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Education, Industry

Small business group files suit over Biden student loan plan

October 10, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

A small-business advocacy group has filed a new lawsuit seeking to block the Biden administration’s efforts to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans — the latest legal challenge to the program. The suit, filed Monday by […]


Federal, Policy

US failed to stop fraud in COVID loan program, Clyburn says

June 14, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The U.S. failed to take basic steps at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to prevent fraud in a federal aid program intended to help small businesses, depleting the funds and making people more vulnerable to identity theft, the chairman […]


Federal, Policy

Legislation to expand federal contracting opportunities reaches president’s desk

February 8, 2022

Via: FCW

Bipartisan legislation aimed at improving government contracting opportunities for small businesses awaits President Joe Biden’s signature following its passage in the House on Feb. 7. Called the Promoting Rigorous and Innovative Cost Efficiencies for Federal Procurement and Acquisitions, or PRICE […]


Policy, State & Local

In Pennsylvania, Biden to highlight aid to small businesses

March 16, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden turned up at a minority-owned flooring business in suburban Philadelphia on Tuesday to highlight how his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package can help small businesses and to put a face on those who have struggled throughout the […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Best tax software in 2021

February 19, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Great and terrible things happened in the year that COVID-19 struck, and for those people filing taxes as the owner of a business, or a freelancer working as a contractor, the unprecedented circumstances make for an unprecedented tax season. Perhaps […]


Federal, Policy

Small mom-and-pop businesses that took PPP loans may face a surprise tax bomb

December 29, 2020

Via: CNBC

While the federal Covid relief bill addresses a key concern for small businesses with forgivable loans, these firms could still face a tax hit — this time on their state returns. In addition to pledging stimulus checks to American households […]


Federal, Policy

Here’s why a nightmare tax season is ahead for small businesses

December 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

A hellish tax season is just around the corner for small businesses that received aid through the CARES Act. “The provisions of the CARES Act are all helpful for small businesses, but they will complicate tax planning efforts for the […]


Federal, Policy

Government Surpasses Small Business Contracting Goals in Fiscal 2019 for Seventh Year

August 18, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The federal government exceeded its overall small business contracting goals for the seventh consecutive year in fiscal 2019 by awarding $132.9 billion in prime contracts, which was an increase of more than $12 billion from the previous year. On August […]


Federal, Policy

The billionaires and country clubs that received small business loans from the government

July 7, 2020

Via: CNBC

Billionaires, country clubs, private jet companies and Kanye West all received millions in government funding under the Paycheck Protection Program, according to the Small Business Administration. The PPP loans and grants were part of the $2 trillion CARES Act, which […]


Federal, Policy

PPP loan fraud a ‘significant’ risk, says government watchdog

June 25, 2020

Via: Fortune

There is a “significant risk” of fraud for Paycheck Protection Program loans, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said Thursday, urging the Small Business Administration to amp up efforts to respond to such risks. In a report released Thursday, the government […]


Federal, Policy

The new PPP loan forgiveness application is causing lots of confusion. Here’s what to know so far

May 20, 2020

Via: Fortune

Small businesses have waited—and waited. On Friday, the Small Business Administration and the Treasury finally released the PPP forgiveness application, an 11-page document with details that answered, and stirred, questions for small businesses and the CPAs and lawyers advising them. […]


Cybersecurity, Policy, State & Local

Local governments asked to protect small businesses from cyberthreats

April 30, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As state government officials plead for more cybersecurity funding in the next federal stimulus package, experts said Wednesday there’s more that local officials can do to aid small businesses still searching for help in securing their financial systems and remote […]


Federal, Policy

US says hedge funds, private equity are not eligible for small business relief loans

April 24, 2020

Via: CNBC

The Small Business Administration said Friday that hedge funds and private equity firms are ineligible for the small business relief program. The move comes after reports that hedge funds had applied for the first round of the Paycheck Protection Program. […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

SAP will shut down SAP Anywhere service for SMBs

March 29, 2018

Via: CIO

SAP has decided to “sunset” a front-office service with which it hoped to crack the small business market. Launched in May 2016, SAP Anywhere was supposed to help small companies build online stores, create marketing campaigns, manage inventory and analyze […]


Cybersecurity

Palo Alto Networks CEO: When And Why SMBs Buy Security Platform Offerings

November 2, 2016

Via: CRN

uying triggers for security customers can range from seeing a hack in headlines to word-of-mouth recommendations, but Palo Alto Networks CEO Mark McLaughlin said in the security platform business, it’s often detection alerts from a company’s own systems. “The biggest […]


Federal, Policy

Congress hears from small biz on drone rules

September 29, 2016

Via: FCW

Small businesses are driving the demand for commercial drone aircraft in the U.S. The federal government has taken first steps in rolling out drone regulations, and industry representatives came to Capitol Hill this week to argue that those rules need […]


Tech

Software-defined storage hits the bargain rack

August 16, 2016

Via: CIO

Some small and medium-sized businesses need fast, and flexible storage gear as much as large enterprises. The need to quickly spin up new applications, even without a storage specialist on staff, can drive those demands. The gear for doing so […]