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U.S. Economy Grew at 1.7% Rate in 2nd Quarter, Faster Than Expected

Posted on 7/31/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy

The American economy managed to stay on track last quarter, defying fears of another spring swoon, but doubts remain as to whether it will finally gain the kind of sustained momentum that has proved so elusive since the recovery began four years ago.

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20 Data-Backed Ways to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

Posted on 7/30/2013 by Ray Lamboy in Marketing Your Business

Here are 20 data-backed ways to make your inbound marketing efforts in social media more successful.

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Tracking How Small Businesses Spend Money

Posted on 7/24/2013 by Ray Lamboy in Small Business & The Economy

See how your small business expenses compare to the national average with this Infographic put together by Shoeboxed.com, a service that allows small businesses to track their expenses.

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Can You Get a Business Line of Credit?

Posted on 7/23/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Financing Your Small Business

Cash is king for every business, but especially small ones, whose very existence often hangs perilously on access to the king. For most small business owners, that means having a line of credit, an “emergency credit card” of sorts that allows them to handle cash-flow problems or take advantage of unexpected opportunities.

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How To Master The Art Of Self-Promotion

Posted on 7/17/2013 by Ray Lamboy in Marketing Your Business

“Politics is a direct-response business,” declares the digital director of President Obama’s re-election campaign. “People do things if you ask them to do it, and ... don’t … if you don’t ask.”

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Sudden Awakening: No Nest Egg

Posted on 7/17/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Personal Finance

For many entrepreneurs, the golden years aren't looking so shiny. They have devoted so much time and money to their businesses that they have failed to plan for their retirement. Catch-up strategies consist of aggressively putting money aside, or planning to sell their companies someday.

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The Secret to Making More Cash as a Freelancer

Posted on 7/11/2013 by Ray Lamboy in Small Business Planning

Are you struggling to make it as a freelancer? Even though you’re always busy, you’re always broke. What gives? The reason you don’t make enough money is because you spend too much time working for too little cash.

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Employer Mandate: Let’s Push It Back a Year

Posted on 7/10/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Policy

Employers who don't provide health insurance will be spared penalties of up to $3,000 per worker until 2015, a one-year delay of a major component of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, the Treasury Department announced Tuesday.

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How To Change The Way We Think About Money

Posted on 7/1/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Personal Finance

Many marketers work overtime to confuse us about money.

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In Demand Job Skills

Posted on 7/1/2013 by Ray Lamboy in Small Business & The Economy

Job Growth and Education Requirements is a comprehensive new report from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce that projects job growth by industry and occupation to 2020. The report covers a lot of ground, including detailed job forecasts by state.

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