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

Small Business Roundup — Week of 6/6

Every week, we share the latest news and advice for small business owners from around the web. Want these in your inbox? Sign up for our regular newsletter–one email a week with everything you need to know. Here’s your news for the week of 6/8.



U.S. small business, jobs data bolster growth picture
After the number of jobs finally rose to pre-recession levels in April, positive news is making the strongest indication yet that our economy is picking up steam.
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House Approves Permanent Small-Business Tax Break
Our House of Representatives voted to make permanent a tax break on up to $500,000 in new equipment purchases, but the chamber remains in conflict with the Senate.
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Black, Hispanic entrepreneurs discriminated against when seeking small business loans
According to a new study conducted by business school professors, Hispanic and black entrepreneurs are treated significantly worse than their white counterparts.
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A clear vacation policy helps all involved
The Houston Chronicle runs a great Q&A section for small businesses. In this column, we learn about how a clear, fair vacation policy works out for all parties.
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When it comes to winning contracts, small businesses need to think strategically
Pipeline management, teaming, due diligence–a consultant offers her analysis of how small business owners can win big contracts.
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What small businesses do better than corporate America
Sure, big corporations have more money to throw around. But small businesses do plenty of things better–here’s a reminder of your advantages.
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