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:
- SBA to Launch ‘Emerging 200’ in Dallas: The U.S. Small Business Administration is expected to kick off its Emerging 200 Initiative in Dallas on Tuesday to support the growth of 15 local businesses that have proved their potential for long-term growth and viability.
- Creativity, energy rule at small biz boot camp: Despite the tough economy, New Yorkers are determined to grow their small businesses or start new ventures ready to harness every opportunity the city has to offer.
- Eight-bay DroboPro Sets Sights on Small Business Storage: New expandable storage device from Data Robotics doubles the number of bays and adds iSCSI connectivity.
- Small business info meeting set for Tuesday in Burlco: U.S. Rep. John Adler will host the first in a series of discussions for small business owners from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Burlington County College in Mount Laurel.
- Small business owners somewhat more confident: The nation’s small business owners are starting to see signs of an economic turnaround, according to the latest Discover Small Business Watch survey.
- Downturn begets startups: Anita Anderson had a feeling her job as a graphic artist wouldn’t be around much longer when she was reassigned last July. By the time the ax finally fell at ConocoPhillips in February, Anderson decided she wanted to start her own business as an organizer-for-hire.
- Lending problems still hamper sales: NEW YORK — Andrea Edmunds got a great deal when she decided to buy a small business. But that still didn’t make it easy.
- Small shops are feeling the big hurt: Bye-bye, mom and pop. Small businesses in the Bronx are disappearing, according to a report released by Rep. Anthony Weiner.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.