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Good News For Entrepreneurs On Fiscal Cliff: R&D Tax Credit Extended

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The government gave the nation’s suit-and-tie mad scientists a tax break again this year, agreeing to extend the much-loved R&D tax credit. “We can’t keep cutting things like basic research and new technology and still expect to succeed in a 21st-century economy,” said President Obama, hailing Congress’s passage of a budget...
Good News For Entrepreneurs On Fiscal Cliff: R&D Tax Credit Extended

Let Congress Know That It's Time To Pass Startup Act 2.0

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For years now, we've been pointing out the ridiculous situation that the US has with denying visas to entrepreneurs. Over and over again, research has shown how skilled immigrants starting companies in the US help create new jobs. So we were excited earlier this year when plans for a Startup...
Let Congress Know That It's Time To Pass Startup Act 2.0

Today's Scuttlebot: E-Mail Odyssey and Early Computer Ads

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Monday's selection includes a small business owner's tale of advertising on Facebook, an argument that the lure of easy money in social networking may be stifling innovation and Facebook's five minutes in...
Today's Scuttlebot: E-Mail Odyssey and Early Computer Ads

TweetAngel will call you when someone trashes your small business on Twitter. No, seriously.

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Monitoring Twitter for mentions about your small business – good or bad – is one thing, but how to actually ‘join the conversation’? If you’re into the whole social media thing, you can teach yourself how to use the service properly, and set up systems and policies to deal with...
TweetAngel will call you when someone trashes your small business on Twitter. No, seriously.

Braintree's recent move overseas helps double its payments volume to $8B

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E-commerce payments company Braintree kicked off its international expansion only in October, but overseas transactions now account for one-quarter of its business and are largely responsible for a doubling of its payments volume. Braintree is now processing $8 billion in transactions annually, CEO Bill Ready said, putting the Chicago startup...
Braintree's recent move overseas helps double its payments volume to $8B

Let Congress Know That It's Time To Pass Startup Act 2.0

www.techdirt.com
For years now, we've been pointing out the ridiculous situation that the US has with denying visas to entrepreneurs. Over and over again, research has shown how skilled immigrants starting companies in the US help create new jobs. So we were excited earlier this year when plans for a Startup...
Let Congress Know That It's Time To Pass Startup Act 2.0

This NYC Boutique Owner Says Square Is Just As Good As It Sounds

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Jack Dorsey's mobile-payments startup Square has been growing like crazy. Since June, payments processed are up 50 percent.It's an attractive option for small business owners because it takes a 2.75% cut on most transactions, which it splits with the banks, versus a higher fee owners pay out to use traditional...
This NYC Boutique Owner Says Square Is Just As Good As It Sounds

Running in Circles for a Dell Refund

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After months of frustration in trying to return a Dell laptop, a small-business owner turns to the Haggler for help....
Running in Circles for a Dell Refund

T-Mobile to offer Square card reader to business customers

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Anyone with an iPhone can apply for a free Square credit card reader. But now the process is easier than ever, as T-Mobile will begin offering the revolutionary small business solution at the point of purchase to customers who sign up for a business plan. It’s a move that will...
T-Mobile to offer Square card reader to business customers

No credit? Big problem. Here are 7 steps to build your startup's business credit

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In the startup world, venture capital is often viewed as the penultimate goal, yet for many startups bootstrapping is often the reality. And self-financing puts the emphasis on business credit. If you’re a small business owner, navigating the lending world today can feel like one big Catch-22 loop. Traditional lenders...
No credit? Big problem. Here are 7 steps to build your startup's business credit

Startup Spotlight: Knotis looks to turn merchants into happy daily deal users

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Knotis CEO McLean Reiter You’ve heard the horror stories of small businesses getting overwhelmed by daily deals from the likes of Groupon and Living Social. Knotis founder McLean Reiter, a 28-year-old Seattle entrepreneur, wants to help those merchants navigate the tricky landscape with a new service called Knotis. Offering merchants...
Startup Spotlight: Knotis looks to turn merchants into happy daily deal users

Small Business Tips For Reporting Web Metrics

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[Last week, we shared some web analytics basics for small businesses or web site owners new to tracking website visitor data. Building on that, this post explores what you should do next to report that data.] It’s an exciting time to be a small business owner or communications professional. Why?...
Small Business Tips For Reporting Web Metrics

YouTube video creators strike out on their own - with help from the crowd

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Hannah Hart and other big names in burgeoning online video industry get to drink, eat and talk sports as a full-time career Hannah Hart describes herself as an entrepreneur in the entertainment industry. Her series, My Drunk Kitchen, was an instant hit when it launched in March 2011, turning Hart...
YouTube video creators strike out on their own - with help from the crowd
Social: How To Manufacture a Twitter Following, One Payoff at a Time

Make some New Year's resolutions for your business

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When Melodie Bishop heard about our Get Your Business Online program (an initiative that makes it fast, easy and free for U.S. businesses to get online), she jumped at the opportunity to turn her hobby of creating Chicago-themed gift baskets into a full-time business. Since launching her website, Send Them...
Make some New Year's resolutions for your business

A case for analytics: If you’re not measuring, you’re not marketing

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Many moons ago, I heard a great expression that has carried me through many days, “If you’re not measuring, you’re not marketing.” I wish I could properly attribute this quote, but it was one of those heard in passing, but made a profound impact on how I approach supporting sales...
A case for analytics: If you’re not measuring, you’re not marketing

NatWest and RBS customers face another weekend without money

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Irate NatWest and RBS customers claim IT problem still not fixed, despite RBS claim that 99% of accounts now up to dateHundreds of NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland branches will open with extended hours for a second weekend to tackle the ongoing problems faced by what appears to be...
NatWest and RBS customers face another weekend without money

PayPal's New President Faces the Music: "If We Suck ... We Now Face It"

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PayPal President David Marcus responded to mounting criticism from customers by promising that things are changing at the online payments company. “There’s a massive culture change happening at PayPal right now,” Marcus said. “If we suck at something, we now face it, and we do something about it.” Marcus’s response...
PayPal's New President Faces the Music: "If We Suck ... We Now Face It"
Payments via iPhone: Stay with Square or soar with Sail?

Facebook's First Intern Has A Startup That American Express Invested Millions In (AXP, FB)

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Radius makes software tools to help marketers reach small businesses. It has 10 million users and just raised $12.4 million from a group of investors including American Express. Founder Darian Shirazi, who started the company as Fwix a few years ago, was Facebook's first intern and worked for the social...
Facebook's First Intern Has A Startup That American Express Invested Millions In (AXP, FB)

9 social media mistakes your business must avoid

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Social media has been a boon for businesses small and large, but it's also becoming a minefield for those unable to manage the increasing complexities of the run-and-gun nature of the beast. On a seemingly daily basis, we suffer through one "Twitter disaster" or another. It's becoming so commonplace...
9 social media mistakes your business must avoid

Does your small business need a mobile app to stay competitive?

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With more than 750,000 apps in the iOS App Store and 700,000 available in Google Play, it can seem at times that absolutely everyone has an app--except you. As a small-business owner, choosing whether to join the app-development club can be a difficult decision. You may feel like you...
Does your small business need a mobile app to stay competitive?

Mind Your Neck and Stop Knocking Promoted Tweets

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So Twitter’s got a big – whoo-pished! – backlash after announcing they will be launching promoted tweets. I’m seeing twitter users saying that it will turn Twitter into a male enhancement and teeth whitening spam box; it wont work and threatening to leave the platform; and quote unquote ‘experts’...
Mind Your Neck and Stop Knocking Promoted Tweets
New, Trump-Injected Crowdfunding Site Will (Not Really) Make Your Dreams Come True

Groupon unveils Merchant Impact Report, a free service so merchants can justify their Deal performance

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Groupon has launched a new free tool for businesses called the Merchant Impact Report. Beginning today, those businesses that participate with the daily deals company can check to see how well their deal is performing, gain customer insights, and review a profit calculator. Groupon says that it’s letting local businesses...
Groupon unveils Merchant Impact Report, a free service so merchants can justify their Deal performance

Please pass this along to any #Seattle area Small Business Owner: http://socialmediaanswers.eventbrite.com/

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Please pass this along to any #Seattle area Small Business Owner: http://socialmediaanswers.eventbrite.com/
Oh, what a tangled web telecom services weave for small businesses

7 great content apps to get startup, tech and industry news

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One of the greatest things about the entrepreneurial landscape is that it’s always changing: new startups are sprouting globally, companies are constantly acquired or merging, and the tech entrepreneurs that pop out of Silicon Valley keep getting younger and younger. It’s exciting to wake up in the morning, turn on...
7 great content apps to get startup, tech and industry news

Pontiflex Launches Self-Serve Version Of Its “Mobile Signup” Ads

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Pontiflex, a company focused on what it calls “mobile signup” ads, is reaching out to smaller advertisers today with the launch of AdLeads, its self-serve platform. Co-founder and CEO Zephrin Lasker says this has always been one of his goals for the company, ever since it launched five years ago...
Pontiflex Launches Self-Serve Version Of Its “Mobile Signup” Ads
Can 'big data' lift people out of cycles of debt? (debate)
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