Small Business News World Round-up – 2009/12/08

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 around the world.

US Home & Small Business News Roundup

  • Ringing in the Holiday but Sharing the Bill: For small businesses, shared office parties offer the feel of a big event at a lower cost — and without the planning headaches.
  • Small business job losses continue: While the federal government’s relatively upbeat employment report for November is fueling optimism among restaurateurs and other businesses that the economy might be turning the corner, another study states that job loss continues to be a problem for small business owners.
  • Senate bill won’t change small biz premiums: The Congressional Budget Office predicts the Senate health care reform bill would provide better, but more expensive, coverage in the individual insurance market, while having little impact on premiums for employer-based coverage.
  • U.S. Small Business Loans in Areas Down: BOSTON–Delinquencies among small and medium-sized U.S. business borrowers fell in October for a third straight month, according to PayNet Inc, which provides risk-management tools to the commercial lending industry.
  • Nevada ranks as second-best for small businesses: Nevada has the second-best public policy climate in the nation for small business, a report this week shows.

Australia Home & Small Business News Roundup

UK & Ireland Home & Small Business News Roundup

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As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.

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