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A short collection of small business articles I find interesting related to taxes, loans and credit.

5 Small Businesses to Start After 50 - NerdWallet

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Live Oak Bank: Large SBA Loans to Grow Businesses - NerdWallet

Live Oak Bank specializes in SBA loans of more than $1 million to growing small businesses in niche industries. Learn more in our review.

4 Essential Tips for Grads Starting a Business Despite Student Debt - NerdWallet

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How Startups Can Control Costs the 1st Year - NerdWallet

As with any new business, controlling costs can mean the difference between prudent growth and excessive spending that can derail a promising startup.

Startups Are Our Economic Future: So Why Aren't We Funding Them? - EQ

EQ - St. Louis' media platform dedicated to startups, innovation and entrepreneurs. Silicon Prairie news, people and companies to know.

To start a real economic recovery, look to startups

They've driven US economic growth this century, so why do policymakers ignore their concerns?

3 Ideas to Jumpstart Your Retail Omnichannel Strategy

Omnichannel marketing means providing superior customer service and a consistent experience across all channels, from your store to your mobile app.

Ten Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Small Business Finances

Reevaluating your business finances this time of year can keep your business on the right track. Here are 10 tips to get your business finances in shape.

Startups Can Breathe Easy Now, Govt Scraps Angel Tax For Investors - Inc42 Media

The dreaded Angel Tax scare is finally over. Under its ambitious plan to boost entrepreneurship and job creation in the country, the government has removed the so-called ‘angel tax’ for investors providing funding to startups, reports ET. Under the government-approved plan announced by PM Narendra Modi in January, such funding will not face tax even if it exceeds the fair value.

Resident angel investors, domestic family offices or domestic funds which were not registered as venture capital funds with SEBI can now breathe easy and not worry about the invested amount getting taxed under Section 56(2) of the Income-Tax Act.  Earlier, tax authorities were proposing a rather controversial move to levy tax on those startups whose valuations have been marked down on the grounds that the first premium was more than the firm’s fair value.

Fed officials try to understand why they cannot keep raising rates

And the president of the St Louis Fed has some wild ideas

5 Invaluable Marketing Lessons Disney Movies Can Teach Us

Just look at how 'Finding Dory' is chewing up the competition.

5 Customer Service Tips That Will Make Clients Love You

Companies like Nordstrom, Disney, and Zappos are famous for their customer service. Here's how your small business can replicate their success.

Philadelphia's Winning Formula for Small-Business Growth

As Mayor of Philadelphia, one of my major goals is to ensure that our city is a growing business center, and that means making it easier for companies of...

Four Creative Ways to Compensate Your Workforce

To maintain and attract a great workforce, business owners need to craft compensation packages that keep staffers happy and productive.

9 Psychological Insights I Use When Designing a Pricing Page

Let me be upfront with you. I’m not a web designer. I work with some amazing web designers. I know ...

Investing in a Franchise? Do These 4 Things First.

How can you know if a franchise brand is a good fit for you and your money? Joe Tagliente explains what to look for, and how to compare similar franchises.

Understanding Marketing vs. Branding

Often the concept of branding is collapsed into having a good business name, a logo and a specific color pallet used when identifying the business

5 Ways to Organize Email Marketing to Achieve Higher ROI

I like to say that email marketing is like a headed cabbage. It might seem like a simple concept, but it has many layers.

How To Use Instagram Stories for Small Business: A Guide

If you've been looking for a way to market in Instagram, here's a guide on using Instagram Stories for business that will point you in the right direction.

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7 Online Tools Every Small Business Owner Should Use

As a small business owner, many tasks fall on your shoulders. If you can’t delegate them to employees, use these handy online tools to save time and stress.

To Lease or Own Business Space: 7 Things SMBs Need to Consider

Not every business needs a brick-and-mortar office. Yet, if your company wants to expand, there are good reasons to either lease or own business space.

How to Successfully Scale Your Business

My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is David Finkel, founder and CEO of Maui Mastermind.

To-do Lists and Time Management

Because time is a limited resource and we feel we never have enough, we’ve been bombarded with hundreds, if not thousands, of suggestions on how to make the most of the time we have.