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On Feb. 15: Sequestration threat looms large for small businesses, retail sales rising

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

What’s going ‘on’:

Small business owners urge Congress to prevent cuts to Medicare and social security: An overwhelming majority of small business owners said they opposed proposals to save federal money by cutting social security benefits, and nearly three in four said the same about Medicare.

Silicon Valley billionaires pushing for biotech: Several prominent investors including DST Group chief Yuri Milner, Google’s Sergey Brin and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are awarding $3 million each to 11 scientists for the “Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences,”a move intended to direct more tech entrepreneurs into biotechnology.

Keep an eye ‘on’:

Avoiding employee lawsuits: One West Coast business owner has found it better to fight trials brought against his business for wrongful termination instead of just settling.

Helpful advice ‘on’:

How to trademark your business ( The Daily Muse )

How to make a sale through social media ( Forbes )

How to hire and manage interns (Inc)

How to stop your team from missing deadlines (Fast Company)



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