US Small Business News Round-up – 22/09/2008

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:

  • NMSBA honors minority businesses: As part of the 2008 Minority Enterprise Development Week, the New Mexico district office of the Small Business Administration recognized small business owners for their achievements Wednesday.
  • Small businesses favor McCain over Obama as race evens up: A new national poll shows Arizona Sen. John McCain besting Democratic Barack Obama among small business owners as general election surveys show the presidential rivals deadlocked.
  • Silver Skelos: Reform Empire Zone program: Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, a downstate Republican, unveiled a plan today that would cut taxes, create tax credits for small businesses and manufacturers and revamp the state’s Empire Zone program.
  • Small Business win on unfair dismissal: SMALL business operators will be in a position to sack workers after giving them just one verbal warning and complying with a short check-list, under new business-friendly employment rules to be intro
  • As Financial Markets Collapse, Small Business Faces Funding Challenges: The collapse of the stock market, particularly shares in large financial companies, will have immediate effects on small businesses. Now that it is clear the the government will not help large brokers and banks, they are more likely than ever to hoard the capital that they can get from emergency Fed loans or from the sale of their operations being done to raise money.

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

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