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Wall Street Reform Bill Will Have Unique Impact on Small Companies

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the final version of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law. This sweeping legislation will have a tremendous impact on institutions of all sizes and industries, but not all companies will be impacted equally. It is important for...

Small Business Jobs Act of 2010

On September 27, 2010, President Obama signed into effect a new law directed at helping small businesses survive and grow in this economy. The most useful provisions of the Act, in my opinion, are those directed at making it easier for small businesses to obtain bank financing. Businesses borrow money...

Big Breaks for Small Businesses

by Karen E. Hobson and Darin Christensen The recently enacted 2010 Small Business Jobs Act (the "Act") includes a wide-ranging assortment of tax breaks and incentives for small business. Below is a summary of some of the key tax breaks and incentives provided by the Act: Extension of 50...

NV: Restaurant Assoc. Names EMPLOYERS As Preferred Provider

Reno, NV (CompNewsNetwork) - The Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA) has officially named EMPLOYERS(R), America's small business insurance specialist(R), its preferred provider for workers' compensation insurance for its members. NvRA selected EMPLOYERS because of its strong presence in Nevada...

Reg A and Rule 144(i) Reform Near Top of Recommendations from SEC Forum

Two key initiatives that are close to my heart were among the top recommendations from the SEC's 29th Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (they need to hire a good branding person to work on that name!) held last November. The full report on the event was just...

Immigrants Keep Small-Business Faith

"Immigrants are more inclined to own small businesses than native-born Americans and are increasingly opening shop in areas beyond the major cities in which they have traditionally settled, a trend that is energizing local economies and reshaping communities." - Miriam Jordan, Wall Street Journal...

Immigrants and Small Business

" Immigrants are known as entrepreneurial people, for obvious reasons: those with the ambition and energy to uproot themselves and build new lives in a distant land are well equipped to build businesses and the economy, too. That is the common wisdom, anyway, which a new study from the Fiscal Policy...

84 House Members Urge Expedited CFPB Action on Small Business Lending Data Collection Rules

84 House members recently wrote to the CFPB to urge it to expedite rulemaking to implement the small business lending data requirements of Dodd-Frank Section 1071. Section 1071 amended the ECOA to require financial institutions to collect and maintain certain data in connection with credit applications...