US Small Business News Round-up – 27/10/2008

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:

  • Arizona small-business loans down:Lower demand for loans by small businesses and tighter credit standards have resulted in fewer loans made to small businesses across the state, according to Arizona data released by the U.S. Small Business Administration for fiscal 2008.
  • Cuts in spending key worry for small biz: About 69 percent of small business owners are not directly impacted by the credit squeeze, but 91 percent are worried about the economy, according to a new survey released by PayCycle Inc., an online payroll service
  • SBA at a crossroads: Sen. John Kerry and other critics are looking to turn things around for the little guy at the SBA.
  • Agency Says Small Businesses Get Close to a Quarter of U.S. Contacts: The Small Business Administration said that $83.2 billion of government contracts went to small businesses in the last fiscal year, a record amount.
  • Small businesses give big clues about slowdown: Nelson Villanova doesn’t need to watch the stock market indexes, the TED spread, or gross domestic product to gauge the health of the economy.
  • WinWeb Supports Global Entrepreneurship Week 2008: Global Entrepreneurship Week 2008 and Make Your Mark – Enterprise Week 2008 is from November 17th to the 23rd. In a “Think Global. Act Local” move the British Make Your Mark campaign did exactly that it went global.
  • Small business feeling crunch: Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has conceded small businesses are suffering, as leaders approach Friday’s summit with a grab-bag of demands that will include quick-fixes to free up cash-flow, but also ca
  • Milwaukee gets second New Markets tax credit influx: The Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. has been issued $50 million in New Markets Tax Credits that will be used to promote investment in small businesses and development projects in low-income neighborhoods, the city of Milwaukee said Monday.
  • Obama tax plan helps small business employees: Holland, MI — Holland has an excellent example of just what Sen. Barack Obama is focusing upon to provide some income relief to those making less than $250,000 in annual net income.
  • D-Link Partners With Unisys to Deliver World-Class Hardware Support Services: Flexible Maintenance Packages Provide Broad Geographic Coverage and Rapid Response Support to Boost Uptime, Lower Cost of Ownership

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

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