Small Business News

Tax Tips for 2010

The 2010 tax year is over but most of us have not started our 2010 returns. For small business owners as well as farmers, ranchers and other sole-proprietors, the Affordable Care Act and the Small Business Jobs Act, signed into law in 2010, contain significant tax incentives to help offset health care costs.

New Year Resolution for Entrepreneurs

Have you written down your New Year’s resolutions for 2011? If you are a farmer, rancher, civic leader, rural developer, small business owner or are thinking of starting a small business, you should add attending the Center for Rural Affairs’ MarketPlace conference to your list.

The Not-So-Lame Duck

Politicians were busy in the waning days of the 111th Congress. Two issues in particular caught our attention at the Center for Rural Affairs: the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) and changes to the estate tax. Both of these measures affect rural Americans in very real ways, so it’s worth taking a moment to figure out what they mean for us.

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