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The Small Business Observer - January 2012 Issue
#1 Non-Bank Lender! The SB authority index shows tepid growth for the small business economy. -more-

Of over 1,000 respondents, one of the key findings from the December survey is 55 percent of business owners are optimistic about the future. -more-

The Small Business Authority Hour on January 7 at 4pm EST features exciting entrepreneurs to discuss the health of the small business economy. -more-

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Tools of the Trade for Entrepreneurship in 2012

Tools of the Trade for Entrepreneurship in 2012
The tools you'll need to master in order to thrive in the new economy. 
Read about Tools of the Trade for Entrepreneurship in 2012


How to Create an Innovative Company in Tough Economic Times

How to Create an Innovative Company in Tough Economic Times
Innovation and a strong business strategy has become more important than ever in tough economic times. 
Read about How to Create an Innovative Company in Tough Economic Times


How to Find, and Win, Small-Biz Competitions

How to Find, and Win, Small-Biz Competitions
Small-business owners interested in an infusion of cash should consider entering competitions. 
Read about How to Find, and Win, Small-Biz Competitions


What You Need to Know About Getting a Business License

What You Need to Know About Getting a Business License
Some people are so eager to get their businesses started that they skip getting a business license altogether. Bad idea. 
Read about What You Need to Know About Getting a Business License


Four Ways to Save Big on Your Workers’ Compensation

Four Ways to Save Big on Your Workers’ Compensation
Like the St. Louis Cardinals, your business can only win its World Series by keeping your No. 1 asset, your employees, working and safe. 
Read about Four Ways to Save Big on Your Workers’ Compensation


Before You Import, Ask These Questions

Before You Import, Ask These Questions
The customs process is complicated and convoluted. Where do you begin? 
Read about Before You Import, Ask These Questions


Taxes and Your Home-Based Business: Consider These Tips

Taxes and Your Home-Based Business: Consider These Tips
There are several criteria your business must meet in order to qualify for the tax breaks. 
Read about Taxes and Your Home-Based Business: Consider These Tips


How Small-Business Owners and Employees Benefit From a ‘Green’ Commute

How Small-Business Owners and Employees Benefit From a ‘Green’ Commute
Small-business owners should take advantage of the intrinsic benefits of encouraging employees to make a “green” commute. 
Read about How Small-Business Owners and Employees Benefit From a ‘Green’ Commute


How to Negotiate With an Ace Negotiator

How to Negotiate With an Ace Negotiator
In business, you may feel out of your league negotiating with someone who horse-trades every day. 
Read about How to Negotiate With an Ace Negotiator


The Small Business Authority Hour will feature exciting entrepreneurs to discuss the health of the small business economy. Tune into 77WABC  or www.wabcradio.com,  4 p.m. EST Jan. 7.
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