Small Business

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Small Business

A type of enterprise that is independently owned and operated, has few employees, does a small amount of business, and is not predominant in its area of operation.

Cross-references

Sole Proprietorship.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Regulations made by Small Business Minister Margot James mean the Commissioner can now handle complaints from small businesses about unfair payment practices.
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The results, displayed in the accompanying table, show that owners would most like the candidates to address how they would handle taxes that affect small businesses. Owners' next-most frequently mentioned issues are the economy, healthcare and jobs, followed by the impact of government regulations, and the desire for a general focus on small-business owners.
Last year, an estimated PS623 million was spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday itself - up PS119 million on the previous year and an increase in spending of 24%.
Now in its fifth year, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States.
Finally, small businesses support resource development with appropriate environmental checks in place.
"The majority of small businesses do not think today's political system serves their business well," stated NSBA President Todd McCracken.
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CONGRESS CREATED the Small Business Administration (SBA) in 1953 to fix a specific problem: Lenders allegedly pass over large numbers of creditworthy small businesses. An April study from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) concludes there is no evidence such a problem exists.
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