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Women Small Business Owners Join Trump and Pence at White House

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence hosted a roundtable of women small business owners in the Roosevelt Room of the White House yesterday. SBA head Linda McMahon was there to say a few words, as was Ivanka Trump, acting as co-host. Small business owners shared their business stories at the 21-minute meeting.

Take Control of Avoiding Hiring Disasters

Oracle offers advice on avoiding bad hires, explaining that a small- or medium-size business owner would do well to "think of hiring as match making; make sure the tangibles and intangibles align."

5 Payroll Services for Small Businesses

Small business payroll is a constant concern, and if mistakes are made, the IRS charges heavy penalties, to name just one problem that can occur. Here five payroll services along with their costs are presented for the small business owner's consideration.

Why Small Businesses Should Consider Outsourcing Payroll

Outsourcing your payroll, if you're not doing it already, could well be a boon to you and your business. Here are four advantages to consider:

Trump's Efforts to Dismantle Dodd-Frank Could Be Good for Small Business

Dodd-Frank, named after then-Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and then-Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), was signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010. It was a reaction to the financial crisis of 2007-2008. President Donald Trump characterized it as "a disaster" during his campaign, vowing to repeal and replace it.

Trump Signs Executive Order to Slash Small Business Regulations

In keeping with his campaign promise to cut down on the myriad of government regulations, President Trump signed an executive order last week requiring that for every new regulation proposed, two be identified for elimination.

Priorities of Trump's SBA Appointee, Linda McMahon

A Senate panel approved Trump's SBA appointee, former World Wrestling Entertainment president and CEO Linda McMahon, 18-1 this past Tuesday. She now faces a vote by the full Senate, which is expected to be in her favor.

20 Budget-Friendly Tools to Strengthen Security at Your Small Business

Securing one's place of business is a major concern of any business owner, whether the threat is from a burglar or a hacker. Here are some of the latest digital tools that make it easier, less expensive and more secure than you may have thought to protect your business.

Trump and Jack Ma Discuss Support for '1 Million Small Businesses'

President-elect Donald Trump and Alibaba CEO Jack Ma met today in New York at the Trump Tower to discuss increasing U.S. small business sales with China and Southeast Asia via the Alibaba e-commerce site.

6 Top Associations for the Small Business Owner

Small business associations can expand the knowledge, horizons, camaraderie and influence of an entrepreneur. Here are six strong ones to consider: