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:
- New iPhone Ad Targets Small Business: One of Apple’s new iPhone ads targets small businesses by showing them how they can use iPhone apps to run their business.
- Missouri small business loan program gets OK: A direct loan program for small businesses, part of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s economic recovery plan, moved forward Tuesday with the approval of the Missouri Development Finance Board.
- Forsyth Tech Offers “Tough Times” program: The Small Business Center at Forsyth Technical Community College and the Small Business and Technology Development Center will provide a free forum on April 30 targeting entrepreneurs dealing with the recession.
- Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals receives $100,00 in state funding: Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals Inc. has received $100,000 in funding from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s Small Business Innovation Research-Small Business Technology Transfer Matching Funds Program.
- SBA honors San Antonio small business week winners: The San Antonio district office of the Small Business Administration has announced its list of 2009 small business award winners.
- Landis named small business “champion”: Pittsburgh businesswoman Marilyn Landis has been named the 2009 Financial Services Champion by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The award is designed to recognize those who assist small businesses “through advocacy efforts to increase the usefulness and availability of accounting or financial services,” according to a release from the SBA.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.