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So many current economic and financial news events affect small businesses. The most important ones that affect small business owners will be discussed here.

Best Business Opportunities with the Most Profit Potential in 2013
Here are ten of the most profitable small businesses opportunities with low initial investments to start in 2013.

Most Profitable Industries for Startup Businesses in 2013
Some industries are more profitable than others for start-up businesses. Check out these industries if you are thinking about starting up a business.

The Fiscal Cliff and its Impact on Small Business
Unless the politicians in Washington, D.C. learn the meaning of the word "compromise," and learn it soon, they are going to be pushing the economy and the American people off the "fiscal cliff." President Obama and Congress have failed to reach agreements in the past 4 years so many times that now they have to agree on many big issues all at...

A Double-Dip Recession
Some economists are projecting that the U.S. may be facing a double-dip recession. Others say that the recovery will hold. Here are the facts and figures.

8 Financial New Year's Resolutions for Small Business Owners
Make these eight New Year's resolutions about the financial operations of your company in 2011 and you will prosper in the new year!

Best Profitable Small Businesses to Start in 2011
Here are the best profitable small businesses to start in 2011.

Successful Small Business Strategies During the Recession
Small businesses used various strategies to achieve business success during the Great Recession. In every area, including business financing, small businesses tried different strategies to deal with the challenges posed by the recession. See submissions

Toxic Assets: What They Are and How They Brought Down the U.S. Economy
Mortgage-backed securities, better known as toxic assets, are partially responsible for bringing down the U.S. economy into recession. The subprime mortgage crisis started the crisis because banks bought up mortgage-backed securities to the point they didn't have money to loan in the marketplace.

How do we Prevent Another Financial Crisis?
Congress and the Obama Administration are trying to find common ground on financial reform and the prevention of another financial crisis such as we experienced in the fall of 2008 which precipitated the Great Recession. Here are some of the issues and people that are important in the debate on financial reform.

Another Credit Crisis Looming for Business if Debt Ceiling is not Raised
If the U.S. defaults on its debt and fails to raise the debt ceiling, there are many ramifications. A credit crisis reminiscent of 2008 is just one of them.

5 Reasons Raising the U.S. Debt Ceiling is Important to U.S. Business
Congress and the President are locking horns over whether or not to raise the U.S. debt ceiling. If the debt ceiling is not raised by August 2, the U.S. will effectively default on its debt. There are major ramifications for Americans, both consumers and business people, if this were to happen. Here are five reasons that the U.S. should raise...

National Debt Ceiling and Default on Debt
What is your solution to keep the U.S. from defaulting on its debt?

How the Default on U.S. Debt Would Affect Small Business
What will be the consequences if the U.S. government defaults on its debt in a failure to reach an agreement that will allow the debt ceiling to be raised? Here are some implications of such an action.

Top 10 Trends in Small Business Finance and Accounting in 2010
Here are the top ten trends that surfaced during 2010 in small business financing and accounting.

Bush Tax Cuts are Expiring - Would Passage Help Small Business?
Bush Tax Cuts - Tax Rates - Will the Bush Tax Cuts Expiring Hurt Small Business?

Top Ten Financial Events of the Decade
What is the most important financial event of the decade in your opinion?

Top 10 Financial Events of the Decade

There have been so many important financial events in this decade that it is hard to choose the top ten. It has been a jam-packed decade of financial events in the United States and around the world, some good, some bad, and all newsworthy.

The 5 Most Popular Small Business Finance Blog Posts in 2009

It's no surprise that the five most popular blog posts on the small business finance website clearly show the concerns of small businesses in 2009. The top concern is how to get financing for their businesses.

Top 5 Financial New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business Owners
Make these five New Year's resolutions about the financial operations of your company and you will prosper in the new year!

Is the Recession Really Over?
The economy remains in recession in the second quarter 2009 though it is easing. The GDP, unemployment, consumer and producer price indexes, stock prices, consumer confidence, consumer spending, and Federal Reserve beige book data are analyzed.

An Update on the Stock Market, the Economy, and Rising Interest Rates
The stock market has been going up for three months. Now there are fears of rising interest rates and inflation. Is the economic recovery real?

How Economic Indicators Describe the Economy
Economic indicators, released monthly and quarterly, help us understand the state of the economy. Some of them are the Gross Domestic Product, Consumer Price Index, Unemployment Index, Consumer Confidence, Producer Price Index, and others.

The Benefits of the Economic Stimulus Package for Small Business
The Economic Stimulus Bill provides tax deductions and credits for small business.

How the Stock Market Affects Small Business
The recession has been devastating to small business owners. This explanation of the evolution of the recession and the role of the stock market and the financial markets may help small business owners know what to do now.

The Federal Reserve and Interest Rates
The Federal Reserve is the federal agency responsible for monetary policy. One element of monetary policy is manipulation of interest rates to control the amount of available credit in the economy.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Enron Scandal - Why are they Important?
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was passed in response to a number of corporate fraud incidences in the early 2000's and increases the rules on corporate governance and corporate accountability in order to protect investors.

New Year's Resolutions for Small Business Financial Management for 2013
Financial new year's resolutions that not every business owner may think about!

Top Business Finance Blog Posts of 2013
Here is a list of the top blog posts, based on readership, of 2012 from the About.com Business Finance site. They range from a popular list of some of the most popular businesses to start to a discussion of short-term bank loans and restrictive loan covenants and much more.

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