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31 Aug

Minneapolis Co-op Brings Community Stakeholders Together to Improve Neighborhood

The NorthEast Investment Cooperative in Minneapolis demonstrates how neighbors can work together to encourage investment in the community, helping increase economic activity in the area so small businesses can thrive.

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17 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Donald Roseman joins Ingram Content Group as vice president of retail; Pulitzer Prizes centennial organizers issue reading challenge; SBA begins online matchmaking for small business loans

 

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05 Jan

Omnibus Spending Bill Provides Tax Break for Small Businesses

A provision in the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama on December 18, 2015, makes it more affordable for small businesses to buy up to $500,000 worth of equipment per year.

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04 Nov

SEC Adopts Crowdfunding Rules to Assist Small Business Access to Capital

On Friday, October 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules that will allow companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding.

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21 Oct

Study Finds States Give Most Economic Development Dollars to Large Businesses

A study released this week by Good Jobs First, a national policy resource center for grassroots groups and public officials, found that large companies get the bulk of states’ economic development dollars.

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29 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Congress raises SBA lending ceiling; Man Booker Prize announces 2015 longlist; BookBrowse publishes white paper on book clubs; AAUP responds to closure of University of Akron Press; New England Book Award winners announced

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22 Apr

Equity-Based Crowdfunding: The Answer for Small Business Capital?

The SBA Office of Advocacy has released an issue brief that examines the potential impact of new SEC rules for equity-based crowdfunding, which are expected to be released this fall.

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24 Sep

ABA Urges Congress to Avert Government Shutdown

On Tuesday, September 24, the Board of Directors of the American Booksellers Association sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate, urging them to avert a government shutdown.

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09 Jan

Small Business Tax Incentives Included in Fiscal Cliff Deal

SBA Administrator Karen Mills notes that tax incentives included in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, better known as the “fiscal cliff deal,” provide small businesses with “some really good news.”

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08 Feb

A Refresher on SBA’s Microloan Program

For booksellers seeking small, short-term loans, the SBA’s Microloan Program may be the answer. Here’s a refresher on key features of the program, which offers loans up to $50,000 to start-up, newly established, or growing small businesses.

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06 Jan

A Q&A With SBA Administrator Karen Mills

Karen Mills, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, talks about some of the key steps SBA has taken to help small businesses over the last two years, the challenges facing Main Street businesses today, SBA’s new loan initiatives and online resources, and more. Mills will be interviewed by PBS NewsHour’s Jim Lehrer at the opening event at this month’s Winter Institute.

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16 Sep

Senate Passes Small Business Jobs Bill

After months of debate, on Thursday, September 16, the Senate passed the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act. H.R. 5297 now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives, where it is expected to pass.

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09 Sep

Groups Call on Congress to Pass Small Business Jobs Bill

The Small Business Majority and the National Small Business Association want the Senate to pass the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act (H.R. 5297), a bill the groups believe will address crucial problems facing small businesses during the current recession.

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14 Apr

SBA Asks for Bookseller Input

At an April 6 meeting between the American Booksellers Association and the Small Business Administration, the SBA asked if ABA member bookstores would offer their evaluation and feedback regarding the clarity and ease of use of a questionnaire related to Small Business Health Care Tax Credits.

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23 Nov

Treasury Department & SBA Host Small Business Financing Forum

Addressing the credit needs of small business was the focus of a recent forum hosted by the Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration. The Small Business Financing Forum, on Wednesday, November 18, sought to find the best ideas and strategies for expanding access to financing for small businesses. The forum, which President Obama called for last month, featured Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, SBA Administrator Karen Mills, U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Sen.

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