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Reviewing small business news for the week of 5/11.

Small Business Roundup — Week of 4/21

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SBA makes it easier for small business owners to get loans
We’re excited to see the Small Business Administration clearing some red tape and making it easier to apply for their 504 and 7(a) programs.
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Mentors help minority businesses grow
The Tulsa World reports on the rise of business accelerators, particularly on their impact in helping minority small businesses to secure contracts with big corporations.
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States expand lending programs
Ohio, Arizona, and other states have begun to make millions in financing available to small business, as part of the Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative.
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Boehner and Obama put focus on small businesses in weekly addresses
Both the President and Speaker of the House addressed small businesses, with Republicans telling the federal government to “get out of the way”, while Democrats pushed a rise in the minimum wage.
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The Small Business Guide to Success
Check out this great new guide from the Washington Post that has advice on small business marketing, recruiting, big data and web.
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5 Tips for Small Business Owners to Find the Right Tax Professional
Filing taxes is one of the most time-consuming activities for any small business owner, but if you hire the wrong professional help, it can only get worse.
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