Small Business News

Micro Program Goes to 2nd Round

You haven’t missed your chance! The first round of applications for the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program was due in July, but the next round will accept applications until September 30.

2010 Kansas MarketPlace Fast Approaching

It’s just over three months until the Kansas MarketPlace comes to Dodge City on Nov. 16 and 17, 2010. There’s a lot to look forward to including sessions on business development, marketing, financing, community development, agriculture, youth and technology.

Health reform good for small business

The flurry of misinformation around the new health care law is clouding the reality that reform is providing relief to many small business owners.

Health care costs for small businesses have risen 129% since 2000 and contribute significantly to the high rates of uninsured rural residents. Less than half of U.S. small businesses can afford to help their employees pay for health insurance.

So, just how does the new law impact small businesses?

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