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10 High-Tech Tools to Give Your Small Business a Big Edge

The right software can smooth the way considerably in running your small business. Here’s an overview of ten of the newest ones and how they can boost your profits.

Equifax Hack Has Small Business Owners Skittish

The Equifax hack, which breached the information of 140 million Americans, reminded small business owners of just how vulnerable they are. Their businesses are often targeted because they generally don't have the protective framework in place that bigger companies do, making them easier to infiltrate.

Woman Sentenced to 8 Years for Defrauding Small Businesses of $15.8M

Andrea Rudd, a Powell, Tennessee, owner of a company that provided human resource services to small businesses, was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing $15.8 million that was earmarked to pay payroll taxes or workers compensation premiums for her clients.

Past Disasters Reveal Slow Small Business Recovery

Experience shows that once a hurricane or storm cuts its destructive path through an area, the effects on small businesses often last a long time, if they don't quickly go under.

Small Businesses Make Up 99 Percent of Houston's Companies

Harvey's visit has wreaked devastation and flooded thousands of square miles in Houston, leaving the city's small businesses struggling to recover. Houston is in Harris County, the country's fastest growing county for eight years, dropping to second place just in the last year.

Small Businesses, Non-Profits, Homeowners and Renters Eligible for SBA Disaster Loans

Small businesses in the Hurricane Harvey area are eligible for SBA loans plus special treatment on loans they may already have. Less known is the fact that homeowners, renters, and even private non-profits affected by Harvey are also eligible for SBA loans.

Business Owners Buying Vacated Bank Branches

Looking for a good business location? An empty bank branch might be just the thing. With the increase in online banking translating into fewer in-person visits to banks, bank buildings across the country will be going on the market for years to come.

Two Brothers' Seven Lines of Code Grow into a $9.2 Billion Company

Two talented brothers from a small village in Ireland moved to the U.S., dropped out of MIT and Harvard, and moved to Palo Alto, where in 2009 they started working on an online credit processing system. Last month their company, Stripe, began processing a large share of Amazon's transactions.

High Tech Sewing Startup Overcomes Breakdowns, Gains Business

SoftWear, a small business that built sewing machine robots, found when its machines were put to the test by a large potential customer that they broke down much too often. SoftWear lost the sale, which was the catalyst that brought swift changes:

Maui Brewing Company Owners Honored as Small Business Persons of the Year

Maui residents Garrett and Melanie Marrero, owners of Maui Brewing Company, were recognized as this year's Small Business Persons of the Year at a ceremony and reception at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.