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SBA Accepting Applications from Certified CDFIs to Participate in Community Advantage Program

SBA Accepting Applications from Certified CDFIs to Participate in Community Advantage Program

One of the biggest challenges facing small businesses, particularly those in underserved communities, continues to be access to credit. Last December, our partners at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: FREE IRS App to Track Refund- Download Here

PERSONAL FINANCE: FREE IRS App to Track Refund- Download Here

RS2Go is an IRS-developed app designed to help taxpayers in several ways. The app lets taxpayers check on the status of their refund, sign up for helpful tax tips or get the most recent IRS Twitter feeds. Download IRS2Go, then connect with the IRS whenever you want, wherever you are. continue reading »

Know Your Debt Score: New, Free Service Helps Consumers Analyze Their Financial Health

Know Your Debt Score: New, Free Service Helps Consumers Analyze Their Financial Health

DebtScore.com Offers the First-Ever DebtScore Personalized by Age, Lifestyle and Retirement Goals. Ed Ojdana, CEO of Oweing.com and the visionary who founded freecreditreport.com continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: Signs of Impending Growth in Small Business Lending

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: Signs of Impending Growth in Small Business Lending

Lending to small firms by U.S. financial institutions continued to decline over the 2009–2010 period, but some loan size categories began to stabilize, according to the Office of Advocacy’s latest edition of Small Business Lending in the United States. continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: More Taxpayers are Filing from Home in 2011

Almost 19 million tax returns have been filed with the IRS from home computers so far this year, an increase of almost 6 percent compared to the number of returns from the same time last year. continue reading »

Dept of Labor: Free Webcast Feb. 23 on Retirement Savings Options For Small Business, Plan Providers

Dept of Labor: Free Webcast Feb. 23 on Retirement Savings Options For Small Business, Plan Providers

As part of America Saves Week, the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration and the America Saves campaign of the Consumer Federation of America will sponsor a free webcast on Feb. 23 for small businesses and plan service providers. continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE:  Ways to File Your Taxes for Free

The Internal Revenue Service has a free tax-preparation program for virtually every taxpayer, regardless of income. Taxpayers can also file their taxes online, which speeds up the process for getting back a refund. continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: SBA Launches Temporary Program for Commercial Real Estate Refinancing

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: SBA Launches Temporary Program for Commercial Real Estate Refinancing

Agency will begin accepting refinancing applications Feb. 28 for small businesses facing maturing mortgages, balloon payments. continue reading »

The Home Depot to Hire More Than 60,000 Seasonal Associates Ahead of Spring Black Friday Rush

The Home Depot to Hire More Than 60,000 Seasonal Associates Ahead of Spring Black Friday Rush

Company Also Adding Net New Part-Time and Full-Time Positions in 2011. Black Friday Moved to Spring for the Second Year in a Row. The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced it will hire more than 60,000 seasonal associates in time for the Company's second annual Spring Black Friday event. continue reading »

Final Regulations Will Strengthen 8(a) Business Development Program for Small Businesses

Final Regulations Will Strengthen 8(a) Business Development Program for Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration today published a package of final rules that will revise regulations to strengthen its 8(a) Business Development program to better ensure that the benefits flow to the intended recipients and help prevent waste, fraud and abuse. continue reading »