Obama Tries to Assuage Small Businesses’ Fiscal Fears

Obama Tries to Assuage Small Businesses’ Fiscal Fears

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg When President Barack Obama met with small business owners at the White House on Tuesday, he tried to reassure them that he’ll reach a deal with Republicans in Congress to keep tax cuts for the middle class from expiring Jan. 1. The 15 business owners who spent more than an hour […]

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Will Letting VCs Advertise Mean More ‘Small Checks’ for Startups?

Will Letting VCs Advertise Mean More ‘Small Checks’ for Startups?

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images President Barack Obama is applauded by members of Congress and small business owners after signing the Small Business Jobs Act. Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission voted 4-1 to lift restrictions on how hedge funds, venture capital firms, and other privately held companies can promote themselves to potential investors. While […]

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Small Biz Gets Plenty of Love, but Where’s the Action?

Small Biz Gets Plenty of Love, but Where’s the Action?

Photograph by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images In election years, Democrats and Republicans talk about small businesses as the epitome of America’s can-do spirit and the foundation of the nation’s economy. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have seen no reason to deviate from the script. But while they profess to have entrepreneurs’ best interests at heart, […]

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The JOBS Act Loosens Regs for Companies Like These

The JOBS Act Loosens Regs for Companies Like These

Photograph by Pete Souza/White House President Barack Obama gestures while talking on the phone in the Oval Office. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act being signed by President Obama today will mean lighter-touch regulation for relatively small companies that want to go public. The idea is that they shouldn’t be held to the same bar […]

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Startups Remain Cloudy on the New General Solicitation Rule

Startups Remain Cloudy on the New General Solicitation Rule

Photograph by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo President Barack Obama signs the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act on April 5, 2012. On Monday, a Securities and Exchange Commission rule that lifts longstanding restrictions on how startups can market equity stakes to investors will take effect. That doesn鈥檛 mean the startup community is happy. The rule was […]

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Small Biz Gets Plenty of Love, but Where’s the Action?

Small Biz Gets Plenty of Love, but Where’s the Action?

Photograph by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images In election years, Democrats and Republicans talk about small businesses as the epitome of America’s can-do spirit and the foundation of the nation’s economy. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have seen no reason to deviate from the script. But while they profess to have entrepreneurs’ best interests at heart, […]

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Will Letting VCs Advertise Mean More ‘Small Checks’ for Startups?

Will Letting VCs Advertise Mean More ‘Small Checks’ for Startups?

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images President Barack Obama is applauded by members of Congress and small business owners after signing the Small Business Jobs Act. Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission voted 4-1 to lift restrictions on how hedge funds, venture capital firms, and other privately held companies can promote themselves to potential investors. While […]

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Regardless of Who Wins, Sole Proprietors Will Pay More Taxes

Regardless of Who Wins, Sole Proprietors Will Pay More Taxes

Photograph by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. In the second presidential debate, President Obama reiterated his claim that his tax policy would only raise taxes on 3 percent of small business owners, commenting that “97 percent of small businesses … […]

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