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Worker Classification: What’s at Stake?

Thu, 2014-06-19 08:53

When you need help to run your business, you have to decide whether to hire an employee or outsource the work to an independent contractor. For the most part, independent contractors are on their own when it comes to taxes, insurance, and retirement savings. In contrast, employees are largely your responsibility for these costs. You’re free to opt for the arrangement that works better for your business. But you can’t simply attach a label to a worker and make it stick; it all depends on the degree of control that you exercise. Here’s what’s at stake for your decisions and actions:

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The First Lady Welcomes 50 New Americans at the National Archives

Wed, 2014-06-18 19:52

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This morning, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed 50 new Americans in a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
"This is an exciting day," the First Lady said in her remarks, "and it's just wonderful that I can be among the first to congratulate you on becoming American citizens."
Only a few feet from where she spoke was the Declaration of Independence -- and as she noted, none of the 56 Founders who signed the Declaration were born American, "they became American."
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President Obama at the White House Maker Faire: “Today’s D.I.Y. Is Tomorrow’s 'Made in America'”

Wed, 2014-06-18 18:28

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“Our parents and our grandparents created the world’s largest economy and strongest middle class not by buying stuff, but by building stuff -- by making stuff, by tinkering and inventing and building; by making and selling things first in a growing national market and then in an international market -- stuff “Made in America.” — President Barack Obama at the first-ever White House Maker Faire, June 18, 2014

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Join Valerie Jarrett for a Twitter Q&A on Helping Families Succeed

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:47

In 2014, American families look very different than before. In 63% of families with children, all parents work, and 32% of families with children are single-parent households. And yet, most moms and dads don't have access to paid leave or flexible workplaces. On average, women still earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the same work.

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Business Capital and Electronic Payments: Insights from National Small Business Week 2014

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:00

As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you know how important access to capital is to success. And we know it, too! During last month’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) events, which were held across the country and online, it was a topic addressed by our speakers and panelists as they shared experience and insights. One of those speakers was Janet Zablock, Head of Global Small Business at Visa, who talked about using electronic payments for your small business. Here’s a look at what she had to say.

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Business Capital and Electronic Payments: Insights from National Small Business Week 2014

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:00

As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you know how important access to capital is to success. And we know it, too! During last month’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) events, which were held across the country and online, it was a topic addressed by our speakers and panelists as they shared experience and insights. One of those speakers was Janet Zablock, Head of Global Small Business at Visa, who talked about using electronic payments for your small business. Here’s a look at what she had to say.

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Business Capital and Electronic Payments: Insights from National Small Business Week 2014

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:00

As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you know how important access to capital is to success. And we know it, too! During last month’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) events, which were held across the country and online, it was a topic addressed by our speakers and panelists as they shared experience and insights. One of those speakers was Janet Zablock, Head of Global Small Business at Visa, who talked about using electronic payments for your small business. Here’s a look at what she had to say.

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You're Invited: White House Summit on Working Families

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:41

We're excited to announce our next White House Social event -- an opportunity for our followers on Twitter and Instagram to attend the White House Summit on Working Families.
On Monday, June 23, 2014, this day-long event will feature remarks by the President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and Dr. Jill Biden, as they participate in a national conversation about how we can create 21st-century workplaces that work for all Americans.

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The President Talks Manufacturing and Innovation at TechShop Pittsburgh

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:15

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Yesterday afternoon, President Obama stopped by TechShop Pittsburgh to talk about manufacturing and innovation, and answer some questions from those in attendance.

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Secretary Pritzker Discusses Strategic Benefits of Reshoring at Inaugural SelectUSA Summer Forum

Tue, 2014-06-17 17:45

Today,
Secretary Pritzker co-hosted the first ever SelectUSA Summer Forum with U.S.
Representative Frank Wolf (VA-10) at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Over 200
business leaders across a multitude of industries attended the Summer Forum to
discuss how bringing manufacturing and other services back to the United States
– a process called “reshoring” – makes practical and economic sense.

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