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Scientific Opinion Poll Finds Micro Businesses Optimistic about the Future of their Business and Economy

Poll of 470 businesses with 10 employees or fewer shows they’re key drivers of our economy and looking to grow, however nearly six in 10 who need credit to do so say getting it is a serious problem Washington, DC, Oct. 9, 2012—A scientific opinion poll released today shows the…

Crowdfunding can provide new financing option for women and minority firms

WEBINAR June 21, 2012 25% Discount for Small Business Chamber members In April, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. A provision in the law establishing crowdfunding as a mechanism to spur start-ups has the potential to significantly help minority firms. A study conducted by the Commerce Department…

Hope for bipartisanship and small business?

If your feet felt cold this morning, it’s because Hell has frozen over. Last evening the U.S. House passed overwhelmingly (407-17) a piece of President Obama’s American Jobs Act.  While the Senate Republicans yesterday blocked the transportation part of the jobs bill, House Republicans and Democrats solidly supported changing Security…

NFIB buys a Lincoln

The pretender small business organization is at it again representing the interests of its real patrons—big business and the wealthiest Americans. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has hired former Democratic Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln to be the front stooge of its latest publicity stunt, Small Businesses for Sensible…