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Earth Day: Ten Outstanding Eco-Conscious Businesses

April 9, 2013

As Earth Day approaches, we at NerdWallet decided to call attention to some outstanding eco-conscious businesses.  Learn about how these business create their sustainable products and the measures they take to reduce their environmental impact. [...]

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Tax Credit for Clean Energy Manufacturers

February 7, 2013

The Energy Department announced that $150 million will be available this year in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits.  These are available for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing projects based in the United States. Established [...]

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Texas vs. California: Which is Better for Businesses?

February 7, 2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry recently attacked California’s business climate in a radio ad, urging Californian businesspeople to move their firms to Texas.  California Governor  Jerry Brown dismissed the ad, citing the prevalence of large corporations [...]

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How Small Businesses Benefited From the Fiscal Cliff Deal

January 2, 2013

The fiscal cliff deal has finally been reached, and though the collection of spending cuts and tax hikes mainly affects individual and household incomes, Congress has not forgotten about small businesses. Small businesses were the [...]

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Five Reasons to Shop at Small Businesses This Holiday Season

December 3, 2012

Shop small for the holidays!  NerdWallet outlines five reasons why you should step into your local stores for gifts you can feel good about. 1. Small businesses provide unique gifts Searching for the perfect Christmas [...]

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Small Business Saturday: Free Resources for Small Businesses

November 14, 2012

Big retailers like Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target lure you into their stores on Black Friday with special deals. If that’s not enough, these same stores offer online deals on Cyber Monday and Free Shipping Day [...]

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Hurricane Sandy: Disaster Loans for Small Businesses

October 29, 2012

Economists estimate the disaster will cost between $10 and $20 billion in damage, and small business owners are likely to suffer economically as well, both from a lack of customers due to the inclement weather [...]

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Small Business Owners Speak Up: Obama or Romney?

October 4, 2012

In the October 3 debates, Obama and Romney agreed on the importance of small businesses to the U.S. economy.  Obama said, “Mitt Romney and I both agree the corporate tax rate is too high.”  While [...]

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The Debate Over Small Business Lending at Credit Unions

August 15, 2012

The Issue at Hand Currently, credit unions are limited to lending only 12.25% of their assets.  This cap was implemented through the Credit Union Membership Access Act of 1998, signed into law on August 17, [...]

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What Does the Affordable Care Act Mean For Small Businesses?

July 25, 2012

The Affordable Care Act, signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010, signified a landmark shift in the American healthcare system.  The Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the decision in June of 2012.  For [...]

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