Category: Small Business News

Expanding Accredited Investor Status Critical for Small Business Capital According to SEC Report

Expanding the categories of qualification for accredited investor status topped the list of recommendations from the 36th annual SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, according to the just released final report. The SEC holds this forum annually as mandated by the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980.

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Software industries see cash flow jump of 25%

software company Quick Summary Georgia Tech’s Financial Analysis Lab recently released a report showing improved cash flow positions for the software and tech hardware industries over the past year. According to the report, the primary drivers for this growth are increased revenue and free cash flow. Out of the 20 groups analyzed, 8 saw an improving cash [...]
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Taxes, Regulations Top of Mind for Small Business Owners

Index Earnings Small Business Optimism Index Remains Tepid Source: NFIB Research Foundation The National Federation of Independent Business released its quarterly Small Business Economic Trends Report, citing a mixed bag of economic indicators across a wide spectrum of topics. Overall, the Optimism Index rose 0.8 points this past quarter. While this is good news, the Index remains [...]
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Virginia Among Top 5 States for Small Business Growth

Growth by state Washington, Baltimore Ranked in Top 5 Metro Areas Source: Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index The October 2016 Paychex IHS Small Business Jobs Index revealed a slight increase in small business jobs growth compared to the same time last year, but the national index is now at its lowest point year-to-date. Nearly 95 percent of employers in [...]
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September Franchise Job Growth Up Versus August

ADP Franchise Report Sep 2016 Remains Off Pace Versus 2015    Source: ADP Franchise Report Sep 2016 The September 2016 ADP National Franchise Report revealed franchise corporations added 26,000 jobs to our economy. While this amount is up from August's 19,100 figure, it is well below the 33,600 jobs franchises added one year ago. In all, the franchise growth rate [...]
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Small Business Growth Shows Signs of Slowing

ADP Small Business Report Sept 2016 Employers With Fewer Than 50 Employees Impacted Most   Source: ADP National Employment Report® According to the ADP Research Institute's September 2016 Small Business Report®, small businesses with fewer than 50 employees added just 34,000 jobs in September. That is the slowest growth since December 2013, and continues a downward trend that began last April. [...]
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Retailers Have Just 19 Days’ Cash Reserves

Financial Reports New Study Focuses on Small Business Cash Flow 27 Days. That's how long it would take a typical small business to deplete it's cash reserves if revenue suddenly stopped flowing in, according to a new study. It's even shorter for some businesses (19 days for retailers, a mere 16 days for restaurants). That's not much [...]
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2016 Mid-Year Economic Report Released

Small Business Economic Report Chart Small Businesses Report Mixed Financial Outlook The National Small Business Association released its Mid-Year Economic Report earlier this week. Highlighting survey results from polling small business owners across the country, the report provides a glimpse of the current economic conditions of America's small businesses. According to the NSBA, small businesses comprise 99.7 percent of all employer [...]
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Section 179 Update for 2016

Small Business Section 179 Deductions

How Is Your Small Business Impacted? Thankfully 2016 will not be a repeat of the last two years, where Congress gave small business owners only a few days’ notice regarding how major purchases would impact their 2014 and 2015 taxes. Congress voted in December 2015 to make the higher limits to the Section 179 Deduction permanent, adjusting to inflation. […]

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