3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: September 14
"There is always a tendency for lawmakers to think that small businesses are just smaller versions of General Motors, and they're not," Dan Danner, CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business, told Bloomberg Businessweek.
Most importantly, small business owners as a group want the cloud of uncertainty to move away, particularly when it comes to taxes and Obamacare.
"Obama and Romney each mentioned small business at least five times in their convention speeches. They will need to do much more than that to bring Main Street shops and the Fortune 500 under the same big tent," the author writes.
3. What should small businesses know about Apple's Passbook? Apple (AAPL) launched its next iPhone along with an updated operating system (iOS 6) earlier this week. Along with that, the tech giant has added a new app named Passbook pre-loaded onto the device. The app is a central location for consumers to store their tickets, loyalty cards, coupons, boarding passes, etc., says Constant Contact (CTCT) .
The Passbook app is likely to benefit large brands like Starbucks (SBUX) , Amtrak, Fandango, etc., but it also has huge potential for small businesses, especially as the trend toward mobile is only intensifying.
"Imagine being able to engage with consumers in real time -- at the right time, in the right place, and on the right device," the article says.
-- Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York.
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