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Tax filing tips and updates for 2013 taxes
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As the American public and millions of small businesses prepare to file their 2013 tax returns, the National Association for the Self-Employed recently released important tax tips, resources and updates to the tax code for filing accurate returns.
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7 small-business ideas for big cities
Business News Daily
Small towns and cities seem to be gaining popularity as locations for startups but a metropolis like New York or Los Angeles is still a great place to own a small business. With a large population as your potential customer base, there are plenty of opportunities to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true. Here are seven small-business ideas for big cities.
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Making a first impression with words
By Molly Hamilton
How do you interact with your customers, prospects and partners? Chances are, you are sending emails and letters, or posting to a blog or website. Perhaps you maintain a LinkedIn profile or corporate Facebook page. Each one of these platforms provides a way to interact with your professional network, so it's critical that your materials are both well written and effective. Such correspondence is often the first — and perhaps only — impression you will make with prospective clients. To ensure they reflect well on you and your business, the following tips provide an important checklist before hitting "send" or pressing "publish."
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Why growth can destroy your small business
Business 2 Community
There are many fine examples of small businesses that've exploded in size as they possess high growth potential. Angels invest, banks lend, crowds fund and external resources are ploughed into helping those companies achieve their growth potential but not every small business has such significant growth potential. So before you contemplate growing your company, consider the following advice.
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Tax filing tips and updates for 2013 taxes
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As the American public and millions of small businesses prepare to file their 2013 tax returns, the National Association for the Self-Employed recently released important tax tips, resources and updates to the tax code for filing accurate returns.

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How to add new income streams to your small business
Design You Trust
Small-business owners are always searching for ways to add extra income to their businesses. After all, you're already putting in the time, work and money it takes to make your business float — it doesn't take that much extra effort to add a new income stream to an existing business. There are many ways you can do this but a few of the most common include publishing eBooks, offering video courses or giving in-depth support options. These options can tie into just about every type of business. Here are some suggestions to get you thinking outside of the box.

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After numerous employer reprieves, now is the time to help the individual health consumer
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After the recent announcement that the Obama Administration has yet again delayed another federal requirement for employers to provide health care, commonly known as the "employer mandate," Katie Vlietstra, vice president for government relations and public affairs of the National Association for the Self-Employed released the following statement.

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Why small-business owners are hiring more foreign contractors
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Small businesses are increasingly relying on foreign contractors to do work for them, thanks to a growing number of sites making finding and vetting contractors in low-income countries fast and easy. That's the takeaway from a recent National Bureau of Economic Research paper recounted in The New York Times.
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7 small-business social media risks
The Huffington Post
Many executives are concerned about social media related risks — data security and ID theft — but far fewer actually have any social media training. While social media can bring benefits to businesses, namely in the realm of marketing exposure, they can also bring in lots of trouble as far as security issues. How can companies find the right balance in between the two extremes of either banning social media altogether and allowing free reign of social media? Here are some solutions.
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What's in a name?
Entrepreneur
Giving your small business the right name can make your company the talk of the town. The wrong one can doom it to obscurity and failure. Ideally, your name should convey the expertise, value and uniqueness of the product or service you have developed. In reality, any name can be effective if it's backed by the appropriate marketing strategy. Here's what you'll need to consider in order to give your small business the most appropriate and effective name.
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46 small-business Facebook pages to follow
Small Biz Trends
Some people are claiming that Facebook is dead but we still see businesses using Facebook daily, including members of the Small Business Trends small-business community. There's a wealth of knowledge to be found from some of those Facebook business pages, so Small Business Trends asked their small-business community which Facebook pages they liked and compiled the most popular for your reference.
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3 essential tips to avoid cyber crime as a small business
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VideoBriefSecurity expert Raj Samani of McAfee outlines what the main threats are to small businesses and how you can protect yourself.
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Small business: Mobile devices are becoming critical
Poughkeepsie Journal
Rhonda Adams writes, "If I asked you whether your small business was ready for the mobile world in which entrepreneurs now operate, would you pick up your cellphone, show it to me, and say, 'Sure, Rhonda. I use a smartphone to check email when I'm out and about.' Well, that's not good enough, not by a long shot. Today, entrepreneurs must understand that business — even small business — needs mobile consciousness at its core."
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