Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/11/17

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

  • High-tech security, low price tag: Until recently, small businesses looking for high-tech building security had few affordable options.
  • Banks leery of Treasury’s small business lending plan: Small business lending has been in freefall since the recession began. Concerned about the obstacles that places in the way of economic recovery, President Obama recently proposed a new federal effort to give community banks access to ultra-cheap government loans, which they can then use to expand their local business lending.
  • Sick Days with H1N1: As the H1N1 flu continues to spread, for many of us it is a financial burden. As Jeff Glor reports, many small businesses aren’t offering paid sick days, so they must keep germs to a minimum.
  • Proposed City Cut in Small Business Aid Stirs Backlash: Agencies that help small businesses say they need more assistance, not less, in hard times.
  • SBA funds growth: As the national and global economy continues to struggle, economic hopes are being placed on small businesses. Each year, approximately 600,000 small businesses are opened, and the vast majority of these businesses need startup capital to mange everyday needs.

India Home & Small Business News Roundup

  • Intuit Money Manager set to make India debut: Earlier this year, in March, Intuit Inc. had announced to create and offer products for the Indian market – products that will be developed in India, for India. As mentioned Intuit had announced to tab consumers and small businesses …
  • SME Chamber of India launches its Financial Services Division & Northern Region Chapter: Small & Medium Business Development Chamber of India (SME Chamber of India) today announced the launch of its Financial Services Division in association with Zwirn Pragati Capfin Pvt. Ltd., and formation of its Northern Region Chapter.
  • Fairfax County in US beckons India Inc to invest: Proximity to Washington DC provides Fairfax Country huge potential for Indian enterprises, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to expand their businesses in the US, service law firm Patton Boggs’ foreign affairs advisor Frank …

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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