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The latest news, views, and resources for small businesses serving the federal, state, and local public sectors.

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Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
President Obama wants to double U.S. exports by 2015, and the federal government is ready to assist U.S. business in expanding into overseas markets. Learn how your business can benefit.
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Filed In: Government and Industries
Whatever your opinion of the federal government, we can all agree it's a huge, money-spending machine -- and savvy businesses find ways to get a chunk of their tax dollars back.
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AllBusiness News Staff
New incentives give small businesses more reason than ever to hire skilled veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
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A program that includes $1 billion in cash targets startup companies, but existing small businesses are less likely to benefit from the funding.
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By Don Sadler |  Filed In: Taxes and Finance
Cyber-thieves have taken notice of the booming popularity of online tax filing, and they're working overtime to intercept and steal sensitive information.
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John Arenmeyer
By  | Filed In: Finance
The credit crunch is killing small businesses. If we're serious about creating jobs, we need to get serious about solving this problem.
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Tim Devaney - Tom Stein
What's worse than people who don't pay taxes whining about their taxes being too high? The damage they're doing to the nation's credit.
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David Hennessy
The past decade of fear and anxiety seems to be giving way to a new era of anger over the state of our country. What does this mean for your small business?
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By  | Filed In: Innovation and Operations
Here's a question for you: What is the return on investment (ROI) of being the target of a huge protest?
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Before investing your time and your hard-earned money working out of your own home for a company, any company, do some sleuth work to make sure that the opportunity is a good one.
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Before investing your time and your hard-earned money working out of your own home for a company, any company, do some sleuth work to make sure that the opportunity is a good one.
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Keith Girard
By  | Filed In: Government and Industries
It would be disastrous for Congress to use the solar company's failure as justification for abolishing or curtailing government-backed loans for startups.
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Matthew McKenzie
By  | Filed In: Technology
The Postal Service is bleeding money and losing business. A ridiculous new ad campaign certainly won't help.
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Rieva Lesonsky
Two recent surveys of small business owner optimism seem to tell competing stories. So how are you feeling about what's in store for you and your business?
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Rieva Lesonsky
Two recent surveys of small business owner optimism seem to tell competing stories. So how are you feeling about what's in store for you and your business?
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Sam Thacker
By  | Filed In: Finance
President Obama intends to introduce seven new regulations that could each cost over a $1B a year. The question now is whether small businesses can afford them.
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By Don Sadler |  Filed In: Legal and Finance
Many small businesses worry that the America Invents Act of 2011 could actually make things worse for them. Others, however, say they're overreacting.
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By Don Sadler |  Filed In: Legal and Finance
Many small businesses worry that the America Invents Act of 2011 could actually make things worse for them. Others, however, say they're overreacting.
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Tim Devaney - Tom Stein
A new survey shows most Americans never believed the fairy tales about economic recovery -- but Wall Street sure did.
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By Mark Henricks |  Filed In: Starting a Business and Getting Started
As federal, state, and local governments can no longer afford to provide services, small businesses are rushing in to replace them.
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Definitions for: Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

organization that formulates accounting standards for governmental units. It is under the auspices of the Financial Accounting Foundation and replaced the National Council on Government Accounting.

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