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New Year, New Biz? | Last Chance: Nominate a Business for the Nat’l Small Business Week Awards

Monday, January 05, 2015  
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New Year, New Business?

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Are you thinking about starting a business this year? It involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. The U.S. Small Business Administration has 10 steps that can help you plan, prepare and manage your business.

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Don't Forget! You can Still Nominate a Business for the 2015 National Small Business Week Awards

Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell? If so, submit your nomination today for the2015 National Small Business Week Awards. Nominations are currently being accepted online at The deadline for nominations is Monday, January 5.

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SHOP Marketplace Webinar Series

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, is offering a webinar series for small business employers, agents, brokers and other interested stakeholders, about important changes in the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). The webinar will be offeredevery Tuesday, 2-3 pm ETfrom January 6 – February 24, 2015.

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Free Affordable Care Act 101 webinar covering healthcare reform and your small business hosted by SBA and Small Business Majority. Click to RSVP todayAffordable Care Act 101 Webinars

SBA and Small Business Majority will host free Affordable Care Act 101webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces.

In addition, Spanish-speaking small employers throughout the country can join representatives from SBA, HHS and Small Business Majority for ACA 101 webinars in Spanish.


What You Need to Know About Changes to the National Defense Authorization Act

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently published a proposed rule to implement Section 1651 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA), proposing to change several key areas.If you’re a small business doing business with the government, the proposed rule includes a number of provisions that could impact you.

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