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Cheryl Sowa
Cheryl Sowa

Small Biz Tip: Taxes: Business Tax Breaks

Are you collecting the maximum tax breaks from the stimulus law passed last year? Here are the 5 best business tax breaks.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Unemployment and Consumer Spend Highlight Stimulus Policy Failures

We keep hearing Washington tell us that the recession is coming to an end, citing signs of wonder but always with the caveat that the economy could still get worse, and a look at unemployment, retail sales and the opinions of corporate CFOs—who have to work with the economy every day—assures us that it will.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

SBIC Changes Mean More Funding for Small Businesses

Small businesses having difficulty securing private equity or venture capital may now find funding easier to get as a result of changes made as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the SBA’s Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Stimulus Scams Continue

Repeat after me: The Federal Government will not directly give me free money as part of the Stimulus Plan. Now, say it again and a third time just to make sure. I want this idea firmly in everyone’s head because there are scammers out there—some pretty sophisticated ones, too—that will try to get you to believe otherwise.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Small Business Benefits in the Stimulus Plan

There is not much for small business in the recently signed stimulus package. Less than 1% of the spending is, in fact, directed to the needs of small businesses. That said, if you dig deep enough, search hard enough, there are a few things that might just help.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Clock is Ticking on Senate Stimulus Vote

There will soon be a vote on the Senate version of President Obama’s so-called stimulus plan, on the list of social and governmental programs, the token tax cuts and the even more token nods to small business. Question: If this bill doesn’t stimulate small business, why is everyone calling it a stimulus bill?

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Would a Population Boom Help or Hurt Us?

Taking a more, shall we say, personal approach, to their economic woes, Japan has asked employers to let their workers off early to spend time with their families, hoping that this will stimulate the birthrate. Why? Because they recognize that economies grow and thrive when birthrates do likewise. Would that work here?

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Retail Stimulus

There has been a lot of talk of how the trillions in bailout money should go to Main Street now that Wall Street has wasted its cut and the automakers are about to take their piece. Now, with a proposal from the National Retail Federation, that might be a step closer to happening, but will it work?

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