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West Wing Week 11/29/13 or, "Kindness Covers All of My Political Beliefs"

Fri, 2013-11-29 04:00

Welcome to this Thanksgiving Edition of West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This week, the President traveled to the west coast for a three day, three city swing, sat down for an interview with Barbara Walters, met with student entrepreneurs, held a video conference with Peace Corps volunteers, and announced a breakthrough in diplomatic talks with Iran. That's November 22rd to November 28th or "Kindness Covers All of My Political Beliefs."

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Going Big for Small Business Saturday

Tue, 2013-11-26 22:02

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.

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On November 30th, Start the Holiday Season by Shopping Small

Sun, 2013-11-24 22:43

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the U.S. Small Business Administration. See the original post here.

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Weekly Address: Working with Both Parties to Keep the Economy Moving Forward

Sat, 2013-11-23 01:00

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.

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OPIC’s impact in California: Jobs, exports and expanded opportunities for small businesses

Mon, 2013-11-18 16:43 On Wednesday November 13, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation hosted its latest Expanding Horizons workshop in San Jose, California, where more than 170 businesses heard about the finance and insurance tools that OPIC provides to support American companies seeking to expand their operations overseas. Read More

BusinessUSA is Recognized for Its Work to Create an Efficient, Easy to Use Product

Wed, 2013-10-23 15:03 Almost two years ago, BusinessUSA set out to create a website that entrepreneurs, business owners, and exporters could use to easily identify relevant resources available within the federal government. And today, BusinessUSA is proud to announce that we’re being recognized for our work. BusinessUSA has been nominated for a FedScoop 50 Award. Read More

Rewarding Employees with Company Stock

Thu, 2013-09-26 11:40

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.
Company perspective
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.

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State Broadband Grants Are Helping States Embrace Digital Government

Thu, 2013-09-26 09:40

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.

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Delivering on the Affordable Care Act: Marketplace Premiums Lower than Expected

Wed, 2013-09-25 15:21

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. 

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