'Biz Corner' NBA's Electronic Newsletter - April 15, 2014

In Partnership with the Self-Employed and Small Business Community...

How to Use Business Books To Grow Yourself, Your Team, Your Business 


Business books are valuable in that they do more than simply teach you how to run your business more smartly. They're conversation starters, continuing education tools for your staff and more.


Educate YourselfThe primary benefit of business books is, naturally, that they help you achieve better results in business. Don't know a thing about social media marketing? Pick up a book and teach yourself. Curious about the latest leadership technique? A book can help you with that too.


Books only help if you commit to reading them. You're busy. We all are. But if you set a goal for yourself to leverage the knowledge inside books, you end up a smarter business owner.



WASHINGTON - The IRS has received almost 100 million tax returns so far this year and expects to receive about 35 million more by the April 15 filing deadline. However, about 12 million taxpayers will have requested extensions by the filing deadline, giving them an extra 6 months to file.


The fastest and easiest way to get the extra time is through the Free File link on IRS.gov. In a matter of minutes, anyone, regardless of income, can use this free service to electronically request an automatic tax-filing extension on Form 4868.


Filing this form gives taxpayers until Oct. 15 to file a return. To get the extension, taxpayers must estimate their tax liability on this form and should also pay any amount due.

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How to Use Business Books To Grow Yourself, Your Team, Your Business...
With Less Than a Week Until the Tax Filing Deadline, Taxpayers Can Get Extra Time to File...


SBA Announces New Adminstrator 



Maria Contreras-Sweet became the 24th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Obama's Cabinet on April 7, 2014.


Contreras-Sweet is a successful entrepreneur, business executive, and state cabinet official. Throughout her career in the public and private sector, she has been a champion of diversity, access to capital and equal opportunity for all Americans.


Prior to her arrival in Washington, Contreras-Sweet founded ProAm�rica Bank, the first Latino-formed commercial bank in California in more than 35 years. As the bank's executive chairwoman, she focused on providing access to capital and counseling to small- and mid-size businesses in Los Angeles. She previously started Fortius Holdings, LLC, a venture capital firm that invested in small businesses.


Contreras-Sweet was the first Latina to hold a state cabinet post in California. As Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, she managed 13 departments, including Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Financial Institutions. She managed a $14 billion budget and a workforce of more than 42,000 employees during her five-year tenure. She led in the creation of the state's Department of Managed Health Care and its Office of Patient Advocate and in the implementation of a $2.1 billion housing bond that stimulated the state's economy.


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