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

What’s going ‘on’:

Big firms swiping small contracts: Giant corporations continue to win billions of dollars of government contracts each year that were meant for small businesses, according to government data.

Pelosi demands higher taxes: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says tax increases absolutely must be part of any deal lawmakers strike to avert the nearing fiscal cliff.

Small employers approve of tax hikes: Most small business owners believe raising taxes on the wealthy would have a less detrimental affect on the economy than spending cuts, according to a new poll.

Keep an eye ‘on’:

Deadline approches for crowdfunding rules:The JOBS Act gave regulators until the end of the year to implement crowdfunding rules. But there are still many questions that remain unanswered.

Helpful advice ‘on’:

How to kickstart your marketing next year (B2C)

How to find the best travel lodging (Open Forum)

How to kickstart your business next year (Entrepreneur)

How big businesses can help small businesses (NY Times)