Pending Legislative Issues

H.R. 2542: The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 2013

H.R. 2542: The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 2013

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H.R. 3304: National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014

H.R. 3304- National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014

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H.R. 1409: The Export Promotion Reform Act and H.R. 1926: The State Trade Coordination Act

H.R. 1409: The Export Promotion Reform Act and H.R. 1926: The State Trade Coordination Act

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Articles

How to Build a Small-Business Nest Egg

When you start your own business, you already have so many things to figure out – marketing, websites, customers, when you’re actually do the work while doing all that other stuff. Amid all that, it might be tough to find the time to weigh all the options for setting up a retirement plan. Fortunately, Denise Appleby, a retirement consultant in Atlanta, has done the legwork for you. To get a good understanding of the different types of plans that small-business owners can use, you may want to check out the handy explainer chart she has assembled.

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How to Lead Your Small Business in Tough Times

How’s your small business leadership? Quality leadership is even more important during tough times. Here are some considerations for improving the leadership qualities you bring to your small business venture.

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9 Hot Tips for Small Business Marketing on Facebook

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.

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FAQs

How Do I Get a Government Contract?

The law requires that 23% of all federal prime contract dollars be awarded to small businesses, so how does a small business compete for federal contracts?  MORE>>>

How Do I Get a Small Business Loan?

Access to Capital is a major concern for many entrepreneurs, find out how to apply for an SBA loan. MORE>>>

How Do I Begin Exporting?

With 95 percent of the consumer market outside of the U.S., small firms understand the benefits of exporting and It has never been easier to export. The federal government can help small firms understand basic export questions, secure financing, identify foreign buyers, and participate in trade missions.  MORE>>>