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Contracts go to large, small local cos.

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A list of local contract awards this week includes projects as large as $35.8 million and as small as $20,485. Senger Design Group has won a $25,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command based at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., for interior designer services. Wolverine Services LLC won a $1.3 million federal… Continue Reading Contracts go to large, small local cos.

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Proposals in Congress to increase access for Small Business Innovation Research grants have garnered both accolades and aspersions. One bill that has passed the House of Representatives would allow all companies that receive venture capital funding to be eligible to compete for the grants. A bill being considered by the Senate caps venture capital at… Continue Reading Helping hand for V.C. firms, or windfall for big companies?

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Shop Act wouldn’t mandate coverage or create government competition Small businesses have spoken out vociferously against the health care reform plan being considered by Congress — and they’re throwing their support behind an alternative proposal — the Shop Act. The current legislation calls for employer mandated health insurance, a value-added tax and public programs that… Continue Reading Small businesses backing alternative health care legislation

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Only 5 percent of small business owners polled by the Small Business Research Board said the economy is showing signs of significant recovery. Nearly 36 percent of small business owners believe the economy is just starting to show signs of recovery. About 25 percent said the economy has bottomed out and could begin recovering during… Continue Reading Few small businesses say economy is recovering

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The Small Business Awards program and luncheon is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2888 S. Circle Drive. The event, presented by the Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau, acknowledges local small businesses and their contributions to the economic well-being of the community. The Small Business Person… Continue Reading Business tips, awards and sustainability all part of small business program

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Last week, the state Senate Appropriations Committee resurrected a bill that would phase out the taxes businesses pay on equipment. The legislation had been tabled earlier this month after a committee vote ended in a tie. However, the bill’s author, Douglas County Republican Sen. Mark Scheffel, appealed to Democratic committee chairman Sen. Abel Tapia to… Continue Reading State moves one step closer to ending a big business community disincentive

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Environmental stewardship is important for America’s 27 million small businesses — and not just on Earth Day. Every day is Earth Day for small businesses because entrepreneurs are on the frontlines in the battle to grow a green economy. Small business owners live, work and play where their businesses are located. They know their families,… Continue Reading Small firm innovation leads the way to a green economy

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Small business tax tips for 2008

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The National Association for the Self-Employed is encouraging small business owners to get an early jump on their taxes with top tax tips for 2008. Among the tips are: Visit www.NASE.org or www.IRS.gov to determine whether you should have your taxes calculated professionally. Determine whether cash or accrual accounting is best for your business. Always… Continue Reading Small business tax tips for 2008

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SBA launches fed contract guide

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The Small Business Administration launched a free online course this week, titled “Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts.” Designed for small businesses, small firms in underserved markets and women entrepreneurs, the Business Opportunities online course provides information about the $400 billion federal markets, contract rules and how to sell to the government. Business… Continue Reading SBA launches fed contract guide

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Small business day at the capitol

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Colorado’s small business owners are invited to Small Business day at the capitol to learn about legislation this year that could affect their businesses. The National Federation of Independent Business will host the event from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 11. The cost to attend for both NFIB members and nonmembers is $15… Continue Reading Small business day at the capitol

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