Downs Designs Clothes for Kids With Down Syndrome Raises Over $10,000 in 24 Hrs
Downs Designs' $10,000 fundraising spike from a Kickstarter campaign in a span of 24 hours has been an unprecedented and much-needed boost for the small business dedicated to providing clothes that fit and look great for children with Down syndrome. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 6, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Product Investors Source Type: news

Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging
Tobacco industry claims change would harm small businesses, but Australian experience refutes that Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Smoking (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds plain cigarette pack fears 'unfounded'
Conclusion The study found no evidence the introduction of standardised packaging had changed the proportion of people purchasing from small mixed-business retailers, purchasing cheap brands imported from Asia, or using illicit tobacco in Victoria, Australia. However, this survey was only conducted in Victoria and only among English-speaking residents, so further studies are required to confirm the generalisability of the findings. As with all surveys, there is the possibility of respondent error and misreporting. Further studies are required to investigate whether the introduction of standardised packaging has increased ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Heart/lungs Medical practice Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Web.com Offers Free Seminar to Help Portland, Ore., Area Small Businesses Strengthen Online Presence
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Unique Device Identification System: Small Entity Compliance Guide - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff (PDF - 518KB)
This guidance is intended primarily to provide information to the medical device industry, including small businesses, concerning FDA?s September 24, 2013, final rule establishing a unique device identification system; see 78 FR 58786 et seq... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 13, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness Tools and Resources for Faith-based and Community Organizations
The Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, the Small Business Administration Center for Faith-based & Community Initiatives (Both Centers of the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency invite you to join us for: A Webinar on Emergency Preparedness Tools & Resources for Houses […] (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 11, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: mjharvey Tags: Consumer Health Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Education News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Little Big Brands Honored with Excellence in Small Business Award
Brand design firm, Little Big Brands has been selected as an Excellence in Small Business award winner by 914INC, Westchester’s premiere business lifestyle magazine. Only ten businesses in Westchester...(PRWeb August 07, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12075363.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 7, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Telemedicine: A Prescription for Small Medical Practices? U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee Hearings
Testimony from the U.S. Congress House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology hearing to examine the use of telemedicine and its possibilities for small medical practices. -- (Source: Rural web sites and other tools via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural web sites and other tools via the Rural Assistance Center - August 7, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Enabling Accessibility Fund for Small Businesses in Canada
The Enabling Accessibility Fund call for proposals was launched today by the Honorable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) at the Nanaimo Association for Community Living, giving eligible small businesses in all provinces and territories the opportunity to submit proposals until October 1, 2014. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - August 7, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Canada Disability News Source Type: news

FY 2015 Medical Device User Fee Small Business Qualification and Certification - Guidance for Industry, Food and Drug Administration Staff and Foreign Governments
The Medical Device User Fee Amendments (MDUFA) require the payment of a user fee for most types of medical device applications. A business that is qualified and certified as a ?small business? is eligible for a substantial reduction in most of these... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 1, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Telemedicine: A Prescription for Small Medical Practices?
Testimony by Maggie Basgall, community development specialist, before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology hearing about rural telemedicine and broadband efforts in rural communities. -- National Telecommunications Cooperative Association: Rural Broadband Association (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - July 31, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FDA cuts fiscal 2015 user fees
The FDA is cutting the fiscal 2015 user fees paid by medical device companies to have their products reviewed by 3% across the board. The FDA is cutting the user fees paid by medical device companies for the watchdog agency's review by some 3% across the board for fiscal 2015. The FDA's Center for Devices & Radiological Health said today that it proposes to cut the fees for both small businesses making less that $100 million annually and for their larger brethren. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)News Well, Regulatory/Compliance, User feesread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 30, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Source Type: news

Under-body blast mitigation: stand-alone seat safety activation system - Karwaczynski S, Uras MH.
This work is based on a current project funded by the United States Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and is being conducted with the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) Ground Systems Survivability (G... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A Small Business Owner Wants to Buy Insurance
(MedPage Today) -- NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Sandra Lopez, who bought a restaurant here in 2012, purchased her family's first health insurance through Covered California, and is now considering options for her employees. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 17, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A new model for outreach to small industrial firms: safety audit results from the National Machine Guarding Program - Yamin S, Parker D, Brosseau L, Xi M, Gordon B.
OBJECTIVES: Small industrial firms frequently lack occupational safety and health (OSH) expertise. In addition, development of effective, widely applicable OSH interventions for small businesses has proven to be a persistent challenge. The National Machine... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Imagining Innovative Technologies? Consider Small Business Research Funding
NCCAM’s Dr. John S. Williamson discusses NIH research funding opportunities available to small businesses under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs in this blog post. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 7, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: John S. Williamson, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Are You Cut Out for Self-Employment?
Could you be your own boss? Or would you become a small-business casualty?read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - June 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. Tags: Self-Help Work be your own boss self-assessment self-employment Source Type: news

Photo Release -- Small Business Grant Assists Arkadelphia Couple With Health Club Purchase
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 27, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Major Pipette Distributor, Pipette.com, Featured in Capital One “I Am...
President of Pipette.com, Alex Spector, has been featured in the Capital One “I Am Small Business Proud” campaign which highlights successful small business owners.(PRWeb June 19, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/pipettecom/alex-spector/prweb11957794.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Navigator Funding Opportunity Announcment for 2014-15
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a recent funding opportunity intended to support Navigators providing health insurance enrollment assistance in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces in 2014 – 2015. Navigators provide unbiased information to consumers about health insurance, the Health Insurance Marketplace, qualified health plans, and public programs including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).   You may learn more about this opportunity here: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=93.332  Many librar...
Source: Network News - June 11, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cheryl Rowan Tags: Consumer Health Grants and Funding Outreach Source Type: news

Some Small-Business Employees to Have Only One Health-Plan Choice
Small employers in 18 states will offer only one health plan to workers when the Affordable Care Act's small-business exchanges open this fall, federal officials said. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - June 11, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

National Library of Medicine Announces Solicitation of Quotations for the 2014 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS-related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories: Information retrieval;  Skills development;  Resource development; and/or  Equipment acquisition. Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs: Community-based organizations ...
Source: AIDSinfo At-a-Glance: Offering Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention, and Research, A Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - June 6, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FMT Consultants Named Winner of the 2014 Small Business Award for...
The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce awards leading Microsoft, SAP and NetSuite consulting firm for superior customer service.(PRWeb June 05, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/fmtconsultants-wins/customer-service-awards/prweb11917656.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 5, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Navy, small business converge at opportunity forum
(Office of Naval Research) Top naval leaders met with representatives from some of the nation's most cutting-edge small businesses this week at the Navy Opportunity Forum in Crystal City, Va., with the goal of discovering new technologies and capabilities for America's Sailors and Marines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

$15 minimum wage for fast food workers? Here's what it means for living wages, food prices and jobs
(NaturalNews) The City Council of Seattle has just approved an ordinance which would raise the minimum wage of workers in that city to $15 an hour.(1) The phase-in takes seven years to complete, with small business given more time to adopt the new wage minimums than large businesses... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small businesses less likely to offer health promotion programs
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Employees at small businesses are less likely to have access to worksite wellness programs, according to a research review in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 2, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dentists use government power to outlaw low-cost teeth-whitening alternatives, lawsuit claims
(NaturalNews) Georgia resident Trisha Eck, her children all grown up and on their own, thought it would be fun and interesting to go from a stay-at-home mother to a small-business entrepreneur.And so, she decided to rent a room at a local medical spa and began her own business... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2014
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories: Information retrieval; Skills development; Resource development; and/or Equipment Acquisition Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs: Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy group...
Source: Network News - May 29, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Naomi Gonzales Tags: General (all entries) Grants and Funding NLM Announcements Public Health Source Type: news

Minority entrepreneurs face discrimination when seeking loans
(Brigham Young University) A disheartening new study from researchers at Utah State University, Brigham Young University and Rutgers University reveals that discrimination is still tainting the American Dream for minorities.The three-part research article, which appears online in the Journal of Consumer Research, finds that minorities seeking small business loans are treated differently than their white counterparts, despite having identical qualifications on paper. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Business Broker James Timothy White's New Finance Strategy Fuels Growth in Small Businesses
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - May 24, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Togo: New Financing Agreement to Strengthen Small Rural Businesses in Togo
[IFAD]Rome -The government of the Togolese Republic and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a loan and grant agreement today for a US$39.6 million project that will provide needed financial and technical supports and job-creation opportunities for small businesses in rural communities throughout the West African nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can Owning a Small Business Make You More Healthy? (infographic)
(Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arundhati Parmar Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Can Owning a Small Business Make You Healthier? (infographic)
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Source: MDDI - May 22, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arundhati Parmar Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Family and Business: Not Always the Best Mix
Nepotism is a word that gets bandied about a lot. But simply hiring a relative isn't necessarily wrong. Many small businesses or organizations thrive with this model. The key is how you operate. The word to watch isn't necessarily "nepotism," it's "favoritism."read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - May 16, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve M. Cohen, Ed.D., C.M.C Tags: Ethics and Morality Work hiring management nepotism workplace Source Type: news

White House Reinstalls Solar Panels For First Time in Nearly 30 Years
The Obama Administration has installed solar panels on the White House for the first time in nearly 30 years. Of course, they could eventually be taken down again, as President Jimmy Carter’s were in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. For the meantime, however, they serve as a a symbol of the clean energy revolution. “Solar panels in the White House I think are a really important message that solar is here, we are doing it, we can do a lot more,” U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz said in a White House video about the panels released Friday. “I am very bullish on the future of solar energy as a...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 9, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Alex Rogers Tags: Uncategorized energy Source Type: news

California's Small Business Health Insurance Exchange Off To Slow Start
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5.6M Small Businesses Blindsided By Obamacare
Since 2010, much of the conversation for small business owners regarding Obamacare has been about how healthcare reform will or will not apply to their business.  During this time, great efforts have been put forth to assist business owners, both small and large, to understand the applicability, and if necessary, prepare for the complexities introduced by Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 30, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Holly Magister Source Type: news

Green clouds on the horizon for computing
Small businesses could save up to 62% of energy costs by switching to a cloud computing system for their invoicing, according to research. The approach of integrating cloud computing and a more environmentally-aware approach to information technology also cuts carbon emissions, the team reports, and could work with many other services. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Small business owners not always worried about being treated fairly, researcher finds
Fairness is not always the most important priority for small retailers. In an international study, researchers found that some small retailers are less concerned about whether they are treated fairly by business suppliers than other factors, such as cash flow and company survival. "It is presumed that fairness, however it is defined by individual businesses, is important to all businesses," one researcher said. "Our research challenges that presumption and reveals that the importance placed on fairness can vary greatly among retailers." (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 24, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pocket-Sized Anthrax Detector Aids Global Agriculture
Acredit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - April 22, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

USDA Announces $150 Million Investment Fund to Grow Small Businesses, Create Jobs in Rural America
As part of the Obama Administration's new "Made in Rural America" export and investment initiative, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the creation of a new investment fund, the Rural Business Investment Company, that will help boost the growth of small businesses across rural America. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 22, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Inspirational Woman Semi-Finalist in the Venus Awards
What an honour, Linda Parkinson-Hardman, the founder and CEO of The Hysterectomy Association is a semi-finalist in the Inspirational Woman section of the Venus Awards here in Dorset. The Venus Awards were set up by Tara Howard after being inspired by the Dorset and Southampton Business Women Awards, the Dorset awards began in 2009 closely followed by the Southampton awards. With the success of these regions in mind the Venus Awards is ever expanding taking over the country a step at a time. Venus Awards has been set up to recognise woman around the country for all of their achievements. We believe it is important those wom...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 17, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News awards linda parkinson-hardman Source Type: news

Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture
(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 17, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Web.com to Host Midland Small Business Owners at the WBN Golf Classic
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - April 15, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Small Business Success
Grand Opening of Baklava Bakery Offers Story of Inspiration. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 11, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Motivational - Inspirational Source Type: news

Nanofiber Separations, LLC Receives a $710,000 National Science...
Nanofiber Separations, LLC announced today that it has been awarded a $709,849.00 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the efficient...(PRWeb April 10, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11745284.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 10, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lawless ATF raids small business at gunpoint solely to confiscate customer list
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Source: NaturalNews.com - April 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentist shortage bites California as more choose to practice out of state
A lingering recession, the elimination of Medicaid dental reimbursements and a glut of established dentists in wealthier, populated areas may explain why more new dentists are practicing outside California, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.   "Good access to dental care depends on having a robust supply of new dentists in California," said Nadereh Pourat, director of research at the center and lead author of the study. "We need a new generation of dentists to replace the many dentists who are close to retirement."   Grass looks greener acro...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 26, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Special Discount On SPOT Pursuit™ CCD Camera For SBIR/STTR Grant Recipients
SPOT Imaging Solutions, a leading manufacturer of scientific digital cameras for microscopy, has announced a special discount for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Recipients for the ultra-sensitive SPOT Pursuit USB digital camera. The SPOT Pursuit camera combines superb image quality with excellent temporal resolution for rapid time-lapse recordings, allowing researchers to document live cells and photobleaching fluorescence specimens with ease. The camera is equipped with a high quantum efficiency CCD sensor and Peltier cooling, which makes it a suitable solution for a range of applications, from simple fluorescen...
Source: Medical Design Online News - March 26, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Dentist shortage bites California as more choose to practice out of state
A lingering recession, the elimination of Medicaid dental reimbursements and a glut of established dentists in wealthier, populated areas may explain why more new dentists are practicing outside California, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.   "Good access to dental care depends on having a robust supply of new dentists in California," said Nadereh Pourat, director of research at the center and lead author of the study. "We need a new generation of dentists to replace the many dentists who are close to retirement."   While California still saw...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 26, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news