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Small-business spending predictions for 2014
The Huffington Post
One of the best indicators of how well an economy is doing is the strength of small businesses. With that standard, 2014 is looking to be a good year for the U.S. Two optimistic signs are that small businesses created 102,000 new jobs in November and 89 percent of small businesses increased their travel from fall 2012 to fall 2013.
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Best ways to market a small business effectively
KPIX-TV
To the world, yours may be a small business, but to you, it's the culmination of a very big dream. In today's competitive marketplace, your ability to attract and keep customers is just as important as the goods or services you provide. Want to get ahead? A little imagination and the key strategies below can help get you from small to not-so-small in no time.
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Networking 101: Tips from small-business owners
Small Business Know-How
In our previous post, we gave an overview of several types of networking organizations. Today, we're featuring several small-business owners who regularly network. These networking ninjas share their philosophy and provide some tips on what you should and shouldn’t do when making the rounds.
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4 questions every small business should ask before investing in new technology
Boston Globe
Mobile, search engine optimization, Web-based interactivity, email marketing, content marketing, social media, inventory and business management software are a few technology areas claiming the power to transform a small business. With so much noise about what's next, what's manageable and what will work best, how does a busy small-business owner figure out the right steps to take? Here are a few questions every small-business owner should ask when evaluating a new technology for their business.
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Small-business spending predictions for 2014
The Huffington Post
One of the best indicators of how well an economy is doing is the strength of small businesses. With that standard, 2014 is looking to be a good year for the U.S. Two optimistic signs are that small businesses created 102,000 new jobs in November and 89 percent of small businesses increased their travel from fall 2012 to fall 2013.

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What you need to know about taxes in 2014
Forbes
Kelly Phillips writes, "Tax season opens in 26 days. And here's my big prediction: a lot of taxpayers will be taken by surprise. Despite all of those 'no new taxes' type promises, tax bills are expected to edge higher for a number of taxpayers for the 2013 tax year. And 2014 holds even more surprises. Here’s a quick look at what to expect."

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3 accounting mistakes that small-business owners commonly make
Business 2 Community
Accounting can be tedious and when you're not meticulous, mistakes can happen. When accounting mistakes occur, it can give you an inaccurate view of your company finances that lead to misinformed business decisions. Most importantly, accounting mistakes may have serious financial implications that can prevent your business from growing. The following are three accounting mistakes that new business owners commonly make.

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Small-business loans on the rise
WKBW-TV
VideoBriefBusiness First says small-business lending is back on track in Western New York. Officials at the Buffalo office of the Small Business Administration want it to stay that way. There was a downturn in lending in October and November. The government shutdown in October affected numbers but December figures are in. They show a turnaround in lending.
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How does a small business rebrand itself?
USA Today
Branding needs to be authentic and think carefully about changing it for an existing business.
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5 easy ways to keep your email inbox under control
By Liz Murphy
Co-workers and clients aren't the only sources of stress in the workplace. Though it may surprise you, email is also another culprit creating work-related strain and anxiety. In fact, a study released in the U.K. in 2013 revealed that 92 percent of participants exhibited physical signs of elevated stress levels when they received a work email. It's easy to let an inbox to become overwhelming, and unfortunately taking a vacation from your work email is not always possible. But here are five easy ways you can become the boss of your own inbox once again.
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5 expenses to think about in your small business or startup
Business 2 Community
Most people will tell you to "boot strap" and to not spend a dime. Other people will tell you to cut costs. Some, will attempt to encourage you to spend. What's right? For small businesses, entrepreneurs and any organization with an eye on growth, there is a need to spend some money. To invest. It's a question of on what, right?
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What do Small Business Administration loans look like?
Small Biz Trends
Hidden among the large amount of data released regularly by the Federal Reserve is some valuable information about the terms of Small Business Administration guaranteed loans. The data come from the "Survey of Terms of Business Lending" — a quarterly questionnaire administered by Federal Reserve Board of Governors to 398 domestic and foreign banks operating in the United States. It asks lenders about the loans they made during the first complete week in the middle month of each quarter. Here's what the numbers show.
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3 small-business lessons from Target
Forbes
In November, 70 million Target customers were violated. Savvy tech criminals stole trusted information and just like that Target was handed an opportunity on a silver platter; the perfect scenario to build trust with customers — established and future, and they blew it. As small business owners you live on customer loyalty, establishing trust leads to return visits, word of mouth and a sustainable business model. Target's colossal blunder provides a road map for small-business owners on what not to do when things go wrong and highlights opportunities to create a plan to turn a bad thing into something very good; let's consider Target's three big mistakes and how you can avoid them.
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