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Study Shows Obamacare's Small Business Exchanges Offer Cheaper Coverage

A study shows that rates on the small business exchanges, also know as the SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) Marketplace, are lower than plans sold elsewhere, a partial fulfillment of the President's promises.

SBA Meets Its Annual 23 Percent Contracting Goal for Small Business

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced yesterday that for the first time in eight years, the SBA had met its annual 23 percent contracting goal for small business.

Survey: Most Small Business Owners Avoid Loans

Most small business owners prefer not to take out a loan, according to a recent survey.

Seattle Restaurant Owner Sues Google over Inaccurate Listing

A Seattle restaurant owner is suing Google, saying its listing of his restaurant mistakenly showed that it was closed weekends and Mondays, his busiest days, causing business to collapse and the restaurant to shutter its doors.

Utah, Idaho and Texas Named Most Friendly to Small Businesses

A survey of over 12,000 small business owners found Utah, Idaho and Texas to be the most friendly states to small businesses, while California, Rhode Island and Illinois were rated the least friend

Seattle's Minimum Wage and Franchise Discrimination

Last week, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next several years.  While many businesses will struggle to adjust to the new

Oregon Couple Named National Small Business Persons of the Year

Billy Taylor and Brook Harvey-Taylor, a married couple who founded Pacifica, a company based in Portland, Oregon, were named this year's National Small Business Persons of the Year.

SBA Announces Small Business Person of the Year Today

The SBA is announcing the Small Business Person of the Year today (Friday, May 16), the final day of National Small Business Week, as they wrap up a week of celebrating and assisting America's small business owners.

Watch Day 4 of Natl Small Biz Week Online

Today's National Small Biz Week featured speakers are Fed Chair Janet Yellen and founder, owner and CEO John Schnatter of Papa John’s Pizza.