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:
- The Danger Zone: Learn about the daily dangers faced by these risk-taking entrepreneurs.
- Small Business: New Device for Germophobes Runs Into Old Law: A new device that enables germophobes to avoid touching A.T.M. keypads, door handles and other potentially unclean surfaces may run into an old law that regulates pesticides.
- VentureBeat: RingCentral follows up with another $12 million: RingCentral: The Redwood City company, which allows small businesses to unify and manage their phone, mobile, fax and e-mail communications, said it has raised $12 million more in a second round of financing.
- Tool Kit: It’s All About Salary (Well, Not Always): Figuring out what to pay your employees can be one of the most difficult things a small business owner has to do, but it is important to get it right.
- Spread Your Wings Online: Flying Cart brings ease and efficiency to online retail stores.
- Entrepreneurial Edge: Storing Information for Profit: A trio of firms is seeking to promote a concept called cloud computing, in which companies keep their corporate data, confidential and otherwise, online.
- What Debt Collectors Can’t Do: One business is going strong in this flagging economy: debt collection.
- Apple iPhone Gets Corporate E – Mail: CUPERTINO, California (Reuters) – Apple <AAPL.O> said on Thursday its iPhone soon will support corporate e-mail, targeting a new market and challenging the dominance of Research In Motion <RIM.TO> popular Blackberry devices.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.