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    1. How Small Business Can Help in Hurricane Harvey Recovery

      How Small Business Can Help in Hurricane Harvey Recovery

      About 25 percent of small businesses are unable to reopen after a major disaster like Hurricane Harvey, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Institute for Business and Home Safety. Small businesses are at the heart of communities, bringing neighbors together and inspiring growth in local economies. As we look to the future, small businesses will need to support one another—as they already are finding the courage and resources to do so—in order to heal their community from this natural disaster.

      For those impacted by the storm, here’s what NFIB and Huffington Post suggest to keep in mind:

      Rebuilding after a record-breaking disaster will be tough; here's what small businesses can do to help.

       

      In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the flooding in Houston and the surrounding areas, affected individuals and businesses are in desperate need of relief to recover and rebuild ...

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    2. Elections - Candidates Who Support Small Business

      Elections - Candidates Who Support Small Business

      2016 is a big election year, not only because America will elect a new President, but hopefully we can gain more of a pro-small business majority in Congress. Keep up-to-date with the latest 2016 election news related to NFIB here, where we discuss how small business can impact the top Senate and House races across the country.

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    3. Obama Touts Regulatory Legacy In Final State Of The Union

      Obama Touts Regulatory Legacy In Final State Of The Union

      On Tuesday evening, President Obama delivered his seventh and final State of the Union address, taking an optimistic tone about the nation’s economy. As Reuters reported, Obama said it’s “fiction” to describe the US as regressing economically or becoming weaker internationally. The Wall Street Journal similarly reports that the president argued the US has made great progress on economic and security issues and that he depicted a future the Journal says contrasts with many Americans’ feelings.

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    4. New Survey Shows Troubling Lack of Small Business Succession Planning

      New Survey Shows Troubling Lack of Small Business Succession Planning

      While a strong majority of small business owners are planning to fund their retirement with the sale of their business, only a fraction of small business owners have a written succession plan, according to a new FPA/CNBC survey. The report says that 78 percent of small business owners have told their advisers they plan to sell their businesses to fund their retirement, but only 30 percent have written a specific plan.

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    5. 2014 Midterm Election Influencers | National Federation of Independent Business

      2014 Midterm Election Influencers | National Federation of Independent Business

      As Election Day approaches, here are the top five issues small business owners are concerned about, according to Brad Close, NFIB’s senior vice president of public policy and advocacy. Pres. Barack Obama’s unpopularity and the widely held belief that the country is headed in the wrong direction loom over the campaigns of Democrats and Republicans alike in congressional races across the country.

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    6. September 2014 Report: Small Business Optimism Bumps Up Again

      September 2014 Report: Small Business Optimism Bumps Up Again

      August’s Optimism Index rose 0.4 points to 96.1 making it the second highest reading since October, 2007. The four “hard” measures (job creation plans, job openings, capital spending plans and inventory investment plans) were collectively unchanged, and the other 6 components added to the Index a bit to produce a modest gain.

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    7. What Small Business Needs to Know About the “Heartbleed” Bug

      What Small Business Needs to Know About the “Heartbleed” Bug

      Last week, US authorities warned that the “Heartbleed” bug of OpenSSL affected a broad swath of the Internet, including websites as varied as Google, Facebook and Yahoo. The flaw exposes passwords, credit card numbers and secret keys used to encrypt information against hackers. What Should I Do? Website operators are scrambling to update their sites to fix the flaw. This entails applying a patch and resetting their encryption keys.

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    8. Restaurants Deal with New IRS Tip Rule

      Restaurants Deal with New IRS Tip Rule

      It’s common for restaurants to add automatic gratuities to large parties’ checks. But that practice could become history as restaurants deal with a pesky tax rule that took effect at the start of the new year. On Jan. 1, the IRS began classifying automatic gratuities as service charges instead of tips. The agency treats service charges as regular wages subject to payroll tax withholdings, which means servers won’t receive automatic tip money until they receive their full paychecks.

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    9. Small Business Saturday® Gives Small Businesses Big Boost to Kick-Off Holiday Season

      Small Business Saturday® Gives Small Businesses Big Boost to Kick-Off Holiday Season

      CONTACTS:

      Sal Della Monica, M Booth

      212-539-3272, sald@mbooth.com

      Cynthia Magnuson-Allen, NFIB

      202-314-2036, cynthia.magnuson@nfib.org

      Scott Krugman, American Express OPEN

      212-640-3244, scott.b.krugman@aexp.com

      New York, NY [December 2, 2013] – In spite of a shorter shopping season and challenging economic environment, Small Business Saturday helped jump start the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the country.

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