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Camden To Get Visit From SBA Official

Posted on 9/25/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News Small Business Policy

The Chief Counsel for the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy will visit with small business owners in Camden Thursday.

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Governor Christie Signs “Economic Opportunity Act of 2013”

Posted on 9/20/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Policy

At the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 to boost New Jersey's economy and create private sector jobs. The Governor previously conditionally vetoed the legislation and last week both houses concurred with his changes.

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5 Negotiation Tips From Steve Jobs

Posted on 9/19/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Personal Development

An old e-mail exchange between Steve Jobs and James Murdoch illustrates how savvy negotiation works.

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Small Business Owners: Survey Says Yes, They Are Happy

Posted on 9/18/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy

While the media frequently paints a picture of the average small business owner as a stressed-out workaholic, slave to the smartphone and run ragged by the never-ending demands of his or her company, the reality is quite different. According to the first annual Yodle Small Business Sentiment Survey, small business owners are enjoying a pretty decent work-life balance, they’re working reasonable hours, taking vacations and generally loving what they do. The small business owners survey of businesses with 20 or fewer employees found a whopping 91 percent are happy being small business owners, with 55 percent saying they’re “extremely happy.”

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How Startups Can Get Cheap Office Space

Posted on 9/11/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Planning

If you're running your company from your kitchen table, you probably wish you could get out of the house and find more professional digs. But lining up space in an office building can be pricey. Checkout these strategies for how to get cheap office space!

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A Map of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over the Next Decade

Posted on 9/10/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy

The world's biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and problems.

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How to Better Manage Your Cash Flow

Posted on 9/5/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Managing Your Business

These four steps will help you keep track of the money coming in and out of your growing company.

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Made in the U.S.A.

Posted on 9/4/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy

TIME magazine’s cover focuses on some favorable news for America’s economic developers: the rebirth of the country’s manufacturing sector. The article by Rana Foroohar and Bill Saporito chronicles a range of important economic factors that have combined to make U.S. manufacturing attractive again.

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