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SBA Celebrates the Brands We Helped Build | 6 Rules for Building Your Business with Social Media

Monday, December 29, 2014  
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This Holiday, SBA Celebrates the Brands We Helped Build

Thirty-six years ago, a young computer programmer working out of his parents’ garage was looking for investments so he could create the world’s most user-friendly personal computer. He came upon a financier named John Hines, who managed an Illinois-based venture capital find licensed...

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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

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6 Golden Rules for Building Your Business with Social Media

Is your small business on social media? Is it working for you? Tried it but not convinced? Social media is the top online activity in the U.S., according to Marketing TechBlog it also has a huge influence on consumer buying decisions.

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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 December 2, 2014, – February 24, 2015, (except December 23 and 30).

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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 a free Affordable Care Act 101webinar 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 an ACA 101 webinar in Spanish. Below is the registration link.


6 Options for Financing Your Small Business Marketing Plan

According to LegalZoom, small businesses spend up to 50 percent of their sales on introductory or marketing launch programs, while established businesses can spend up to 30 percent.That may sound like a considerable chunk of change, but marketing is a must for small businesses.

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Franchise Businesses: Online Security Matters

Like you don’t have enough to worry about when you’re setting up your franchise business.There are many things you’ll need to do before you can open your doors before the money hopefully starts rolling in.But, this post isn’t about those things.

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History, News on the DHS SBIR Program and Announcement of the FY15.1 SBIR Solicitation

The Department of Homeland Security initiated its SBIR program in 2004 with a goal of increasing the participation of innovative and creative U.S. small businesses in federal research and development programs and challenging industry to bring innovative homeland security solutions to reality.

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