US Small Business News Round-up – 01/03/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from the United States:

  • Law and Potential Disorder: Find out how the latest slew of legislation could affect your business in 2008.
  • Tax time: This years rate for small businesses: Dear FSB: What is the 2008 small business tax rate? Is it 15%, or has it dropped?
  • Sage slides after rival’s warning: Shares in the accountancy software maker fall after its main US competitor Intuit slashes sales projections.
  • Wall Street reverses loss, edges higher: Wall Street advanced Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank will remain vigilant should inflation accelerate.
  • The secrets of Breakthrough Companies: How companies just like yours mushroomed into powerhouses in their industries. A conversation with Keith R. McFarland.
  • Deals That Give You the Business: >The drumbeat of bad economic news may lead to another trend: an increase in small-business start-ups.
  • Answering questions about tax rebates: The Internal Revenue Service expects to begin distributing tax rebates by direct deposit on May 1 or 2 and by mail a week later, IRS Acting Commissioner Linda Stiff said Friday. The IRS plans to announce the order of distribution next week. Stiff said it…
  • Companies Curtailing Travel Budgets: As the economy cools, companies are starting to shrink their travel budgets _ a move likely to put further strain on struggling airlines. Hotels, car-rental agencies and restaurants, which along with airlines employ roughly 4 percent of U.S. workers,…
  • Start-up to unveil memory advance: A stealthy San Jose-based start-up led by prominent semiconductor innovators will unveil a new memory technology today that they say will bring down the cost of high-performance computers by as much as 90 percent, while upgrading quality.
  • An Office Space of One’s Own for Entrepreneurs: For women entrepreneurs seeking a sense of community with their solo ventures, a new membership-based work space has become a sort of nirvana.
  • Microsoft Cuts Price for Boxed Vista: Microsoft Corp. will cut the price of some versions of Windows Vista, the software maker said late Thursday. The move came a day after court filings revealed internal dissent over which Windows XP computers would be considered capable of running the…

As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.

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