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Small Businesses Create 15 Jobs in April to Every One Created by Big Business

John Arensmeyer

Original statement issued on May 4, 2012:

ADP released data Wednesday revealing our nation’s smallest businesses—those with 1-49 employees—continue to outperform large businesses in the job creation arena. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees created roughly half of all new jobs in April, while small businesses overall accounted for a sweeping 96.7 percent of all new jobs last month. Conversely, large businesses created a mere 3.3 percent of new jobs.

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Small Businesses to Get IOUs From Health Insurers

Terry Gardiner

If you’re a hardworking small business owner who provides health benefits to your employees, there’s a chance your insurance carrier owes you money. And if it does, you can start looking for a check in the mail. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies are being held accountable to their customers in a brand new way — which means they’re expected to owe businesses and individuals a whopping $1.3 billion this year, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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POLL: Small Businesses Want Government Investments in Renewable Energy Technologies and Support EPA Clean Air Standards

Mary Huttlinger

Original statement issued April 24, 2012:

Small business owners support government investments in clean energy and believe such investments have an important role in creating jobs and boosting the economy, according to an opinion poll of 600 small business owners in six states released today by Small Business Majority.

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Signed Into Law, JOBS Act Provides Hope for Small Businesses Struggling to Access Capital

Rhett Buttle

Original statement issued on April 5, 2012:

The bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, signed into law by President Obama today, will help address one of small business owners’ biggest problems: a lack of access to capital.

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