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

What’s going ‘on’:

Sandy shows economy not yet fully digital: Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath, with downed trains, blocked roads and stranded commuters, showed that our economy still relies on physical personnel movement.

Disaster aid available for small firms: Sandy left billions of dollars of damage in her wake. Here are some resources for small businesses that felt the wrath of the storm, and here’s some additional advice.

Small firms seek the digital savvy: More than half of small business owners say job candidates must be equipped with the latest computer and Internet skills, according to a new survey.

Keep an eye ‘on’:

Health-care start-ups wary of pending changes: Entrepreneurs behind young medical companies face several unique challenges amid uncertainity surrounding the specifics of Obamacare.

Helpful advice ‘on’:

How to save money on your IT support needs (Data Ev)

How to plan for retirement as a business owner (SBT)

How to close sales to other businesses (Open Forum)

J.D. Harrison covers startups, small business and entrepreneurship, with a focus on public policy, and he runs the On Small Business blog.



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