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NSBA Survey: Small-Business Outlook Vastly Improved

NSBA Survey: Small-Business Outlook Vastly Improved

NSBA today released the 2014 Year-End Economic Report which shows that today, more small-business owners are anticipating economic expansion in the coming year than at any point in the last seven years.

Small Business Congress Early-Bird Deadline Extended

NSBA has just extended to Jan. 26 its early-bird discount deadline for the 2015 Small Business Congress, held in Phoenix, Arizona Feb. 19-20, where attendees will explore the intersection economic policy and business best practices.

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Advocacy Releases Small Business Lending Report

Recently, the SBA Office of Advocacy released a report on the supply of credit extended to small businesses, which analyzes the changes in the market structure of small business credit and ranks lenders.

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Five Ways to Save Money on Payment Processing

Join NSBA corporate partner TransFirst for an informative Webinar on Dec. 10 where they will show you how to save money on your payment processing.

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SBA Lending Sets Another Record in FY 2014

Last week, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet touted another lending record achieved by the agency in fiscal year (FY) 2014, approving 52,044 7(a) loans for $19.19 billion.

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Senate Panel to Hold Hearing on SBA Advocacy Nominee

Next Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship will hold a nomination hearing for Gilberto de Jesús, President Obama’s nominee for SBA Office of Advocacy Chief Counsel.

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Election Analysis: Capital, Contracting, Patents and Cybersecurity

The Republican take-over of the Senate could have lasting effects on issues including access to capital, federal contracting reform, patents and cybersecurity.

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Owner Beware: Tax Gimmicks Can Hinder Financing Options

NSBA partner Dealstruck outlines the problems in utilizing too many tax deductions and potentially showing a zero income—something that could seriously hinder a small-business owner’s ability to garner financing.

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House Bill Introduced to Modernize SBA Loan Process

Last week, House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) introduced legislation to simplify the loan application process for SBA loans by mandating they allow the use of e-signature and electronic records.

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House Hearing with SBA Administrator

Last week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on the SBA examining its ability to most effectively benefit America’s small businesses and bolster their role in the economy – the sole witness was Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

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