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:
- AAIA testifies on Right to Repair before House Small Business Committee:Aaron Lowe, vice president of government affairs for the (AAIA), testified before the House Small Business Committee in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 25 to brief legislators on the Motor Vehicle Owners R
- Schumer backs small business call for fed cash: The federal government should set up an emergency loan program to help small businesses hard hit by the credit crunch, Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday.
- Does financial crisis mean credit crisis for small businesses?: While a lack of liquidity in the commercial paper market is making a mess of funding for some Fortune 500 companies, it’s a whole different ballgame when you scale down to the world of small business
- Show Me the Money! Getting Funds to Start Your Business: They say it takes money to make money. But when you’re young and trying to start a business, where do you turn for that all-important start-up capital?
- Small Businesses Feeling the Chill: Whether because banks won’t lend to them, or because they don’t want to take risks in a difficult market, small businesses have been sitting still.
- Small Business Gets Crushed In Credit Crisis: With the Congressional rejection of the Treasury bailout package lending from banks to small businesses has ground to a halt.
- Time Is Running Out for New Tax Breaks: Businesses may take an immediate write-off of up to $250,000 for equipment purchased in 2008, double the amount allowed in 2007.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.