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The neutering of the Internet in 2018

for sale sign outside houseThe National Association of Realtors has always championed net neutrality. They have argued that net neutrality was a means for internet fairness for small businesses and consumers. A recent article for Realtor Magazine (the official magazine of the NAR) by Robert Freedman hits the same talking points of many recent NAR articles and statements (How FCC Plan to End Net Neutrality Hurts You; realtormag.realtor.org; November 21, 2017). Freedman wrote that a reversal of net neutrality rules would “make it harder for real estate companies, multiple listing services, and property data aggregators to provide their serices in a cost-effective way.”
 
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Women-owned firms get federal contract tips

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Women leaders in business management gave presentations on marketing, federal business procedures, and leveraging women-owned and small-business statuses during a July 20 conference at the Silver Spring Civic Center.

By About 300 people turned out for the event, primarily women but a significant number of men as well. The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce sponsored and marketed the meeting, along with American Express OPEN (the small business division of the financial services company), Women Impacting Public Policy, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Defense Department Office of Small Business Programs.

The forum, entitled “ChallengeHER,” also aimed to help women-owned small businesses obtain and market SBA’s WOSB certification. Amy Kim, who heads the SBA WOSB program, gave detailed pointers on how to benefit from the certification.

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Bethesda hosts web expansion in small business workshop

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For local business employees willing to make the trip to Bethesda on June 21, Congressional Country Club offered more than an area to watch the PGA Tour.

Catherine Stempfley, a business development manager at Goose Creek Consulting in Centreville, Va., endured the traffic and made an hour an a half trip to attend Web.com’s small business workshop aimed at helping companies expand their online presence.

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