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:
- Savings for Small Business in Health Plan: A study found that small businesses, already burdened by high health care costs, could save money under a mandate to purchase coverage for employees.
- Small business planning for upswing: Many small business owners are marketing, reworking business models and looking at possible real estate deals with the expectation an economic upturn is not far off.
- Lenders hesitant an ARC loans: Struggling small business owners can begin applying next week for an interest-free debt-relief loan through a new Small Business Administration program — if, that is, they can find a bank to process their application.
- Government readies emergency loans: One week before its emergency loan program is slated to launch, the Small Business Administration issued guidelines for banks and borrowers on how the new loans will work.
- Building businesses & outsourcing networks – helping our clients to find reliable advisors and business associates
- Associate Solutions, Lewis Block and Supply win Kansas City, Kan., chamber awards: Associate Solutions Inc. won the Kansas City Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Award for 2009, and Lewis Block and Supply Co. won the chamber’s New Small Business Award.
- Equifax: Small biz bankruptcies double in March: Atlanta ranks 11th for small business bankruptcies in March, according to data release Monday by credit reporting firm Equifax Inc. (EFX)
- NFIB survey shows small business optimism: Small business owner optimism continues to improve. The National Federation…
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.