5 Popular Articles from Small Business Publications (March 2014)

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This article is part of our bi-monthly series to keep you informed of the most current, popular topics in the best small business news publications.

SBA Loans Funded Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
By Ty Kiisel for Forbes

“Last October the Small Business Administration removed fees on SBA-guaranteed loans under $150,000… I think it’s an effort to get more capital into the hands of the Main Street businesses that create jobs and help local economies thrive and grow.” [continue…]

March Sees Thaw in Chilly Small-Business Outlook
By Angus Loten for The Wall Street Journal

“The brighter outlook is prompting more firms to put money back into their businesses, with 46% of survey respondents planning to boost spending on equipment and facilities, roughly unchanged over the past three month at an 18-month high.” [continue…]

5 Tax Mistakes That Startups Make
By Polly Brewster for Entrepreneur

“’One of the most important things is for a business to have its own set of books,’ says Sam Kreamer, a tax lawyer and licensed CPA at Kreamer Law Firm. ‘If the entrepreneur is not a talented bookkeeper—they should hire one.’” [continue…]

Asset Disposal: When and How?
By Brian Sutter for Wasp Barcode

“There are many factors to consider when determining whether it’s appropriate to dispose of an asset, and certain types of assets must be disposed of in a specific way to maintain customer privacy and data security.” [continue…]

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day
By Bill Murphy Jr. for Inc

“Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren’t necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?” [continue…]

Your turn: which news story recently impacted your business? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

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Brian Sutter

Brian Sutter

Director of Marketing at Wasp Barcode
Brian Sutter is the Director of Marketing at Wasp, responsible for the development and execution of the company’s marketing strategy. His role encompasses brand management, direct and channel marketing, public relations, advertising, and social media. He also writes and speaks on topics related to helping small business owners grow their business and improve operational efficiency.
Brian Sutter
Brian Sutter