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:
- Small-business fairness board schedules local hearing: The Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board will hold a meeting in Springfield on Sept. 3 to hear from business owners on how state rules and regulations affect their operations.
- American Science and Engineering, Inc. Named to FORTUNE Small Business 100: BILLERICA, Mass. — American Science and Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASEI) (AS&E(R)), a leader in X-ray detection technology, announced today that FORTUNE Small Business has ranked the Company number 61 in this year’s list of Fastest Growing Small Public Companies.
- Small – Business Mood Declines: Declining business conditions continued to drag down economic confidence among the nation’s small-business owners, Discover reported this week.
- Forum Calls for Small Firm Help ; The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is Calling on the Government to Give More Help for Smaller Firms: The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is calling on the Government to give more help for smaller firms. It believes that proposals to support them in the newly published Small Business Act for Europe should be made key components of the UK Government’s enterprise strategy.
- In the Hunt: Early Retirees in New Ventures, Mostly for Fun: Many of the first wave of America’s baby boomers are taking early retirement and turning their hobbies into small businesses. Very small businesses.
- NFIB Small Business Legal Center Applauds Court’s Decision in Major Tort Liability Case: Washington, D.C. July 1, 2008, — Karen Harned, executive director, National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, issued the following statement in response to the Rhode Island Supreme Court’s decision issued today State of Rhode Island v. Lead Industries Association, Inc.
- SBA offers online help: The Small Business Administration has introduced two new free online finance courses to help small business owners learn basic principles of finance and borrowing.
- Economic Struggle: Small Business Announces it Will Close: POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) — As prices continue to rise, many small businesses in Region 8 are struggling just to keep afloat
- Small Business Administration assists Homeowners, Renters, and Businesses of any size: Following the announcement of West Virginia’s disaster declaration for several counties affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, mudslides, and landslides on June 3, through 7, 2008, Acting Administrator Jovita Carranza of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued the following statement:
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.