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  • Business Owners Say All Work No Pay Is Part of the Job Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

    According to one survey, 54 percent of business owners have gone without a paycheck at some point to keep their business afloat. To find out how common this really is, we asked members of the CNBC Small Business Council about their own experience — how many of them have gone without a paycheck? You might be surprised.

  • Forget Tax Breaks, Cut Regulation Instead: Small Biz Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 7:50 AM ET
    Man signing tax form

    As House Minority Leader Eric Cantor prepares to present his tax cut legislation to the House today, small business owners say that while tax cuts are a step in the right direction, what is  really needed is reduced regulations.

  • Reaction to Three Days of Mandates and Broccoli Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 5:27 PM ET
    American healthcare reform

    Whew. Three days of Supreme Court hearings on health care, and you’d think “mandate”, “severability” “buying broccoli” are the only topics that anyone cares about. Well, small business owners do care, and they react to the past three days of hearings.

  • 'Sent From my iPad' Gains as Small Business Signature Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 12:54 PM ET
    Black and white versions of the new iPad 2.

    The iPad has become popular among business owners, who are replacing computers and cash registers with the portable, less-expensive tablets. Many are anticipating what they will do with the newest version, expected to be announced at an Apple event March 7.

  • Keeping up with the latest advances in the workplace isn’t easy. It’s not only workers who can fall behind. Entire businesses can, too. I know, because it happened to my company.

  • Small Business Is Borrowing? Then It Must Be Spending Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 2:53 PM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    Two recent surveys say demand for loans among small businesses is up. If small businesses are borrowing, they must be spending. We asked members of our Small Business Council to fill us in on whether they are planning to spend in 2012, and if so, what they plan to buy.

  • State of Union Wasn't Good For Small Business: Cantor Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 1:03 PM ET

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on CNBC’s Squawk Box that the president's State of Union speech did not ease the minds of small business owners looking for fewer taxes and regulation.

  • Sure, small businesses care about taxes: who pays, and who gets a break. But Washington needs to pay attention to bigger issues, such as stemming the out of control deficit, reducing regulation, and incentivizing small businesses to expand and hire.

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