US Small Business News Round-up – 08/09/2008

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:

  • Every small business needs a perfect fit: Considering that rent is often an entrepreneur’s second biggest expense after payroll, striking the right deal in New York’s complex real estate market can make or break a small business. Yet business owners are often clueless about the process.
  • Telecommuting means change in management style: With gasoline prices expected to remain uncomfortably high, many small businesses are letting some of their staffers work at home. And some owners are discovering that allowing employees to telecommute can require a different management style, and some basic…
  • ACCIÓN extends a hand to small businesses, start-ups in Ariz: ACCIÓN New Mexico is growing and that is good news for small and start-up businesses in more than just New Mexico. For the first time since its inception in 1994, the micro-lender is expanding beyond the borders of the Land of Enchantment — into next door neighbor Arizona.
  • SBA offers disaster loans to some Florida nonprofits: Damages from Tropical Storm Fay have prompted the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer low interest rate disaster loans to certain private nonprofit organizations in Florida.
  • Move Aside, Frozen Custard, and Make Room foe Gelato: Gelato, that smooth Italian ice cream, seems to be catching on in the U.S. And small-business owners are taking notice.
  • Who’s who in NZ’sVC industry: The purpose of venture capital funds is to give large loans to tiny businesses, in the hope they might grow into really massive ones. The reason entrepreneurs turn to such funds is that their ideas are so visionary they’re unlikely…

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

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