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Small Businesses and Nonprofits Impact On The U.S. Economy

By Carolyn A. Winston and Addison Sims, Hosts of Let's Talk Biz

This month on Let's Talk Biz we are focusing on the impact that small businesses and nonprofits have on the U.S. economy.   You'll want to tune in to hear what our guests have to say about the outlook and the impact of small businesses.  

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The JOBS Act: Encouraging Startups, Supporting Small Businesses

Posted by Steven VanRoekel on April 05, 2012 at 04:12 PM EDT

President Barack Obama signs the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act

President Barack Obama signs the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which includes key initiatives the President proposed last fall to help small businesses and startups grow and create jobs, in the Rose Garden of the White House, April 5, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Earlier this week, I was back in my home state of Iowa talking with tech entrepreneurs about the Administration’s progress leveraging technology to innovate with less, improve transparency and efficiency, and better serve the American people. As fellow tech junkies, we spent plenty of time talking about Government’s role in open data, application programming interfaces to Federal systems and more. But we also had a chance to talk more broadly about the vital role start-ups and small businesses play in strengthening our economy, creating jobs, and nurturing innovation.