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Obamacare: Is It Only 10%?

Obamacare was primarily designed to help those who were uninsured due to economics and those with pre-existing conditions. That universe was estimated to be about 30 million Americans, yet no one sold the ACA based on the fact that it was designed to help only approximately 10% of Americans. The law explains that you cannot have your old [...]

Newtek To Present at the Craig-Hallum 4th Annual Alpha Select Conference

Newtek announced today that it has been invited to present at the Craig-Hallum 2013 Alpha Select Conference at the Convene Conference Center in New York City on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:15PM EDT in the Nolita Room. Barry Sloane, President and CEO, will be available during the day for one-on-one meetings. To schedule a meeting, [...]

How To Prevent Cyber Crime

Prevention will always be your best line of defense against cyber criminals. Like any other criminal activity, those most vulnerable tend to be the first targeted. Ideally, you’ll want to work with a IT security expert to assess your specific needs and vulnerabilities, but there are certainly some universal steps you can take that will greatly [...]

Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

Our recent blogs and Small Business Authority Market Sentiment Survey have depicted a sense of uncertainty and lack of clarity amongst business owners as to what to do to prepare for the PPAHCA. This uncertainty has continued to exist with a persistent stubbornness. The administration, in its wisdom, has delayed a key provision in ObamaCare, the “Employer Mandate.” [...]

What’s the Best Way to Deal with an Angry Customer?

Had this guy on the phone lately? Customers get rude or angry for a variety of reasons—some justified, some not. But since you’re in business to serve your customers, you’ll likely encounter rude or angry individuals at one time or another. How you respond can make the difference between a customer who feels [...]

Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

Our recent blogs and Small Business Authority Market Sentiment Survey have depicted a sense of uncertainty and lack of clarity amongst business owners as to what to do to prepare for the PPAHCA. This uncertainty has continued to exist with a persistent stubbornness. The administration, in its wisdom, has delayed a key provision in ObamaCare, the “Employer Mandate.” [...]

How to Reject a Job Candidate the Right Way

Back in the day, companies could treat job applicants any way they liked. When they chose to reject a candidate, they were free to let them know or not let them know—choosing the latter approach more often than not, since there were no consequences one way or the other. If these companies were aware of [...]

216 Days ‘Til Obamacare is Fully Enacted — Know What To Expect?

As the full enactment of Obamacare approaches, there are many factors that business owners know to look out for. Do I need to provide health insurance to my employees? Should I go to an exchange? How will the mandate impact my business and profitability? How much are my health insurance premiums going to go up? These are all questions [...]

SBA News and Tips for 2013

The first quarter of every year is traditionally a popular time for would-be small business owners to launch new endeavors. It makes sense; New Years Resolutions and whatnot. If you’re among those who plan to take the leap and become small business owners this year, chances are you’ll find yourself concerned with the doings of [...]

EMV Chip Technology, Secure Electronic Payments

The world of payments is evolving. We are starting to see an evolution from typical static magnetic stripes cards to more intelligent devices such as EMV chip cards and NFC mobile phones. Visa is paving the way to increase the security of mobile payments by quickening the migration to EMV contact and contactless chip technology in the US. The EMV [...]