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:
- Obama plans small-business lending boost: Seeking to counter a chorus of unhappy Republicans and nervous Wall Street investors, President Barack Obama and his economic team are taking a cheerier tone while making billions in federal loans available to the nation’s struggling small businesses. Obama…
- How One Small Business Is Reviving a Local Economy: FOX Business’s Jeff Flock visited a coffee shop in Illinois to find out how to revive the economy.
- An Elderflower Liqueur Blossoms amid Recession: Selling any kind of premium product in this environment is hard but entrepreneur Rob Cooper says he is doing well, despite the economic downswing.
- Hold the Line on Price: If you know your price is right, it’s smarter to add a few useful extras than it is to charge less. Added value is worth more than a sale any day.
- Stimulus Package Has Green for Clean Energy: Massive bill earmarks $80 billion for renewables. Small biz to play major role.
- In Hard Times, Freelancers Turn to the Web: Several online companies are easing the transition to a freelance economy for workers and employers.
- When Banks Say No, Microlenders Say Yes: Many small business are turning to microlenders for the money they need to meet the payroll, buy supplies and pay the rent.
- Weary of Looking for Work, Some Create Their Own: Some laid-off workers are turning to their inner entrepreneur in what could be a boon for the economy.
- Free small biz conference will help entrepreneurs: Join the crowds of New Yorkers who are planning to attend the Daily News’ Small Biz: Big Impact Conference!
- Northeastern gets grant to support entrepreneurs: Northeastern University has received a $5 million pledge from a graduate to support budding entrepreneurs and technological innovation, university officials announced today. The donation by venture capitalist Richard D’Amore, a 1976 graduate, will fund research at the intersection of academic…
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.