This Saturday, November 30th, I will join a number of White House and Cabinet Officials, along with millions of Americans around the country, in paying tribute to small businesses, which drive our economy, and help to define the spirit of our communities.
I will be spending Small Business Saturday in Chicago, to start on my holiday shopping, and reacquaint myself with the small businesses lining my hometown streets, and breathing life into my neighborhood.Read More
Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the U.S. Small Business Administration. See the original post here.Read More
In his weekly address, President Obama says our economy is moving in the right direction. We have cut our deficits by more than half, businesses have created millions of new jobs, and we have taken significant steps to reverse our addiction to foreign oil and fix our broken health care system.Read More
If your business is incorporated and you want to reward employees, consider issuing stock. Using this form of compensation has benefits to employees and to you.
If you pay a cash bonus or give a fringe benefit, it’s a cash drain to the company. Issuing stock as compensation is not. You merely issue shares to the employee equal to the bonus, reward, or compensation you intend.
Cross-post from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration The following blog was written by Anne Neville, Director, State Broadband InitiativeWith the Internet on our phones, our tablets, at the office and in our homes, most Americans have come to expect that our government, too, will be online.Read More
Note: This blog is by Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy and first appeared at WhiteHouse.gov on September 25, 2013.
At the center of the Affordable Care Act is the premise that we need to make health care more affordable and accessible for more Americans, and a new report released today demonstrates just how affordable insurance will be. The report, released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), finds that in state after state, affordable options will be available through the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014.
How do you get started on a business plan? It depends on who you are, what you like, what you do well and how you think. People are all different. I say think of a business plan as a collection of components or modules, and start wherever you feel like it. Here are five specific suggestions, based on the idea that people should start with what’s best for the individual, depending on style. Which one is best for you?
Secretary of Commerce Penny
Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development
Administration (EDA) is awarding $21.1 million in grants to support economic
development projects in Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, New
York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah. The projects are
expected to create more than 2,500 jobs and attract $505 million in private
investment, according to grantee estimates.