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 businesses struggle to survive downturn: Times are tough for small business owners, those whom politicians tout as the backbone of America.
- Questions, Doubts Loom Over Bailout Money: President-elect Barack Obama’s economic team is broadening the mission of the $700 billion bailout for the financial sector, aiming to unfreeze credit for homeowners, consumers, small businesses and local governments.
- The Amish Flock From Farms to Small Businesses: The move into commerce by a religious sect that has determinedly kept the modern world at bay has been more out of necessity than desire.
- Watch the Video Of The CNBC Power Lunch Interview With WinWeb CEO Stefan Töpfer: Titled ‘Small Business in Trouble’ WinWeb CEO Stefan Töpfer talks about the challenges faced by small business during this recession.
- Measure Your Business Plan Results: No plan is ever right on, but having no plan is never right. Here’s how to analyze the actual results compared to the plan.
- Scandia Bake Shop 1 of many small businesses hurt by recession:MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Times are tough for small businesses around the nation. After almost 60 years of serving treats like julekake and Oslo rye bread, Scandia Bake Shop in Minneapolis is worried it may have to shut its doors within the week.
- Big family, small business: family of 13 starts shop in Auburn: If it’s a tough time to open a mom-and-pop store, not every mom and pop has a ready-made labor pool of 11 kids.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.