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:
- Health care, work force top concerns for Arizona small business: Health care and work force issues topped the list of critical issues cited by Arizona businesses, according to the second-quarter Arizona Economic Indicators Monitor.
- NFIB survey: Inflation returns as top small biz owner worry: Small-business owners’ level of confidence in the economy was flat from May to June, but inflation marked its return as the top concern for the first time in decades, according to the National Federation of Independent Business monthly Index of Small Business Optimism.
- How to secure financing for your small business: is a crucial point to succeeding. There is a variety of ways this can happen. This all depends of course on your credit and how established your business is. Raising capital is hard to come by, espe
- Arizona small business owners see economy as weak, but half expect turnaround next year: That’s a drop from 19 percent last quarter and stands in contrast to 58 percent who see the economy as fair and 31 percent who see it as poor, according to the Silver State Bank/Arizona Small Business
- Minnesota small business see recession: Many Minnesota small businesses are saying that the economy is in a recession, according to a new survey. (USB)
- Springfield SBA makes Missouri’s first Rural Lender Advantage loan: Working with a participating lender in Osage Beach, the Springfield branch office of the U.S. Small Business Administration became the first in Missouri to get a loan approved under a new loan initiative.
- States Focus on Uninsured Workers at Small Firms: States are taking a variety of approaches to address the growing number of small businesses who are unable to afford to provide health insurance for their employees.
- Flex time can be on small business’ side: While it’s still pretty much the norm for American workers to mold their lives around their bosses’ schedules, many small business owners are giving employees flexible work hours.
- How to best use bluetooth technology in a small business: It seems that every new electronic device on the market claims to be Bluetooth enabled. But what exactly is Bluetooth? How can it make your business more efficient? And why is it called Bluetooth? Bluetooth is a wireless technology that uses short-range radio..
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.