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:
- Small Businesses have big impact on health care: There are pundits and politicians who repeat that business owners oppose President Obama’s proposal to give people the choice of a public health insurance plans. Don’t believe it.
- A Credit Squeeze for Small-Business Owners: A crackdown on credit limits by card companies is squeezing the nation’s small businesses, exacerbating the problems caused by a stagnant economy.
- Investing Advice for the Small-Business Owner: The skills that serve so well in nurturing a family business or start-up may not serve when it comes to investing the money you take off the table.
- Bridge loans available to small businesses: The U.S. Small Business Administration has begun accepting applications for America’s Recovery Capital, or ARC, loans.
- Most small businesses expected to grow in ’09: Despite the recession, 70 percent of small businesses anticipate moderate to significant growth in 2009, according to the Small Business Attitudes & Outlook survey conducted by Constant Contact Inc.
- Cash Book – For the non-bookkeeper. As easy as filling in a form. Be up-to-date and save money.
- Texas law should reduce taxes for small businesses: Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill into law on Tuesday that state lawmakers say will reduce the tax burden for more than 40,000 small businesses across Texas.
- SBA hardship loans program starts Monday: The Small Business Administration will start accepting applications Monday for its America’s Recovery Capital (ARC) program.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.