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LETTER: Technology is Vital for Small Businesses

In a recent article published by the Columbus Dispatch, it was highlighted that technology is an essential tool for small businesses. The article discussed the importance of technology for small businesses to remain competitive in the current market, as well as the need for businesses to invest in the right technology to ensure success. The article also discussed the importance of staying up to date with the latest technology and how it can benefit small businesses in the long run. 


DOE Announces $126 Million for Small Businesses

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $126 million in funding for small businesses to pursue research and development of clean energy technologies. The funding is part of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which are designed to support small businesses in developing and commercializing innovative energy technologies. The funding will be available to small businesses across the United States and will be administered by the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. 


Katana Technologies Joins Intuit QuickBooks Solution Provider Program

Katana Technologies, a fast-growth innovator of inventory software solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced its integration with Intuit QuickBooks, the world’s leading small business technology platform, enabling businesses to effectively connect their inventory and accounting operations to the cloud while tracking omnichannel order fulfilment and production in real time. Transitioning accounting operations and inventory and manufacturing management to the cloud safeguards businesses from disruption and allows access to valuable insights in real-time so that business owners can make informed decisions faster, more effectively, and more aligned across the value chain through robust integrations.


Michigan Chosen As Host For Star-Studded Event For Small Business Owners

Michigan has been chosen as the host for a star-studded event for small business owners. The event is being organized by EIN Presswire, a press release distribution service. The event will be held in Detroit and will feature speakers from various industries. It is designed to help small business owners learn more about the latest trends in the industry and how to make their businesses more successful. The event will also feature workshops and networking opportunities for attendees. 


Intuit Names Marianna Tessel General Manager of Small Business and Self-Employed Group

Intuit Inc. has announced the appointment of Marianna Tessel as the new General Manager of the Small Business and Self-Employed Group. Tessel will be responsible for leading the company's strategy for small businesses and self-employed customers. She will also be responsible for driving product innovation and customer experience. Tessel has over two decades of experience in the technology industry, having held various leadership roles in product and engineering. 


Five Foolproof Ways SMEs Can Get The Most From IT

Richard Ricks, CEO and founder of Silver Tree Consulting and Services, outlines five foolproof ways SMEs (small and medium enterprises) can manage their information technology (IT) in a cost-effective manner. SMEs face a litany of challenges due to shoddy IT, including compromised security, data issues and enormous problems in the event of a disaster or cybersecurity breach. While Fortune 500 companies and larger enterprises can spend plenty to get what they need, SMEs don’t have the same luxury. This article from Forbes Councils Member Richard Ricks, published on August 15, 2023, provides five ways SMEs can get the most from IT without breaking the bank.


Transformational Public-Private Investment Program Reforms

SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman recently announced the implementation of new reforms to the public-private investment program. The reforms are designed to help small businesses access capital more easily and to create more opportunities for private investors. The reforms are part of the SBA's effort to make sure that small businesses have access to the resources they need to succeed. The reforms include changes to the loan guarantee program, the venture capital program, and the loan program. The reforms are expected to help small businesses access capital more quickly and to create more opportunities for private investors. 


Small Business IT Support Services: Empowering Growth and Efficiency

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, small businesses play a crucial role in driving innovation and economic growth. However, the challenges they face are unique, often stemming from limited resources and technical expertise. This is where Small Business IT Support Services come to the rescue, providing tailored solutions to enhance productivity, streamline operations, and ensure a competitive edge. In this article, we’ll delve into the world of small business IT support services, exploring their benefits, key features, and how they can catalyze success.


What Web 3.0 Means for Small Businesses

As we enter the era of Web 3.0, small businesses have the opportunity to thrive in the digital economy like never before. New technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are allowing businesses to increase their efficiency, reduce costs, and better serve their customers. According to, Web 3.0 is ushering in a new era of digital transformation for small businesses, providing them with the tools they need to succeed in the digital age.


Biden's Executive Order on Federal Research and Development

President Biden's new Executive Order, "Federal Research and Development in Support of Domestic Manufacturing and United States Jobs" is well-intended but fails to address a fundamental problem: the patent system is broken. The Executive Order requires agencies to ensure that new research utilizing Federal research dollars be manufactured in the United States, but it fails to address the patent system that has been in place for the past 20 years. According to Robert N. Schmidt, author of the article on IPWatchdog, if the Biden administration wants to get the benefits of "Made in the USA" for all its taxpayer-funded research, it needs to return to the patent system in place 20 years ago.


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