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Top 10 SMB Stories Of 2010

Many small and midsize businesses are champing at the bit to ring in 2011, with expectations of improving economic conditions and smoother sailing ahead. But before we count down the clock just yet, it's often prudent to take a quick look back at where we've been. Therein lie the lessons learned -- and hopefully a few causes for celebration, too -- that can build the foundation for future success. Although we may have to wait until next year -- or 2014, even -- to see how all of that political a
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Healthcare reform was major story for just about everyone in the U.S., and SMBs were no exception. The new law won't actually require all employers to offer health insurance. But beginning in 2014, if you have more than 50 employees, you must either offer group coverage or pay a stiff price to Uncle Sam: $2,000 for each full-time worker beyond the first 30 employees. And that's not the only tech impact: Ongoing political and legal challenges could slow innovation by health care IT providers.

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Healthcare Reform Uncertainty Could Chill Tech Innovation

GE Healthcare Intros Cloud EMR For Small Practices

Small Medical Practices Don't Find EHR Adoption Meaningful

Health IT Facing Consolidation

Healthcare Compliance Gotchas

Healthcare.gov Adds Transparency To Insurance Market

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