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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Get started: What an online sales tax could mean for small business, iPad mini rumors

Our daily blend of the latest news, trends and tips for the small business community.

What’s going ‘on’:

What Congress’ online sales tax bills could mean for small businesses: The Marketplace Fairness Act in the Senate, the Marketplace Equity Act in the House, and the Main Street Fairness Act in both chambers could create an online sales tax, leveling the playing-field for brick-and-mortar retail shops, according to Reuters.

Wal-Mart and American Express are offering a prepaid card:The two companies are using Bluebird, which acts like a checking account but without fees, and users will be able to deposit checks by taking a picture on their phones, according to the New York Times.

Keep an eye ‘on’:

Apple expecting ‘iPad mini’ to sell big, report says: The company reportedly ordered 10 million panels for its unannounced and unconfirmed iPad mini.

Helpful advice ‘on’:

How to be a more valuable employee (Reuters)

How to make your Web site look more credible (Inc)

How to make sure your start-up’s name is Web-ready(Mashable )

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