NFIB sues Colorado over business licensing fees
Colorado's largest small business organization Monday sued Secretary of State Scott Gessler over business licensing and regulatory fees, claiming that the fees are funding other operations of Gessler's office and should be considered a tax subject to TABOR restrictions. According to the suit, Gessler's office collects about $20 million a year in fees from businesses that are filing required forms, but the money is going to pay for elections, bingo and raffle regulation and other functions that aren't… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Full-time employment with no health benefits was a trend for workers in 2012
This report shows us where we were, and it wasn’t a good place,” said Gerald Kominski, director of the Center for Health Policy Research and co-author of the study. “From here on out we can accurately measure how California’s health improves under reform.” Young adults gain job-based coverage in ACA reform In an early example of the benefits of health care reform, the study found that adults ages 19-26 were the only age group that gained health coverage from 2009 to 2012, with job-based coverage for them jumping to from 23.2 percent to 27.1 percent. That was an increase of 254,000 people. This...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 23, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NFIB sues Colorado over business licensing fees
Colorado's largest small business organization Monday sued Secretary of State Scott Gessler over business licensing and regulatory fees, claiming that the fees are funding other operations of Gessler's office and should be considered a tax subject to TABOR restrictions. According to the suit, Gessler's office collects about $20 million a year in fees from businesses that are filing required forms, but the money is going to pay for elections, bingo and raffle regulation and other functions that aren't… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 23, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Prayers, Facebook and Weight Loss
"When people talk to God, it is called prayer. When God talks to people, they call it schizophrenia." -- Dr. Jim Roach in his upcoming book, God's House Calls "Just like a prayer. Your voice can take me there" -- Madonna Until recently, my attitude toward prayer had been guided by President Harry S. Truman who said that "people who pray the loudest are the ones you lock your hen house from." I've always been intensely suspicious of anyone who seems too overt in their embrace of prayer, especially if the conversation deviates to matters concerning my checkbook or wallet. Praying out loud w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small Businesses Drop Coverage as Health Law Offers Alternatives
(MedPage Today) -- Many workers are now covered through individual plans bought on the federally run exchange. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 16, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Small Businesses Drop Coverage As Health Law Offers Alternatives
Small employers are canceling medical plans and leaving workers to buy insurance through the law’s online marketplaces — sometimes to everyone’s benefit. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Cross launches health insurance exchange for small businesses coping with Obamacare
Small businesses have long struggled with how and whether to provide health insurance for their employees. That challenge has become even more complicated under the Affordable Care Act. Richardson-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has launched what it sees as an answer for small businesses baffled by the ins and outs of Obamacare. Blue Directions for Small Business is a private exchange solution for companies with one to 50 employees, Rick Allegretti, vice president of marketing strategy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 12, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

Individuals and Businesses Gain Access to Group Medical Coverage Obamacare Alternative
Benefit and Compensation Consultants (BCC) now offers small business owners and individuals, including Medicare-eligible individuals, quality medical coverage from a leading nationwide insurer that until now only large employers could provide. These innovative, competitively priced plans are a great alternative to Obamacare and made possible by the federal government's Professional Employer Organization (PEO) legislation. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 12, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Healthcare Reform Source Type: news

David and Goliath: When do underdog businesses benefit from neighborhood giants?
(American Marketing Association) Is being located next to a big-name competitor always bad for your small business? A new study in the Journal of Marketing Research shows that contrary to accepted belief, the presence of a large, nearby competitor can actually boost the sales of smaller brands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

News in Brief: Week of Dec. 8-12
This roundup includes the following news briefs: Study Finds Mixed Results on Prophylactic Low-dose Aspirin Use in Healthy Women, Register Today for Free ICD-10 Webinar, Medicare Home Health Benefit Changes Coming on Jan. 1, AAFP Supports Action for Dental Health Initiative, and CMS Offers Small-business Health Insurance Webinars. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 8, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NIH I-Corps entrepreneurial training pilot program showcases results
Nineteen teams participating in the National Institutes of Health I-Corps team training pilot program will present their business models for their small business innovation research (SBIR)-funded technologies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 5, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Small business participation under federal health care remains unclear
The Affordable Care Act is grabbing headlines with news that more than one million people applied for health insurance during the first week of open enrollment for 2015. Federal regulators and officials, including President Barack Obama, have trumpeted that number as a sign the health care law is working. The data reflected ACA enrollment from Nov. 15 to 21 on the federal marketplace, called an exchange. Still, some of the law's key impacts heading into 2015 will remain unclear until figures are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Robinson Source Type: news

Small Business Saturday: It's time to shop locally
Black Friday is over, but there's still time to get your "shop" on and secure great deals while helping out local businesses and boosting the local economy. It's Small Business Saturday – that one day of the year post-Thanksgiving where we get to show local businesses some love. Whether you braved the masses at big box retailers yesterday or not, consider heading to a local store today for some of your holiday shopping. Remember, holiday sales – from Thanksgiving to Dec. 31 – traditionally… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mel Meléndez Source Type: news

Small Business Saturday: It's time to shop locally
Black Friday is over, but there's still time to get your "shop" on and secure great deals while helping out local businesses and boosting the local economy. It's Small Business Saturday – that one day of the year post-Thanksgiving where we get to show local businesses some love. Whether you braved the masses at big box retailers yesterday or not, consider heading to a local store today for some of your holiday shopping. Remember, holiday sales – from Thanksgiving to Dec. 31 – traditionally… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mel Meléndez Source Type: news

Obamacare 2015: Yes, the Affordable Care Act applies to small employers
The Affordable Care Act's mandate for employers to offer health benefits kicks in starting Jan. 1 only for those with 50 or more full-time workers, but that doesn't mean small businesses are exempt from the law. " 'No penalties' doesn't mean 'don't do anything," said Caroline Fraker, vice president of compliance for Newark-based health insurer MedBen, which largely covers groups of 75 to 500 employees. For smaller groups, she said, "They need to determine that they're 'small' the correct way, so… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 25, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

The good, bad and ugly of Obamacare for small business
Republican gains in the U.S. Senate could spawn a redefinition of who qualifies as a full-time worker under the Affordable Care Act, reducing the number of companies to which Obamacare applies and the number of employees to whom companies are required to offer health insurance coverage, a specialist on the act said Friday in Dallas. But don't expect wholesale changes to the health care law — at least not anytime soon. Under Republican legislative leadership, the definition of full time could… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 21, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

The good, bad and ugly of Obamacare for small business
Republican gains in the U.S. Senate could spawn a redefinition of who qualifies as a full-time worker under the Affordable Care Act, reducing the number of companies to which Obamacare applies and the number of employees to whom companies are required to offer health insurance coverage, a specialist on the act said Friday in Dallas. But don't expect wholesale changes to the health care law — at least not anytime soon. Under Republican legislative leadership, the definition of full time could… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

Stop-loss coverage measure approved in District
Small businesses in the District will essentially be banned from having self-funded health insurance plans after a measure more tightly regulating stop-loss coverage passed as part of the City Council's consent agenda this week. Both opponents and supporters of the measure agreed one of the goals of the legislation was to make self-funding less attractive to small businesses by rendering stop-loss coverage — which is insurance for self-funded plans that kicks in when unexpectedly high medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

The innovators: build and launch your own satellite ... for £20,000
Technology used in mobile phones and laptops can now be used to track planes, follow tankers seized by pirates and even spot people flouting planning lawsAfter Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on 8 March last year , one of the most vexing questions was: how can a modern aircraft with 239 people on board vanish without trace?Tom Walkinshaw believes a repeat could be avoided by tracking planes via a network of hundreds of tiny satellites that monitor oceans where there is limited radar coverage. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Shane Hickey Tags: Entrepreneurs Airline industry Technology sector Satellites Science Small business Space Source Type: news

Liberia: FAO to Support Ebola Affected Farmers, Small Businesses in Liberia
[Observer]In support of the re-establishment of Ebola affected farmers and small business holders in the various counties in Liberia, the Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has disclosed a plan to support farmers and small business holders in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins Medicine Warns Consumers and Small Businesses about Certain UnitedHealthcare Products on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - 11/13/14
A few days before open enrollment begins on the Maryland Health Connection website, one of the state’s premiere health care providers, Johns Hopkins Medicine, is voicing concern that its providers will not be available to individuals who select certain UnitedHealthcare products offered on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and other state exchanges. (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - November 13, 2014 Category: Research Source Type: news

Business-related bills stack up in early Texas Legislature filings
The Texas legislative session is gearing up, and Monday was the first day to file bills for state lawmakers to consider. Already, with hundreds of bills filed so far, there are a number that could, if they find favor in the Legislature, have a broad impact for businesses in Texas. Here's a few of the bill highlights: • Among Austin area lawmakers, Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed Senate Bill 134, dubbed the Small Business Tax Relief Act, that would exempt businesses with total revenue… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 11, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Theis Source Type: news

Business-related bills stack up in early Texas Legislature filings
The Texas legislative session is gearing up, and Monday was the first day to file bills for state lawmakers to consider. Already, with hundreds of bills filed so far, there are a number that could, if they find favor in the Legislature, have a broad impact for businesses in Texas. Here's a few of the bill highlights: • Among Austin area lawmakers, Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed Senate Bill 134, dubbed the Small Business Tax Relief Act, that would exempt businesses with total revenue… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - November 11, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Michael Theis Source Type: news

D.C. likely to effectively ban self-insurance for small businesses, pushing them to health exchange
Small businesses in the District will essentially be banned from having self-funded health insurance plans and pushed to purchase coverage from D.C. Health Link, the city's health exchange, if a measure before the D.C. Council passes next week. That's because the legislation includes rules that would render stop-loss coverage — which is insurance for self-funded plans that kicks in when unexpectedly high medical claims occur — essentially useless for groups with fewer than 50 employees, said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 11, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Biotech firm lands $1M to develop cancer treatment
Biotech company GeneSegues Therapeutics has landed $1 million from the federal government to fund development a cancer treatment. The Chaska-based company won the award from the National Cancer Institute through the government's small business innovative research program. GeneSegues is developing technology that uses tiny capsules to deliver DNA-based drugs to tumors. The company eventually aims to treat head, neck, prostate and other cancers. The funding will go partly toward manufacturing work… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 10, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Biotech firm lands $1M to develop cancer treatment
Biotech company GeneSegues Therapeutics has landed $1 million from the federal government to fund development a cancer treatment. The Chaska-based company won the award from the National Cancer Institute through the government's small business innovative research program. GeneSegues is developing technology that uses tiny capsules to deliver DNA-based drugs to tumors. The company eventually aims to treat head, neck, prostate and other cancers. The funding will go partly toward manufacturing work… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - November 10, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

JP Morgan Chase awards $500,000 in grants to fund New Orleans BioInnovation and health sciences industry
JP Morgan Chase investing in New Orleans' biomedical industry -- awarding $500,000 in grants to four entities in the city that focus on small business growth and life sciences. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - November 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Staying Healthy With a Crazy Busy Lifestyle
If you're like most small business owners and solo-preneurs, you love the freedom of being on your own. But I know, from my own experience, that it takes a lot of hard work, filled with long hours, self-imposed anxiety, and often a relentless business travel schedule. That crazy, non-stop business lifestyle may be eating you alive. And it's no wonder. There's little time for exercise, eating right, de-stressing, and generally concentrating on health and well being. The good news is that earning a living doesn't have to cost you your health. Especially if you make time for yourself. You are what you eat Drinking coffee ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Many Small-Business Owners, Providing Health Insurance Remains a Struggle
A year after the insurance marketplaces were introduced as part of the Affordable Care Act, provisions that were supposed to help small businesses offer benefits to employees have yet to fulfill their promise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By REED ABELSON Tags: Small Business Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Providing Health Insurance Still a Struggle for Small Business
A year after the insurance marketplaces were introduced as part of the Affordable Care Act, provisions meant to help small businesses offer benefits to employees have yet to fulfill their promise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By REED ABELSON Tags: Small Business Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Defects Found Before Debut of Health Insurance Site for Small Businesses
The Obama administration has discovered a number of defects in the online marketplace that will offer health insurance to small-business employees, but said they would be fixed before Nov. 15. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ROBERT PEAR Tags: Small Business Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Defects Found Before Debut of Health Insurance Site for Small Businesses
The Obama administration has discovered a number of defects in the online marketplace that will offer health insurance to small-business employees, but said they would be fixed before Nov. 15. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 2, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By ROBERT PEAR Tags: Small Business Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds
"If only you believe like I believe, baby We'd get by If only you believe in miracles, baby So would I" -Jefferson Starship Motivational gurus like Brian Tracy and Dan Sullivan often describe goal setting as a S.M.A.R.T. system. All goals must be: -Specific -Measurable -Attainable -Realistic -Timely I plan on weighing 199 pounds on December 31, 2015. To do that, I will need to lose 175 pounds. I'm writing a book, Project 199: My Quest to Lose 175 pounds, about my journey. Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible"...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Impact of ERISA on State-Sponsored Retirement Plan Designs
A state-sponsored retirement savings plan could help millions of employees of small businesses in the private sector save their own money without imposing a burden on their employers. (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - November 1, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Opponents say sick leave ballot question could cost taxpayers millions
Groups representing small businesses who have been protesting a ballot question for earned sick time said that the referendum, known as Question 4, could cost taxpayers millions of dollars. In a release, members of the No on 4 Committee, comprised of a number of retailer groups and regional chambers of commerce, said that a provision of the ballot question would treat personal care attendants and family child care providers as state employees with regard to rules for paid sick leave. Under the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - October 29, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Opponents say sick leave ballot question could cost taxpayers millions
Groups representing small businesses who have been protesting a ballot question for earned sick time said that the referendum, known as Question 4, could cost taxpayers millions of dollars. In a release, members of the No on 4 Committee, comprised of a number of retailer groups and regional chambers of commerce, said that a provision of the ballot question would treat personal care attendants and family child care providers as state employees with regard to rules for paid sick leave. Under the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 29, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

White House opens small business insurance portal in Missouri, Illinois
An Affordable Care Act online health insurance exchange for small businesses, which was shelved last year due to technical difficulties, quietly went live over the weekend in five states, including Missouri and Illinois. The Obama administration opened the new portal in Delaware, New Jersey and Ohio, in addition to Missouri and Illinois, the Wall Street Journal reports. The soft launch will test the exchange before it rolls out on Nov. 15 for most of the rest of the country. Companies with fewer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 28, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Health exchange users may pay much more for their share of insurance costs next year
Health-insurance premiums in Colorado may be largely flat, but subsidies for people buying insurance plans through Connect for Health Colorado will drop significantly next year. That means the majority of exchange customers may have to increase their personal contributions by more than 75 percent per month if they want to keep their current insurance plans. The state-chartered exchange launched in late 2013 to serve as an online insurance marketplace, allowing individuals and small businesses to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 28, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

The Impact of ERISA on State-Sponsored Retirement Plan Designs
A state-sponsored retirement savings plan could help millions of employees of small businesses in the private sector save their own money without imposing a burden on their employers. (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - October 28, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health exchange users may pay much more for their share of insurance costs next year
Health-insurance premiums in Colorado may be largely flat, but subsidies for people buying insurance plans through Connect for Health Colorado will drop significantly next year. That means the majority of exchange customers may have to increase their personal contributions by more than 75 percent per month if they want to keep their current insurance plans. The state-chartered exchange launched in late 2013 to serve as an online insurance marketplace, allowing individuals and small businesses to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 28, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Local startup pitches tinnitus treatment at NIH Pitch Fiesta (Video)
Not every pitch was a $3,000 winner, but several came close at the National Institutes of Health annual conference in Albuquerque on Wednesday. Companies from across the country were invited to pitch their business ideas to a group of scientists, entrepreneurs and government officials at the annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Conference at the Sheraton Uptown, where 81 research universities and more than 70 federal agencies were represented. The Pitch Fiesta,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 23, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dan Mayfield Source Type: news

Local startup pitches tinnitus treatment at NIH Pitch Fiesta (Video)
Not every pitch was a $3,000 winner, but several came close at the National Institutes of Health annual conference in Albuquerque on Wednesday. Companies from across the country were invited to pitch their business ideas to a group of scientists, entrepreneurs and government officials at the annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Conference at the Sheraton Uptown, where 81 research universities and more than 70 federal agencies were represented. The Pitch Fiesta,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - October 23, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Dan Mayfield Source Type: news

Startup pitches flew at NIH conference in Albuquerque; see who won (Video)
The pitches were fast at the National Institutes of Health annual conference in Albuquerque on Wednesday. Companies from across the country were invited to pitch their business ideas to a group of scientists, entrepreneurs and government officials at the annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Conference at the Sheraton Uptown, where 81 research universities and more than 70 federal agencies were represented. The Pitch Fiesta, hosted by Scott Maloney of Seed Worthy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 23, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dan Mayfield Source Type: news

Startup pitches flew at NIH conference in Albuquerque; see who won (Video)
The pitches were fast at the National Institutes of Health annual conference in Albuquerque on Wednesday. Companies from across the country were invited to pitch their business ideas to a group of scientists, entrepreneurs and government officials at the annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Conference at the Sheraton Uptown, where 81 research universities and more than 70 federal agencies were represented. The Pitch Fiesta, hosted by Scott Maloney of Seed Worthy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - October 23, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Dan Mayfield Source Type: news

The pitch: Les Stewart of SolaranRx tells why he's raising $3M (Video)
Companies from across the country were invited to pitch their business ideas to a group of scientists, entrepreneurs and government officials at the NIH Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Conference at the Sheraton Uptown on Wednesday. More than 80 research universities and more than 70 federal agencies were represented. The Pitch Fiesta, hosted by Scott Maloney of Seed Worthy and Tiffany Nickerson of Bravo Alpha Events, had some big money on the line for the winners:… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 23, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dan Mayfield Source Type: news

The pitch: Les Stewart of SolaranRx tells why he's raising $3M (Video)
Companies from across the country were invited to pitch their business ideas to a group of scientists, entrepreneurs and government officials at the NIH Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Conference at the Sheraton Uptown on Wednesday. More than 80 research universities and more than 70 federal agencies were represented. The Pitch Fiesta, hosted by Scott Maloney of Seed Worthy and Tiffany Nickerson of Bravo Alpha Events, had some big money on the line for the winners:… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - October 23, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Dan Mayfield Source Type: news

Alabama Small Business Commission holds first meeting
Small business owners from around Alabama joined Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday for the first meeting of the Alabama Small Business Commission. The Commission was created by Gov. Bentley with Executive Order 47 in September, according to a release from Bentley's office, and will operate as a group of advisors in constructing policies, inspiring innovation, and discussing economic growth of small businesses in Alabama. "Small businesses are the engines of job growth and an integral part of the framework… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Phillips Source Type: news

SBA administrator visits South Florida, discusses lending decline - database
U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet showed optimism during a tour of a diet cookie factory in Riviera Beach Tuesday, although her agency's lending weren't as robust as in year's past. SBA lending declined 6.9 percent to $422.6 million in the three South Florida counties for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, from $453.7 million in the previous fiscal year. Miami-Dade County countered that trend with a 3.1 percent increase in SBA lending, but Broward and Palm Beach counties saw loans… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 21, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Four in 10 Canadian Small Business Owners Hire People with Disabilities
39% of small business owners have hired an employee with a disability, up from 29 per cent in 2013, and almost 90% of small business owners agree that workplace diversity is an asset but just 36% report having a diversity program in place. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 11, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Employment Source Type: news