Small business news from around the web: Dec. 11 – 15, 2017

Written on Dec 15, 2017

Here's what holds back women entrepreneurs
Women start businesses in record numbers, but they’re not growing them at nearly the same rate as men. What’s holding them back? What could help them grow?

S corp. basis and why it’s important
S corporations are considered passthrough entities that pass the income and losses earned from the business to the shareholders, who are taxed on the business's income and losses on their individual income tax returns. But shareholders cannot automatically assume that loss is deductible on an individual tax return.

The perfect storm for small business loan approvals in 2018
Small business lending has been strong in 2017. Recent figures indicate the trend will continue in 2018. A strong economy combined with less restrictive regulation of the banking industry and rising interest rates, have created an atmosphere ripe for small business lending.

How small businesses can integrate machine learning into their model
Small-business owners are always on the hunt for opportunities that can give their businesses a leg up. Today, one of the most exciting opportunities is the potential to leverage machine learning to give your business a competitive advantage.

Tech Corner - Should I leave my laptop plugged in all the time?
Should you leave your laptop plugged in and charging when you’re not on-the-go? What’s best for the battery? It’s a tough question, and there are quite a few contradictory recommendations out there.

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