.

Not Found Equals No Sale
Four best practices to follow for your retail site's not-found page.

Protect Your Investment In Generating Sales Leads
Here are 10 things you can do right now to make sure those sales lead investments give you a definite return.