Small Business News

Small Business Development Threatened

Nebraska has been a leader in supporting the development of small businesses, especially in rural communities where entrepreneurship creates the majority of jobs. State support served as a model for others and helped generate similar federal policy in the last farm bill.

Positive Effect of Nebraska Microenterprise Act

On the morning of December 17, 2010, state Senator Tom Hansen joined Traci Bruckner and Nancy Flock, both with the Center for Rural Affairs, to tour two small businesses in North Platte. The tour showed first-hand how state support of entrepreneurial development through the Nebraska Microenterprise Act has helped start or grow businesses.

Changes in Small Business Tax Law for 2010 and Beyond

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (“the Act”), was signed into law December 17, 2010. The Act generally consists of extensions of expired or expiring tax provisions. One of the most important features is the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire December 31, 2010.

Protecting Business Assets with Insurance

Are you an entrepreneur eager to market your idea or product? One of the things you need to put on the top of your list is the type of insurance you need to protect your business, your product liability and the public.

Each business has its own unique insurance needs, so in getting started, it’s wise to consider an agent with commercial insurance expertise.

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