Get Started: Small business and the fiscal cliff

NEW YORK (AP) — EDUCATION ON THE CLIFF

Small business advocacy group Small Business Majority will hold a free educational webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. EDT on how the looming fiscal cliff could affect the small business community and what is being done in Congress to reform the tax code.

The one-hour event will cover a variety of topics including what tax cuts might be expiring at the end of the year, how they would affect small businesses and what solutions Congress is currently discussing. Washington lawmakers are currently in negotiations on how to avoid tax hikes and deep spending cuts scheduled to begin taking effect Jan. 1. Without an agreement, nearly everyone's taxes will rise, and federal programs will lose some funding. Economists are concerned that financial markets may drop and that and a new recession could begin.

A question-and-answer period will follow the educational portion of the webinar. For more information and to register go to: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=ouq3ljlwc1cc

SMALL BUSINESS DREAMS

Intuit, which sells software used by many small businesses, is granting wishes of up to $5,000 apiece through its Love Our Local Business program. Small businesses in the U.S. and Canada can submit their wishes and then rally their supporters to vote for them. Intuit will ward one wish a day from Dec. 3-21. For more information about how the contest works go to: https://www.loveourlocalbusiness.com/

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