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Established Businesses and Growth


  • Submitted on 13 May 2011

    “Startup America also represents a historic partnership with business leaders, investors, universities, foundations, and non-profits, and we're urging others to join them in this effort. For entrepreneurs speak to what's best about America, and in their drive and innovative spirit -- in their willingness to take a risk on a bold idea -- we can see the future. We can see how America will compete and win in the 21st century global economy.” President Obama

  • Submitted on 27 April 2011

    To incorporate, or to not incorporate? That is the question posed at start-up. This Advocacy funded report by Rebel Cole, How Do Firms Choose Legal Form of Organization? finds that the choice of legal form of organization is relatively stable over a firm’s first four years. When changes do occur, they tend to be to the more complex forms of organization.

    Legal Form of Organization Research Summary

    If you have any questions regarding Advocacy’s report, please do not hesitate to contact Brian Headd at 202-205-6533.

  • Submitted on 09 August 2010

    FREE IRS Webinar on Tax Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on September 9, 2010

    Learn about the tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA recent health care legislation) at a FREE IRS Webinar on September 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

    The IRS’s Small Business/Self-Employed Division is presenting this FREE webinar especially for small business owners and the self-employed. Learn about Affordable Care Act’s current tax provisions and where to find future updates.

  • Submitted on 22 July 2010

    In the current financial environment, access to capital is as much an issue today as it was in 1969 when the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) was established. For new businesses, especially those that are minority-owned, having access to working capital—which is used to keep operations going and to pay bills—could mean the difference between the success and failure of that business.

    Other minority-owned firms need capital to fund their growth and,consequently, their ability to perform contracts. This financing could mean hundreds or even thousands of new jobs. And for other companies, primarily construction firms, capital is needed for bonding in order to fulfill contractual requirements. In fact, access to capital is one of the most important challenges business owners face.

  • Submitted on 20 January 2010

    It’s important to recognize that consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious. Eco-friendly practices may seem costly but can serve as a great investment for future growth in businesses as it reduces costs and creates happier customers.

    Business.gov provides suggestions and information from fellow business owners as well as industry and government experts.  Linked to the site, you can find a Green Business Guide that offers tons of tips on how to pursue and maintain a green business.  Recommendations include how to reduce energy costs, how green technology develops energy efficient upgrades, what kinds tax credits there are to green technology developments, and more.  By cutting down on expenses and becoming more consumer-friendly, your business can open up opportunities for growth.

    Here are some links to get you started with your journey towards a greener business:

    Energy efficient guide

    Save energy costs, find energy saving tips, and get information on incentives for making energy efficient upgrades.  The guide can lead you to recommendations on cost savings, opportunities for energy efficient upgrades, steps towards sustainable business practices, and more.

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