US Small Business News Round-up – 2009/01/19

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:

  • President Obama, small businesses need a ‘WAP’: On Jan. 20, Barack Obama takes over the helm of government, and in large measure, will set the course of the American economy.
  • Bay Area Biz: 5 small-business classes offered The U.S. Small Business Administration offers five classes this week at its SBA Entrepreneur Center in San Francisco. Topics include blogging basics, SBA certification, taxes, attracting new clients and starting a restaurant….
  • Young Guns: Its a Guy Thing: The online site Thrillist is succeeding not because it’s breaking new ground but because it can talk the talk.
  • WinWeb Celebrates 15 Years Helping Small Business & Home Business: WinWeb was founded 15 years ago in 1994, with the vision that the Internet and the World-Wide-Web (WWW) would transform the way micro businesses will be started and run.
  • Businesses Find a SIlver Lining in Inland California’s Downturn: Universities and nonprofits in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties are extending support to small businesses.
  • Iowa Lawmakers Back Small Business Health Plan: January 15, 2009 (AP)–Key Iowa legislators say they’ll back a measure allowing workers at small businesses, local governments and nonprofit groups to buy into the health care system covering state workers.
  • Hood tells Detroit shop patrons he’d aid small business: With snow blowing outside, a handful of patrons inside Hot Sam’s, a downtown Detroit men’s clothing store, spent a portion of their Saturday querying Detroit mayoral candidate the Rev. Nicholas Hood III about how he would improve the city.
  • PV’s mayor to continue SBA battle: Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker says he plans to continue fighting to clear his name after the U.S. Small Business Administration rejected parts of his appeal of a ruling that ousted him from a contracting program for disadvantaged firms.

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

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