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February 2011 Archives

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 »

SBA Lending Initiatives for Underserved Communities Launch on Feb. 1A

SBA Preferred Lenders can begin approving Small Loan Advantage loans; ‘Mission-focused’ lenders can start applying to participate in Community Advantage continue reading »

Announcing ConsumerFinance.gov

Announcing ConsumerFinance.gov

Last summer, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. On July 21, the President signed it into law. One part of that law created the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. continue reading »