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:
- Lending groups to talk finance in Santa Fe: Three small business lending groups will host a free talk in Santa Fe on March 19 about financing businesses in the City Different.
- NFIB survey: Inflation worries small businesses: Most small business owners surveyed in February say their credit needs were being met, but many weren’t ready to invest in new equipment, despite the stimulus package passed by Congress Feb. 7.
- Entrepreneurs and Iraq: A look at how the war has transformed four companies, for better and for worse.
- Tool Kit: Need Money for a BUsiness? Start at the Bank: For small business owners, forging a good working relationship with your banker is crucial, and it can result in more credit, lower fees and streamlined paperwork.
- Lockheed Martin to recognize local firms: The local operations of Lockheed Martin has announced it will recognize 14 companies, including two area businesses, as their outstanding small business providers for 2007. (LMT)
- Economic trends in small business: A recent report published by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) gives indications that although American small businesses are certainly tightening their game plans a bit, they are by no means going down for the count. The report reviews a number of important indicators, testing everything from optimism to inventories.
- Payco Inc Anticipates clients success with SaaS.com’s Small Business: BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – March 4, 2008– WebApps, Inc. a.k.a. SaaS.com, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) with a major push in Workforce Management Solutions, helps Payco, Inc., a payroll service bureau based out of Johnson City, NY, serve its’ clients with a more robust solution.
- Entrepreneurial Edge: Small Business Offer Alternatives to Gang Life: Small Business Offer Alternatives to Gang Life: A Los Angeles corporation is demonstrating that the training and discipline of working in a small company can help change the lives of former gang members.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.