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 owners don’t do it for the money: business owners don’t do it for the money – If you can read this text, your browser is not interpreting this page as the designers intended. This may be because you are using an obsolete, non-standard
- Tighter credit squeezes small business: Meet Bob Trifunovic and his energy consulting and engineering firm Encon Conservation Co. Inc: in business since 1976; clients include Starbucks Corp., The Gap Inc., Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkin
- Bailout’s impact on small business loans debatable: Supporters of the Bush administration’s plan to buy troubled loans from financial institutions say it would help Main Street as well as Wall Street by restoring the flow of credit to consumers and small businesses.
- SBA opens Houston- area business centers: The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened five business assistance centers in the Houston area to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Ike.
- Housing downturn has hurt small businesses: Small-business owners across the nation are anxious about the economy and fear a recession, but 75 percent of those surveyed in a recent poll remain confident about their own future.
- Amid Boom, Concerns at Small Sola Firms: Solar power is surging in the United States, in part due to generous state and power company incentives and rebates.
- Small Biz No Fan of $700B Rescue Plan: Small business owners are angry over $700 billion rescue plan, despite the fact they might need it.
- MonsyZone: Slashing prices may be a tempting tactic for small businesses in tough times, but it’s often not a good one.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.