Daily News Update 5.4.2011

 

New York Times

A Mission Not Yet Accomplished

Business Life After Death in Rwanda

More on Hiring a Web Developer

 

Washington Post

House GOP set to move ahead with legislation to limit new consumer bureau

 

Politico

New W.H. battle: Corporate taxes

 

The Hill

Small-business bill shelved after it fails to clear hurdle

 

Wall Street Journal

Has Small-Business Lending Improved?

The Small Business Vote, Up North

Facebook Is Tops for Small Business

Recovery Slow to Reach Struggling San Benito

Startup Has Big Plans for Tiny Chip Technology

 

Huffington Post

Business Books: Entrepreneurs Pick Their Favorites

Entrepreneurs: Master 'The Pivot'

 

The San Francisco Chronicle

6 Tips For Getting A Small Business Loan In 2011

 

Miami Herald

SBA has work to do, exec says

 

Bloomberg Businessweek

Different Rules for Small Business Credit Cards

 

The Street

Bank of America Tops Small-Business Study

 

Fox Business

Banks Showing Small Businesses the Money

 

CNBC

Small Business Sees Rock-Solid 2011 Economy: Citi

 

Gather

Small Business Owners Don't Want Bush Tax Cuts

 

CNN Money

Small business hiring: slow, steady

 

Business News Daily

Small Business Gives Best Customer Service

‘Made in America’: The Phrase that Will Save Small Business?

 

Portfolio

It Was a Dark and Stormy Small-Business Outlook

 

Business News Express

Small Business and Social Media: Making the Connection

 

OMB Watch

Snowe Kills Small Business Bill

 

East Valley Tribune

Firm: Arizona leads U.S. in small-business job growth

 

The Nonprofit Quarterly

Nonprofit Reveals Downturn in Small Business Lending

 

NJ.com

New tax law: Small business owners can consolidate income and recoup their losses

 

Main Street

Hartford Offers Small Biz Disability Insurance

 

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Small-business owners: How to manage expenses while getting the most out of your time

 

New York Daily News

Study proves it: Walmart super-stores kill off local small businesses

 

Virginia Business

Capital One Bank’s small business survey suggests optimism

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Daily News Update 5.3.2011

 

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New York Times

U.S. Business Has High Tax Rates but Pays Less

Extra Tax Revenue to Delay Debt Crisis

Rejecting Wall Street, Graduates Turn Entrepreneurs Instead

U.S. Manufacturing Growth Slowed in April

Americans Favor Budget Cuts Over Raising Corporate Tax

Was Big D Wise to Pursue Small Customers?

 

Washington Post

Businesses ordered more factory goods in March, purchasing more machinery, computers and autos

Banks ease lending terms and demand for loans rise, Fed says

Wonkbook: The debt-ceiling drama begins

 

Politico

Osama bin Laden news could pivot economy

 

The Hill

Reid files cloture on small-business bill

 

Huffington Post

Fred Wilson: First Time Vs. Serial Entrepreneurs

Banks Easing Lending Standards In Order To Take Risks, Fed Finds

Banks Should Pay for the Foreclosure Crisis

 

Wall Street Journal

Free Advice Coming to a City Near You

SBA Watchdog Pans Immigrant Visa Rules

Small-Business Borrowing Slows

Guide to Corporate Venture Capital

Wells Fargo Launches Resource Center

Web Company Calls Brink and Mortar Home

GOP Sees Shot at Latino Gains

 

The Baltimore Sun

Small businesses get new portal for insurance info

New grants for small businesses to work with Homeland Security, U.S. Army

 

Reuters

Death of bin Laden quickly spawns memorabilia business

 

Phoenix Business Journal

Small businesses look to increase hiring

 

Job.com

Small business hiring increased in April

 

Business Wire

Citibank Launches Celebration for National Small Business Week

 

PR Newswire

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Urges Small-Business Leaders to Back Budget, Proposed Reforms

Nevada Announces Funding Allocations to Support $13 Million in Small Business Lending

 

San Antonio Business Journal

Bill would ease regulations on certain small food businesses

 

IT Business Edge

Seven Employee Monitoring Tips for Small Businesses

 

GovCon Blog

Focus on the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program

 

Financial Post

Why inventory management is crucial for small businesses

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Daily News Update 5.2.2011

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New York Times

The Economy Slows

Standing Up for Guest Workers

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/02/opinion/02krugman.html?ref=todayspaper">Springtime for Bankers

This Week in Small Business: Putting POM Wonderful on the Map

 

Washington Post

Venga, a D.C.-based Internet start-up, is betting on an app dream

Commentary: SBA needs to provide contractors more help with bonding

 

Politico

The debt-ceiling talks: 5 scenarios

Exports can drive U.S. recovery

 

Huffington Post

U.S. Manufacturing Grows In April, Even As Economy Slows Down

The Socially Conscious Business: How to Balance Profit and Mission?

 

PR Newswire

TD Bank Launches First-Ever Company-wide Small Business Outreach Campaign

 

The Street

Small-Business Hiring Improves In April

 

Houston Business Journal

Small business owners optimistic, survey says

 

Reuters

Exclusive: Small business borrowing cools: PayNet

 

Small Business International

7 Essential Principles of Small Business Success

 

Insurance News Net

Wells Fargo Launches Online Resource Center for Small Business Owners

 

Benzinga

Small Business Still Leaving Money on the Table

 

Daily News Pulse

Jobs Act Giving Small Business Loans A Huge Boost

 

The Republic

Job announcements few and far between, mostly small

 

New York Daily News

Small businesses turn to international investors and partners in light of American recession

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer

How customers can motivate employees

 

Business News Daily

Stamping Out Small Business? Rising Shipping Costs Prove Challenge

 

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Daily News Update 4.5.2011

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New York Times

New Hurdles in Race to Avert Federal Shutdown

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/05/us/politics/05congress.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

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Fed Help Kept Banks Afloat, Until It Didn't

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/05/business/economy/05fed.html?ref=todayspaper

Can ShermansTravel.com Compete With the Giants?

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/05/can-shermanstravel-com-compete-with-the-giants/

Small Banks and Small Businesses Battle Over Swipe Fees

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/small-banks-and-small-businesses-battle-over-swipe-fees/?partner=rss&emc=rss

 

Washington Post

Senate to vote on bill repealing small part of health law, rescinding tax filing requirement

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/senate-to-vote-on-bill-repealing-small-part-of-health-law-rescinding-tax-filing-requirement/2011/04/05/AFDmWNhC_story.html

Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Yunus loses legal fight to keep job at pioneering microlender

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/bangladeshi-nobel-laureate-yunus-loses-legal-fight-to-keep-job-at-pioneering-microlender/2011/04/05/AFJpGZhC_story.html

 

Politico

To create jobs, keep Internet open

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/52540.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Hiring Activity Picks Up

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/04/04/hiring-activity-picks-up/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Younger Firms Feeling the Pinch

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/04/04/younger-firms-feeling-the-pinch/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Small Lenders Banked on Fed

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704530204576239512008691454.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

How I Built It: Thrillist's Adam Rich

http://online.wsj.com/video/how-i-built-it-thrillists-adam-rich/A0ABCB2D-AC8A-43CC-9EE9-531DF547BC31.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post

Why Republicans Persist in Demanding the Elimination of 700,000 Jobs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/why-republicans-persist-i_b_844860.html

The Servant Problem: In Search of the Lost Battalion of America's Unemployed

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lewis-lapham/america-unemployment_b_844586.html

Why We Must Raise Taxes on the Rich

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/why-we-must-raise-taxes-o_b_844606.html

Small Business Loan Numbers Are 'Disheartening': PayNet

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/04/small-business-borrowing-_n_844372.html

The "Innovation for Jobs" Chasm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-nordfors/lainnovation-and-job-crea_b_843872.html

 

San Francisco Chronicle

Small Business Goes Global in Quest for Delivering Financial Literacy

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/04/05/prweb5221674.DTL

 

Pymnts

Monster.com® Launches Small Business Resource Center in collaboration with American Express OPEN

http://pymnts.com/monstercom-launches-small-business-resource-center-in-collaboration-with-american-express-open-20110405006361/

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Reuters

Rising oil prices and Japan's crisis have dented confidence among CEOs at small businesses, a survey published on Tuesday showed.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/05/us-usa-economy-vistage-idUSTRE73422S20110405

 

KRDO

New Scam Aimed At Small Businesses

http://www.krdo.com/news/27425484/detail.html

 

Bloomberg Businessweek

Make the Next Bailout Serve Small Business

http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/apr2011/sb2011045_439887.htm

 

The Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter

Small Business Administration’s Loan Program Extended Through 2012

http://realestate.bryanellis.com/4230/small-business-administrations-loan-program-extended-through-2012/

 

PR Newswire

Samuel Adams to Provide New Opportunities for NYC Small Businesses

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/samuel-adams-to-provide-new-opportunities-for-nyc-small-businesses-119244109.html

Small Businesses Rally in Tough Times

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/small-businesses-rally-in-tough-times-119251144.html

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Small Business 'Trademark Bullying' Comments Made Public

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/small-business-trademark-bullying-comments-made-public-119239564.html

 

Online PR Media

Small Business Reaches Highest Sales Week, Month & Year

http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/122629-1301910390-small-business-reaches-highest-sales-week-month-year.html

 

Business Insider

Small Business on the Up and Up

http://www.businessinsider.com/small-business-on-the-up-and-up-2011-4

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Daily News Pulse

More Entrepreneurs Applying For Small Business Loans

http://dailynewspulse.com/more-entrepreneurs-applying-for-small-business-loans/2216781/

 

Business News Express

Small Business Site Continues with 500% Growth

http://businessnewsexpress.com/small-business-site-continues-with-500-growth/8777676/

 

The Street

5 (Other) Reasons Small Businesses Fail

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11071637/1/5-other-reasons-small-businesses-fail.html

 

Labor Pains

Wisc. Union to Small Businesses: Support Us or We’ll Boycott

http://laborpains.org/2011/04/04/wisc-union-to-small-businesses-support-us-or-we%E2%80%99ll-boycott/

 

The Kansas City Star

Small businesses review Super Bowl legacy

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/03/2773314/small-businesses-review-super.html

 

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Daily News Update 4.4.2011

Daily News Update 4.4.2011

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New York Times

Spring’s Awakening?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/opinion/04mon1.html?ref=todayspaper

Prominent Start-Ups in San Francisco Resist a Payroll Tax

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/technology/04tax.html?adxnnl=1&ref=todayspaper&adxnnlx=1301926356-OhN93lB2g8/XOwzhSSUmsw

This Week in Small Business: Democrats and Republicans Talk

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/this-week-in-small-business-democrats-and-republicans-talk/?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=cse

Microlender Focuses on Hospitality Businesses

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/nyregion/04loans.html?scp=4&sq=small%20business&st=cse

Letter: Change in Chinatown

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/opinion/lweb04chinatown.html?scp=8&sq=small%20business&st=cse

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Washington Post

Government shutdown looms over talks as crunch time for 2011 budget nears

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/crunch-time-for-the-2011-budget/2011/04/03/AFoonzVC_story.html

Franchisees still contending with a lack of financing

http://www.washingtonpost.com/capital_business/franchisers-conted-with-lack-of-financing/2011/03/28/AFvgF42B_story.html

Value Added: Lessons from founder of Dogtopia

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/value-added-lessons-from-the-founder-of-dogtopia/2011/03/22/AF7aVhWC_story.html

Commentary: A new business model for nonprofits

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/commentary-a-new-business-model-for-nonprofits/2011/03/29/AFG11vWC_story.html

 

Politico

What do women really want?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/52444.html

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The Hill

Why credit access is critical to the economic recovery

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/153357-why-credit-access-is-critical-to-the-economic-recovery

 

Huffington Post

Black Unemployment Rises Even As Overall Jobless Rate Drops

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/01/black-unemployment-rises-overall-drops_n_843891.html

Small Business Loan Numbers Are 'Disheartening': PayNet

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/04/small-business-borrowing-_n_844372.html

Entrepreneurs Should Ignore The 'Bubble' Talk

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brad-feld/entrepreneurs-should-igno_b_844337.html

 

Open Forum

The Rise Of Women-Owned Businesses [Infographic]

http://www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/innovation/article/the-rise-of-women-owned-businesses-infographic-jason-del-rey

 

The American Express OPEN

State of Women-Owned Businesses Report

A Summary of Important Trends, 1997–2011

http://media.nucleus.naprojects.com/pdf/WomanReport_FINAL.pdf

 

USA Today

Small Business Challenge: How they're doing now

http://www.usatoday.com/money/smallbusiness/2011-04-01-challenge-update.htm

 

Online Journal

Small Business Loans Tough to Come By, Says Timothy Geithner

http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_7757.shtml

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Orlando Sentinel

Chase boosts lending to Florida's small businesses

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-04-03/business/os-cfb-banking-0404-20110403_1_small-business-jpmorgan-chase-mid-sized-businesses

 

Times-Standard

SBA: Disaster aid for small businesses affected by salmon fishery closure

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_17763369

 

Benzinga

U.S. Small Business Lending Continues to Grow

http://www.benzinga.com/news/11/04/973786/u-s-small-business-lending-continues-to-grow

 

Small Business Trends

Previous PostHave We Lost a Generation of Small Business Owners?

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/04/lost-generation-small-business-owners.html

 

SYS-CON Media

Sage Survey Shows That 20 Percent of U.S. Hispanic Small Business Owners Are Unable to Identify Their Most Important Business Cost

http://www.sys-con.com/node/1778898

 

Lake Zurich Patch

Lake County Small Business Owners Get Growing

http://lakezurich.patch.com/articles/lake-county-small-business-owners-get-growing

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Chicago Tribune

Got that entrepreneurial spirit?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/tribu/ct-tribu-weigel-entrepreneur-20110404,0,3567878.column

 

West Harford News

Chamber connects small businesses with financing programs

http://www.westhartfordnews.com/articles/2011/04/03/business/doc4d990850886e3230706828.txt

 

 

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Daily News Update 4.1.2011

Daily News Update 4.1.2011

Join us in Washington, DC from May 2-4 for the most important microenterprise conference of the year: AEOs 20th Annual National Microenterprise Conference. Hundreds of microenterprise practitioners, funders, policymakers, and industry partners will gather for three days of dialogue, networking, and learning. Visit the conference website to see all of the exciting workshops and speakers who will be there.  http://www.microenterpriseconference.org.

 

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New York Times

The Jobless See a Lifeline at Risk

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/us/01florida.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Missouri Halts Extension of Pay for Unemployed

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/us/01missouri.html?ref=todayspaper

The Fed’s Crisis Lending: A Billion Here, a Thousand There

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/business/economy/01fed.html?ref=todayspaper

Many Low-Wage Jobs Seen as Failing to Meet Basic Needs

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/business/economy/01jobs.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post

Unemployment drops to 8.8%, signaling steady economic growth

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/unemployment-drops-to-88percent-signaling-steady-economic-growth/2011/04/01/AF6t5NGC_story.html

For women, still a long way to go

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-leadership/post/for-women-still-a-long-way-to-go/2011/03/03/AFS4kkHC_blog.html

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Strong private-sector job growth expected when government reports March employment data

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/strong-private-sector-job-growth-expected-when-government-reports-march-employment-data/2011/04/01/AFEGXUDC_story.html

Unemployment rate falls to 2-year low of 8.8 pct.; employers add 216K jobs in March

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/unemployment-rate-falls-to-2-year-low-of-88-pct-employers-add-216k-jobs-in-march/2011/04/01/AF44d9FC_story.html

 

Politico

Barack Obama: Shutdown would be 'height of irresponsibility'

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/52390.html

Democrats claim budget target reached

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/52386.html

Tim Pawlenty cautious on jobs numbers

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/52388.html

 

The Hill

Reid: Small-business amendment impasse nearly solved

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/152837-reid-small-business-amendment-impasse-nearly-solved-

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Wall Street Journal

Intuit, Salesforce.com Team Up to Target Small Businesses.

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/03/31/intuit-salesforce-com-team-up-to-target-small-businesses/?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post

Unemployment Rate Falls Again In March, Economy Adds 216,000 Jobs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/01/bls_n_843329.html

Gladwell's Views on Entrepreneurs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/howard-steven-friedman/gladwell-innovation_b_842953.html

Entrepreneurs: Your Friends Could Be Bad For Business

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Micha%C3%ABl%20Bikard/entrepreneurs-your-friend_b_842558.html

 

My Latino Voice

Los Angeles County Small Business Owners Optimistic, Says Union Bank Survey

http://mylatinovoice.com/food-and-living/20-business/2753-los-angeles-county-small-business-owners-optimistic-says-union-bank-survey.html

 

Reuters

Small business hiring remains steady in March: NFIB

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/01/us-usa-economy-nfib-idUSTRE7302G120110401

 

Gaebler

Women Owned Businesses Increasing At A Rapid Rate

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Startup/Women-owned-businesses-increasing-at-a-rapid-rate-800476458.htm

 

San Francisco Chronicle

ADA Issues New Guide to Help Small Businesses Understand Regulations

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/04/01/prweb8254145.DTL

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Cautious optimism among small-business owners

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/119045209.html

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The Republic

Head of Alabama Small Business Consortium charged with defrauding state of $7.3M

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/2055f346c5ba49469924e5d1e2f27c39/AL--Business-Consortium-Indictment/

 

PR Newswire

West Coast Bank is Recognized by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as Regional Lender of the Year

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/west-coast-bank-is-recognized-by-the-small-business-administration-sba-as-regional-lender-of-the-year-119071199.html

 

Morning Sentinel

Sen. Snowe says bill would increase awareness of small business

http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/sen_-olympia-snowe-saysbill-would-increase-awareness-of-small-business_2011-03-31.html

Sec. of State's small-business advocate proposal sees constitutional test

http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/summers-proposal-debated_2011-03-31.html

 

ABC Action News

Some say small businesses are being squeezed out of VA program for veterans

http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/Some-say-small-businesses-are-being-squeezed-out-of-VA-program-for-veterans

 

Business Insider

Business 2011 - Optimism, But Heed the Lessons

http://www.businessinsider.com/business-2011-optimism-but-heed-the-lessons-2011-4

 

Read Media

New York Small Business Owners Urge Senators Schumer, Gillibrand to Protect Swipe Fee Reform

http://readme.readmedia.com/New-York-Small-Business-Owners-Urge-Senators-Schumer-Gillibrand-to-Protect-Swipe-Fee-Reform/2249939

 

Gaebler

Unemployment Rate Loses 0.1 Percentage Point

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Finance/Unemployment-rate-loses-0.1-percentage-point-800476452.htm

 

Baltimore Business Journal

In the end, small businesses weren’t to blame for tax gap

http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/print-edition/2011/04/01/in-the-end-small-businesses-werent.html

 

Federal Computer

SBA starts contracting program for women

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/04/01/sba-launches-women-owned-small-business-program.aspx

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Daily News Update 3.31.2011

Daily News Update 3.31.2011

 

Join us in Washington, DC from May 2-4 for the most important microenterprise conference of the year: AEOs 20th Annual National Microenterprise Conference. Hundreds of microenterprise practitioners, funders, policymakers, and industry partners will gather for three days of dialogue, networking, and learning. Visit the conference website to see all of the exciting workshops and speakers who will be there.  http://www.microenterpriseconference.org.

 

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New York Times

How Small Companies Get in Trouble

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/why-companies-fail/?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=cse

A Decline in American Entrepreneurship

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/31/a-decline-in-american-entrepreneurship/?scp=6&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

Washington Post

Urban League report finds growing racial disparities

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/urban-league-report-finds-growing-racial-disparities/2011/03/31/AFqcbeAC_story.html

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House GOP trying to limit abortions, aiming at tax breaks for insurance that covers procedure

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/house-gop-trying-to-limit-abortions-aiming-at-tax-breaks-for-insurance-that-covers-procedure/2011/03/31/AFRdNV7B_story.html

Orders to US factories dip slightly, reflecting weakness in defense and business investment

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/orders-to-us-factories-dip-slightly-reflecting-weakness-in-defense-and-business-investment/2011/03/31/AFVW8Z9B_story.html

 

Politico

Tom Coburn clears way for 1099, EPA votes

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/52269.html

Mitt Romney tweaks Barack Obama on jobs

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/52278.html

Fighting to ensure veterans get jobs

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/52265.html

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The Hill

Cautious Boehner says $33B in spending cuts not a done deal

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/153035-cautious-boehner-says

 

Wall Street Journal

Few Banks Seek Funds for Small Businesses

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704530204576233013496817424.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Live Blog: How I Built It.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/30/live-blog-how-i-built-it/?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post

U.S. Economy Growing Faster Than Rivals, But Creating Far Fewer Jobs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/31/us-economy-growth-jobs_n_842948.html

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The Economic Truth That Nobody Will Admit: We're Heading Back Toward a Double-Dip

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/the-truth-about-the-econo_b_842998.html

Take Care of Your Employees and They Will Take Care of You

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dal-lamagna/take-care-of-your-employe_b_842567.html

Can This African Program Provide a Lifeline to America's Unemployed?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alexia-parks/africa-microfinance-unemployment_b_842018.html

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Gaebler

Survey Finds Sales Expectations Increasing Among Small Business Community

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Finance/Survey-finds-sales-expectations-increasing-among-small-business-community-800475209.htm

Multi Billion Dollar Small Business Lending Fund Sees Few Bank Participants

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Finance/Multi-billion-dollar-small-business-lending-fund-sees-few-bank-participants-800475210.htm

 

Accounting Today

AICPA Urges IRS to Protect Small-Business Accounting Records

http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/AICPA-Urges-IRS-Protect-Small-Business-Accounting-Records-57878-1.html

 

Advisor One

IRS Launches a Lenient Lien Program for Small Businesses

http://www.advisorone.com/article/irs-launches-lenient-lien-program-small-businesses

 

Business Report

Small business is key to growth that creates jobs, says Marcus

http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/small-business-is-key-to-growth-that-creates-jobs-says-marcus-1.1050373

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Great Recession’s Effect on Entrepreneurship

http://www.clevelandfed.org/research/commentary/2011/2011-04.cfm

 

Crain’s Cleveland Business

Obama program to spur small business lending finds few bank takers

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20110331/BLOGS03/110339959

 

PR Newswire

Veteran Small Business Owners Say American Legion Is Their "Best Advocate"

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/veteran-small-business-owners-say-american-legion-is-their-best-advocate-118981634.html

 

Triangle Business Journal

Intuit: Small-business employment hours rise in March, wages flat

http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2011/03/31/intuit-small-business-employment.html

 

Fox and Hounds Daily

The Angry Voice of Small Business

http://foxandhoundsdaily.com/blog/joel-fox/8820-the-angry-voice-small-business

 

Washington Business Journal

Feds fail to adapt rules for small biz

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/fedbiz_daily/2011/03/feds-fail-to-adapt-rules-for-small-biz.html

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Women’s Wednesday: What the White House Report on Women Didn’t Say

This week for Women’s Wednesday we want to highlight an article written by AEO Board Member Nell Merlino.  Nell is the Founder, President, and CEO of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, and she works tirelessly everyday to help women grow their small businesses into million dollar enterprises, through Count Me In’s Make Mine a Million $ Business Program.  When she read the recent White House report on women: “Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being,” which neglected to mention women-owned businesses, she felt a need to speak up for the very people she works so hard for every day: women business owners.  In response to the administration’s failure to recognize these businesses, and the people that Nell represents, she wrote the article, “What the White House Report on Women Didn’t Say” for the Huffington Post, which can be found below.

To hear what Nell Merlino has to say in person, join us at the AEO conference for a round table discussion of “Focus on the Fast Runners: Business Growth, Job Creation and Access to Mainstream Financial Services.”  We hope to see you there May 2-4, 2011.  Visit http://www.microenterpriseconference.org to see all the other exciting workshops and speakers offered.

 What the White House Report on Women Didn't Say

By Nell Merlino

 

A few weeks ago, the White House released a report on the status of American women: "Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being." This was a big deal: it's the first comprehensive federal report on women since 1963. Yes, you read that right: The last time the federal government produced a report on women was during the Kennedy administration, with Eleanor Roosevelt in charge. Clearly, they've had a lot of time to do research.

The report illustrates how women's lives are changing in five different arenas -- people, families and income; education; employment; health; and crime and violence. Most of it isn't especially surprising: Women are marrying later and having fewer children. Women live longer than men but generally face health problems like arthritis, asthma, depression, and obesity. Younger women are more likely than younger men to have a college or a master's degree. Stuff we already know.

But as the founder and president of Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence, a not-for-profit provider of resources for women growing micro-businesses into million dollar enterprises, I was most interested in the employment area. And for better or for worse, none of it was especially shocking, either. For example, although the number of women and men in the labor force has nearly equalized in recent years, women still earn about 75 percent of what men earn. A big reason is because females don't go into science and technology-related fields, which typically lead to higher paying occupations (women tend to gravitate toward lower paying jobs, like teaching).

But here's what did surprise me: Nowhere in the 85-page document was there any mention of women-owned businesses. Not a peep. We heard a lot about women and education; we learned how old college-educated women are when they marry (the median age is 30, fyi). But there was not one word about the ten-and-a-half million women who are in business for themselves.

Granted, President Kennedy's report didn't mention women business owners. But that's because we didn't even count them in the US Census until the 1970's, when women won the right to business credit in their own name.

I'm not quite sure why women business-owners were left out of the Obama administration's report. How can you expect to create jobs if you're not speaking to the people who create them? It's not like women-owned businesses don't account for much in this economy. According to an October, 2009 study from the Center for Women's Business Research -- a bi-partisan federal government council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners -- women-owned businesses contribute nearly three trillion dollars to the US economy, and create or maintain 23 million jobs [pdf]. Or look at it this way: If women-owned businesses were their own country, they would have the 5th largest GDP in the world, ahead of France, Britain, Italy. As it happens, as I write this the president is in Brazil, which some speculate will soon have the 5th largest GDP. Never mind the trouble in Libya, Yemen and Japan; Obama obviously thought it was critical enough to the US economy to figure out how to increase trade and exports with Brazil. Well, what about increasing the capacity of women-owned businesses and elevating their exports?

There's more. A December 2009 report by The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute found that women-owned small businesses will generate more than half of the 9.72 million new small -- business jobs expected to be created -- and roughly one-third of the 15.3 million total new jobs anticipated -- by the Bureau of Labor Statistics by 2018.

It's too bad the White House didn't feel the need to mention this, because it's precisely the sort of thing women need to hear. Women -- no, people -- get inspired by one another. Women entrepreneurs achieve the most success when they operate in a cohort, challenging and pushing each other forward. Tina Rosenberg's Join The Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World demonstrates how peer pressure can be an agent of positive change and can modify behavior. What's more, female entrepreneurs are sadly lacking in role models.

I know this White House is committed to creating jobs. And women business owners of America are doing their share by employing 16 percent of the workforce and climbing. I just hope we don't have to wait another 45 years to be visible to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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Daily News Update 3.30.2011

Daily News Update 3.30.2011

 

Join us in Washington, DC from May 2-4 for the most important microenterprise conference of the year: AEOs 20th Annual National Microenterprise Conference. Hundreds of microenterprise practitioners, funders, policymakers, and industry partners will gather for three days of dialogue, networking and learning. Visit the conference website to see all of the exciting workshops and speakers who will be there.http://www.microenterpriseconference.org.

 

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New York Times

Budget Fight Faces Hurdle Beyond Price Tag

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/us/politics/30riders.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

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As Economy Sputters, a Timid Fed

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/business/economy/30leonhardt.html?ref=todayspaper

Chinatown Mobilizes to Enhance Its Outside Appeal

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/realestate/commercial/30chinatown.html?scp=9&sq=small%20business&st=cse

Why The Decision to Hire a High-Paid Sales Rep Failed

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/why-the-decision-to-hire-a-high-paid-sales-rep-failed/?ref=smallbusiness

Checking In on Four Marketing Makeovers

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/checking-in-on-four-marketing-makeovers/?ref=smallbusiness

A Start-Up’s Financial Reckoning

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/a-start-ups-financial-reckoning/?ref=smallbusiness

 

Washington Post

Hoyer: Odds of government shutdown have increased over past two weeks

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/hoyer-odds-of-government-shutdown-have-increased-over-past-two-weeks/2011/03/29/AFLNnSuB_blog.html

 

Politico

Senate could take a shortcut on 1099

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/52201.html

Ethanol an uneasy fit for Republican senators

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/52202.html

Pass patent reform to create jobs

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/52141.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Help Wanted: Tax-Compliance Gurus .

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704471904576230942739543016.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

U.K. Launches StartUp Britain.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/29/u-k-launches-startup-britain/?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post

Wal-Mart: What Do Women Want?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bj-gallagher/walmart-what-do-women-wan_b_842235.html

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Survey: CEOs plan to boost hiring, spending

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20110330/us-ceo-survey/

U.S. Private Employers Added 201,000 Jobs In March, ADP Says

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/30/labor-market-continues-recovery_n_842446.html

Budget Cuts Threaten America's Smallest Businesses

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elaine-edgcomb/budget-cuts_b_841598.html

 

Boston Globe

New SBA program for commercial real estate owners

http://www.boston.com/business/personalfinance/managingyourmoney/archives/2011/03/new_sba_program.html

US will offer $1,000 patents to spur job growth

http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2011/03/30/us_will_offer_1000_patents_to_spur_job_growth/

 

Red, White, And Blue

Small Business Loans And Lending From Banks And The SBA–Do Businesses Need More Options For Eligibility?

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/03/30/small-business-loans-and-lending-from-banks-and-the-sba-do-businesses-need-more-options-for-eligibility/

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PR Newswire

Small Business Expansion: Give Your Employee a Credit Card

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/small-business-expansion-give-your-employee-a-credit-card-118904794.html

 

Silicon Valley/ San Jose Business Journal

Intuit: Small-business employment hours up in March, wages flat

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2011/03/30/intuit-small-business-employment.html

 

Providence Business News

SBA breakfast focus on fueling small businesses lending

http://www.pbn.com/SBA-breakfast-highlights-newly-proposed-initiative-to-fuel-small-businesses-lending,56778

 

Business Insider

Small Business News: Ideas for Adventurous Entrepreneurs

http://www.businessinsider.com/small-business-news-ideas-for-adventurous-entrepreneurs-2011-3

 

Bank Systems & Technology

The Way to Small Business Banking Customers' Hearts? Through Their Mobile Devices

http://www.startupsmart.com.au/management/2011-03-30/changing-population-a-threat-to-small-business.html

 

Las Vegas Review Journal

New tools that help small businesses optimize marketing efforts

http://www.lvrj.com/sponsored/new-tools-that-help-small-businesses-optimize-marketing-efforts-118900774.html?ref=774

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ZACKS

BofA Hiring Small Business Bankers

http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/50213/BofA+Hiring+Small+Business+Bankers

 

Hartford Advocate

Bank of America Claims It's Lending to Small Businesses, But That Doesn't Appear To Be True.

http://www.hartfordadvocate.com/featured-news/bank-of-america-claims-its-lending-to-small-businesses-but-that-doesnt-appear-to-be-true-065468

 

Phoenix Business Journal

AZ small business jobs beat U.S. growth

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2011/03/29/az-small-business-jobs-beat-us-growth.html

 

Active Filings

Small Business Formation Slows in America

http://www.activefilings.com/business-trends/small-business-formation-slows-in-america/

 

Enhanced Online News

SBA’s Jobs Tour More Smoke and Mirrors, According to the American Small Business League

http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20110330005504/en

 

Business News Daily

Small Businesses Can Expect More Attention From Tech Firms

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/small-business-tech-services-1130/

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Daily News Update 3.29.2011

Daily News Update 3.29.2011

Join us in Washington, DC from May 2-4 for the most important microenterprise conference of the year: AEOs 20th Annual National Microenterprise Conference. Hundreds of microenterprise practitioners, funders, policymakers, and industry partners will gather for three days of dialogue, networking and learning. Visit the conference website to see all of the exciting workshops and speakers who will be there.http://www.microenterpriseconference.org.

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New York Times

Should I Give My Employees a Bonus or Buy a Sander?

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/28/should-i-give-my-employees-a-bonus-or-buy-a-sander/?scp=4&sq=small%20business&st=cse

Part of the Budget Fight: Picking a Bad Guy

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/us/politics/29congress.html?ref=todayspaper


Washington Post

Q&A: Small inventors raise patent overhaul concerns

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-tech/post/qanda-small-inventors-raise-patent-reform-concerns/2011/03/28/AFLJ9NpB_blog.html


Politico

Health law cost still a wild card

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/52076.html

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The Hill

Senate again confronts array of amendments to small business bill

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/152185-senate-again-confronts-array-of-small-business-bill-amendments


Wall Street Journal

Wallpaper Firm Named Exporter of the Year

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/28/wallpaper-firm-named-exporter-of-the-year/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Discover Small-Business Watch Signs Off

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/28/discover-small-business-watch-signs-off/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Can Home-Based Entrepreneurs Be Stay-at-Home Parents, Too?

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/28/can-home-based-entrepreneurs-be-stay-at-home-parents-too/?KEYWORDS=small+business


Huffington Post

Why Do We Think Small When It Comes to Women?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gayle-tzemach/women-business_b_840960.html

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8 Fault Lines on the Road to Entrepreneurship

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-schwab/8-fault-lines-on-the-road_b_841584.html

Budget Cuts Threaten America's Smallest Businesses

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elaine-edgcomb/budget-cuts_b_841598.html

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Des Moines Register

Small business needs help on health care

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110329/OPINION04/103290334/-1/GETPUBLISHEDROBOTS.TXT/Small-business-needs-help-health-care


Coloradoan

Grocery beer sales could harm small business, craft brewers

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20110329/OPINION01/103290308/Grocery-beer-sales-could-harm-small-business-craft-brewers?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p


Business Wire

Intuit Small Business Employment Index Shows 0.2 Percent Job Growth for March

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110329005841/en/Intuit-Small-Business-Employment-Index-Shows-0.2


North Jersey

Small Business Administration names new N.J. director

http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/118796089_Small_Business_Administration_Names_New_State_Director.html


d Business News

More Than $8 Million in Small Business Projects Receive BEFCOR Funding

http://charlotte.dbusinessnews.com/shownews.php?articletitle=More%20Than%20$8%20Million%20in%20Small%20Business%20Projects%20Receive%20BEFCOR%20Funding&newsid=231512&type_news=latest&s=sbcn


Courant

Anti-Smoking Bill For Very Small Businesses Clears Committee

http://www.courant.com/health/connecticut/hc-buck-anti-smoking-bill-20110328,0,5133762.story


Creston News Advertiser

Seven small business finance trends to watch this year

http://www.crestonnewsadvertiser.com/articles/ara/2011/03/29/8052450910/index.xml


Gaebler

Discover Small Business Watch: Optimism Falls, Gas Worries Abound

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Finance/Discover-Small-Business-Watch%3A-optimism-falls,-gas-worries-abound-800471978.htm

Cloud Computing To Grow Among Small Businesses Over Next Three Years, Survey Says

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Technology/Cloud-computing-to-grow-among-small-businesses-over-next-three-years,-survey-says-800472393.htm


AZ Central

Small businesses get needed guidance at diversity center

http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/2011/03/28/20110328small-businesses-get-needed-guidance-diversity-center.html


Daily News Pulse

Despite New Regulations It Is Still Hard To Get A Small Business Loan

http://dailynewspulse.com/despite-new-regulations-it-is-still-hard-to-get-a-small-business-loan/2214800/


PR Newswire

NFIB Launches Media Hub to Help Small Businesses Thrive

http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/nfib/49413/

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Online PR News

Great Benefits Offered To Small Business Owners from Linkboostup

http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/120331-1301291133-great-benefits-offered-to-small-business-owners-from-linkboostup.html


The Moral Liberal

Producing Jobs: Thoughts on Obamas Plan for Small Businesses Bruce Yandle

http://www.themoralliberal.com/2010/06/14/producing-jobs-thoughts-on-obama%E2%80%99s-plan-for-small-businesses-bruce-yandle/


Fox Small Business Center

5 Steps to Keeping Your Small Business Secure

http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/legal-hr/2011/03/28/5-steps-keeping-small-business-secure/


Democrat and Chronicle

Small-business engines are revving again

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20110327/BUSINESS0107/103270336/-1/columns/Small-business-engines-revving-again


Pittsburgh Business Times

Few Pittsburgh-area small businesses anticipate layoffs

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2011/03/28/few-small-businesses-anticipate-layoffs.html


Mobile-Financial

Small Business Might Be Big Business for Mobile Money

http://www.mobile-financial.com/node/13956/Small-Business-Might-Be-Big-Business-for-Mobile-Money

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Daily News Update 3.28.2011

 

Join us in Washington, DC from May 2-4 for the most important microenterprise conference of the year: AEO’s 20th Annual National Microenterprise Conference. Hundreds of microenterprise practitioners, funders, policymakers, and industry partners will gather for three days of dialogue, networking and learning. Visit the conference website to see all of the exciting workshops and speakers who will be there. http://www.microenterpriseconference.org.

 

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New York Times

Reality TV, Shaking Off Recession, Takes Entrepreneurial Turn

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/28/business/media/28entrepreneur.html?ref=todayspaper

Who Will Rescue Financial Reform?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/28/opinion/28mon1.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

This Week in Small Business: We’re Watching Japan, Libya and Hugo Chávez

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/28/this-week-in-small-business-were-watching-japan-libya-and-hugo-chavez/

Three New Books Highlight Female Entrepreneurship

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/26/three-new-books-highlight-female-entrepreneurship/

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Washington Post

From the editor: Online workshops help small businesses find digital solutions

http://www.washingtonpost.com/capital_business/from-the-editor-online-workshops-help-small-businesses-find-digital-solutions/2011/03/25/AFUrGWkB_story.html

Patent reform measure ignited fierce lobbying effort

http://www.washingtonpost.com/capital_business/2011/03/25/AFzD9VkB_story.html

For District-based Compass Partners, entrepreneurship is a social mission

http://www.washingtonpost.com/capital_business/2011/03/25/AFo0MWkB_story.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Squeezing a Small Business Into Your Home

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704474804576222462065125724.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post

At the Intersection of Entrepreneurship and Change: Health Care Legislation and the Economy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rod-shrader/health-care-entrepreneurs_b_840432.html

***Come learn more at the workshop “Healthcare: Policy, Trends and Opportunities” at this years conference.***

Stanford's Hottest Startups Weigh Value Propositions

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-blank/post_1862_b_840268.html

An American Industrial Renaissance?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/an-american-industrial-re_b_841182.html

Internet Entrepreneur Bypasses High-Tech For Low-Priced With FreePhone2Phone

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/25/freephone2phone-free-call-startup_n_840559.html

9 Steps To Greening Your Small Business

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/massimo-lobuglio/9-steps-to-greening-your-_b_840654.html#s257881&title=Water_

America's Job Surplus and the College Completion Crisis

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-bridgeland/americas-job-surplus_b_840148.html

 

The State Journal

Strategist Helps Small Businesses Navigate Social Media

http://www.statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=96533

 

The Portland Press Herald

Maine Voices: Small business deserves to have its voice heard in Augusta

http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/small-business-deserves-to-have-its-voice-heard-in-augusta_2011-03-28.html

 

Entrepreneur

Three Common Small-Business Tax Mistakes

http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219400

 

 

San Francisco Chronicle

Real People and Cutting Edge Technology Deliver an Affordable Business Plan

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/03/28/prweb5195594.DTL

 

Marketwire

Indiana Small Business Development Center Teams With Delivra for Email Marketing

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Indiana-Small-Business-Development-Center-Teams-With-Delivra-for-Email-Marketing-1418067.htm

 

Watertown Daily Times

Women-owned business topic of Web chat by SBA

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20110328/NEWS03/303289978

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Miami Herald

Small Business Summit to be held on Saturday

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/28/2134615/small-business-summit-to-be-held.html

 

Forbes

What should the role of government be in small business innovation?

http://blogs.forbes.com/philmckinney/2011/03/28/what-should-the-role-of-government-be-in-encouraging-small-business-innovation/

 

The Columbus Dispatch

Sessions to highlight tools for small-business owners

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2011/03/28/Sessions-to-highlight-tools-for-small-business-owners.html?sid=101

 

Business Insider

CHART OF THE WEEK: Small Businesses Lost Fewer Jobs

http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-week-small-businesses-lost-fewer-jobs-2011-3

 

My Host News

Consumer Study Shows Small Business Lose Customers from Poor Websites

http://www.myhostnews.com/2011/03/consumer-study-shows-small-business-lose-customers-from-poor-websites/

 

Seacoast Online

Taking credit: Health care tax law helping local small businesses

http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110328/BIZ/103280301/-1/NEWSMAP

 

Central Penn Business Journal

Survey: Small business hiring static; health care worries

http://www.centralpennbusiness.com/article/20110328/CPBJ01/110329823

 

The Street

Small-Firm Owners Still Waiting For Recovery

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11062419/1/small-firm-owners-still-waiting-for-recovery.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEN

 

Reuters

VC: “Entrepreneurs have a lot of the power”

http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/03/28/vc-entrepreneurs-have-a-lot-of-the-power/

 

Executive Gov

Proposed SBA Rules Would Allow Larger Companies to Compete for Small-business Contracts

http://www.executivegov.com/2011/03/proposed-sba-rules-would-allow-larger-companies-to-compete-for-small-business-contracts/

***Come to the conference to learn what it takes to build and lead an investment-ready and sustainable microenterprise institution in an increasingly competitive funding marketplace.***

 

Politifact

Legislation filed to make tax cut permanent

http://www.politifact.com/texas/promises/perry-o-meter/promise/833/make-small-business-tax-cut-permanent/

 

 

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Daily News Update 3.25.2011

 

Join us in Washington, DC from May 2-4 for the most important microenterprise conference of the year: AEO’s 20th Annual National Microenterprise Conference. Hundreds of microenterprise practitioners, funders, policymakers, and industry partners will gather for three days of dialogue, networking and learning. Visit the conference website to see all of the exciting workshops and speakers that will be there. http://www.microenterpriseconference.org.

 

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New York Times

Should I Buy a Building or Continue Renting?

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/24/should-i-buy-a-building-or-continue-renting/?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=cse

Questions Linger on 1099 Rules

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/questions-linger-on-1099-rules/?scp=6&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

Politico

Sen. Chuck Schumer: 'Some progress' on a budget

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51934.html

***Come to the AEO conference to learn about current policy and budget changes and how they will affect you and your clients***

 

Huffington Post

How To Get A Small Business Bank Loan

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jerry-chautin/the-five-cs-of-lending-ar_b_839679.html

To Catch A Dollar: Poor Women, Small Business And a Chance to Succeed in America

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carly-schwartz/to-catch-a-dollar-microfinance-grameen-america_b_840089.html

Main Street And High-Growth Startups: Legislators Must Make A Distinction

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-becker/main-street-and-highgrowt_b_840075.html

 

Westfair Online

Small business gets smaller

http://westfaironline.com/2011/11900-small-business-gets-smaller/

 

Nashville Business Journal

Nashville banks look to tap $30B Small Business Lending Fund

http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/print-edition/2011/03/25/small-business-lending-fund-nashville.html

 

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Small business loans set to expand with new Treasury fund

http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/print-edition/2011/03/25/small-business-loans-set-to-expand.html

 

My Fox Boston

Small business loans: Helping the state grow

http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/morning/small-business-loans-helping-the-state-grow-20110325

 

Personal Finance Bulletin

Small Businesses to Benefit from Increased Grant and Loan Access

http://personalfinancebulletin.com/small-businesses-to-benefit-from-increased-grant-and-loan-access/8388/

 

The Republic

Sen. Levin, defense officials plan small business summit in downtown Detroit's Cobo Center

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/0fc10c1154544dfa8e24ee2bacfad860/MI--Small-Business-Summit-Detroit/

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Small Business Credit Cards May Be Alternative To Bank Loans But Business Owners Advised To Explore Multiple Card Options

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/03/25/small-business-credit-cards-may-be-alternative-to-bank-loans-but-business-owners-advised-to-explore-multiple-card-options/

 

USA Today

Small Business Strategies: It's time to tax Web sales

http://www.usatoday.com/money/smallbusiness/columnist/abrams/2011-03-25-time-to-tax-internet-sales-abrams.htm

 

Gaebler

Hiring Increasing Among Small Businesses, Survey Says

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Finance/Hiring-increasing-among-small-businesses,-survey-says-800470546.htm

 

Daily Tribune

Microloan program gives boost to small businesses

http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2011/03/25/business/doc4d8be72bef2ad846221296.txt

 

The Wall Street Journal

Yonkers Looks to Lure Entrepreneurs

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/03/25/yonkers-looks-to-lure-entrepreneurs/?mod=google_news_blog

 

PR

African-American Business & Professional Network Partners with Small Business Administration to Improve ROI for Minority Business Owners

http://www.pr.com/press-release/307441

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Lansing State Journal

Fowler and Rothwell: Business tax cut will spark job growth

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20110324/OPINION02/103240320/Fowler-and-Rothwell-Business-tax-cut-will-spark-job-growth?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|OPINION

 

Camarillo Acorn

Rabobank creates $15-million fund for small-farm loans

http://www.thecamarilloacorn.com/news/2011-03-25/Business/Rabobank_creates_15million_fund_for_smallfarm_loan.html

 

STLToday

JobWatch: Undaunted by odds, small inventors keep vision

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/article_992ba4a1-4ff1-5597-a027-70bcfbe275d1.html

 

News OK

SBA names business persons of the year

http://newsok.com/sba-names-business-persons-of-the-year/article/3551630

 

KPBS

Small Businesses At Risk For Cyber Attacks

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/mar/25/small-businesses-high-risk-cyber-attacks/

 

The Orange County Register

Small firms could add 3.8 million jobs in 2011

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/small-293569-businesses-california.html

 

Business News Daily

IRS Targets Small Business Unfairly, SBA Says

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/small-business-irs-taxes-sba-1117/

***Come to AEO’s conference ensure senior Administration officials and members of congress hear your voice at this critical time!***

 

Bloomberg Businessweek

Made in USA Gives Small Business an Edge

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_14/b4222057084776.htm

 

Chieftain

Small businesses see positives, negatives as health law unfolds

http://www.chieftain.com/business/local/small-businesses-see-positives-negatives-as-health-law-unfolds/article_5ef97a4a-5696-11e0-b0a1-001cc4c03286.html

 

Washington Business Journal

SBA sets dates for small biz tour

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/fedbiz_daily/2011/03/sba-sets-dates-for-small-biz-tour.html

 

 

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Daily News Update 3.24.2011

Join us in Washington, DC from May 2-4 for the most important microenterprise conference of the year: AEO’s 20th Annual National Microenterprise Conference. Hundreds of microenterprise practitioners, funders, policymakers, and industry partners will gather for three days of dialogue, networking and learning. Visit the conference website to see all of the exciting workshops and speakers that will be there. www.microenterpriseconference.org.

 

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New York Times

States Pass Budget Pain to Cities

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/24/us/24cities.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Banking Reforms Without Leaders

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/24/business/24views.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post

Rep. Weiner sinks meat hooks into health-care law’s attackers

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/rep-weiner-sinks-meat-hooks-into-health-care-laws-attackers/2011/03/23/ABqQrvKB_story.html

Wonkbook: Giving up on the unemployed

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/wonkbook-giving-up-on-the-unemployed/2011/03/10/ABWzAuNB_blog.html

 

Politico

Repeal, defund with no apologies

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51866.html

Unsustainable budget threatens nation

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51864.html

***Come to AEO’s conference to make sure that senior Administration officials and members of congress hear your voice at this critical time!***

 

Wall Street Journal

Getting Money Into the Hands of Small Businesses

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704050204576218511730027184.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Burned by Daily-Deal Craze, Small Businesses Get Savvy

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704050204576218813288848414.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Yunus Says Borrowers Are Core of Grameen Bank .

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704438104576219731267941622.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

 

Huffington Post

One Job for America, One Month Later

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carla-emil/post_1847_b_838677.html

Collective Bargaining Rights Are Key for Workplace Equality

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-r-arnwine/collective-bargaining-rig_b_839531.html

An Update on the Muhammad Yunus Situation

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivian-norris-de-montaigu/an-update-on-the-muhammad_b_839993.html

 

Small Business Trends

Small Business News: The Startup Space

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/small-business-news-the-startup-space.html

 

Star Global Tribune

Small Business – California Small Business Expected To Offer Health Insurance

http://starglobaltribune.com/2011/small-business-california-small-business-expected-to-offer-health-insurance-6999

 

Bloomberg Businessweek

Small-Business Hiring Gains Momentum, Paychex, Intuit Data Show

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-03-24/small-business-hiring-gains-momentum-paychex-intuit-data-show.html

 

Reuters

Feds Approves New Small Biz Funding to 3 States

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/24/tagblogsfindlawcom2011-freeenterprise-idUS373664687320110324

 

Business News Daily

Small Business Administration Launches Resource for Lenders

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/sba-loans-lenders-site-1114/

 

eWire Informer

Small Business Funding Still Hard To Come By

http://ewireinformer.com/small-business-funding-still-hard-to-come-by-341878.html

***Learn what it takes to build and lead an investment-ready and sustainable microenterprise institution in an increasingly competitive funding marketplace at the conference!***

 

Franchise Hound

Small Business Financing Continues to Hinder Growth

http://thefranchisehound.com/2011/03/24/small-business-financing-continues-to-hinder-growth/

 

Green BayPress Gazette

Green Bay incubator helps small businesses succeed

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20110324/GPG03/103240531/1247/gpg03/SCORE-column-NWTC-incubator-helps-small-businesses-succeed

 

Kansas CityInfo Zine

Greater Kansas City Chamber Small Business Supports KCMO Earnings Tax

http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/46862/

 

Journal Star

Local View: Health reform helping small businesses

http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/article_757ac3b4-48e9-58f0-91e3-ae39b4e0fc5b.html

 

Red, White, And Blue

Small Business Loans In Connecticut, Missouri, And Vermont–Federal Small Business Lending Programs To Offer Capital

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/03/24/small-business-loans-in-connecticut-missouri-and-vermont-federal-small-business-lending-programs-to-offer-capital/

 

New JerseyNewsroom

Why big banks are afraid of credit unions

http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/why-big-banks-are-afraid-of-credit-unions

 

Burlington Free Press

Federal funds available for business loans

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110324/NEWS01/103240303/0/OPINION03/Federal-funds-available-business-loans?odyssey=nav%7Chead

 

Garden News

USDA Project That Will Spark Small Business Development and Job Creation in Rural America

http://gardennews.biz/?id=4768

 

The Bay Net

Five Tips to Improve Cash Flow for Small Businesses

http://www.thebaynet.com/news/index.cfm/fa/viewstory/story_ID/21826

***Come to the conference to network with other organizations!  Sharing means less work for everyone, maximizing our collective impact!***

 

The St. Louis American

Patricia Brown-Dixon administers SBA in Missouri

http://www.stlamerican.com/business/local_business/article_a599dee2-555e-11e0-a54f-001cc4c002e0.html

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Daily News 3.23.2011

Join us in Washington, DC from May 2-4 for the most important microenterprise conference of the year: AEO’s 20th Annual National Microenterprise Conference. Visit the conference website to see all of the exciting workshops and speakers who will be in attendance. (“www.microenterpriseconference.org”)

At the conference you will be immersed in the most important conversations going on in microenterprise today. The effect of healthcare legislation on small business owners is featured prominently in today’s news (see italicized links below); and at the conference you can attend the “Healthcare: Policy, Trends and Opportunities” workshop sponsored by WIPP and Pfizer Helpful Answers to learn about the direct implications on small businesses.

 

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New York Times

Are You Ready to Hire a Highly Paid Sales Rep?

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/when-do-you-hire-a-highly-paid-sales-rep/?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=cse

Eight Fallacies of Entrepreneurship

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/eight-fallacies-of-entrepreneurship/?scp=4&sq=small%20business&st=cse

Polls Highlight Split on Health Care Law

http://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/polls-highlight-split-on-health-care-law/?scp=6&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

WashingtonPost

Bernanke says financial regulatory law will level the playing field for all banks

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/bernanke-says-financial-regulatory-law-will-level-the-playing-field-for-all-banks/2011/03/23/ABgW4IJB_story.html

O’Malley proposes amendments to revive offshore wind bill

http://www.washingtonpost.com/omalley-proposes-amendments-to-revive-offshore-wind-bill/2011/03/23/ABJ9WpGB_story.html

Groupon preps Groupon Now as president steps down

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/faster-forward/post/groupon-preps-groupon-now-as-president-steps-down/2011/03/23/ABzO4uIB_blog.html

 

Politico

John Boehner, Mitch McConnell vow to repeal health law

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51798.html

Harry Reid lets 2012 Democrats off the hook

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51776.html

 

The Hill

Small business isn't celebrating ObamaCare

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/151453-small-business-isnt-celebrating-obamacare-

Karl Rove group sues administration over health reform waivers

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/151433-obama-administration-sued-over-health-reform-waiver-documents

 

Wall Street Journal

Opinions Abound at Capital-Access Forum.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/22/opinions-abound-at-capital-access-forum/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Whoopi To SEC: Let Small Firms Raise Capital.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/23/whoopi-to-sec-let-small-firms-raise-capital/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Small Businesses Need Funds to Compete -Geithner.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704461304576216681629875142.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post

Timothy Geithner: Small Companies Need Better Access To Cash

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/23/timothy-geithner-small-fi_n_839412.html

Kauffman's Guide To Navigating The Startup Game

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nick-seguin/kauffman_b_838806.html

How to Develop Your Intuition in Business and in Life

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-hill/intuition_b_837174.html

 

PR Newswire

Last Minute Mileage: Tax Relief for Small Business Taxpayers Under Pressure

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/last-minute-mileage-tax-relief-for-small-business-taxpayers-under-pressure-118525509.html

 

CNBC

Small Business Group: The Individual Mandate Is Unconstitutional

http://www.cnbc.com/id/42233284

 

DL-Online

Editorial: Good news for small business

http://www.dl-online.com/event/article/id/59506/group/Opinion/

 

Business Insider

More Businesses Are Outsourcing—To Rural And Small Town U.S.A.

http://www.businessinsider.com/more-businesses-are-outsourcingto-rural-and-small-town-usa-2011-3

 

PR-USA

SCORE to Launch New e-Business Learning Website for Small Business

http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=665696&Itemid=30

 

Business Wire

The Tax Gap and Small Business

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110323006284/en/Tax-Gap-Small-Business

 

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Daily News Update 3.22.2011

Join us in Washington, DC from May 2-4 for the most important microenterprise conference of the year: AEO’s 20th Annual National Microenterprise Conference. Hundreds of microenterprise practitioners, funders, policymakers, and industry partners will gather for three days of dialogue, networking and learning. Visit the conference website to see all of the exciting workshops and speakers that will be there. www.microenterpriseconference.org. One of these inspirational industry leaders is Nell Merlino, Founder and CEO of Count Me In.

Today in the Huffington Post Nell talks about the glaring omission of addressing women-owned businesses in the Obama Administration’s report, “Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being” (see link below) At the conference you will have the chance to hear from Nell and other individuals who are having real impact on our main street businesses and in our communities.

What the White House Report on Women Didn't Say

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nell-merlino/what-the-white-house-repo_b_838715.html

 

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New York Times

Arizona Flinches

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/opinion/22tue3.html?ref=todayspaper

How Much Technology Is Too Much?

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/how-much-technology-is-too-much/?scp=4&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

Washington Post

Column: Explaining health-care reform

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/column-explaining-health-care-reform/2011/03/10/ABB7IUCB_blog.html

Are unions getting a ‘disproportionate’ break from the health care law?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/are-unions-getting-a-disproportionate-break-from-the-health-care-law/2011/03/21/AB1MmN9_blog.html

 

Politico

Starbucks CEO rethinks health law position

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51727.html

Tim Pawlenty forms 2012 presidential exploratory committee

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51671.html

 

Huffington Post

Do the Unemployed Face More Discrimination Than African-Americans?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/keli-goff/do-the-unemployed-face-mo_b_838828.html

 

NuWire Investor

Small Business Loans Get Bigger

http://www.nuwireinvestor.com/articles/small-business-loans-get-bigger-57043.aspx

 

Kansas CityBusiness Journal

Missouri gets federal financing to spur $269M in small business lending

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2011/03/22/missouri-gets-federal-financing-to.html

 

PR Newswire

SCORE to Launch New e-Business Learning Website for Small Business

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/score-to-launch-new-e-business-learning-website-for-small-business-118425109.html

 

Business Courier

Read more: Poll: 1/3 of small businesses 'couldn't survive' without mobile | Business Courier

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/morning_call/2011/03/poll-13-of-small-businesses.html

 

STLToday

Nixon to announce investment in small businesses

http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/article_bdfc674b-028f-5b44-9a14-ef219dfc83d6.html

 

Small Business Computing

Mobile Trends: Why Tablets Mean Small Business

http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/news/article.php/11520_3928816_2/Mobile-Trends-Why-Tablets-Mean-Small-Business.htm

 

Silicon Valley/ San Jose Business Journal

Poll: Many small businesses unaware of health insurance tax credits

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2011/03/21/many-small-businesses-unaware-of.html

 

Business Insider

Small Business News: Evolution Revolution

http://www.businessinsider.com/small-business-news-evolution-revolution-2011-3

Small Business, Entrepreneur, Startup: Which Do You Identify With?

http://www.businessinsider.com/small-business-entrepreneur-startup-which-do-you-identify-with-2011-3

 

Bloomberg Business Week

How Small Businesses Can Boost Profits

http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/mar2011/sb20110321_145300.htm

 

WSU Today

Small business enterprises to get help through WSU

http://www.wsutoday.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=25071&TypeID=2

 

WALB News

County shutters small business office

http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=14293552

 

iMarket News

US's Geithner: Admin $1.5B Invest To Spur $15B Small Biz Lend

http://imarketnews.com/node/28161

 

Business Wire

Online Reputation of Small Businesses Impacted More by User Generated Content Than Own Websites

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110322005318/en/Online-Reputation-Small-Businesses-Impacted-User-Generated

Survey: More Than 60% of U.S. Small Businesses in Danger of Losing Critical Emails

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110322005572/en/Survey-60-U.S.-Small-Businesses-Danger-Losing

 

Reuters

Should There be Laws to Protect Small Business?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/22/tagblogsfindlawcom2011-freeenterprise-idUS165468742320110322

 

AL

Alabama Development Office to work more on job training, small business

http://blog.al.com/businessnews/2011/03/alabama_development_office_to.html

 

Globe Newswire

Tax Time Presents Perfect Opportunity for Owners to Evaluate Their Small Business

http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=216748

 

Kaiser Health News

Tax Credits May Help Some Small Businesses Pay For Insurance

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/2011/March/22/small-biz-tax-credits.aspx

 

Gaebler

New Group Purchasing Website Offers Deals To Small Business Owners

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Marketing/New-group-purchasing-website-offers-deals-to-small-business-owners-800467427.htm

 

Market Wire

Free Webinar for Small Business Owners - Marketing to Your Customer Base

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Free-Webinar-for-Small-Business-Owners-Marketing-to-Your-Customer-Base-NASDAQ-STMP-1415262.htm

 

 

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Daily News Update 3.21.2011

We are very sorry that the links we provide have not been working for some people.  To make it easier for those people to have access to the news, we have posted the daily news on the AEO website.  The links provided on the website should work for everyone.  To access them, please copy and paste "http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/page/daily_news_updates" into your browser.  If you have not been having problems, then the links below should continue to work. Thank you very much and we apologize for any inconvenience.

 

New York Times

This Week in Small Business: Radiation, Inflation and Regulation

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/21/this-week-in-small-business-radiation-inflation-and-regulation/?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=cse

Food Stamps and Tax Aid Kept Poverty Rate in Check

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/21/nyregion/21poverty.html?ref=todayspaper

Educated, Unemployed and Frustrated

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/21/opinion/21klein.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post

Small Business Administration moves to let more companies qualify as ‘small’

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/small-business-administration-moves-to-let-more-companies-qualify-as-small/2011/03/17/ABg2Vt2_story.html

Business Rx: Saving endangered species by growing a business

http://www.washingtonpost.com/capital_business/2011/03/18/ABHS7f2_story.html

Obama’s health care overhaul hits 1-year mark; some welcome benefits while others fear costs

http://www.washingtonpost.com/obamas-health-care-overhaul-hits-1-year-mark-some-welcome-benefits-while-others-fear-costs/2011/03/21/ABRdCx4_story.html

DC Brau gets a taste of D.C. bureaucracy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/dc-brau-gets-a-taste-of-dc-bureaucracy/2011/03/16/ABRbUlr_story.html

 

Politico

Small businesses make a big impact

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51512.html

 

The Hill

One week into debate, small-business bill remains bogged down in amendments

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/150697-one-week-into-debate-small-business-bill-remains-bogged-down-in-amendments-

 

Wall Street Journal

A Look at America’s Small Workplaces

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/21/a-look-at-americas-small-workplaces/?KEYWORDS=small+business

More Small Firms May Qualify for Federal Contracts

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/18/more-small-firms-may-qualify-for-federal-contracts/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Treasury Wants Your Ideas on Capital Access

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/18/treasury-wants-your-ideas-on-capital-access/?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post

The Democratization Of Entrepreneurship

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-blank/the-democratization-of-en_b_838343.html

Colorado Independent Bookstore BookEnds On The Move

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/21/independent-bookstore_n_838371.html

Two Beer-Loving Girls Take on Crappy Bar Snacks (VIDEO STORY)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liza-de-guia/two-beer-loving-girls-tak_b_838338.html

Meet the 10-Year-Old CEO of a $500,000 Family Business

http://smallbusiness.aol.com/2011/03/18/meet-the-10-year-old-ceo-of-a-500-000-family-business/

 

The White House Blog

Better Benefits, Better Health for Small Businesses

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/03/21/better-benefits-better-health-small-businesses

 

Business News Daily

When It Comes to Small Business Classification, Size Does Matter

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/small-business-administration-rules-size-small-business-1109/

 

Ann Arbor

Healthcare reform one year later: Moving small business forward

http://www.annarbor.com/news/opinion/healthcare-reform-one-year-later-moving-small-business-forward/

 

Chicago Sun-Times

Bizydeal offers daily small-business deals

http://www.suntimes.com/business/4426638-420/bizydeal-offers-daily-small-business-deals.html

 

The Republican

Loan program aimed at small business

http://www.masslive.com/business/republican/index.ssf?/base/business-6/1300518914109460.xml&coll=1

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Small Business Financial Assistance For Startups–Venture Capital And Angel Investments Offer Financing For New Businesses

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/03/21/small-business-financial-assistance-for-startups-venture-capital-and-angel-investments-offer-financing-for-new-businesses/

 

MLive

Workers, small business hoping for change; just not the same kind

http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2011/03/workers_small_business_hoping.html

 

Madison

John Kavanaugh: Don’t repeal swipe fee reforms that small business needs

http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_943827c3-a94d-56e8-9472-e4f7a57af4f0.html

 

The Marietta Times

Organizations partner to offer services to start-up businesses

http://www.mariettatimes.com/page/content.detail/id/534571/Organizations-partner-to-offer-services-to-start-up-businesses.html?nav=5003

 

Fox Small Business

Small Businesses Looking to Change the World Through Social Media

http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/entrepreneurs/2011/03/18/small-businesses-changing-world-social-media/

 

KGMI

Local Businesses Invited To Jump Into International Trade

http://kgmi.com/Local-Businesses-Invited-To-Jump-Into-Internationa/9441863

 

Ohio

Ethics breaches will damage business

http://www.ohio.com/business/118347209.html

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Daily News Update 3.18.2011

We are very sorry that the links we provide have not been working for some people.  To make it easier for those people to have access to the news, we have posted the daily news on the AEO website.  The links provided on the website should work for everyone.  To access them, please copy and paste "http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/page/daily_news_updates" into your browser.  If you have not been having problems, then the links below should continue to work. Thank you very much and we apologize for any inconvenience.

 

New York Times

The Forgotten Millions

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/opinion/18krugman.html?ref=todayspaper

Republicans Find More to Cut From the S.B.A. Budget

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/republicans-find-more-to-cut-from-the-s-b-a-budget/?scp=3&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

Washington Post

A year later, Dems remain unapologetic on health care

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/a-year-later-dems-remain-unapologetic-on-health-care/2011/03/03/ABBiDAq_blog.html

Mitch McConnell’s not-so-happy birthday greetings for the health care law

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/mitch-mcconnells-not-so-happy-birthday-greetings-for-the-health-care-law/2011/03/17/ABlIqrn_blog.html

2 years after Obama ordered more open records, agencies still use baffling delays and denials

http://www.washingtonpost.com/2-years-after-obama-ordered-more-open-records-agencies-still-use-baffling-delays-and-denials/2011/03/18/ABx9BTo_story.html

 

Politico

Senators pressure White House on budget

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51553.html

Small businesses make a big impact

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51512.html

GOP works to link cuts to jobs

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51524.html

Valerie Jarrett call is a secret to everyone

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51489.html

 

The Hill

Keep fighting for small business

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/150473-sen-udall-vows-to-keep-fighting-for-small-business

 

Wall Street Journal

GOP Lawmaker Seeks SBA Cuts.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/18/gop-lawmaker-seeks-sba-cuts/?KEYWORDS=small+business

WSJ Road Trip to San Diego…..

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/17/wsj-road-trip-to-san-diego%e2%80%a6/?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post

Dear Entrepreneur: Stop Dreaming And Launch That Business

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/naveen-jain/dear-entrepreneur-stop-dr_b_837418.html

The New Internet Bubble and the New Rules for Startup Success

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-blank/new-rules-for-the-new-int_b_837529.html

 

Portfolio

Redefining the “Small” in Small Business

http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/capital/2011/03/18/sba-looks-to-expand-its-definition-of-small-businesses

 

Gigaom

Sponsor post: Reach $800 Billion SMB Market at BizTech [Small Business]

http://gigaom.com/2011/03/18/reach-800-billion-smb-market-at-biztech-small-business/

 

Business News Daily

Small Business Bankruptcy Filings Take a Dive

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/small-business-bankruptcy-declines-1107/

Manta: An Online Marketplace for Small Business

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/manta-an-online-marketplace-for-small-business-1095/

 

Business Wire

LiveData Identified for Further Small Business Innovation Research Support for Clinical “Plug and Play” Environment

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110318005082/en/LiveData-Identified-Small-Business-Innovation-Research-Support

 

Sage

Sage Finds Small Businesses Optimistic, but Wary About the Future

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Sage-Finds-Small-Businesses-Optimistic-but-Wary-About-the-Future-1413948.htm

 

Community Impact Newspaper

Small businesses open despite economy

http://impactnews.com/northwest-houston/328-news/11964-small-businesses-open-despite-economy

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Small Business Financing With Credit Cards–More Business Credit May Now Be Available But Do They Offer Advantages?

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/03/18/small-business-financing-with-credit-cards-more-business-credit-may-now-be-available-but-do-they-offer-advantages/

 

Big Sky Business Journal

National Small Business Week Celebrates Entrepreneurship -- June 2, Helena

http://www.bigskybusiness.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1845:national-small-business-week-celebrates-entrepreneurship-june-2-helena&catid=19:montanagovernment&Itemid=119

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Daily News Update 3.17.2011

We are very sorry that the links we provide have not been working for some people.  To make it easier for those people to have access to the news, we have posted the daily news on the AEO website.  The links provided on the website should work for everyone.  To access them, please copy and paste "http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/page/daily_news_updates" into your browser.  If you have not been having problems, then the links below should continue to work. Thank you very much and we apologize for any inconvenience.

 

New York Times

Economic Downturn Holds Fierce Grip on Border Town

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/us/17elcentro.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Boehner Tries to Serve Two Masters in Budget Deal

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/us/politics/17congress.html?ref=todayspaper

Online Video Offers Low-Cost Marketing For Your Company

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/business/smallbusiness/17sbiz.html?ref=todayspaper

Trying to Connect With Customers? Tell a Story

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/trying-to-connect-with-customers-tell-a-story/?scp=4&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

Washington Post

Small Business Administration head Karen Mills to visit Virginia company to tout innovation

http://www.washingtonpost.com/small-business-administration-head-karen-mills-to-visit-virginia-company-to-tout-innovation/2011/03/17/ABLMrUi_story.html

House Republicans try to steer focus back to jobs

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-republicans-try-to-steer-focus-back-to-jobs/2011/03/16/ABC8RUh_story.html

 

Politico

Women bear brunt of union-busting

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51434.html

Playing chicken with the U.S. economy

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51462.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Taking On Tax Breaks .

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704893604576200772116931338.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Small Firms Seeking Export Financing.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/16/small-firms-seeking-export-financing/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Local Drinking Urged for St. Patrick’s Day.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/16/local-drinking-urged-for-st-patrick%e2%80%99s-day/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Betting Big on Recycling .

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703899704576204492652824706.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

How Small Businesses Are Aiding Tsunami Victims

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/17/how-small-businesses-are-aiding-tsunami-victims/?mod=google_news_blog

Small Firms More Upbeat

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/17/small-firms-more-upbeat/?mod=google_news_blog

 

Huffington Post

Leading indicators rise 0.8 percent in February

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20110317/us-economy-leading-indicators/

Bachmann Calls Boehner Soft on 'Obamacare.' Huh?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ethan-rome/bachmann-calls-boehner-so_b_836929.html

Stocks rebound on drop in unemployment claims

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20110317/us-wall-street/

Inside Stanford's Hottest Student Startups: Class 2

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-blank/the-leanlaunch-pad-at-sta_b_836731.html

 

The Press-Enterprise

Inland small businesses feel healthier, survey says

http://www.pe.com/business/local/stories/PE_Biz_D_smallbiz17.1634f2a.html

 

Accounting Today

Small Business Bankruptcies Drop

http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/Small-Business-Bankruptcies-Drop-57671-1.html

 

The Times Herald

Boot camp program targets small business owners

http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20110317/NEWS05/110317008/1002/news01/Boot-camp-program-targets-small-business-owners?odyssey=nav%7Chead

 

Coloradoan

Gardner to propose small-business savings account

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20110317/NEWS01/103170372/Gardner-propose-small-business-savings-account?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

 

Times Record News

SBA proposes changing small-business definition

http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2011/mar/17/sba-proposes-changing-small-business-definition/

 

Business Insider

Small Business News: Lessons In Entrepreneurship

http://www.businessinsider.com/small-business-news-lessons-in-entrepreneurship-2011-3

 

The St. Louis American

Small businesses missing out on health reform benefits

http://www.stlamerican.com/business/business_briefs/article_8c771326-5013-11e0-8f1b-001cc4c002e0.html

 

The State Column

Sen. Debbie Stabenow Urges Support for Small Businesses

http://www.thestatecolumn.com/state_politics/michigan/sen-debbie-stabenow-urges-support-for-small-businesses/

 

Manhattan Times

Local small businesses fair draws crowd in Inwood

http://manhattantimesnews.com/2011/local-small-businesses-fair-draws-crowd-in-inwood.html

 

Startup Smart

WA to establish Small Business Commissioner

http://www.startupsmart.com.au/management/legal-matters/2011-03-17/wa-to-establish-small-business-commissioner.html

 

On Milwaukee

How to Land an SBA Loan

http://www.onmilwaukee.com/myOMC/blog/show/4895

 

Daily News Pulse

An Anchor For Your Small Business Loan: Credit Unions A Safe Harbor

http://dailynewspulse.com/an-anchor-for-your-small-business-loan-credit-unions-a-safe-harbor/2211713/

 

Columbia Missourian

House committee OKs payday loan reform

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2011/03/16/payday-loan-restrictions-get-thumbs-house-committee/

 

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Save Micro Loans Now – Hang Out with Your Members of Congress While They are Home Next Week!

ACTION ALERT

Congress needs to hear from you:

Micro is under attack!  Your organization’s existence is threatened! Programs that serve microenterprise at the Small Business Administration (SBA) are in deep trouble.  Two recent actions are cause for concern.  First, the President’s FY2012 SBA Budget has proposed eliminating the PRIME Program and trimming $10 million from technical assistance funding at the Microloan Program.

Second, the House Small Business Committee adopted its recommendations on the SBA’s President’s Proposed FY2012 Budget.  Those recommendations include:

  • Eliminating the PRIME Program.
  • Cutting funding for technical assistance (TA) in the Microloan Program from $22 million in FY2010 to just $7.5 million for FY2012.
  • The termination of the Community Advantage Loan Program and the Small Loan Advantage Program.
  • Terminating Women’s Business Centers (WBCs).

Next week, March 21-25, Congress members will be in their districts and AEO is encouraging all members to call and/or email/fax your Members and tell them these programs are worth saving.  

To reach your Member of Congress, call the Capitol switchboard (202) 225-3121.  If you know your House Member’s name or a staff member, you can email them using this convention: "firstname.lastname@mail.house.gov"; or click here* to find your Representative. For Senators and Senate staff the convention is: "firstname_lastname@senate.gov".

Our Message to Congress:

  1. Oppose budget reductions and program eliminations for Microloan programs.
  2. Support AEO’s request that these programs continue to receive funding at the FY2010 level.
  3. Micro programs help create jobs and have proven track records.
  4. Technical assistance is key to the success of microlending.

*Copy and paste this link into your browser to find your Representative. ("http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml")

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Daily News Update 3.16.2011

We are very sorry that the links we provide have not been working for some people.  To make it easier for those people to have access to the news, we have posted the daily news on the AEO website.  The links provided on the website should work for everyone.  To access them, please copy and paste "http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/page/daily_news_updates" into your browser.  If you have not been having problems, then the links below should continue to work. Thank you very much and we apologize for any inconvenience.

 

New York Times

Fed Staying on Current Path, With Job Creation as Top Priority

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/business/economy/16fed.html?ref=todayspaper

Is Groupon Ruining Retailing?

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/is-groupon-ruining-retailing/?scp=3&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

Washington Post

Senate Republicans vow to block non-budget bills

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-republicans-vow-to-block-non-budget-bills/2011/03/14/ABf8toV_story.html

Hawaii governor tours Maui, Big Island areas damaged by tsunami, vows to get help 1110

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/hawaii-governor-tours-maui-big-island-areas-damaged-by-tsunami-vows-to-get-help-1110/2011/03/16/AB8iWld_story.html

Hidden workforce challenges domestic economic recovery

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/hidden-workforce-challenges-domestic-economic-recovery/2011/03/09/ABHohqZ_story.html

Smoke Signals: Hill Country founder aims to bring the taste of Texas barbecue to DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/smoke-signals-hill-country-founder-aims-to-bring-the-taste-of-texas-barbecue-to-dc/2011/03/09/ABO08TZ_story.html

 

Politico

Why I voted to repeal health reform

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51343.html

Senate Democrats scramble to defend EPA

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51383.html

 

The Hill

Coburn looks to attach $20 billion in cuts to small business bill

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/149817-coburn-looks-to-attach-20-billion-in-cuts-to-small-business-bill

Landrieu cool to blocking EPA rules through small business bill

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/149705-landrieu-cool-to-blocking-epa-rules-through-small-business-bill

 

Wall Street Journal

Bill Would Delay Fed's Debit-Card Fee Rule

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704662604576202882193685332.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Survey: Small Businesses Spending More, Saving Less.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/15/survey-small-businesses-spending-more-saving-less/?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post

Senators Back Delay In Crackdown On Fees That Yield Billions For Banks

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/16/bank-lobbyists-swipe-fee-crackdown_n_836315.html

The Double-edged Sword of Credit Cards for Women and Minorities

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryce-covert/the-double-edged-sword-of_b_836499.html

 

The State Column

Sen. Snowe Asks Small Business Owners to Weigh in on Federal Regulations

http://www.thestatecolumn.com/state_politics/maine/sen-snowe-asks-small-business-owners-to-weigh-in-on-federal-regulations/

 

Business News Daily

Will Walmart's Smaller Stores Threaten Local Businesses?

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/walmart-small-store-1096/

Investing Time and Money Pays Off, Small Business Owners Find

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/invest-money-time-small-business-survey-1098/

 

Sign On San Diego

Small biz optimism grows in San Diego

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/mar/16/small-biz-optimism-grows-san-diego/

 

PR Newswire

Huntington Earns Two 'Bank of the Year' Awards for Small Business Lending

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/huntington-earns-two-bank-of-the-year-awards-for-small-business-lending-118068154.html

Small Businesses Oppose Energy & Commerce Vote To Undermine Clean Air Protections

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/small-businesses-oppose-energy--commerce-vote-to-undermine-clean-air-protections-118043189.html

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Health Insurance For Small Businesses–Affordable Options For New Insurance Policies Or When Keeping Current Employer Plans

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/03/16/health-insurance-for-small-businesses-affordable-options-for-new-insurance-policies-or-when-keeping-current-employer-plans/

 

Business Insider

Small Business News: Embracing Social Media

http://www.businessinsider.com/small-business-news-embracing-social-media-2011-3

 

Equifax

Equifax Study Shows Improvement and Weakness in Small Business Bankruptcy Trends

http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/equifax/48973/

 

Baltimore Sun

Md. unveils tax credit campaign for small businesses

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-03-15/business/bs-bz-small-business-campaign-20110315_1_small-businesses-tax-credit-fewer-employees

 

Thinking Clearly

Small Business Help Offered to Veterans

http://www.thinking-clearly.com/small-business-help-offered-to-veterans/113804/

 

Echo Press

Westrom bill would give small businesses 'bill of rights'

http://www.echopress.com/event/article/id/83067/group/News/

 

Government Executive

SBA opens its review of small business regulations

http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0311/03151rb1.htm

 

Business Wire

IMN’s Member Adviser Small Business Edition Provides New Program to Credit Unions for Attracting Small Businesses

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110316005120/en/IMN%E2%80%99s-Member-Adviser-Small-Business-Edition-Program

 

Market Press Release

Will Search Engine Optimization really benefit small businesses?

http://www.marketpressrelease.com/Will-Search-Engine-Optimization-really-benefit-small-businesses-1300242798.html

 

SI Live

Small-business forum slated for Friday

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/small-business_forum_slated_fo.html

 

San Francisco Chronicle

Banning Yellow Pages might cost businesses, jobs

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F03%2F15%2FEDIJ1IBU1E.DTL

 

Accounting Today

Sage Finds Small Businesses Optimistic, but Wary

http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/Sage-Finds-Small-Businesses-Optimistic-Wary-57659-1.html

 

The Street

Innovative Marketing Solutions For Small Business

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11045957/1/innovative-marketing-solutions-for-small-business.html

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Late Breaking Policy News: House Small Business Committee Adopts Recommendations for FY2012 Budget

Today, the House Small Business Committee adopted its recommendations for the FY2012 budget which has negative effects on a number of programs AEO supports. As Congress goes forward with the budget process, please be assured we will be proactive in asking the Congress to restore funding for these critical programs. Below is a summary of today’s actions.

House Passes Sixth CR Since October
Earlier today, the House passed H.J.Res 48, a three week continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded beyond March 18, when the current CR is set to expire. If it passes in the Senate, H.J.Res 48 would keep the government running through April 8th. This measure, which passed by a vote of 271-yeas to 158-nays, would cut current spending levels by $6 billion. The Senate is expected to vote on the proposed CR later in the week. 

House Small Business Committee adopts Views and Estimates Letter
The House Small Business Committee adopted its Views and Estimates Letter on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) President’s Proposed FY2012 Budget. Under Congressional rules, each Committee is required to submit its views and estimates to the Chairman of the House Budget Committee for incorporation into the Congressional Budget Resolution.

The FY2012 President’s Proposed Budget for the SBA requested $985 million, which is an increase of $161 million over the FY2010 appropriated funds (excluding supplemental funding provided by the Recovery Act and the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010).

The House Small Business Committee has recommended that 14 programs, which it has determined to be duplicative or ineffective, be eliminated, cutting about $100 million from the FY2012 SBA request.

Ranking Member Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) stated during today’s mark-up that the Minority would submit its own Views and Estimates Letter in the near future. 

Some of the Committee’s recommendations include:

  • The Committee agrees with SBA’s request for $81.8 million to support the Certified Development Company (CDC) Program, which will allow the CDC Program to make $7.5 billion in loans. 
  • Terminating seven new SBA Pilot Programs, including the Community Advantage Loan Program and the Small Loan Advantage Program; the Committee has requested that no funding be made available for those programs.
  • Termination of the PRIME Program; its services are duplicative and can be provided by Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). The Committee has recommended eliminating funding for the PRIME Program.
  • Termination of Women’s Business Centers (WBCs), because their services can be provided by SBDCs and through SCORE. 
  • Microloan Program: While the Committee supports the request for $25 million for lending through the Microloan Program, it recommends an additional $2.5 million reduction in Microloan Technical Assistance to $7.5 million 
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Daily New Update 3.15.2011

 

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New York Times

Barbour Slams Obama on Economy and Energy

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/barbour-slams-obama-on-economy-and-energy/?ref=todayspaper

Budget Stalemate Leaves Chaos at Many Agencies

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/15/us/15spend.html?ref=todayspaper

Disaster in Japan Batters Suppliers

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/15/business/global/15supply.html?src=busln

Harnessing the Power of the Mom blogger

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/15/business/media/15adco.html?ref=todayspaper

Mr. Cohen Has a Beef

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/15/mr-cohen-has-a-complaint/?scp=3&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

Washington Post

Small Md. grocery store still in business after 6 decades; outlives other mom-and-pop stores

http://www.washingtonpost.com/small-md-grocery-store-still-in-business-after-6-decades-outlives-other-mom-and-pop-stores/2011/03/15/ABM3q6X_story.html

Senate Republicans vow to block non-budget bills

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-republicans-vow-to-block-non-budget-bills/2011/03/14/ABf8toV_story.html

 

Politico

Health broker bill could be the next 1099

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51295.html

The 'Obamacare' Gordian knot

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51211.html

Everyone prospers under health law

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51205.html

 

The Hill

Senate moves forward with small business bill despite dilatory threat

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/149441-senate-moves-forward-with-small-business-bill-despite-dilatory-threat

Reid 'offended' by GOP threat to block small business bill

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/149417-reid-offended-by-gop-threat-to-block-small-business-bill

Johanns will try to tack on 1099 repeal to small business bill

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/149463-johanns-will-try-to-tack-on-1099-repeal-to-small-business-bill

 

Huffington Post

Businesses Spending On Equipment Again, Study Finds

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/15/business-spending_n_835848.html

Startup Bus: Tales From The Road

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joan-k-smith/what-a-long-strange-trip-_b_835740.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Entrepreneurship: A Look at the Nature-Nurture Debate

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/15/entrepreneurship-a-look-at-the-nature-nurture-debate/?mod=google_news_blog

 

Insurance Journal

SBA: Small Businesses Provide Nearly 55% of Private-Sector Jobs in Louisiana

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2011/03/15/190261.htm

 

Government Executive

SBA opens its review of small business regulations

http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0311/03151rb1.htm

 

Business News Daily

For Small Businesses, Mobile Apps and Wireless Tech a Necessity

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/mobile-mandate-small-business-1093/

 

Convenience Store News

MillerCoors Lends Small Businesses a Hand

http://www.csnews.com/top-story-millercoors_lends_small_businesses_a_hand-58220.html

 

The Stamford Times

New loan money available to local small businesses

http://thestamfordtimes.com/story/500994

 

Fresh Business Thinking

HP's expansion of cloud services 'great news' for small businesses

http://www.freshbusinessthinking.com/news.php?CID=&NID=7736&Title=HP's+expansion+of+cloud+services+'great+news'+for+small+businesses

 

Enterprise News

Brockton small business owner lobbies congressman, senator for debit card reform

http://www.enterprisenews.com/news/x1840139683/Brockton-small-business-owner-lobbies-congressman-senator-for-debit-card-reform#axzz1Gi4q73aW

 

Biz Journals

Bank of America cutting jobs in consumer banking

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2011/03/15/bank-of-america-cutting-jobs-in.html

 

Sun Herald

Small Business Help Center Supports President Obama’s Startup America Initiative

http://www.sunherald.com/2011/03/15/2942439/small-business-help-center-supports.html

 

ABC Local

Small businesses weigh gas surcharges to customers

http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/business&id=8013746

 

Finance and Commerce

For small business, state and tax law uncertainty still looms

http://finance-commerce.com/2011/03/for-small-business-state-and-tax-law-uncertainty-still-looms/

 

Des Moines Register

Iowa small business loan fund still has $3.6 million available lawmakers say

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2011/03/15/iowa-amall-business-loan-fund-still-has-3-6-million-available-lawmakers-say/

 

San Francisco Chronicle

The Small Business Jobs Act: Make It Work For You

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fg%2Fa%2F2011%2F03%2F15%2Finvestopedia6187.DTL

 

Miama Herald

Survey: Miami businesses have more ‘wireless savvy

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/15/2116734/survey-miami-businesses-have-more.html

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Daily News Updates 3.14.2011

We are very sorry that the links we provide have not been working for some people.  To make it easier for those people to have access to the news, we have posted the daily news on the AEO website.  The links provided on the website should work for everyone.  To access them, please copy and paste "http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/page/daily_news_updates" into your browser.  If you have not been having problems, then the links below should continue to work. Thank you very much and we apologize for any inconvenience.

 

New York Times

By Asking for Less, Obama May Reap More

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/by-asking-for-less-obama-may-reap-more/?ref=todayspaper

Another Inside Job

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/opinion/14krugman.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Founder of a Provocative Web Site Forms a New Outlet

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/technology/internet/14poole.html?ref=todayspaper

This Week in Small Business: Start-Ups Surge

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/this-week-in-small-business-start-ups-surge/?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=cse

The News, in Bright Bits

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/business/media/14magazine.html?scp=6&sq=small%20business&st=cse

Why the New 1099 Rules Aren’t That Bad for Small Businesses

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/why-the-new-1099-rules-arent-that-bad-for-small-businesses/?scp=4&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

Washington Post

D.C. insiders can reap fortunes from federal programs for small businesses

http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/dc-insiders-can-reap-fortunes-from-federal-programs-for-small-businesses/2011/02/09/AB1NRJS_story.html

Rising gas prices hit businesses big and small

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/rising-gas-prices-hit-businesses-big-and-small/2011/03/11/ABuwyyT_story.html

 

Politico

Everyone prospers under health law

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51205.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Expo Opens Doors to Gay Consumers.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/14/expo-opens-doors-to-same-sex-consumers/?KEYWORDS=small+business

BEER Bill Aims to Cut Taxes

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/14/beer-bill-aims-to-cut-taxes/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Getting Goods on Store Shelves

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704296604576197060499285204.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Daily News Pulse

Small Businesses Are Getting More Opportunities To Gain A Step Up

http://dailynewspulse.com/small-businesses-are-getting-more-opportunities-to-gain-a-step-up/2211157/

 

Independent Retailer

Small Business Retailers Rally in DC for ‘Swipe-Fee’ Cuts

http://independentretailer.com/2011/03/14/small-business-retailers-rally-in-dc-for-%E2%80%98swipe-fee%E2%80%99-cuts/

 

Baltimore Business Journal

Poll: Small businesses to add 3.8M jobs in 2011

http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/blog/2011/03/poll-small-businesses-to-add-38m.html

 

Philadelphia Inquirer

PhillyInc: Small businesses perking up

http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/mike_armstrong/20110314_PhillyInc__Small_businesses_perking_up.html

 

South Kingstown Patch

Small Businesses React To Governor's Budget Proposal http://southkingstown.patch.com/articles/small-businesses-react-to-governors-budget-proposal

 

Small Business Trends

No Ifs, ands or Buts: 10 Things Small Businesses Must Do To Succeed With Their Free Apps

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/10-things-small-businesses-must-do-succeed-with-free-apps.html

 

Florida Independent

The cost of doing nothing: How nutrient pollution harms small businesses

http://floridaindependent.com/23138/the-cost-of-doing-nothing-how-nutrient-pollution-harms-small-businesses

 

Business Wire

CompTIA Applauds Key House Democrats’ Call To Include Small Technology Firm Representation on the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110314006766/en/CompTIA-Applauds-Key-House-Democrats%E2%80%99-Call-Include

Small Business Conference Fuels Growth and Partnerships in Government Marketplace

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110314005551/en/Small-Business-Conference-Fuels-Growth-Partnerships-Government

 

 

 

 

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Daily News Update 3.11.2011

We are very sorry that the links we provide have not been working for some people.  To make it easier for those people to have access to the news, we have posted the daily news on the AEO website.  The links provided on the website should work for everyone.  To access them, please copy and paste "http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/page/daily_news_updates" into your browser.  If you have not been having problems, then the links below should continue to work. Thank you very much and we apologize for any inconvenience.

 

New York Times

Vt. House Approves Internet Sales Tax Crackdown

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/03/11/business/AP-US-VT-Internet-Sales-Tax.html?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=nyt

Start-Ups Are in a Rush to Bring the Chat Room to the Smartphone

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/technology/11group.html?ref=todayspaper

 

WashingtonPost

Unemployment rate slipped in Md. and Va. in January, held steady in D.C.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/10/AR2011031002116.html

Taxes are the wrong focus for economic growth

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/10/AR2011031005684.html

Small businesses and taxes

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2011/03/small_businesses_and_taxes.html

 

Politico

A guide to a deluded budget debate

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51050.html

Utah's new immigration outlook

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51104.html

 

Huffington Post

Why Obama Isn't Fighting the Budget Battle

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/why-obama-isnt-fighting-t_b_834472.html

Web Startups Want an Open Internet -- House Republicans Don't

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/art-brodsky/web-startups-want-an-open_b_834490.html

 

Wall Street Journal

When Girl Scout Cookies Create Turmoil

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703597804576194481502421122.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Web Start-Ups Get Upper Hand Over Investors

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704758904576188842996426486.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Minority Entrepreneurs Still Face Bias, Prof Says.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/10/minority-entrepreneurs-still-face-bias-prof/?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

The Hill

Reid files cloture on small business bill

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/148845-reid-files-cloture-on-small-business-bill

 

Sign On San Diego

Small-business owners oppose 'split-roll' property tax idea

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/mar/11/small-business-owners-oppose-split-roll-property-t/

 

PR Newswire

Small Business Owners, Rep. Welch Brave Storms to Protect Swipe Fee Reform!

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/small-business-owners-rep-welch-brave-storms-to-protect-swipe-fee-reform-117762708.html

 

The Entrepreneur School

Small Business Numbers Round-up

http://blog.theentrepreneurschool.com/2260-2260

 

Hernando Today

Government extortion of small businesses

http://www2.hernandotoday.com/content/2011/mar/11/101818/government-extortion-of-small-businesses/

 

IT Pro

The Office of Tax Simplification recommends the IR35 tax is abolished or dramatically reformed to make life easier for smaller companies.

http://www.itpro.co.uk/631831/small-business-could-be-freed-from-ir35-tax

 

ABC News

Banks say small business loans riskier than ever

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/11/3162023.htm?section=justin

 

NASDAQ

What Is Small Business Infrastructure?

http://community.nasdaq.com/News/2011-03/what-is-small-business-infrastructure.aspx?storyid=61584

 

Gaebler

Expedited Patent Process To Increase Small Business Innovation

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Technology/Expedited-patent-process-to-increase-small-business-innovation-800455834.htm

 

Small Business Trends

Small Business News: The Ultimate Legal Guide

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/small-business-news-the-ultimate-legal-guide.html

 

Enhanced Online News

California SBDC Glimpse Modest Growth for Small Businesses in 2010

http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20110310007002/en/California-SBDC/California-small-businesses/economic-growth-for-2010

 

Business News

Businesses in Hawaii, California Cope With Tsunami Warning, Impact

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/businesses-in-hawaii-california-cope-with-tsunami-warning-impact-1076/

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CDFI Fund Launches Enhanced Project Profiles Form: Share Your Success Stories Now!

CDFI Fund Launches Enhanced Project Profiles Form
Share Your Success Stories Now!

It is now easier than ever for all awardees and allocatees to tell their success stories to a national audience with the new Project Profiles tool ("http://www.cdfifund.gov/news_events/CDFI-Fund-Launches-Enhanced-Project-Profiles-Form.asp"). Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) have positively shaped economic and community development in underserved neighborhoods across the country in countless ways and it has always been an important part of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund’s (CDFI Fund) mission to communicate this tremendous impact to as broad an audience as possible.   

Available on the CDFI Fund website, this user-friendly template will enable awardees and allocatees to highlight their most successful projects and investments in a brief yet powerful narrative style.  Of course, success stories aren’t just about drawing attention to a specific achievement.  They’re about building understanding among leading policymakers, members of the media and the American public around the high-impact work that mission-driven organizations like CDFIs are doing every day.  The best success stories connect the reader to the change and positive community benefits in a way that is compelling, easy to understand and memorable.

The revised form places a new emphasis on innovation and impact - qualities common to many projects in the CDFI industry – and provides additional clarification in specific areas to make submitting success stories a quick and simple process for those wishing to communicate their successes to a broader audience.

The success stories will also be highlighted by the CDFI Fund in written publications and used by Treasury Department officials in public speeches and Congressional testimony.  It is not mandatory to submit success stories to the CDFI Fund, but all submissions are greatly appreciated because CDFIs deserve recognition for the important work that they do on a regular basis.

Submission is easy: just go to our website, http://www.cdfifund.gov, and click the “Submit a Project Profile” button on the left-hand side of the page.  And feel free to include dynamic, candid photos of beneficiaries to help illustrate the success you’re describing.

If you submit a story to the CDFI Fund, please email Matthew Crandall, "mcrandall@aeoworks.org" with the information so we can track submissions.

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Daily News Update 2.10.2011

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New York Times

Meanwhile in Washington

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/opinion/10thu2.html?ref=todayspaper

In Groupon’s $6 Billion Wake, a Fleet of Start-Ups

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/business/smallbusiness/10sbiz.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post

Senate rejects spending bills from both Republicans and Democrats

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/09/AR2011030905825.html

IMF says response to global economic crisis may have deepened some problems

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/09/AR2011030905108.html

 

The Hill

Small-business owners head to Capitol to push Durbin amendment

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/banking-financial-institutions/148639-small-business-owners-head-to-capitol-to-push-durbin-amendment

Bureaucratic overreach strangles small businesses

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/148617-bureaucratic-overreach-strangles-small-businesses

Job creation — via the BEER Act

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/148593-job-creation-via-the-beer-act

 

Huffington Post

Root Causes of Financial Crisis Remain Unaddressed

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stijn-claessens/root-causes-of-financial-_b_833732.html

 

The State

Dems: Let small business employees join state health plan

http://www.thestate.com/2011/03/10/1731150/democrats-let-small-business-employees.html

 

Echo Press

Rep. Westrom introduces small business 'bill of rights'

http://www.echopress.com/event/article/id/82961/group/Business/

 

Wicked Local

Grossman asks banks to join the effort to boost small business, spur economic recovery

http://www.dailynewstranscript.com/topstories/x904835988/Grossman-asks-banks-to-join-the-effort-to-boost-small-business-spur-economic-recovery#axzz1GEMHfEMB

 

Business Insider

Latest Small Business Research: The News Is Not Too Bad

http://www.businessinsider.com/latest-small-business-research-the-news-is-not-too-bad-2011-3

6th Annual Small Business Summit: Informative & Energized

http://www.businessinsider.com/6th-annual-small-business-summit-informative-and-energized-2011-3

 

Business News

Patent Reform Would Spark Small Business Innovation

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/patent-reform-small-business-1074/

 

Reminder News

Businesses encouraged to keep pressure on legislators

http://www.remindernews.com/article/2011/03/10/businesses-encouraged-to-keep-pressure-on-legislators

 

Bloomberg Businessweek

Credit Unions Seek to Lift Small Biz Lending Cap

http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/running_small_business/archives/2011/03/credit_unions_seek_lift_small_biz_lending_cap.html

 

Business Trends

Small Business Success Index: Competitiveness Is Down, But Optimism Is Up

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/small-business-success-index-competitiveness-is-down-but-optimism-is-up.html

 

Herald Net

Finding work for your small business

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110310/BLOG31/110319993

 

AL.com

Small Business Administration official says capital critical to jobs

http://blog.al.com/businessnews/2011/03/small_business_administration.html

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Breaking Policy News: Senate Rejects FY2011 Spending Measures, New Negotiations Expected

Senate Rejects FY2011 Spending Measures, New Negotiations Expected

Earlier today, the Senate rejected two separate measures on FY2011 funding for the rest of the fiscal year.  On a vote of 44-yeas to 56-nays, the Senate defeated H.R 1, the House bill that would cut $61 billion from current spending levels.  Appropriations Chairman Inouye (D-HI) offered a substitute amendment that would have reduced current spending by $4.7 billion.  This proposal also failed on a vote of 42-yeas to 58-nays.  While the Senate is now expected to begin negotiations in earnest, the House has already begun drafting a new short-term continuing resolution (CR), since the Senate is not expected to come to an FY2011 spending agreement before the current CR expires on March 18.

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Green is also the Color of Money: Still Time to Join our Survey Group on Green Opportunities!

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Green is also the Color of Money: Sizing and Assessing the “Green” Opportunity for Small and Micro Business Owners

Thank you to those individuals who have already signed up to be a part of the survey advisory group. Your participation is important and appreciated. For those of you who haven't had the chance to sign up, please read about this exciting project and the benefits to you below!

In spite of growing interest in sustainability among consumers and large corporations in the United States, the economic case for action by the smallest of businesses is not well-understood. As a consequence, these businesses are unlikely to capture available opportunities for cost savings, performance improvement and/or growth. As an organization that works hard every day to help business owners in your community succeed, you know the value of well-designed and resourced programs targeted to sizable opportunities with demonstrated demand. You also know the importance of robust market data to inform program design and make the case for investment of scarce resources. That is why we are reaching out to you.

The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), Green America and EcoVentures International (EVI), with support from eBay and the UPS Foundation, are undertaking a national survey of business owners. The purpose of the survey is to identify and quantify “green” opportunities for the smallest of businesses and to identify barriers to action.

Results from the survey will be invaluable to refine existing programs and to uncover demand for new financing mechanisms, programs and tools to help the smallest of businesses fully capture their green opportunity.

 Get involved: Join our Survey Advisory Group!*

·         Inform the work with your experience!  What do you most want to know about business owners and their green practices? What do you think are the most important hypotheses to test? Share your thoughts by March 15 and we’ll integrate feedback into the survey design. ("http://aeoworks.wufoo.com/forms/green-is-also-the-color-of-money/")*

·         Shape the survey instrument! We invite you to help us improve and refine the survey instrument. If you are interested in providing specific feedback on the survey instrument, let us know and we will send you a link before we launch.

·         Share the survey with your clients!  You can ensure that the results are especially relevant for your program by encouraging your clients to participate. Spread the word: Distribute an email link to the survey to your clients! Link to the survey from your organization’s website! Businesses that participate in the survey are eligible to receive a free year membership to Green America’s Green Business Network and other valuable incentives. 

What’s in it for you to become a Survey Advisory Group member?

·         An opportunity to shape national market research to meet your needs

·         Early access to the findings

·         Access to non-public survey data for partners that deliver at least 25 respondents

·         Public acknowledgement in the report

Interested? Click here* to help shape the survey!

*If link does not work, please copy and paste into your browser. ("aeoworks.wufoo.com/forms/green-is-also-the-color-of-money/")

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Daily New Update 3.9.2011

We are very sorry that the links we provide have not been working for some people.  To make it easier for those people to have access to the news, we have posted the daily news on the AEO website.  The links provided on the website should work for everyone.  To access them, please copy and paste "http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/page/daily_news_updates" into your browser.  If you have not been having problems, then the links below should continue to work. Thank you very much and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Huffington Post

Small Business Confidence Hits 3-Year High

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/09/high-oil-prices-will-damp_n_833039.html

 

USA Today

As NFL labor talks drag on, small businesses wait and worry

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2011-03-09-nfl-labor-small-businesses_N.htm

 

The Island Packet

Time to support small businesses, not burden them

http://www.islandpacket.com/2011/03/09/1575335/time-to-support-small-businesses.html

 

Reuters

Startup inDinero eases accounting pain for small business

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/09/us-column-cohen-indinero-idUSTRE7284SI20110309

 

How to Approach Lenders Now

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/08/idUS331740220720110308

 

Wall Street Journal

Small Firms Still Want Your Fingers to do the Walking

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/08/small-firms-still-want-your-fingers-to-do-the-walking/?mod=google_news_blog

 

Business Insider

Small Business News: The Miracle of Small Business Budgeting

http://www.businessinsider.com/small-business-news-the-miracle-of-small-business-budgeting-2011-3

 

Hispanically Speaking News

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: Signs of Impending Growth in Small Business Lending

http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/cristian-galli/details/small-business-finance-signs-of-impending-growth-in-small-business-len/5913/

 

Daily Finance

How Signing 'Standard' Agreements Can Bankrupt Your Small Business

http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/how-signing-standard-agreements-can-bankrupt-your-small-busine/19873786/

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Small Business Health Insurance Tax Credit–Deductions For Businesses And Self-Employed

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/03/09/small-business-health-insurance-tax-credit-deductions-for-businesses-and-self-employed/

 

New York Times

Senate Passes Bill to Change Patent System and Pricing

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/business/09patent.html?_r=1&scp=5&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

Wall Street Journal

Update on Credit Union Lending Proposal

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/08/update-on-credit-union-lending-proposal/?mod=google_news_blog

 

Atlanta Post

Lending Plummets For Black Businesses

http://atlantapost.com/2011/03/09/lending-plummets-for-black-businesses/

 

BBC News

Grameen founder Muhammad Yunus in final appeal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12688443

 

Washington Post

Senate still wrangling over spending bill

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/08/AR2011030805683.html

 

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Daily News Update 3.8.2011

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!!

We are very sorry that the links we provide have not been working for some people.  To make it easier for those people to have access to the news, we have posted the daily news on the AEO website.  The links provided on the website should work for everyone.  To access them, please copy and paste "http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/page/daily_news_updates" into your browser.  If you have not been having problems, then the links below should continue to work. Thank you very much and we apologize for any inconvenience.

New York Times
The Dark Side of Opening a Store
http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/the-dark-side-of-opening-a-store/?scp=3&sq=small%20business&st=cse
Debit Card Fees Prompt a Push Near Deadline
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/business/08debit.html?_r=1&scp=5&sq=small%20business&st=cse

Washington Post
D.C.'s pot pioneers: Seeking a piece of the medical marijuana action
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/07/AR2011030704891.html
Goldman, State Dept. team up to help women
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/07/AR2011030704800.html
Bangladesh court OKs Yunus' dismissal from bank
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/08/AR2011030801416.html

Politico
Barack Obama talks technology in Boston
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/50816.html
Finally, confronting the debt crisis
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/50794.html

The Hill
State, local lobbyists push to save programs from budget ax
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/147957-state-local-lobbyists-push-to-save-domestic-programs
Tuesday Profile: A multinational take on job creation and tax code overhaul
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/147939-a-multinational-perspective

Huffington Post
Celebrate International Womens Day By Investing In Them
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cameron-sinclair/celebrate-international-w_b_832878.html
Patently Absurd or: How to Go From the World's Best Patent System to Worse-Than-Most in a Single Step
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gary-lauder/patently-absurd-or-how-to_b_832703.html
Kauffman Study: 'Jobless' Entrepreneurship Creating Few Jobs
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dane-stangler/jobless-entrepreneurship_b_832635.html
New Job: Social-Media Tweeter
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-schwab/new-job-socialmedia-tweet_b_832619.html
Social Change Humble Pie
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-lewis/social-change-humble-pie_b_831900.html


Wall Street Journal
Credit Unions Push For Small-Business Lending
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704623404576187101416186140.html?KEYWORDS=small+business
NFIB: Small-Business Optimism Rises
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704758904576188270737169228.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Bloomberg
Confidence at U.S. Small Companies Climbs to Three-Year High, Survey Shows
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-08/confidence-at-u-s-small-companies-climbs-to-highest-level-in-three-years.html

Reuters
Small businesses say hiring plans up, prices too
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/08/us-usa-economy-optimism-idUSTRE72723K20110308

Daily News Pulse
Banks Reduce Number Of Small Business Loans
http://dailynewspulse.com/banks-reduce-number-of-small-business-loans/229956/

Philadelphia Inquirer
Area sees slight increase in small-business loans
http://articles.philly.com/2011-03-07/business/28664834_1_loans-active-banks-banks-and-borrowers

NU Wire
Small Businesses Not Benefitting from Increase in Lending
http://www.nuwireinvestor.com/articles/small-businesses-not-benefitting-from-increase-in-lending-56998.aspx

PR Newswire
Second Annual Brother Survey Reveals More Small Business Owners See the Value of Investing in Business Now Versus Stockpiling Cash Reserves
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/second-annual-brother-survey-reveals-more-small-business-owners-see-the-value-of-investing-in-business-now-versus-stockpiling-cash-reserves-117576983.html
Union Leaders, Small Businesses, Local Publishers and Consumers Fear Yellow Pages Law Puts San Francisco's Fragile Small Business Economy and Jobs at Risk
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/union-leaders-small-businesses-local-publishers-and-consumers-fear-yellow-pages-law-puts-san-franciscos-fragile-small-business-economy-and-jobs-at-risk-117584868.html

Boston Globe
Repeal of expanded 1099 rules in the works
http://www.boston.com/business/personalfinance/managingyourmoney/archives/2011/03/repeal_of_expan.html

The Atlantic
Small Business Optimism Edges Up to Pre-Recession Level
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/03/small-business-optimism-edges-up-to-pre-recession-level/72191/

Kansan
Gates: Big businesses downtown not a big deal for small businesses
http://www.kansan.com/news/2011/mar/08/gates-big-businesses-downtown-not-big-deal-small-b/

Red, White, And Blue Press
Small Business Loans For New Companies–Sources Of Borrowing Options For New Startup Businesses
http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/03/08/small-business-loans-for-new-companies-sources-of-borrowing-options-for-new-startup-businesses/

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Daily News Update 3.7.2011

We are very sorry that the links we provide have not been working for some people.  To make it easier for those people to have access to the news, we have posted the daily news on the AEO website.  The links provided on the website should work for everyone.  To access them, please copy and paste "http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/page/daily_news_updates" into your browser.  If you have not been having problems, then the links below should continue to work. Thank you very much and we apologize for any inconvenience.

 

New York Times
Matchmaking for Web Start-Ups and Investors
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/07/technology/start-ups/07angel.html?ref=todayspaper
This Week in Small Business: Charlie Sheen, Justin Bieber and a New Pizza Strategy
http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/07/this-week-in-small-business-charlie-sheen-justin-bieber-and-a-new-pizza-strategy/?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=cse
Holding Firm on the Budget
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/07/opinion/07mon1.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Washington Post
Why Social Security is welfare
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/06/AR2011030603303.html
GOP, White House remain $50 billion apart on budget
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/07/AR2011030701539.html
Microfinance struggles to restore its reputation
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/07/AR2011030701106.html
The community and the bank are invested in each other
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/04/AR2011030404980.html
America's grim budget outlook
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/06/AR2011030602924.html
Protecting Honest Tea's brand under Coke's big bureaucracy
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/05/AR2011030503687.html

Huffington Post
America Is Not Broke
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-moore/america-is-not-broke_b_832006.html
Winning the Present
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/winning-the-present_b_832076.html
Kairos Society Student Entrepreneurs Take Over NYSE Trading Floor
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/02/kairos-society-summit-stu_n_829197.html

Wall Street Journal
Banks Get Back to the People Business
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704076804576181000000067400.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Area sees slight increase in small-business loans
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/117505848.html

Bloomberg
Executive .France Outstrips U.S. for Small Business Loans on Sarkozy's `Arm Twisting'
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-06/sarkozy-arm-twisting-pushes-france-past-u-s-in-small-loans.html

Business Insider
Which Small Business Owners Want Repeal of Obamacare?
http://www.businessinsider.com/which-small-business-owners-want-repeal-of-obamacare-2011-3

Mercury News
Opinion: Tax policy should not put small business at a disadvantage
http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_17543638?nclick_check=1

Niles Daily Star
Upton hails less paperwork for small business
http://www.nilesstar.com/2011/03/06/upton-hails-less-paperwork-for-small-business/

The State Column
Sen. Mark Kirk’s “Small Business Bill of Rights” gains support
http://www.thestatecolumn.com/state_politics/illinois/sen-mark-kirks-small-business-bill-of-rights-gains-support/
Sen. Ron Wyden: Small Business Needs Tax Reform Too
http://www.thestatecolumn.com/state_politics/oregon/sen-ron-wyden-small-business-needs-tax-reform-too/

York Daily Record
Local small businesses struggle with rising gas costs
http://www.ydr.com/premium/ci_17549551

Ars Technica
Made in America: small businesses buck the offshoring trend
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/03/in-early-2010-somewhere-high.ars

Block Island Times
At the State House: Tax relief for small businesses
http://www.blockislandtimes.com/view/full_story/12199981/article-At-the-State-House--Tax-relief-for-small-businesses?instance=home_news_1st_right

STL Today
Health rules confuse small businesses
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/article_b32c8067-28fa-5c0a-91c0-c70a466896b0.html

Los Angeles Times
Good credit ratings can pay off for small firms in many ways
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-smallbiz-credit-20110307,0,825549.story

Forex TV
Forex - Survey: Small Business hiring plans increased in February
http://www.forextv.com/forex-news-story/forex-survey-small-business-hiring-plans-increased-in-february

Savannah Now
Inside Insurance: Surviving disaster not easy for small businesses
http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2011-03-07/inside-insurance-surviving-disaster-not-easy-small-businesses

Knoxville Biz
Collins: Congressman vows to advocate for small business
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/mar/07/congressman-vows-to-advocate-for-small-business/

Shout 99
Plans to ease accounting rules for small firms
http://www.shout99.com/contractors/showarticle.pl?id=69940;n=250

Financial Post
Let’s see a budget fit for the Year of the Entrepreneur
http://business.financialpost.com/2011/03/07/lets-see-a-budget-fit-for-the-year-of-the-entrepreneur/

WQOW 18 News
Small business owner split on budget issues
http://www.wqow.com/Global/story.asp?S=14191047

Daily News Pulse
Small Business Loans The Path To The Future: Fueling The Economy
http://dailynewspulse.com/small-business-loans-the-path-to-the-future-fueling-the-economy/229313/


 

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BALLE Announces Scholarship Fund for Leaders of Color for Living Economies 2011 Conference

BALLE is thrilled to announce a Scholarship Fund for Leaders of Color for the Living Economies 2011 Conference (http://www.livingeconomies.org/conference-2011)  being held this June 14-17 in Bellingham, Washington. Sponsored by social entrepreneur Ben Cohen. These scholarships cover main conference registration and potentially travel costs for up to 16 qualified entrepreneurs and community leaders of color who are advancing one or more building blocks (http://www.livingeconomies.org/building-blocks)  for local living economies in their cities and towns.

You can download the scholarship application by following this link.  (http://www.livingeconomies.org/conference-2011-scholarships)

Deadline for submission is Thursday, March 31, midnight Pacific Time.  Completed applications should be emailed to Martin Sorge, BALLE Network Services Assistant, at "martin@livingeconomies.org".

The intent for this scholarship is to allow as many leaders as possible to join the conference. As such, these scholarships are primarily designed to cover conference registration, including conference fees and meals. Depending on the need for travel expense support expressed by applicants, the costs of travel and lodging may be covered in select cases. Applicants should indicate the request for travel support in their application. Finally, please note the main conference housing option is student dorms, which start at an affordable $35/night.

Applicants from existing local business networks, and communities working to form a new local business network, will be given priority.

Please direct any questions to Martin Sorge, BALLE Network Services Assistant, at "martin@livingeconomies.org".
 

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Daily News Update 3.4.2011

We are very sorry that the links we provide have not been working for some people. To make it easier for those people to have access to the news, we have posted the daily news on the AEO website. The links provided on the website should work for everyone. To access them, please copy and paste "http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/page/daily_news_updates" into your browser. If you have not been having problems, then the links below should continue to work. Thank you very much and we apologize for any inconvenience.


New York Times
Spurred by Private Hiring, Job Growth Gathers Steam
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/05/business/economy/05jobs.html?_r=1&hp
House Votes to Help Small Businesses Comply With Health Bill, but Relief Is Held Up
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/health/policy/04health.html?ref=todayspaper
Jobless Benefit Filings Fall to a Nearly 3-Year Low
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/business/economy/04econ.html?ref=todayspaper
A System That Encourages Small Businesses Not to Hire Older Workers
http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/a-system-that-encourages-small-businesses-not-to-hire-older-workers/?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=cse

Washington Post
U.S. adds 192K new jobs; unemployment rate dips to 8.9%
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/04/AR2011030400668.html?hpid=topnews
White House proposes $6.5 billion more in spending cuts
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/03/AR2011030306139.html
Note to Republicans: Cuts don't cut it
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/03/AR2011030305689.html

Politico
Greenspan: Economy is improving
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/50661.html

Wall Street Journal
Hawaii Small Firms Say ‘Aloha’ to APEC
http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/03/hawaii-small-firms-say-aloha-to-apec/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Huffington Post
Main Street Goes to War Against Itself as Job Crisis Persists
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/les-leopold/main-street-goes-to-war-a_b_831242.html

Sun Sentinel
Small business hiring finally up, national association reports
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/careers/ask-marcia/sfl-small-business-hiring-rises,0,3527863.story?track=rss

USA Today
Higher gas prices have big impact on small businesses
http://www.usatoday.com/money/smallbusiness/columnist/abrams/2011-03-03-gas-prices-small-business_N.htm

The Republic
Small businesses can gain help for technical challenges from New Mexico State, Sandia labs
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/595b958022dc4c519ab9e6f38b1460f0/NM--Business-Technical_Help/

Inc.
What an NFL Lockout Would Mean to Small Businesses
http://www.inc.com/articles/201103/what-an-nfl-lockout-would-mean-to-small-business.html

CBS Atlanta
Inside Insurance: Surviving A Disaster Not Easy For Small Businesses
http://www.cbsatlanta.com/news/27080509/detail.html

Pioneer Press
Small-business impact from building Central Corridor? The feds say no
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_17534917?nclick_check=1

The Street
Lending is Up, But Not to Small Businesses
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11031824/1/lending-is-up-but-not-to-small-businesses.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEN

The Dallas Morning News
SBA administrator says ‘small businesses are starting to come back’
http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20110303-sba-administrator-says-small-businesses-are-starting-to-come-back-.ece

WHRQ
NC Re-Opens Program to Encourage Small Business Loans
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/whqr/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1770727/Local.Interest/NC.Re-Opens.Program.to.Encourage.Small.Business.Loans
 

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Daily News Update 3.3.3011

We are very sorry that the links we provide have not been working for some people. To make it easier for those people to have access to the news, we have posted the daily news on the AEO website. The links provided on the website should work for everyone. To access them, please copy and paste "http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/page/daily_news_updates" into your browser. If you have not been having problems, then the links below should continue to work. Thank you very much and we apologize for any inconvenience.

 

New York Times
Obama Signs Two-Week Budget Extension
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/us/politics/03congress.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&ref=todayspaper&adxnnlx=1299186057-XZ/vwmEbMBVRl/e0PZGR2g

The Hollow Cry of ‘Broke’
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/opinion/03thu1.html?ref=todayspaper

Girls and Boys Together
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/opinion/03collins.html?ref=todayspaper

Fed Notes ‘Modest to Moderate’ Growth of Economy
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/business/economy/03econ.html?ref=todayspaper

Agencies Fine and Sue Companies That Purported to Aid Jobless
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/business/03ftc.html?ref=todayspaper

A Small Business Made to Seem Bigger
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/business/smallbusiness/03sbiz.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post
House votes to end unpopular new business tax rule
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/03/AR2011030300563.html

Shutdown creates vacuum in areas far beyond the Beltway; Closed government takes its toll on business
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/03/AR2011030303527.html

Microfinance guru challenges dismissal from bank
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/03/AR2011030300780.html

 

Politico
House passes 1099 repeal bill
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/50609.html

 

The Hill
Small business representative ask lawmakers for more certainty in tax code
http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/147385-small-business-representative-ask-lawmakers-for-more-certainty-in-tax-code

 

Wall Street Journal
“Buy Local” – Does It Work?.
http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/03/buy-local-does-it-work/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Report: Longer Hours, Lower Wages at Small Firms.
http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/02/report-longer-hours-lower-wages-at-small-firms/?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post
Deficit Impasse: What Should We Cut?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/l-randall-wray/deficit-impasse-what-shou_b_830914.html

Republicans Drop the "Jobs" From "Job Creation"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-carolyn-maloney/republicans-drop-the-jobs_b_830840.html

Corporate Welfare for the Few Drives Net Neutrality Opposition
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/art-brodsky/corporate-welfare-for-the_b_830924.html

Inclusive Growth: From Desirable to Essential
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vinod-thomas/inclusive-growth-from-des_b_830789.html

Midwest A Victim Of 'Rural Brain Drain'
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-vasilogambros/rural-brain-drain-iowa_b_830352.html

 

Christian Science Moniter
Six things to remember about taxes and small businesses
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Donald-Marron/2011/0303/Six-things-to-remember-about-taxes-and-small-businesses

 

123 Print
CBIZ: Small business employment grew in February
http://www.123print.com/News/CBIZ-Small-business-employment-grew-in-February-077

 

FINS Finance
Credit Unions Push For More Job-Creating Small-Business Lending
http://www.fins.com/Finance/Articles/SB129907592364691195/Credit-Unions-Push-For-More-Job-Creating-Small-Business-Lending

 

Business News Daily
Where to Go When the Bank Says No: Ideas for Small Businesses
http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/alternative-business-financing-1043/

 

Forbes
My Dad: Lessons in how NOT to own a Small Business
http://blogs.forbes.com/moneywisewomen/2011/03/03/my-dad-lessons-in-how-not-to-own-a-small-business/

 

PR Newswire
Velazquez on the Small Business Administration FY 2012 Budget
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/velazquez-on-the-small-business-administration-fy-2012-budget-117270108.html

 

Nevada News Bureau
State Treasurer Proposes Small Business Loan Program
http://www.nevadanewsbureau.com/2011/03/02/state-treasurer-proposes-small-business-loan-program/

 

Business Courier
Huntington CEO Steinour says local SBA, loan growth will continue
http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/blog/2011/03/huntington-ceo-steinour-says-local.html

 

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Policy Action Alert: AEO’s Response to FY2012 Budget Needs your Input!

AEO is preparing to meet with Congress and other Administration officials in the coming days and weeks to discuss proposed FY2012 budget cuts that would impair the ability of microlenders and microenterprise development organizations (MDOs) to support entrepreneurship and microenterprise.  We need your help to show them just how important these programs are to the nation’s entrepreneurs and their communities.

In February, the Obama Administration released its FY2012 Proposed Budget, which calls for significant cuts to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Microloan Program and its technical assistance component and more alarmingly, the complete elimination of the PRIME Program.  The proposed budget also calls for cuts to the Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund and the Department of Labor’s Workforce Investment Act programs. 

AEO is asking members to share specific stories about any action you have taken in your local communities to voice your concerns or show your opposition to the FY2012 proposed cuts.  We would also like to hear about what the businesses you support are doing. Lastly, we are looking for any communication that members or businesses have had with their Members of Congress.  AEO will use this information to show Congress and Administration officials that these programs are necessary to support entrepreneurship, especially in underserved communities.

Please send all stories/action items to Matthew Crandall, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). AEO will compile these stories and prepare them for presentation to the appropriate officials. A discussion has also been started on AEO Networks where you can post, read, and comment on these stories: http://aeoworks.ning.com/forum/topics/we-need-your-help-aeos

In case you missed AEO’s FY2012 President’s Budget Briefing call, summary notes can be accessed on AEO Networks by visiting this link: http://aeoworks.ning.com/forum/topics/we-need-your-help-aeos  (please copy and paste the link into your browser if it does not work).

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Daily News Update 3.2.2011

We are very sorry that the links we provide have not been working for some people.  To make it easier for those people to have access to the news, we have posted the daily news on the AEO website.  The links provided on the website should work for everyone.  To access them, please copy and paste "http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/page/daily_news_updates" into your browser.  If you have not been having problems, then the links below should continue to work. Thank you very much and we apologize for any inconvenience.

 

New York Times
House Advances Budget and Cuts $4 Billion
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/02/us/politics/02budget.html?ref=todayspaper

Mr. Obama’s Health Care Challenge
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/02/opinion/02wed1.html?ref=todayspaper

The High Cost of Efficiency
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/02/business/02views.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post
Coke buys Bethesda's Honest Tea
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/01/AR2011030106057.html

Bangladesh orders Nobel laureate from microlender
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/02/AR2011030201307.html

 

Politico
William Daley defends President Obama on business
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/50481.html

 

Huffington Post
Layoffs Reach 11-Month High, But They're Not The Major Worry
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/02/layoffs-reach-11-month-hi_n_830189.html

10 Small Business Tax Deductions Most Commonly Overlooked
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-sweeney/10-most-commonly-overlook_b_829872.html

 

Wall Street Journal
Wyden, Tiberi to Talk About Tax Overhaul and Small Business.
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/03/02/wyden-tiberi-to-talk-about-tax-overhaul-and-small-business/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Fed Watchdog: Funding Overlap for Entrepreneurs.
http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/03/01/fed-watchdog-funding-overlap-for-enterpreneurs/?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Mobiledia
Apple to Offer Tech Support for Small Business
http://www.mobiledia.com/news/83041.html

 

PR Newswire
Gulf Small Business Owner Pleads Louisiana Legislators to End Moratorium
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gulf-small-business-owner-pleads-louisiana-legislators-to-end-moratorium-117200898.html

 

CNBC
Small Business Indicator: Labor Market Continues to Be Soft
http://www.cnbc.com/id/41851763

 

KPHO (Phoenix News)
Arizona Leads Nation In Small Business Jobs
http://www.kpho.com/news/27040066/detail.html

 

The Orange County Register
Fix economy, businesses tell Sacramento
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/california-290256-top-small.html

 

Gaebler
Small Business Lending In January Falls To Below November Levels
http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Finance/Small-business-lending-in-January-falls-to-below-November-levels-800436893.htm

 

Texas Insider
Gov. Perry: Small Businesses Represent True Vibrancy of Texas’ Economy
http://www.texasinsider.org/?p=43293

 

Globe Newswire
Newtek Business Services, Inc., The Small Business Authority, Obtains Additional Line of Credit From Sterling National Bank
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=215217

 

Fox Business
Rescuing Internet Entrepreneurs From Tax-Hungry States
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2011/03/02/rescuing-internet-entrepreneurs-tax-hungry-states/

 

The Daily Reckoning
Why Small Businesses are Worried About Double Taxation
http://dailyreckoning.com/why-small-businesses-are-worried-about-double-taxation/

 

Red, White, And Blue Press
Financing For Small Businesses Through Loans And Outside Investors Offer Capital For Company Growth
http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/03/02/financing-for-small-businesses-through-loans-and-outside-investors-offer-capital-for-company-growth/

 

Dormont-Brookline Patch
PA Works – Focusing on Small Business
http://dormont-brookline.patch.com/articles/pa-works-focusing-on-small-business

 

Providence Journal
R.I. Commerce / Consumer Digest: Southeastern EDC hikes micro-loan limit
http://www.projo.com/business/content/Commerce_Consumer_digest_1_03-01-11_QLMNV4J_v20.1940aa7.html

 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
SBA loan program's rules raise concerns
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11060/1128716-28.stm

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Policy Update: House Passes Bill to Avoid Shutdown plus Upcoming Congressional Hearings

HOUSE PASSES BILL TO AVOID SHUTDOWN

Today, the House passed a continuing resolution (CR) that would keep the government funded for two weeks beyond this coming Friday’s deadline.  The CR, which passed on a 335-yeas to 91-nays vote, would keep the government running at FY2010 levels through March 18 but also includes $4 billion in cuts, mostly in the form of earmarks and the elimination of programs the Administration had targeted to cut in FY2012.  The Senate is expected to take up the measure and pass it quickly.


UPCOMING HOUSE AND SENATE HEARINGS THAT AEO WILL BE ATTENDING

House: 
Fiscal 2012 Budget: Small Business Administration

House Small Business Committee (Chairman Graves, R-Mo.) will hold a hearing on the fiscal 2012 budget request for the Small Business Administration.

Senate: 
Committee on Small Business: Hearing to Explore Minority Access to Capital and Contracting Opportunities

Hearing Thursday, March 3, 2011 entitled “Closing the Gap: Exploring Minority Access to Capital and Contracting Opportunities.”  This hearing will highlight challenges facing minority owned businesses trying to get venture and other forms of capital funding, and the role entrepreneurial training can play in helping these firms survive and flourish. 

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Daily News Update 3.1.2011

New York Times

Letters: The Budget and American Women

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/opinion/l01women.html?ref=todayspaper

The Hidden Costs of Bad Hiring

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/the-hidden-costs-of-bad-hiring/?scp=1&sq=smalll%20business&st=cse

 

Washington Post

Obama offers states more flexibility in health-care law

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/28/AR2011022806535.html

Wonkbook: GOP spending cuts would cost 700,000 jobs

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2011/03/wonkbook_gop_spending_cuts_wou.html

 

Politico

In the present, govs eye the future

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50366.html

 

The Hill

African-American lawmakers blast budget plan as step back for civil rights

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/146633-black-caucus-members-say-gop-budget-a-step-backwards-for-black-americans

 

Huffington Post

Eric Cantor Dismisses Report That GOP Plan Would Cause Job Loss

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/28/eric-cantor-dismisses-job-loss-report_n_829336.html

Crappy Jobs Caused by Plutocracy and Austerity

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/crappy-jobs-caused-by-plu_b_829332.html

Women's History Month: Female Firsts

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-kelly/womens-history-month-fema_b_829564.html

 

Portfolio

Small Business Borrowing Reflects "Long Haul Recovery"

http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/the-business-blotter/2011/03/01/small-business-borrowing-reflects-long-haul-recovery

Sayonara for Your Small Business?

http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/the-business-blotter/2011/02/28/survey-finds-2011-a-better-year-to-sell-small-businesses

 

PR Newswire

Huntington Moves Up to Fourth Largest SBA Lender in the Country and Lends More Than $1 Billion to Small Businesses in 2010

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/huntington-moves-up-to-fourth-largest-sba-lender-in-the-country-and-lends-more-than-1-billion-to-small-businesses-in-2010-117141143.html

 

Fox Business

Obama Aims to Stimulate Small Business

http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/legal-hr/2011/02/28/obama-aims-win-small-business/

 

News Times

Growing to serve small businesses: Women's Business Development Council: As Stamford-based group expands, bigger role seen for local entrepreneurs in recalibrated economy

http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/Growing-to-serve-small-businesses-1035320.php

 

Bradenton

Small businesses take off on Pine Avenue

http://www.bradenton.com/2011/03/01/2994893/small-businesses-take-off-on-pine.html

 

Business Wire

Intuit Small Business Employment Index Shows 0.3 Percent Job Growth for February

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110301005876/en/Intuit-Small-Business-Employment-Index-Shows-0.3

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Small Business Borrowing Options For California–Job Creation Assistance Through Business Lending Program

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/03/01/small-business-borrowing-options-for-california-job-creation-assistance-through-business-lending-program/

 

PR.com

40Billion.com Small Business Funding to Explode to over $100 Million in 2011

http://www.pr.com/press-release/301758

 

Bloomberg

San Francisco Small Businesses Sell Faster as Economy Rebounds

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-28/san-francisco-small-businesses-sell-faster-as-economy-rebounds.html

 

Buffalo News

For a small number of businesses, cash is king

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/article354579.ece

 

The Greater Lansing Business Monthly

Small Business Advocate Spurs Economic Growth

http://www.lansingbusinessmonthly.com/articles/203-2011-march/2160-small-business-advocate-spurs-economic-growth.html

 

Credit Unions Assist Small Businesses

http://www.lansingbusinessmonthly.com/articles/203-2011-march/2158-credit-unions-assist-small-businesses.html

 

Forbes

Women Are Gaining In Education, Still Lagging In Pay Says First Federal Report On Women in 50 Years

http://blogs.forbes.com/meghancasserly/2011/03/01/women-white-house-obama-report-valerie-jarrett/

 

 

 

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Daily News Update 2.28.2011

New York Times

The War on Women

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/26/opinion/26sat1.html?scp=4&sq=women&st=cse

This Week in Small Business: Buy Bacon, Not Gold

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/this-week-in-small-business-buy-bacon-not-gold/?src=busln

Limit Pay, Not Unions

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/opinion/28mayor.html?wpisrc=nl_wonk

 

Washington Post

Obama has few options to aid strapped states

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/27/AR2011022702931.html

High pump prices rattle drivers and businesses

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/28/AR2011022801758.html

 

Politico

Republicans win round one of budget fight

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50297.html

Libya jolts President Obama’s jobs message

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50294.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Small Firms Become Flashpoint in Tax Debate

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/02/25/small-firms-become-flashpoint-in-tax-debate/?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

The Hill

Obama likely to back Republican plan to slash $4B in two weeks

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/146413-obama-likely-to-support-gops-two-week-spending-bill

Despite overseas turmoil, Obama's focus is on economy and the budget

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/146359-middle-east-turmoil-is-second-front-for-obama

 

Huffington Post

Oil Prices Squeeze Small Businesses As Transportation Costs Rise

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/26/oil-prices-small-business_n_828503.html

Consumer Spending Cools, But Incomes Up In January

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/28/consumer-spending-incomes_n_829019.html

State And Local Budget Cuts Are Slowing U.S. Economy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/26/state-and-local-budget-cu_n_828601.html

Patent Law Could Get Huge Overhaul Under New Bill

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/28/patent-law-could-get-huge_n_828996.html

 

Business News

NFL Lockout Could Sack Small Businesses

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/nfl-strike-small-business-1032/

 

Going Concern

Survey Says: Accountants and Small Businesses are Optimistic About the Future

http://goingconcern.com/2011/02/survey-says-accountants-and-small-businesses-are-optimistic-about-the-future/

 

Bloomberg

San Francisco Small Businesses Sell Faster as Economy Rebounds

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-28/san-francisco-small-businesses-sell-faster-as-economy-rebounds.html

 

Los Angeles Times

Small businesses face several tax changes

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-smallbiz-taxtips-20110228,0,1873038.story

 

Nevada News Bureau

Nevada Small Business Owners Support Key Aspect Of Obama Health Care Law

http://www.nevadanewsbureau.com/2011/02/28/nevada-small-business-owners-support-key-aspect-of-obama-health-care-law/

 

New York Daily News

Discounts on sites like Groupon give small companies a boost, but lack of preparation can hurt biz

http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2011/02/28/2011-02-28_discounts_on_sites_like_groupon_give_small_companies_a_boost_but_lack_of_prepara.html

 

Star Global Tribune

Economic Growth – Financial Confidence Of Small Businesses Worldwide Surveyed

http://starglobaltribune.com/2011/economic-growth-financial-confidence-of-small-businesses-worldwide-surveyed-6107

Small Business – Study On Small Business Bankruptcy Petitions Conducted

http://starglobaltribune.com/2011/small-business-study-on-small-business-bankruptcy-petitions-conducted-6104

 

The Columbus Dispatch

Small businesses find it a little easier to get loans

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2011/02/27/small-businesses-find-it-a-little-easier-to-get-loans.html?sid=101

 

ZanesvilleTimes Recorder

Small businesses a vital part of rural economies such as Morgan County

http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/article/20110227/NEWS01/102270301/1002/Small-businesses-vital-part-rural-economies-such-Morgan-County

 

Marketwire

New Risk to Small Businesses: Crippling Penalties and Fines When Companies Violate New Employment Regulations

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/New-Risk-Small-Businesses-Crippling-Penalties-Fines-When-Companies-Violate-New-Employment-1402937.htm

 

 

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Daily News Update 2.25.2011

 

New York Times

Can Owning a Business Ever Be a Passive Investment?

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/can-owning-a-business-ever-be-a-passive-investment/?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

Washington Post

Applications for jobless benefits keep falling

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/24/AR2011022407924.html

State spending cuts slow US economic growth in Q4

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/25/AR2011022502295.html

 

Politico

States must cut and invest

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50173.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Stimulus vs. Bailout – What’s the Difference?

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/24/stimulus-vs-bailout-whats-the-difference/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Tax Hearing to Focus on Small Business

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/02/24/tax-hearing-to-focus-on-small-business/

 

Huffington Post

Small Business Optimism Up, But Still No Hiring: Citibank

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/24/small-business-optimism-u_n_827938.html

Your Voice Required: Rebuild Colorado's Economy From the Bottom Up

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-thomas/your-voice-required-rebui_b_827779.html

U.S. GDP Revised Down To 2.8% From 3.2%

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/25/us-gdp-revised-down-to-28_n_828111.html

U.S. Economy Trades High-Paying Jobs For Low-Paying Positions, Report Finds

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/23/us-economy-trades-high-pa_n_827360.html

NFL Lockout Would Slash Small Business Profits

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-sinensky/an-nfl-lockout-would-dest_b_827361.html

 

Bloomberg

Obama Tells Panel U.S. Recovery Harmed by Jobless Rate

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-24/obama-says-jobless-rate-remains-challenge-for-u-s-recovery.html

 

Delaware Online

Delaware budget: Cuts to small-business center opposed

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110225/BUSINESS/102250320/Cuts-small-business-center-opposed?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home

 

My Desert

Small businesses key for valley jobs

http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110225/BUSINESS02/102250304/0/columns26/Small-businesses-key-valley-jobs?odyssey=nav|head

 

Post Crescent

Green Bay Packers help mentor small-business ideas

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20101225/APC03/12250427/Packers-help-mentor-small-business-ideas?odyssey=nav|head

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

SBA Small Business Loan Advantage Programs–How Much Can Businesses Benefit And Borrow

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/02/25/sba-small-business-loan-advantage-programs-how-much-can-businesses-benefit-and-borrow/

 

ABC 6

$35M in Tax Credits to Spur Columbus Small Business Growth

http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wsyx_vid_9455.shtml

 

Gaebler

Small Businesses In The Nation's Capital Optimistic About Future

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Startup/Small-businesses-in-the-nation%27s-capital-optimistic-about-future-800427536.htm

 

Crain’s Detroit Business

SBA to grant money to states for small-business exporting

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110224/FREE/110229924#

 

Carroll County Times

Sylvia Blair: Education key to small business

http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/sylvia-blair-education-key-to-small-business/article_c1175e6e-401f-11e0-96ca-001cc4c03286.html

 

Benzinga

Small Businesses & Non-Profits: Internal Threats are Biggest Hurdle to Growth CEOs Admit: Small Business' Greatest Threats Come from Employee Behavior

http://www.benzinga.com/press-releases/11/02/p886198/small-businesses-non-profits-internal-threats-are-biggest-hurdle-to-gro

 

The Street

Small Businesses Can Win at the Oscars

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11020252/1/small-businesses-can-win-at-the-oscars.html

 

AL.com

Congress must aid small business, Alabama's U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell says

http://blog.al.com/businessnews/2011/02/congress_must_aid_small_busine.html

 

Globe Newswire

The Small Business Authority Releases the January 2011 SB Authority Index

http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=214784

 

Forbes

Funding Universe Matches Entrepreneurs With Loans. Is The Advice Worth The Price?

http://blogs.forbes.com/helencoster/2011/02/25/funding-universe-lendio/

 

 

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Daily News Update 2.24.2011

New York Times

Signs of a ‘Turnaround’ for the Banking Industry

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/banking-shows-signs-of-a-turnaround/?ref=todayspaper

Why I Think Manufacturing Has a Future

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/24/why-i-think-manufacturing-has-a-future/?scp=3&sq=small%20business&st=cse

Learning the Hard Lessons of Groupon

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/24/learning-the-hard-lessons-of-groupon/?scp=6&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 


Washington Post

Prince George's forum addresses race and recession

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/23/AR2011022307567.html

 

Politico

Mideast turmoil hits U.S. wallets

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50086.html

 

The Hill

Treasury to host conference on small-business capital

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/801-economy/145657-treasury-to-host-conference-on-small-business-capital

 

Wall Street Journal

Entrepreneurs Find Gold in Used Phones

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704520504576162431091194572.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Small Businesses Weigh Recovery Act

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703373404576148093083655916.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post

The Incredible Shrinking Budget Debate: Why the Only Choice We're Being Offered Is Between Bad and Worse

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/the-incredible-shrinking-_2_b_827458.html

Social Media Marketing: Measure The Payoff For Your Business

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-ball/do-you-know-how-social-me_b_826802.html

With Venture Capital Scarce, SBA Offers $2 Billion For Early-Stage And 'Underserved' Entrepreneurs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ray-leach/with-venture-funding-scar_b_827038.html

The Essence of Our Current Economic Problems, and the Solution

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nake-m-kamrany/the-essence-of-our-curren_b_827114.html

Export Promotion Is Not the Same as Building Markets Abroad

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-leo/export-promotion-is-not-t_b_827312.html

Bringing the 'Girl Effect' Back Home: Microfinance Projects for American Women

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicole-skibola/microfinance-american-women_b_826884.html

 


The White House Blog

What I Heard from Small Businesses Through Advise the Advisor

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/02/24/what-i-heard-small-businesses-through-advise-advisor

 

The Bellingham Herald

Small business lending opens up a crack

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/02/24/1883394/small-business-lending-opens-up.html

 


Citizen Times

NC Small Business Development Centers get grant for job creation, growth

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110223/BUSINESS/302230064/NC-Small-Business-Development-Centers-get-grant-job-creation-growth?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|p

 

Southbend Tribune

North Central Indiana Small Business Development Center one of the most helpful in the U.S.

http://www.southbendtribune.com/article/20110223/THRIVE/110229789/-1/googleNews

 

CBS Interactive Business Network

What’s Bad for Walmart Is Good for Small Business

http://www.bnet.com/blog/business-myths/what-8217s-bad-for-walmart-is-good-for-small-business/728

 

Business Wire

Citibank Survey Shows Miami Small Business Owners Upbeat about 2011

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110224006144/en/Citibank-Survey-Shows-Miami-Small-Business-Owners

 

Globe Newswire

Small Business Market Sentiment Survey for February 2011 Released

http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=214648

 

Small Business Trends

Small Business News: Are You Blogging For Your Business?

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/02/small-business-news-are-you-blogging-for-your-business.html

 

Top News

Owners of small business could figure out major startup mistakes

http://topnews.us/content/235524-owners-small-business-could-figure-out-major-startup-mistakes

 

Mercury News

Byron Williams: Time to help the small businesses that are truly small

http://www.mercurynews.com/columns/ci_17463128?nclick_check=1

 

Bloomberg Businessweek

Obama pushes innovation at Ohio small businesses

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9LHUSHG1.htm

 

PR Web

Small Businesses Join to Reform Federal Contracting

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/02/prweb5097944.htm

 

Equifax

Drop in Small Business Bankruptcies Outpaces Decline in Consumer Bankruptcies

http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/equifax/42759/

 

Gaebler

Globally, Small Business Optimism Increasing

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Startup/Globally,-small-business-optimism-increasing-800424503.htm

 

Business Insider

Two Small Business Credit Cards With Big Rewards

http://www.businessinsider.com/small-business-credit-cards-with-big-rewards-2011-2

 

CincinnatiNews

CBank navigated crisis that roiled other banks: Lender to small businesses thrives

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110110/BIZ01/101090343/0/NEWS01/Lender-small-businesses-thrives?odyssey=nav|head

 

Syracuse

SBA brings e200 small-business education initiative to Syracuse

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/sba_brings_e200_small-business.html

 

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Daily News Update 2.23.2011

New York Times

A New Volley From Boehner in Spending Dispute

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/us/politics/23budget.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Many Immigrants’ Job Search Starts in Chinatown

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/nyregion/23chinatown.html?ref=todayspaper

Bank Closings Tilt Toward Poor Areas

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/business/23banks.html?ref=todayspaper

Obama Meets Small-Business Owners

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/obama-meets-small-business-owners-2/?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=cse

You Should Open A Store!

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/you-should-open-a-store/?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

Washington Post

On Obama jobs tour, unemployed have little voice

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/22/AR2011022207305.html

Federal, state and local debt hits post-WWII levels

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/20/AR2011022003201.html

Obama focuses on jobs, economy in Cleveland

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/23/AR2011022302069.html

 

Politico

Study: Slow long-term growth

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50003.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Treasury To Tackle Small-Business Challenges

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/23/treasury-to-tackle-small-business-challenges/

Score One for Canada

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/23/score-one-for-canada/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Obama Answers to Credit Woes

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/22/obama-answers-to-credit-woes/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Obama Takes Start-up Effort to Ohio

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/22/obama-takes-start-up-effort-to-ohio/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Obama Taps AOL’s Case for Jobs Council

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/02/22/obama-taps-aols-case-for-jobs-council/?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post

Florida Governor Scott Puts Short-Sighted Partisan Politics Above Peoples' Transportation Needs and Job Creation

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/howard-learner/florida-governor-scott-pu_b_824892.html

Poor No More! Or That "Hard Working Middle Class" Baloney

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sherman-yellen/poor-no-more-or-that-hard_b_826669.html

Rich Youth Turning To Social Entrepreneurship

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-cohen/rich-youth-turning-to-soc_b_826707.html

With Venture Funding Scarce, SBA Offers $2 Billion To Early-Stage And 'Underserved' Entrepreneurs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ray-leach/with-venture-funding-scar_b_827038.html

Getting What You Ask For: How a Middle-Class Movement May Destroy the Middle Class

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bradley-t-borden/getting-what-you-ask-for-_b_827012.html

 

Mother Jones

It's the Inequality, Stupid: Eight charts that explain everything that's wrong with America.

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-grap

 

Bloomberg Businessweek

Obama pushes innovation at Ohio small businesses

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9LHUSHG1.htm

 

PR Newswire

Small Businesses Rank Biggest Start Up Mistakes

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/small-businesses-rank-biggest-start-up-mistakes-116726339.html

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Small Business Credit Cards–Options For Businesses And Aspects Of A Business Card

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/02/23/small-business-credit-cards-options-for-businesses-and-aspects-of-a-business-card/

 

Gaebler

NJ Governor Plans To Announce $200 Million In Small Business Tax Cuts

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Startup/NJ-Governor-plans-to-announce-$200-million-in-small-business-tax-cuts-800421165.htm

 

OPB News

Could A State-Owned Bank Loosen Up Credit For Small Businesses?

http://news.opb.org/article/66562-could-state-owned-bank-loosen-credit-small-businesses/

 

The Orange County Register

Business owners worldwide hate red tape

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/business-289337-owners-government.html

 

Cleveland

Small business wants more research and development money, feds want to use clean energy to create jobs

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2011/02/small_business_wants_more_rese.html

 

KATC (Lafayette, LA)

Export-Import Forum Wednesday Targets Small Business

http://www.katc.com/news/export-import-forum-wednesday-targets-small-business/

 

Business Wire

Research and Markets: Lending to Small Businesses - Impact on Banks Profitability

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110223005727/en/Research-Markets-Lending-Small-Businesses---Impact

 

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FIELD and AEO seek new members for Scale Academy

FIELD and AEO seek new members for Scale Academy

FIELD at the Aspen Institute and the Association for Enterprise Opportunity are accepting applications for a second round of members for the Scale Academy for Microenterprise Development. The Scale Academy is a multi-year effort supporting leading microenterprise programs seeking to achieve significant growth. It offers its members organizational development grants, peer learning and technical assistance. The first round of Scale Academy grantees has just completed four years of engagement; in this period the group has achieved substantial growth and received recognition in the press and in various other venues for the quality of their programs and their innovative work.

In adding new members to the Scale Academy, FIELD and AEO are seeking large-scale, high-performing microenterprise programs that can demonstrate both a commitment to greater scale and innovative strategies for achieving growth. Interested organizations can apply by responding to our RFP http://fieldus.org/ScaleAcademyRFP2011.pdf

Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 EDT on Monday, March 21.

Additional information on the Scale Academy, as well as frequently asked questions regarding the RFP process can be found on the FIELD Web site.

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TODAY: Join AEO at 12:45pm EST, for a Policy Conference Call on Obama’s FY2012 Budget

The Obama Budget Omits Critical Technical Assistance for Underserved Entrepreneurs

Email Matthew Crandall .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for registration information


The spending cuts proposed in Monday’s release of the President’s FY2012 Budget would eliminate an important program to micro lenders that provide counseling and assistance to entrepreneurs who need it the most.  These cuts will impair the ability of micro lenders and microenterprise development organizations (MDOs) to support entrepreneurship and microenterprise.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) portion of the proposed Budget for the microloan program is proposing to cut back on an important part of successful microlending – technical assistance.  The President’s Budget calls for the elimination of the PRIME Program, the only major program designed to provide vital funding to intermediaries who are not lenders.  “In the end, it will be the low-income entrepreneurs who will be hurt by elimination of this program,” said Connie Evans, President & CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO).  “The strength of the PRIME program is that lenders and MDOs provide important assistance to the community of borrowers who access the microloan program. That is one of the reasons the default rate on microloans is so low.

The President’s Budget also calls for a reduction in funding for technical assistance under the SBA’s Microloan Program, from $22 million in FY2010 to just $10 million for FY2012.  Not only would technical assistance through PRIME disappear, but the proposed reduction in technical assistance funding through the Microloan Program represent a double-hit to the underserved population that relies on it the most. Funding requests for SBA’s Microloan Program’s lending component and the Women’s Business Centers remain unchanged from FY2010 levels.

A positive development with respect to the President’s Budget is the call for the creation of the Workforce Innovation Fund at the Department of Labor, which will award competitive grants for projects that utilize new service delivery strategies or expand evidence-based practices and that deliver services more efficiently and achieve better outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations.  AEO has advocated tirelessly promoting the changes proposed in the Fund that would allow entrepreneurs and the self-employed to receive training through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).  AEO is pleased to see these changes included in the President’s Proposed Budget.

Please join AEO TODAY at 12:45pm EST, for a Policy Conference Call to discuss these programs, as well as others, contained in the FY2012 President’s Proposed Budget.  Kevin Wheeler, Majority Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Small Business Committee will provide a policy update and Budget analysis.  Ann Sullivan, AEO Government Relations, will lead a discussion on steps forward and strategy.

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Daily News Update 2.22.2011

New York Times

Union Bonds in Wisconsin Begin to Fray

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/us/22union.html?_r=1&hp

The Family-Business Test

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/jobs/20boss.html?scp=3&sq=jobs&st=cse

At Grave Risk

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/opinion/22herbert.html?scp=9&sq=jobs&st=cse

Got a Great Idea? Tell Everyone!

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/got-a-great-idea-tell-everyone/?scp=4&sq=small%20business&st=cse

U.S. Sets 21st-Century Goal: Building a Better Patent Office

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/business/21patent.html?scp=17&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

Washington Post

Poll: Whites without college degrees especially pessimistic about economy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/21/AR2011022104919.html

In GOP-led states, health-care law inspires attacks and accommodations

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/21/AR2011022104322.html

Blacks, Hispanics hold few investments, poll shows

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/21/AR2011022104350.html

In sign of growth, businesses are borrowing again

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/22/AR2011022201614.html

On Obama jobs tour, unemployed have little voice

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/22/AR2011022202401.html

Contract cancellation pulls rug out from under Bethesda small business

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/18/AR2011021805782.html

Maryland business leaders applaud legislation to steer state funding to young firms

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/18/AR2011021805736.html

Economy poll: African Americans, Hispanics were hit hardest but are most optimistic

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/20/AR2011022000005.html

Will Obama and Republicans reach a budget deal?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/18/AR2011021805927.html

Introducing The 'American Dream' Movement

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/van-jones/american-dream-movement_b_826477.html

It's Time for a Corporate Women's Uprising

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marcia-reynolds/women-leadership_b_825868.html

Housing Could Sink Recovery, Squash Obama

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-dorfman/housing-mess-could-squash_b_825956.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Small Business Bankruptcies Fall 18%.

http://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/2011/02/18/small-business-bankruptcies-fall-18/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Christie to Propose Small-Business Tax Cuts

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703800204576158840333007266.html

 

Associated Press

Obama to push innovation at Ohio small businesses

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h6PnwJ_Zuy1ja2ycLt6ZgVZ-98hg?docId=30c21350a2cc4d4e9108acf69d9aa5f4

 

MLive

What if every small business pledged to hire just one person?

http://www.mlive.com/jobs/index.ssf/2011/02/post_3.html

 

PC World

Small Business Protection Required for the Online World

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/220242/small_business_protection_required_for_the_online_world.html

 

PR Newswire

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hails Small Business Administration's Release of New Rules Governing the 8(a) Program

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/united-states-hispanic-chamber-of-commerce-hails-small-business-administrations-release-of-new-rules-governing-the-8a-program-116646399.html

Western Capital Consultants Says NO to Small Business Credit Crunch

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/western-capital-consultants-says-no-to-small-business-credit-crunch-116647609.html

 

NACS Online

SBA Lending Declines for Big, Small Firms

http://www.nacsonline.com/NACS/News/Daily/Pages/ND0222118.aspx

 

WTMA

Obama to Attend Forum with Small Business Leaders in Ohio

http://www.wtma.com/rssItem.asp?feedid=112&itemid=29636050

 

Boston Globe

Small businesses learn to tweet, post, and blog

http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2011/02/22/small_businesses_learn_to_tweet_post_and_blog/

 

City Watch

Big Obstacles for Small Businesses

http://citywatchla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4578

 

Stuttgart Daily Leader

Small businesses play major role in communities.

http://www.stuttgartdailyleader.com/news/x1694032285/Small-businesses-play-major-role-in-communities

 

Miami Herald

Small business lending opens up — a crack

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/19/2074338/darkest-days-over-for-small-business.html

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Peer To Peer Loans For Small Businesses–Options Outside Of Traditional Borrowing Plans

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/02/22/peer-to-peer-loans-for-small-businesses-options-outside-of-traditional-borrowing-plans/

 

Sign On San Diego

ACCION San Diego celebrates $15 million in micro-loans

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/feb/21/accion-san-diego-celebrates-15-million-microloans/

 

Small Business Trends

Has Small Business Access to Credit Improved?

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/02/has-small-business-access-to-credit-improved.html

 

Oregon Live

Oregon nonprofits: While others scale back, Oregon Microenterprise Network expands

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/02/oregon_nonprofits_while_others.html

 

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Daily News Update 2.18.2011

New York Times

U.S. Consumer Prices Held in Check in January

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/18/business/economy/18econ.html?ref=todayspaper

Responding to Readers on Staying Connected Overseas

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/18/responding-to-readers-on-staying-connected-overseas/?scp=3&sq=small%20business&st=cse

New Fed Rule for Mortgage Brokers

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/realestate/20mort.html


Washington Post

Applications for unemployment benefits rise

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/17/AR2011021707269.html

Survey of online access finds digital divide

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/17/AR2011021707234.html

Deficit leadership: Waiting on Obama

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/17/AR2011021706751.html

Obama joins Wisconsin's budget battle, opposing Republican anti-union bill

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/17/AR2011021707325.html

Bipartisan 'Gang of Six' in Senate developing framework for deficit reduction

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/17/AR2011021707001.html


Politico

The budget's electoral math

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49747.html

Addressing USDA regulations

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49777.html


Wall Street Journal

Small-Business Optimism Increases

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704900004576152141548170666.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Help for Underwater Properties

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/17/help-for-underwater-properties/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Uphill Battle for Costner's Clean-Technology Venture

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703373404576148123573716428.html?KEYWORDS=small+business


Huffington Post

Fred Wilson: My Harvard Business School Lecture

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fred-wilson/fred-wilson-my-lecture-at_b_824485.html

Most Americans Are Closeted Big Government Spenders

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/most-americans-are-big-go_b_824906.html

Protecting and Strengthening Women's Health

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sec-kathleen-sebelius/protecting-and-strengthen_b_825013.html

Cutting $100 Billion?... Easy -- If Only Washington Had a Brain

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-engelhardt/cutting-100-billion-easy-_b_824729.html

Industries Where Women Still Earn Less Than Men (CHART)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/18/womens-pay_n_824975.html

Brooklyn Filmmaker's Boomtown Strikes it Rich

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-collins/brooklyn-filmmakers-boomt_b_825087.html

Job Search Technology Not User Friendly to Employers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/trish-kinney/job-search-technology-not_b_825048.html

Paul Otellino, Intel CEO, To Join Obama's Jobs Council

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/18/paul-otellino-intel-ceo-jobs-council_n_824942.html

Obama Talks Jobs With Jobs, Other Tech Leaders

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/18/obama-steve-jobs-mark-zuckerberg-meeting_n_824940.html


Houston Business Journal

SBA sets bailout for business real estate

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2011/02/18/sba.html


Tampa Bay Business Journal

Small business lending is a good news-bad news story

http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/blog/2011/02/small-business-lending-is-a-good.html


St. Louis Business Journal

Business lending gets boost from community banks

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/print-edition/2011/02/18/business-lending-gets-boost-from.html


Boston Globe

Pixability pulls in $1 million, to help small businesses add video to their marketing toolkit

http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2011/02/pixability_pulls_in_1_million.html


Wicked Local

Small business gets health care savings

http://www.wickedlocal.com/beverly/news/x1623571564/Small-business-gets-health-care-savings


Red, White, And Blue Press

Small Business Health Insurance Tax Credit For Lower Employer Health Care Premiums

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/02/18/small-business-health-insurance-tax-credit-for-lower-employer-health-care-premiums/

Small Business Loans That Offer Affordable Borrowing Options For Company Growth

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/02/18/small-business-loans-that-offer-affordable-borrowing-options-for-company-growth/


The Westerly Sun

Avoiding the top small business tax pitfalls

http://www.thewesterlysun.com/online_features/money_and_finance/article_99b011d6-7a79-5de1-bff2-1dc4d8e7e6dc.html


M Live

Small Business Association of Michigan official says Snyder's budget 'night and day difference' from Granholm's

http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2011/02/small_business_association_of.html


Bloomberg Business Week

Geithner Says Small U.S. Banks Still Have ‘Digging Out to Do’

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-02-17/geithner-says-small-u-s-banks-still-have-digging-out-to-do-.html


Eyewitness News

Small Businesses Respond To Budget Address

http://www.wfsb.com/news/26904673/detail.html


Business Wire

U.S. Small Business Administration Honors ITT With Award of Distinction

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110218005124/en/U.S.-Small-Business-Administration-Honors-ITT-Award


Body Shop Business

House Ways and Means Committee Approves Repeal of 1099 Reporting Mandate

http://www.bodyshopbusiness.com/Article/84533/house_ways_and_means_committee_approves_repeal_of_1099_reporting_mandate.aspx


Camarillo Acorn

Small businesses impact local economy

http://www.thecamarilloacorn.com/news/2011-02-18/Business/Small_businesses_impact_local_economy.html


Amsterdam Printing

Small business owners still passionate about their careers, survey says

http://www.amsterdamprinting.com/Article/Small+business+owners+still+passionate+about+their+careers+survey+says/800413101/Default.aspx


Franchise Hound

Facebook and Google and the Small Business Ad Space

http://thefranchisehound.com/2011/02/18/facebook-and-google-and-the-small-business-ad-space/


USAToday

Strategies: Home ownership is a small-business issue

http://www.usatoday.com/money/smallbusiness/columnist/abrams/2011-02-17-housing-small-business_N.htm


eWire Informer

The SBA’s Tibbetts Awards Honors Businesses For Changing The Economy

http://ewireinformer.com/the-sba%E2%80%99s-tibbetts-awards-honors-businesses-for-changing-the-economy-341626.html


The Iowa Independent

Iowa small business survey participants optimistic on state’s economic outlook

http://iowaindependent.com/52639/iowa-small-business-survey-participants-optimistic-on-states-economic-outlook


Times Record News

Coming home to boost business

http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2011/feb/18/coming-hometo-boost-business/


Tax Assist Accountants

Small firms reveal cybercrime concerns

http://www.taxassist.co.uk/News/Small-Business/Small-firms-reveal-cybercrime-concerns-12032.html


Technorati

E-commerce Evolution is Key to Small Business Sustainability

http://technorati.com/business/small-business/article/e-commerce-evolution-is-key-to/


eWeek

Businesses Waste Time on Essential but Unproductive Tasks: Survey

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Midmarket/Businesses-Waste-Time-on-Essential-but-Unproductive-Tasks-Survey-396395/


Garden News

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT OFFERS LOANS AND GRANTS THAT PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

http://gardennews.biz/?id=4160


Reuters

How microfinance can work

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/02/17/how-microfinance-can-work/

 

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Join AEO February 23 at 12:45pm EST, for a Policy Conference Call on Obama’s FY2012 Budget

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The Obama Budget Omits Critical Technical Assistance for Underserved Entrepreneurs

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The spending cuts proposed in Monday’s release of the President’s FY2012 Budget would eliminate an important program to micro lenders that provide counseling and assistance to entrepreneurs who need it the most.  These cuts will impair the ability of micro lenders and microenterprise development organizations (MDOs) to support entrepreneurship and microenterprise.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) portion of the proposed Budget for the microloan program is proposing to cut back on an important part of successful microlending – technical assistance.  The President’s Budget calls for the elimination of the PRIME Program, the only major program designed to provide vital funding to intermediaries who are not lenders.  “In the end, it will be the low-income entrepreneurs who will be hurt by elimination of this program,” said Connie Evans, President & CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO).  “The strength of the PRIME program is that lenders and MDOs provide important assistance to the community of borrowers who access the microloan program. That is one of the reasons the default rate on microloans is so low.

The President’s Budget also calls for a reduction in funding for technical assistance under the SBA’s Microloan Program, from $22 million in FY2010 to just $10 million for FY2012.  Not only would technical assistance through PRIME disappear, but the proposed reduction in technical assistance funding through the Microloan Program represent a double-hit to the underserved population that relies on it the most. Funding requests for SBA’s Microloan Program’s lending component and the Women’s Business Centers remain unchanged from FY2010 levels.

A positive development with respect to the President’s Budget is the call for the creation of the Workforce Innovation Fund at the Department of Labor, which will award competitive grants for projects that utilize new service delivery strategies or expand evidence-based practices and that deliver services more efficiently and achieve better outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations.  AEO has advocated tirelessly promoting the changes proposed in the Fund that would allow entrepreneurs and the self-employed to receive training through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).  AEO is pleased to see these changes included in the President’s Proposed Budget.

Please join AEO next Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 12:45pm EST, for a Policy Conference Call to discuss these programs, as well as others, contained in the FY2012 President’s Proposed Budget.  Kevin Wheeler, Majority Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Small Business Committee will provide a policy update and Budget analysis.  Ann Sullivan, AEO Government Relations, will lead a discussion on steps forward and strategy.

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Daily News Update 2.17.2011

 

New York Times

What Obama’s Budget Means for the S.B.A.

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/what-obamas-budget-means-for-the-s-b-a/?scp=3&sq=small%20business&st=cse

As U.S. Agencies Put More Value on a Life, Businesses Fret

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/business/economy/17regulation.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Out of Control in the House

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/opinion/17thu1.html?ref=todayspaper

An End to Fannie and Freddie?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/opinion/17thu2.html?ref=todayspaper

Fed Forecasts Faster Growth as Economy Improves

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/business/economy/17fed.html?adxnnl=1&ref=todayspaper&adxnnlx=1297965675-6e23OHdp1KyWmdw6jaPtoA

Irrational Design, a San Francisco Start-Up, Tries to Fly Solo

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/business/smallbusiness/17sbiz-irrational-design.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post

All voices heard as House brainstorms for budget trims

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/16/AR2011021607373.html

Obama budget plan shows interest owed on national debt quadrupling in next decade

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/16/AR2011021606897.html

Single motherhood still rejected by most Americans, poll finds

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/16/AR2011021607306.html

Reading the 2012 budget like a map to government employment

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/16/AR2011021606872.html

O'Malley venture capital plan draws skepticism from legislators

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/16/AR2011021606921.html

 

Politico

Qualcomm exec calls for small-business research funding

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49659.html

Jobs trump balanced budgets

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49646.html

U.S. innovation is hostage to regulatory overreach

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49652.html

 

Huffington Post

‘Are Your There God? It’s Me, Jobless’

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shira-hirschman-weiss/are-you-there-god-its-me-_1_b_823578.html

One Job for America

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carla-emil/one-job-for-america_b_823486.html

Fed: Faster Growth, Same Unemployment

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/17/fed-economic-growth_n_824265.html

Where Are You Startup America?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-robinson/where-are-you-startup-ame_b_820700.html

Boom In Black-Owned Firms Having Limited Effect On Black Unemployment

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/darrin-redus/why-the-boom-in-blackowne_b_823426.html

Jobless Claims Rise 25,000 Last Week

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/17/jobless-claims-rise-25000_n_824464.html

State Banks: A New, Old Idea To Increase Growth In Your Community

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sara-ackerman/state-banks-a-new-old-ide_b_824613.html

Five Ways To Be An Enterprising Freelancer

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/delia-lloyd/five-ways-to-be-an-enterp_b_821243.html

 

Business Week

Geithner Says Small U.S. Banks Still Have ‘Digging Out to Do’

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-02-17/geithner-says-small-u-s-banks-still-have-digging-out-to-do-.html

 

Green Bay Press Gazette

SCORE column: Tie-ins can help small businesses find success

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20110217/GPG0703/102170635/SCORE-column-Tie-ins-can-help-small-businesses-find-success

 

Iowa Politics
House Republicans pass small business tax relief

http://www.iowapolitics.com/index.iml?Article=227164

 

PC World

3 Reasons Why Your Business Should Avoid Facebook

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/219887/3_reasons_why_your_business_should_avoid_facebook.html

 

Arkansas Business

SBA Announces New Refinancing Program For Owner-Occupied Commercial Property

http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article.aspx?aID=125689.54928.137830

 

The Launch Pad

Small Business IT Services Provider, The Launch Pad Named on the Exclusive MSPmentor 100 List

http://www.prlog.org/11308933-small-business-it-services-provider-the-launch-pad-named-on-the-exclusive-mspmentor-100-list.html

 

Amsterdam

Grants to help minority- and women-owned small businesses defray energy costs

http://www.amsterdamprinting.com/Article/Grants+to+help+minority-+and+women-owned+small+businesses+defray+energy+costs/800410377/Default.aspx

 

CBS

Women-Owned Small Businesses Can Get Contracts with Government

http://www.cbs59.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=94451

 

Gaebler

Connecticut Company To Help Minority And Women Owned Businesses Pay Energy Bills

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Technology/Connecticut-company-to-help-minority--and-women-owned-businesses-pay-energy-bills-800410316.htm

 

Business Journal

$1.7B in small-business lending expected in California

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2011/02/17/17b-okd-for-california-small.html

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Affordable Small Business Employer Group Health Insurance Plans And Health Care Options

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/02/17/affordable-small-business-employer-group-health-insurance-plans-and-health-care-options/

 

Wicked Local

Costello, Baddour make small business aid legislative priority

http://www.wickedlocal.com/northandover/newsnow/x1992208981/Costello-Baddour-make-small-business-aid-legislative-priority

 

North County Times

ECONOMY: Small-business owners see improving economy this year

http://www.nctimes.com/business/article_4ec89d25-1ebf-5c0f-ad79-dd440b333fc9.html

 

Texas GOP Vote

Harmful Provision for Small Business Needs to Go

http://texasgopvote.com/grow-economy/harmful-provision-small-business-needs-go-002519

 

Washington Informer

Edwards Will Fight for Jobs and Small Businesses

http://www.washingtoninformer.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5503:edwards-will-fight-for-jobs-and-small-businesses&catid=50:local&Itemid=113

 

AFP

Bangladesh Nobel winner Yunus defies pressure

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5imaviF4-6aDwgWqJsAcFYoSW-dhQ?docId=CNG.68e525354daffd868eac000986513f10.451

 

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Daily News Update 2.16.2011

New York Times

Obama, Conceding Budget’s Limitations, Seeks Consensus

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/us/politics/16obama.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

30 Steps to Better Government

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/opinion/16dodaro.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post

Republicans blast Obama budget but signal willingness to work with Democrats

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/15/AR2011021506297.html

 

Politico

Senate Dems agree to 5-year freeze

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49656.html

Business aims at derivatives rules

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49582.html

Debt is 'the issue of the decade'

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49351.html

IRS seeks $119M to enforce health care reform tax changes

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49608.html

 

The Hill

Conservatives in House push for another $20B in budget cuts

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/144379-hawks-push-for-another-20b-of-cuts

White House betting its budget looks different outside the Beltway

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/obama-rerun/144373-obamas-budget-looks-beyond-beltway

House Dem: White House energy cuts would 'literally freeze' people

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/144173-dems-white-house-energy-cuts-would-literally-freeze-people

Obama's proposed budget is the opposite of what the American people want

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/144445-obamas-proposed-budget-is-the-opposite-of-what-the-american-people-want

 

Huffington Post

Energizing Clinton County' Restores Jobs In Small-Town America

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/15/energizing-clinton-county_n_823526.html

Corporations Begin Spending Cash, After Period Of Hoarding, Bloomberg Reports

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/16/corporate-cash_n_823914.html

Factories Produce More, Boosting Economic Recovery

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/16/factory-production_n_824013.html

The Myths of Offshoring - The Imperative of Manufacturing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leo-hindery-jr/the-myths-of-offshoring-t_b_823334.html

America's Trade Deficit Is, Too, Real Money

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ian-fletcher/americas-trade-deficit-is_b_823785.html

After Fannie and Freddie Go, What's Next for the Housing Finance System?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/reid-cramer/after-fannie-and-freddie-_b_823999.html?ir=Politics

Adam Smith and the Wall Street Bonuses

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-paul-rollert/adam-smith-and-the-wall-s_b_824071.html

Buy Local Campaigns Boost Small Business Revenues

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-milchen/buy-local-campaigns-boost_b_823907.html

Where Are You Startup America?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-robinson/where-are-you-startup-ame_b_820700.html

Social Media Budgets vs. Traditional Budgets

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aanarav-sareen/social-media-budgets-vs-t_b_820020.html

A Fresh Start For Urban Innovation

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-m-menino/a-fresh-start-for-urban-i_b_823011.html

Designing Customer Surveys That Work: Focus On Value Drivers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mit-entrepreneurship-review/ask-customers-about-their_b_823946.html

Why We Should Raise Taxes on the Super-Rich and Lower Them on the Middle Class

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/why-we-should-raise-taxes_b_823822.html

Russ Feingold Launches 'Progressives United' To Combat Corporate Influences In Politics

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/16/russ-feingold-progressives-united-corporate-influence_n_816693.html

 

CNN Money

How the middle class became the underclass

http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/16/news/economy/middle_class/index.htm?section=money_latest&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+rss/money_latest+%28Latest+News%29

Congress plays chicken over paying for 1099 fix

http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/16/smallbusiness/1099_repeal/

 

Gaebler

MerchantCircle: Small Business Confidence Up Thanks To Holiday Revenues

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Finance/MerchantCircle%3A-Small-business-confidence-up-thanks-to-holiday-revenues-800407303.htm

 

Boston Globe

Brown to introduce bill encouraging small business to hire veterans

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2011/02/brown_to_introd.html

New rules aim to reduce insurance sticker shock for businesses

http://www.boston.com/news/health/blog/2011/02/new_rules_aimed.html

 

The Day (A Connecticut news source)

New program targets small businesses' energy costs

http://www.theday.com/article/20110216/BIZ02/302169827/-1/BIZ

 

Columbus Morning Call

Obama to discuss small-business issues in Cleveland next week

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/morning_call/2011/02/obama-headed-to-cleveland-next-week.html

 

Texas Insider

Permanent Tax Relief for Small Businesses is a Conservative Priority

http://www.texasinsider.org/?p=42670

 

WSU Today

Seminar to introduce businesses to exporting

http://www.wsutoday.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=24423&TypeID=2

 

Twinsburg Bulletin

City hires 'entrepreneur' who eyes benefits to small business growth

http://www.twinsburgbulletin.com/news/article/4982300

 

Politics PA

Organizing For America Launches Grassroots Effort to Engage Pennsylvania Small Businesses

http://www.politicspa.com/organizing-for-america-launches-grassroots-effort-to-engage-pennsylvania-small-businesses/21376/

 

Business News Daily

50% of Small Business Employees’ Time is Unproductive

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/50-of-small-business-employees-time-is-unproductive--1005/

 

Security Info Watch

Who's Protecting America's Small Business?

http://www.securityinfowatch.com/whos-protecting-americas-small-business

 

Main Street

Budget: Less Money for SBA, More for Loans

http://www.mainstreet.com/article/small-business/financing/budget-less-money-sba-more-loans

 

The Modesto Bee

SBA has yet to set loan rules: Stressed businesses await refinancing help

http://www.modbee.com/2011/02/15/1558574/sba-has-yet-to-set-loan-rules.html

 

 

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Daily News Update 2.15.2011

New York Times

Obama’s Budget Focuses on Path to Rein in Deficit

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/us/politics/15obama.html?ref=todayspaper

The Obama Budget

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/opinion/15tue1.html?_r=1&hp

Companies Warn That Higher Prices Are Looming

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/business/15prices.html?ref=todayspaper

The Experience Economy

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/opinion/15brooks.html?ref=todayspaper

From Established Agency, Bets on Upstarts of the Future

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/business/media/15adco.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post

Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2012 focuses on education, energy, research

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/14/AR2011021406234.html?hpid=topnews

House Republicans counter Obama budget plan with much deeper cuts

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/14/AR2011021406511.html

Business community blasts Obama's budget proposal

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/14/AR2011021405757.html

What the budget asys about America

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/14/AR2011021406333.html

The Fact Checker on the 2012 federal budget

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/14/AR2011021406510.html

Obama to host small business forum in Cleveland

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/15/AR2011021502115.html

Keep passing the buck on budget reform? Yes, we can.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/14/AR2011021406518.html

 

Politico

Businesses see Barack Obama's budget as slap

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49526.html

Budget battle: The road ahead

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49523.html

Left saves budget outrage for GOP

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49522.html

Roy Blunt: Budget doesn't go far enough

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49350.html

Federal jobs on GOP chopping-block

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49555.html

 

The Hill

Obama defends $3.7T budget; deep cuts needed 'to walk the walk'

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/143845-obama-defends-37t-budget

 

Huffington Post

Obama's Small Business Plan To Come Up Short, White House Concedes

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/14/obama-small-business-jobs_n_823234.html

Small Business Programs On Chopping Block In 2012 Budget

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/14/small-business-programs-o_n_823019.html

The President as Storyteller-in-Chief

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-baker/the-president-as-storytel_b_822945.html

No Mr. Boehner, America is Not "Broke"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/no-mr-boehner-america-is_b_823304.html

The Obama Budget: And Why the Coming Debate Over Spending Cuts Has Nothing to Do With Reviving the Economy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/the-obama-budget-and-why-_b_822920.html

Obama's Budget Pits Him Against His Own Life Story

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/14/obamas-budget-2012-president-vs-life-story_n_823152.html

Why We Love Sports and Don't Like Business and Government

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-j-critelli/why-we-love-sports-and-do_b_823398.html?ir=Business

Home Depot To Add More Than 60,000 Seasonal Jobs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/15/home-depot-to-add-more-th_n_823393.html

Federal Budget Proposal Reflects Record-Low Tax Revenue

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/14/obama-budget-taxes_n_823054.html

Obama's Budget Speaks to Wall Street, Ignores Voters

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-ferguson/obamas-budget-speaks-to-w_b_823074.html

The Bottom Line On Bottom Up

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-carol/the-bottom-line-on-bottom_b_822842.html?ir=Business

Green Goes Mainstream But "Shared Responsibility" Pact Necessary

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-kelly/green-goes-mainstream-but_b_823355.html

Florida GOP Lawmaker Carlos Trujillo Told To 'Have A Heart' After Vote To Slash Unemployment Benefits

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/14/carlos-trujillo-florida-unemployment_n_823116.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Breaking Down the SBA Budget.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/14/breaking-down-the-sba-budget/

Smaller Firms Struggling to Pay Bills.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/15/smaller-firms-struggling-to-pay-bills/

Obama Proposes Belt-Tightening for SBA

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703703804576144710151902764.html?mod=WSJ_SmallBusiness_LEFTTopStories

A Bakery Gets Sweet Returns From Social-Media Blitz

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704723104576061900588958180.html?mod=WSJ_SmallBusiness_LEFTTopStories

Vacuum Inventor Urges Patent Reform.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/14/vacuum-inventor-urges-patent-reform/

 

Small Business Trends

Sustainability and Green Business Trend Continues

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/02/sustainability-and-green-business-trend-continues.html

 

St. Louis American

MO small businesses not taking advantage of new health care reform benefits

http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/article_93691ffe-391a-11e0-8308-001cc4c03286.html

 

Stamford Plus

New program to reduce small business energy costs

http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/Business_21/New-program-to-reduce-small-business-energy-costs11806.shtml

 

PR Newswire

Dominion Provides $1 Million to Operation Fuel to Help Minority and Women Small Business Owners Reduce Energy Expenses

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dominion-provides-1-million-to-operation-fuel-to-help-minority-and-women-small-business-owners-reduce-energy-expenses-116229979.html

 

Central Valley Business Times

Small business confidence increases for first time since Q3 2009

http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=17636

 

Bloomberg

Small Business Administration Faces 45% Funding Decrease in U.S. Proposal

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-14/small-business-administration-faces-45-decrease-in-obama-budget.html

 

CNN Money

Small biz programs on chopping block in 2012 budget

http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/14/smallbusiness/sba_budget_2012/

 

NBC (Madison, WI)

Walker's Proposal has Many Small Business Owners on Edge

http://www.nbc15.com/news/headlines/Walkers_Proposal_has_Many_Small_Business_Owners_on_Edge_116204859.html

 

SunshineState News

Marco Rubio Carries Small-Business Banner to End Uncertainty

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-carries-small-business-banner-end-uncertainty

 

Stalks and Shares

American Express (NYSE:AXP) As Small Businesses Savior

http://www.stocksandshares.tv/american-express-nyseaxp-as-small-businesses-savior/3203664

 

NuWire Investor

Small Business Jobs are on the Rise

http://www.nuwireinvestor.com/articles/small-business-jobs-are-on-the-rise-56933.aspx

 

Big News

40Billion.com Lets Small Businesses Turn LinkedIn And Facebook Social Networks Into Funding Networks

http://bignews.biz/?id=973079

 

WALB News (Albany, GA)

Small Business Program up in the air

http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=14027698

 

Biz News

Is Small Business Lending Declining?

http://www.activefilings.com/startups/is-small-business-lending-declining/

 

EnterpriseNews

Increase in health insurance premiums held below 10 percent.

http://www.enterprisenews.com/business/consumer/x454337575/Increase-in-health-insurance-premiums-held-below-10-percent

 

The Chattanoogan

Congressman Fleischmann Asks Oak Ridge Small Business Owner To Testify Before Congress

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_194553.asp

 

Business Insider

Are Small Business Owners Finally Optimistic?

http://www.businessinsider.com/are-small-business-owners-finally-optimistic-2011-2

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Small Business Administration Loan Program To Help With Business Mortgage Refinancing

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/02/15/small-business-administration-loan-program-to-help-with-business-mortgage-refinancing/

 

Clarion Ledger

Payday loan bill passes in House

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110215/NEWS010504/102150325/Payday-loan-bill-passes-in-House

 

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Partnership Opportunity: National Green Business Survey

 

Green is also the Color of Money: Sizing and Assessing the “Green” Opportunity for Small and Micro Business Owners

In spite of growing interest in sustainability among consumers and large corporations in the United States, the economic case for action by the smallest of businesses is not well-understood. As a consequence, these businesses are unlikely to capture available opportunities for cost savings, performance improvement and/or growth. As an organization that works hard  every day to help business owners in your community succeed, you know the value of well-designed and resourced programs targeted to sizable opportunities with demonstrated demand. You also know the importance of robust market data to inform program design and make the case for investment of scarce resources. That is why we are reaching out to you.

The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), Green America and EcoVentures International (EVI), with support from eBay and the UPS Foundation, are undertaking a national survey of business owners. The purpose of the survey is to identify and quantify “green” opportunities for the smallest of businesses and to identify barriers to action. Results from the survey will be invaluable to refine existing programs and to uncover demand for new financing mechanisms, programs and tools to help the smallest of businesses fully capture their green opportunity.

 

 

Get involved: Join our Survey Advisory Group!

  • Inform the work with your experience! 

  • Shape the survey instrument! 

  • Share the survey with your clients!

 

You can ensure that the results are especially relevant for your organization by encouraging your clients to participate. Businesses that participate in the survey are eligible to receive a free year membership to Green America’s Green Business Network and other valuable incentives.  

What’s in it for you to participate in the become a Survey Advisory Group member?

  • An opportunity to shape national market research to meet your needs

  • Early access to the findings

  • Access to non-public survey data for partners that deliver at least 25 respondents

  • Public acknowledgement in the report

 

 

Interested? Have questions? Click here to get engaged in this important national effort to assess the value of "going green" for small and micro businesses!

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Tammy Halevy for AEO 

Russ Gaskin for Green America 

Kate Davenport for EVI 

 

 

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Listen to Connie Evans with Blog Talk Radio host Monique Wilson, Wednesday February 16

Connie Evans joins Blog Talk Radio host Monique Wilson on “Fuel Your Aspirations”
February 16, 2011, at 6:30p.m. Eastern

President & CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (The voice of Microenterprise) will discuss the State of Micro and Solo Business in the U.S in 2011.

Connie Evans will appear on BlogTalkRadio’s show “Fuel Your Aspirations” (http://blogtalkradio.com/fuelyouraspirations) with host Monique Wilson on Thursday, February 16, 2011, at 6:30p.m. Eastern. The exclusive interview will highlight micro and solo business advocacy, access to capital, women owned micro businesses, and the exponential growth of micro and solo business over the past 10 years.

Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling (619) 996-1627.The live, Internet talk-radio show will stream from the host page at http://blogtalkradio.com/fuelyouraspirations

“This exclusive interview with Connie Evans is a must-listen for micro and solo business owners or organizations offering services to micro and solo business owners,” said Wilson, host of the program. “An international development consultant, with over 25 years experience, she has been recognized and utilized by such groups as the World Bank, the Clinton Administration, a host of local government and private and independent sector organizations.  With international experience spanning 43 countries, Evans draws on her expertise in developing and implementing strategies to further economic development, health and social change in communities. We hope to get answers to some of our biggest questions.”

An archive will be available at the same link immediately following the show or listeners can subscribe to the archives via the RSS feed located on the host page. Read more about the host and the discussion on Wilson’s blog at [www.mosotribe.com]

About “Fuel Your Aspirations”
“Fuel Your Aspirations” is an interactive, live Internet talk-radio show where micro and solo business owners connect and listen in to fuel aspirations in a fun, creative and collaborative way. The goal of the show is to fuel aspirations by talking to guest micro and solo business owners and sharing stories about how they are living the delicate balance of managing day to day life, running business, creating wealth, and giving back. Other featured guests will include small business practitioners, leaders, policy makers, and expert micro and solo business strategists and consultants. And your host, Monique Wilson will be offering up her own dose encouragement from solo experiences.

Callers are encouraged to call (619) 996-1627 to listen or ask questions. The stream and archives are available at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fuelyouraspirations. The show is hosted on BlogTalkRadio.

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Daily News Update 2.14.2011

Bloomberg

Small Business Administration Faces 45% Decrease in Obama Budget

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-14/small-business-administration-faces-45-decrease-in-obama-budget.html

 

New York Times

This Week in Small Business: Peace, Love and Misunderstanding

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/14/this-week-in-small-business-peace-love-and-misunderstanding/

Housing Crash Is Hitting Cities Once Thought to Be Stable

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/14/business/economy/14dip.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Closing the Achievement Gap Without Widening a Racial One

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/14/education/14winerip.html?ref=todayspaper

Wall Street’s Dead End

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/14/opinion/14Salmon.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post

Obama to offer $3.7 trillion budget blueprint; deficit to hit $1.6 trillion this year

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/14/AR2011021400906.html?hpid=topnews

Financial picture improves for community banks

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/11/AR2011021105956.html

 

Politico

The hard choices: President Obama's 2012 budget

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49452.html

Toward a clean energy future

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49247.html

 

The Hill

Obama 2012 budget proposes $1.1T deficit cut over next decade

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/143777-obama-tries-to-prove-cost-cutting-credentials-in-budget-rollout

At watershed, Obama caught in the middle on depth of his budget cuts

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/143771-obama-caught-in-the-middle-on-the-depth-of-his-budget-cuts

 

Wall Street Journal

A Look at Useful Sites for Entrepreneurs

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704774604576036260244167854.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Married to the Job (And Each Other): The pleasures and perils of running a business with your spouse

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703959104576082623914872658.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

The Benefits of a Class Act

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703904304575497521240499154.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Laid Off and Launching: Several states allow aspiring entrepreneurs to collect unemployment benefits—while they're building their business

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703453804575479290365370782.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

The Battle Against Slow Payers

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703989304575504223888347154.html

Bulls and Bears of Small-Business Credit

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/11/bulls-and-bears-of-small-business-credit/

 

Huffington Post

Republican Advice to Republicans: Focus on Jobs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pete-stark/republican-advice-to-repu_b_822783.html

The Affordable Health Care Act: A Law Too Big to Fail?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/howard-schweber/is-the-affordable-health-_b_821884.html

Yes, American Manufacturing Really Is in Trouble

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ian-fletcher/yes-american-manufacturin_b_822280.html

Yes, There Are Ways to Reduce Unemployment and Revive the Economy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-weisbrot/yes-there-are-ways-to-red_b_821889.html?ir=Business

Jobless Claims Fall To 2 Year Low But Economy Still 'Treading Water'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/11/jobless-claims-fall-to-2-_n_821855.html

3.9 Million Americans Ran Out Of Unemployment Benefits In 2010: Report

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/10/2010-unemployment-benefits-exhausted_n_820957.html

Another Internet Startup Bubble? Depends Where You're Standing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/roger-ehrenberg/is-there-an-internet-bubb_b_821941.html

 

Boston Globe

For small businesses, a hesitancy to hire

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/02/14/for_small_businesses__a_hesitancy_to_hire/

 

Business Insider

Are Small Business Owners Finally Optimistic?

http://www.businessinsider.com/are-small-business-owners-finally-optimistic-2011-2

 

Financial Planning

Morgan Stanley Commits $500 Million For Small Business Loans

http://www.financial-planning.com/news/morgan-stanley-small-business-loans-2671485-1.html

 

Native American Times

Final Regulations Will Strengthen 8(a) Business Development Program for Small Businesses

http://nativetimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4920:final-regulations-will-strengthen-8a-business-development-program-for-small-businesses&catid=41&Itemid=17

 

Business Wire

American Small Business League Wins Prestigious SPJ James Madison Award

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110214006272/en/American-Small-Business-League-Wins-Prestigious-SPJ

 

StatesMan

Austin becomes an arena for Google's new small-business initiative

http://www.statesman.com/business/austin-becomes-an-arena-for-googles-new-small-1251851.html

 

The Monitor

Cuellar: Small businesses key to jobs recovery

http://www.themonitor.com/news/small-47079-businesses-cuellar.html

 

Las Angeles Times

Small Business Administration yet to set rules on new loan program

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/12/business/la-fi-sba-loans-20110212

 

Daily News Pulse

New Small Business Loan Program: Helping Women Build Their Businesses

http://dailynewspulse.com/new-small-business-loan-program-helping-women-build-their-businesses/224316/

 

Microfinance Focus

Petition in support of Grameen Bank’s Prof Yunus published recently

http://www.microfinancefocus.com/content/petition-support-grameen-bank%E2%80%99s-prof-yunus-published-recently

 

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Join Valerie Jarrett on Tuesday, February 15th for a Discussion on President Obama’s 2012 Budget

 

Dear AEO Members:

We invite you to join Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and other Senior Administration officials for a discussion on  President Obama’s 2012 Budget. 

WHAT:       White House Conference Call on the FY2012 Budget

WHEN:       Tuesday, February 15th at 9:45am EST

DIAL-IN:    (877) 941-1707

PASSCODE:  Women and Girls Budget Call

Please note that this call is off the record and is not for press purposes.

 

Sincerely,

The AEO Team

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Daily News Update 2.11.2011

 

New York Times

Symbolism, Not Savings, Is at Heart of Perry Budget

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/us/11ttramsey.html?ref=todayspaper

Republican Leaders Yield to a Push for More Budget Cuts

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/us/politics/11congress.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Hospitals Shift Smoking Bans to Smoker Ban

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/us/11smoking.html?ref=todayspaper

Small-Business Credit Markets, Assessed by a Loan Broker

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/business/smallbusiness/10sbiz.html?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=cse

Privately, Public Employees See Cuts as Inevitable

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/nyregion/11publicworkers.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post

House Republicans divided on spending cuts; for some, it's $100 billion or bust

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/10/AR2011021007091.html

Microcredit industry in India facing backlash

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/10/AR2011021007355.html

Higher federal withholding is taking a bite out of retirees' annuity checks

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/10/AR2011021007173.html

 

Politico

Poll: Unemployment is No. 1 concern

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49314.html

 

Huffington Post

We Can't Afford Business As Usual!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-simmons/we-cant-afford-business-a_b_821778.html

Yes, There Are Ways to Reduce Unemployment and Revive the Economy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-weisbrot/yes-there-are-ways-to-red_b_821889.html

Scaling Microfinance: An Economic Imperative

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gina-harman/green-shoots-and-storm-fr_1_b_821799.html

Brotherhood of Entrepreneurs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nelson-davis/brotherhood-of-entreprene_b_821474.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Getting More Small Businesses Online

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/10/getting-more-small-businesses-online/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Chargebacks Create Business Headaches

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704698004576104554234202010.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Unlucky in Love? Turning a Break-up Into a Business

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703745704576136794000906556.html

 

Business News

Small Business Lending Declines Again, But Upswing Foreseen

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/small-business-lending-borrowing-loans-sba-0990/

 

Daily News Pulse

Small Business Loans Could Be The Juice The Economy Means

http://dailynewspulse.com/small-business-loans-could-be-the-juice-the-economy-means/223358/

 

The Street

Small-Business Hiring On The Upswing

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11004367/1/small-business-hiring-on-the-upswing.html

 

 

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Green is also the Color of Money: Join our Survey Group on Green Opportunities for Small Businesses

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Green is also the Color of Money: Sizing and Assessing the “Green” Opportunity for Small and Micro Business Owners

In spite of growing interest in sustainability among consumers and large corporations in the United States, the economic case for action by the smallest of businesses is not well-understood. As a consequence, these businesses are unlikely to capture available opportunities for cost savings, performance improvement and/or growth. As an organization that works hard  every day to help business owners in your community succeed, you know the value of well-designed and resourced programs targeted to sizable opportunities with demonstrated demand. You also know the importance of robust market data to inform program design and make the case for investment of scarce resources. That is why we are reaching out to you.

The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), Green America and EcoVentures International (EVI), with support from eBay and the UPS Foundation, are undertaking a national survey of business owners. The purpose of the survey is to identify and quantify “green” opportunities for the smallest of businesses and to identify barriers to action.

Results from the survey will be invaluable to refine existing programs and to uncover demand for new financing mechanisms, programs and tools to help the smallest of businesses fully capture their green opportunity.

 Get involved: Join our Survey Advisory Group!

·         Inform the work with your experience!  What do you most want to know about business owners and their green practices? What do you think are the most important hypotheses to test? Share your thoughts by February 15 and we’ll integrate feedback into the survey design.

·         Shape the survey instrument! We invite you to help us improve and refine the survey instrument. If you are interested in providing specific feedback on the survey instrument, let us know and we will send you a link before we launch.

·         Share the survey with your clients!  You can ensure that the results are especially relevant for your program by encouraging your clients to participate. Spread the word: Distribute an email link to the survey to your clients! Link to the survey from your organization’s website! Businesses that participate in the survey are eligible to receive a free year membership to Green America’s Green Business Network and other valuable incentives. 

What’s in it for you to become a Survey Advisory Group member?

·         An opportunity to shape national market research to meet your needs

·         Early access to the findings

·         Access to non-public survey data for partners that deliver at least 25 respondents

·         Public acknowledgement in the report

Interested? Have questions? Reach out to any of us:

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Daily News Update 2.10.11

New York Times

Relief for States and Businesses

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/opinion/10thu1.html?_r=1&hp

Small-Business Credit Markets, Assessed by a Loan Broker

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/business/smallbusiness/10sbiz.html?ref=todayspaper

Republicans Fire First Shots in the War over Regulation

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/republicans-fire-first-shots-in-the-war-over-regulation/?src=busln

Small-Business Credit Markets, Assessed by a Loan Broker

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/business/smallbusiness/10sbiz.html?src=busln

 

Washington Post

Bipartisan support for scrapping Fannie, Freddie draws criticism

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/09/AR2011020907602.html

As lawmakers look at E-Verify, businesses fear expansion of immigration program

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/09/AR2011020906119.html

Wal-Mart's arrival in District looks like welcome advance for shopping, jobs

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/09/AR2011020906783.html

GOP leaders propose billions in cuts to Obama's budget request

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/09/AR2011020903675.html

'Groupthink' blocked IMF's foresight of crisis

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/09/AR2011020906222.html

Fed's Bernanke, at House budget hearing, cites dangers of not raising debt limit

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/09/AR2011020900577.html

Do regulations kill jobs? House report draws on businesses' answers.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/09/AR2011020906493.html

 

The Hill

Issa 'wouldn't feel bad' if Obama reelected due to strong economy

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/143183-issa-wouldnt-feel-bad-if-obama-reelected-due-to-strong-economy

Abortion bills are abomination

http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/143115-abortion-bill-an-abomination

 

Wall Street Journal

Chargebacks Create Business Headaches .

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704698004576104554234202010.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Improving Broadband For Small Business.

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/09/improving-broadband-for-small-business/?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post

Why the Republican Attack on "Job-Killing Regulations" Is Dumb

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/why-the-republican-attack_b_821140.html

3.9 Million Americans Ran Out Of Unemployment Benefits In 2010: Report

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/10/2010-unemployment-benefits-exhausted_n_820957.html

Microfinance -- The Backlash Begins

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/virginia-moncrieff/post_1698_b_820536.html

 

The Queens Gazette

Bill Helping Small Businesses Thru Tax Credits Passes State Senate

http://www.qgazette.com/news/2011-02-09/Front_Page/Bill_Helping_Small_Businesses_Thru_Tax_Credits_Pas.html

 

Business Wire

SBA Lending Initiatives for Underserved Communities Launch on Feb. 15

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110210006308/en/SBA-Lending-Initiatives-Underserved-Communities-Launch-Feb

Small Businesses Gain Access to Big Corporate Solutions

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110210005029/en/Small-Businesses-Gain-Access-Big-Corporate-Solutions

 

Business Week

Morgan Stanley Pledges $500 Million for Small Biz Lending

http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/feb2011/sb20110210_527854.htm

 

The Randolph County Herald Tribune

Biz Bits: Turn your hobby into a small business

http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/business/x167303414/Biz-Bits-Turn-your-hobby-into-a-small-business

 

San Francisco Chronicle

PG&E, small-business group seek delay of new rates

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F02%2F09%2FBUV71HL396.DTL

 

Gaebler

African American Owned Small Businesses Double Between 2002 And 2007

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Startup/African-American-owned-small-businesses-double-between-2002-and-2007-800396129.htm

 

Trading Markets

House Small Business Committee Hearing

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/stock-alert/sbcod_house-small-business-committee-hearing-1483179.html

 

The State Column

Rep. Allen West Discusses Small Business Solutions

http://www.thestatecolumn.com/state_politics/florida/rep-allen-west-discusses-small-business-solutions/

 

Associated Content

Small Business Advertising: Special Opportunities Are Often Bad Decisions

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7714710/small_business_advertising_special.html?cat=55

 

Biz Times

Health care reforms are helping small businesses

http://www.biztimes.com/blogs/milwaukee-biz-blog/2011/2/10/health-care-reforms-are-helping-small-businesses

 

iStock Analyst

NFIB small business optimism index rises

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4878879

 

Small Business Trends

TD Bank Saluted for Excellence in Small Business Banking

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/02/td-bank-saluted-for-excellence-in-small-business-banking.html

 

Reuters

Stockton small business rankled by Forbes list

http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/02/09/stockton-small-business-rankled-by-forbes-list/

 

PR Newswire

Democrats Call for Fix to Small Business Tax Reporting Rule

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/democrats-call-for-fix-to-small-business-tax-reporting-rule-115671729.html

 

Biz Buzz

Small businesses offering "sweetheart deals"

http://hamptonroads.com/2011/02/small-businesses-offering-sweetheart-deals

 

Charlotte Observer

SBA head wants banks to fill lending gaps

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/02/09/2049232/sba-head-wants-banksto-fill-lending.html

 

Wicked Local

Treasury Launches “Move Money” to Boost Loans to Small Businesses.

http://www.wickedlocal.com/bolton/news/x1644089815/Treasury-Launches-Move-Money-to-Boost-Loans-to-Small-Businesses

 

News OK

Rep. James Lankford tells Bernanke small banks stymied by regulations

http://newsok.com/rep.-james-lankford-tells-bernanke-small-banks-stymied-by-regulations/article/3539516

 

 

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Daily News Update 2.9.11

New York Times

Obama Plans to Rescue States With Debt Burdens

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/us/politics/09states.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

For Federal Programs, a Taste of Market Discipline

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/business/economy/09leonhardt.html?ref=todayspaper

Testing the Entrepreneurial Life

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/testing-the-entrepreneurial-life/?scp=3&sq=small%20business&st=cse

 

Washington Post

How to create more jobs for DC residents

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/08/AR2011020805757.html

Before the recession, black-owned businesses boomed

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/08/AR2011020805063.html

Socked by the economy, it's time for blacks to wise up

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/08/AR2011020806204.html


Politico

Barack Obama embraces big banks

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49108.html

Unemployment looms over Obama

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49110.html

 

The Hill

Dems face dilemma on jobs plan

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/142905-dems-face-a-dilemma-on-jobs-plan

Lawmakers introduce bill to end unemployment benefits for millionaires

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/142895-lawmakers-introduce-bill-to-end-unemployment-benefits-for-millionaires

Defense CEOs warn of budget disaster

http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/142879-defense-ceos-warn-of-budget-disaster

 

Wall Street Journal

Live Blog: Ben Bernanke Talks Budget on the Hill

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/02/09/live-blog-ben-bernanke-talks-budget-on-the-hill/

Job Tax Plan Lands With a Thud

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703313304576132670554242278.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsThird

 

Huffington Post

New Clean Air Rules Could Create 1.5 Million Jobs: Report

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/09/clean-air-rules-jobs_n_820686.html

Fannie's Scandalized, Freddie's Dead -- and the Next Financial Meltdown May Have Already Started

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/fannie-freddie-and-privat_b_820593.html

Small Businesses Still Having Trouble Getting Loans

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/09/small-business-loans_n_820675.html

Innovating in Humanity

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dov-seidman/innovating-in-humanity_b_819966.html

Obama Steps Onto Slippery Slope

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-czech/obama-steps-onto-slippery_b_820236.html?ir=Business

Will The Midwest Become The Next Silicon Valley?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ray-leach/is-midwest-us-the-next-si_b_820032.html

Kauffman Foundation: The Rules For Growth

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-e-litan/kauffmans-rules-for-growt_b_820431.html

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Small Business Lending And Hiring–Financing And Confidence On The Rise But Will Employment Opportunities Follow?

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/02/09/small-business-lending-and-hiring-financing-and-confidence-on-the-rise-but-will-employment-opportunities-follow/

 

Bloomberg

NFIB's Dunkelberg Discusses Small-Business Confidence

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/66558662/

 

Gulf Live

Black-owned businesses grow rapidly, but typical firm remains small

http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-news/2011/02/black-owned_businesses_grow_ra.html

 

ProvidenceJournal

Chafee directs EDC to develop plan for small businesses

http://www.projo.com/news/content/chafee_promise_5_02-09-11_OPMD9R9_v10.3823af0.html

 

Fresh Business Thinking

Measures to Support Small Business and Exporters Published

http://www.freshbusinessthinking.com/news.php?CID=&NID=7364&Title=Measures+to+Support+Small+Business+and+Exporters+Published

 

SacramentoBee

Sales of small, midsize businesses increase

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/02/09/3388086/sales-of-small-midsize-businesses.html

 

NPR

President's Address To Businessmen Omits Small Business Owners

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/08/133592194/Presidents-Address-To-Businessmen-Omits-Small-Business-Owners

 

Accounting Today

CBIZ Finds Small Business Employment Decline

http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/CBIZ-Finds-Small-Business-Employment-Decline-57240-1.html

 

Daily News Pulse

Women Getting Small Business Loans With New Obama Backed Program

http://dailynewspulse.com/women-getting-small-business-loans-with-new-obama-backed-program/222720/

 

The Atlantic

Three Cheers for the Father of Microfinance

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/02/three-cheers-for-the-father-of-microfinance/70923/

 

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Daily News Update 2.8.11

New York Times

Obama Presses Business Leaders to Hire and Invest

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/us/politics/08obama.html?ref=todayspaper

Parrying the Big Cuts

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/opinion/08tue1.html?ref=todayspaper

 

WashingtonPost

Obama makes corporate America his business

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/07/AR2011020705135.html

Treasuries climb as official says Obama to seek spending freeze

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/15/AR2010071504857.html

 

Politico

GOP hedges on health care funds

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49032.html

GOP reviving culture wars

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49066.html

 

The Hill

Dems mock 'light' GOP schedule as lacking job-creation focus

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/142563-house-dems-mock-light-gop-schedule-as-lacking-jobs-focus

Obama asks business to get off 'sidelines,' invest $2T in economy

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/142469-obama-asks-business-to-do-their-part-in-recovery

 

Wall Street Journal

Banks Reach Out to Small Firms

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703507804576130591215860046.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection

Is Lending to Small Business Really Up?

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/07/is-lending-to-small-business-really-up/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Cutting Government: The Small-Business Perspective

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/02/07/cutting-government-the-small-business-perspective/?KEYWORDS=small+business

Small Businesses Grow More Confident

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/02/08/small-businesses-grow-more-confident/

 

Huffington Post

Tax Credits For The Poor End Up Going To Luxury Hotels, Big Banks

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/08/tax-credits-hotels_n_820117.html

Lawmakers’ End of Earmarks Affects Local Programs Large and Small

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/us/politics/08earmark.html?_r=1&wpisrc=nl_wonk

House Dems To Reintroduce Longshot Bill For Long-Term Unemployed

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/07/99ers-bill-barbara-lee-bobby-scott_n_819767.html?ir=Business

Cents and Sensibility: The Economic Case Behind Immigration Reform

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-mike-honda/cents-and-sensibility-the_b_819704.html

 

Bloomberg

Confidence at U.S. Small Companies Climbs to Three-Year High

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-08/confidence-at-u-s-small-companies-climbs-to-three-year-high.html

 

Portfolio

Small Businesses Skeptical of Recovery

http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/daily-brief/2011/02/08/small-businesses-skeptical-of-recovery

 

Reuters

Small Business Should Look to Exporting

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/08/tagblogsfindlawcom2011-freeenterprise-idUS134611594020110208

 

PR Newswire

TD Bank Saluted for Excellence in Small Business Banking

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/td-bank-saluted-for-excellence-in-small-business-banking-115553809.html

 

The Franchise Hound

Groupon’s Ill Effect on Small Business

http://thefranchisehound.com/2011/02/07/groupons-ill-effect-on-small-business/

 

CNN Money

Startup America is dead on arrival

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/02/08/startup-america-is-dead-on-arrival/

 

Gaebler

Women Owned Contract Rule Welcome, Yet Faces Issues

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Finance/Women-owned-contract-rule-welcome,-yet-faces-issues-800390224.htm

 

Fox Business

Small Businesses Going Green: Now or Later?

http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/starting-a-business/2011/02/07/small-business-going-green-later/

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Small Business Loans From Microloan Programs–Assistance Through Small Loans And Business Training

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/02/08/small-business-loans-from-microloan-programs-assistance-through-small-loans-and-business-training/

 

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Daily News Update 2.7.2011

New York Times

Their Real Agenda

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/opinion/07mon1.html?_r=1&hp

Obama and U.S. Business Sheath Weapons for Now

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/obama-and-u-s-business-sheath-weapons-for-now/?ref=todayspaper

This Week in Small Business: Two Ground Hogs and the Data Predict an Early Spring

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/this-week-in-small-business-two-ground-hogs-and-the-data-point-to-early-spring/?scp=2&sq=small%20business&st=cse

The Easy Cuts Are Behind Us

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/opinion/06lew.html?_r=1

 

Washington Post

Women hope SBA rule improves business

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/04/AR2011020406141.html

House GOP targets Obama regulations

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/06/AR2011020604189.html

 

Politico

Can they avert a budget wreck?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48945.html

House conservatives ready to cut

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48955.html

Dave Camp hopeful about new economic team

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48958.html

Scaling up innovation creates jobs

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48960.html

U.S. Chamber speech pivotal for Obama

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48902.html

 

The Hill

Budget director previews cuts in Obama's 2012 plan

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/142335-lew-previews-cuts-in-obama-2012-budget

Obama: Businesses have responsibility to help economy grow

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/142273-obama-businesses-have-responsibility-to-help-economy-grow

 

Wall Street Journal

Business Running on Empty: Europe's SMEs are at loggerheads with their recalcitrant bankers.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703296604576005052524117610.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

Obama Reaches for Corporate Support

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703989504576128290828003446.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Huffington Post

GOP Budget-Cutting Plan Marks Political Gamble

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/06/gop-budgetcutting-plan-ma_n_819362.html

Republican Spending Cap Would Have Caused Depression if it Were Law in 2009

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/republican-spending-cap-w_b_819368.html

What Obama Should Tell the Chamber of Commerce

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-dreier/what-obama-should-tell-th_b_819182.html

Business Doesn’t Need American Workers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/business-doesnt-need-amer_b_819337.html?ir=Politics

Winning the Future Means Closing the Skills Gap

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-m-wing/winning-the-future-means-_b_818221.html?ir=Politics

Jobs Still Absent From Recovery

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/07/jobs-recovery_n_819473.html

Layoffs Are Becoming More Rare, Despite High Unemployment

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/07/layoffs-are-becoming-more-rare_n_819451.html

Indian Entrepreneurs Are Maturing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sramana-mitra/indian-entrepreneurs-are-_b_818476.html

The Jobs Report, and America’s Two Economies

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/post_1687_b_818991.html

Just Whose Economic Recovery Is It, Anyway?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pearl-korn/just-whose-economic-recov_b_819517.html

Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, on the Evolution and Promise of Social Innovation

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rahim-kanani/judith-rodin-president-of_b_818109.html

 

Philadelphia Inquirer

PhillyInc: Small-business lending is better, but far from normal

http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/mike_armstrong/20110207_PhillyInc__Small-business_lending_is_better__but_far_from_normal.html

 

Insurance and Financial Advisor

Even with health reform law, small business owners worry about costs

http://ifawebnews.com/2011/02/07/even-with-health-reform-law-small-business-owners-worry-about-costs/

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Small Business Loan Borrowing Strategies–Lending From Banks For Business Credit And Capital

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/02/07/small-business-loan-borrowing-strategies-lending-from-banks-for-business-credit-and-capital/

 

Business News Daily

Giving Back: 366 Ways Your Small Business Can Help

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/small-business-owners-giving-back-to-community-0964/

 

Biz News

Startup America Partnership to Aid Small Businesses

http://www.activefilings.com/startups/startup-america-partnership-to-aid-small-businesses/

 

Daily News Pulse

Government Encourages Banks To Give Out Small Business Loans

http://dailynewspulse.com/government-encourages-banks-to-give-out-small-business-loans/222485/

 

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Daily News Update 2.4.2011

New York Times

$32 Billion in Budget Cuts Proposed

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/04/us/politics/04budget.html?ref=todayspaper

 

WashingtonPost

Retailers post strong January sales despite snow

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/03/AR2011020304452.html

What's next for tax code? Geithner discusses overhaul with wide range of groups

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/03/AR2011020306584.html

Bernanke dismisses inflation concerns, says unemployment turnaround will take years

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/03/AR2011020303496.html

Central bank leaves interest rates unchanged

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/03/AR2011020306885.html

 


Politico

Barack Obama balances Egypt, economy

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48818.html

Thumbs up or thumbs down on jobs?

http://www.politico.com/arena/

 

The Hill

Unemployment rate falls to 9 percent; 36,000 jobs added

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/801-economy/142091-jobless-rates-falls-to-9-percent-economy-adds-36000-jobs

Republican leaders work hard to prove their budget-cutting credentials

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/142063-house-gop-leaders-work-hard-to-prove-their-budget-cutting-credentials

Small-business demand for credit down for second straight year

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/banking-financial-institutions/142029-small-business-demand-for-credit-down-for-second-straight-year

 

Huffington Post

Missing Workers: 4.9 Million Out Of Work And Forgotten

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/04/missing-workers-44-millio_n_818314.html

Obama's 'Win the Future' Requires Redefining 'Success' in American Life

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/douglas-labier/obamas-win-the-future-req_b_817562.html

Wall Street Robber Baron Nets $2.4 Million an Hour While 28 Million Need Jobs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/les-leopold/wall-street-robber-baron_b_818558.html

Obama Administration Scores Legal Victory On Health Care

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/03/obama-health-care-legal-victory_n_818428.html

Missing Workers: 4.9 Million Out Of Work And Forgotten

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/04/missing-workers-44-millio_n_818314.html

10 Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/naveen-jain/ten-secrets-to-becoming-a_b_817551.html

Egypt, Middle East Unrest Could Be 'Exceedingly Dangerous' For The Global Economy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/03/egypt-oil-price_n_818390.html

Bernanke Says Growth, Inflation Still Missing Fed Goals

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/03/bernanke-says-growth-infl_n_818252.html

Jobless Claims Fall After Harsh Winter Weather

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/03/jobless-claims-fall-after_n_818067.html


 

Phoenix Business Journal

Survey: Small-business owners looking to elected officials for tax relief

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2011/02/04/poll-small-biz-owners-seek-tax-relief.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Small-Business Staffing — More of the Same in 2011

http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011/02/04/small-business-staffing-more-of-the-same-in-2011/

 

CNN Money

Congress eyes cutbacks at Small Business Administration

http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/03/smallbusiness/sba_programs_under_review/

 

Marketplace

New Small Business Administration rules help women

http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/02/04/am-new-small-business-administration-rules-help-women/

 

Trading Markets

SBA Introduces Contracting Program For Women-Owned Small Businesses

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/stock-alert/sbcod_sba-introduces-contracting-program-for-women-owned-small-businesses-1468675.html

 

USAToday

Being small shouldn't keep a business from exporting

http://www.usatoday.com/money/smallbusiness/columnist/abrams/2011-02-03-small-business-global-market_N.htm

 

Small Business Trends

Small Business News: Tax Update!

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/02/small-business-news-tax-update.html

 


Examiner

Obama’s Startup America program will help small business achieve success (video)

http://www.examiner.com/liberal-in-national/obama-s-startup-america-program-will-help-small-business-achieve-success-video

White House focus on "win the future" leads to investment in small business

http://www.examiner.com/business-commentary-in-allentown/white-house-focus-on-win-the-future-leads-to-investment-small-business

 

Reuters

U.S. small firms still wary about hiring-survey

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/03/usa-employers-hiring-idUKN0317115320110203

 

Red, White, And Blue Press

Borrowing Opportunities For Small Business Owners–Reports Show Increases In Small Business Lending

http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/02/04/borrowing-opportunities-for-small-business-owners-reports-show-increases-in-small-business-lending/

 

Gaebler

Small Business Owners Should Understand Techniques Of Market Research

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Marketing/Small-business-owners-should-understand-techniques-of-market-research-800385194.htm

 

Bloomberg Businessweek

Fewer U.S. Small Businesses Planned to Add Jobs in January

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-02-03/fewer-u-s-small-businesses-planned-to-add-jobs-in-january.html

 

Buffalo Business First

SBA had record lending in 2010

http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/print-edition/2011/02/04/sba-had-record-lending-in-2010.html

 

AOMID News

New Opportunities May Be Available For Small Business Loans

http://aomid.com/new-opportunities-may-be-available-for-small-business-loans/2211362/

 

 

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Daily News Update 2.3.2011

New York Times

Senate Rejects Repeal of Health Care Law

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/03/health/policy/03congress.html?ref=todayspaper

How to Make Your Business Greener (and Save Money)

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/03/business/smallbusiness/03sbiz.html?ref=todayspaper

The Ruinous Fiscal Impact of Big Banks

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/03/the-ruinous-fiscal-impact-of-big-banks/

 

Politico

Why we fight health reform rollback

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48696_Page2.html

Barack Obama focuses on the economy

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48740.html

 

Huffington Post

Can a Big Company Innovate Like a Start-Up?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ron-ashkenas/can-a-big-company-innovat_b_817433.html

Talking With Iraqi Women: Overcoming Social Issues to Spur Economic Growth

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elinor-steele/talking-with-iraqs-women-_b_817420.html?ir=Business

Are Women Taking Over the World or Not?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-fridkis/are-women-taking-over-the_b_817539.html

Lady Dracula Sees Gobs of New Jobs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-dorfman/lady-dracula-sees-gobs-of_b_817556.html

At Brooklyn Law, A Tech-Focused Clinic Helps Startups Off The Ground

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/02/brooklyn-law-incubator-policy-clinic_n_817674.html?ir=Business

Are Knowledge Workers Being Replaced by 'Insight Workers'?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rich-lesser/post_1664_b_817400.html

ADP: Private Sector Added 187K Jobs In January

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/02/adp-private-sector-added-_n_817354.html

 

Bloomberg

Productivity in U.S. Unexpectedly Accelerates, Labor Costs Fall

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-03/productivity-in-u-s-unexpectedly-rises-as-companies-hold-back-labor-costs.html

 

The Atlantic

The Next Global Banking Crisis Is 3 Years Away

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/02/the-next-global-banking-crisis-is-3-years-away/70672/

 

New JerseyNewsroom

Obama demonstrates his focus on small business expansion

http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/obama-demonstrates-his-focus-on-small-business-expansion

 

Gaebler

Report: Small Business Leads Job Creation Charge In January

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Startup/Report%3A-Small-business-leads-job-creation-charge-in-January-800382482.htm

 

Financial Times

Small business hiring lifts US private payrolls

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/688f30e4-2ed3-11e0-9877-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=rss#axzz1Cug4OTBs

 

Examiner

Senate votes to repeal the 1099 requirement for business from Healthcare bill

http://www.examiner.com/finance-examiner-in-national/senate-votes-to-repeal-the-1099-requirement-for-business-from-healthcare-bill

 

DallasMorning News

Credit climate still uncertain for small businesses

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/small-business/20110202-credit-climate-still-uncertain-for-small-businesses.ece

 

Wall Street Journal

Survey Shows Little Desire Among Small Businesses For New Loans

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110202-715446.html

 

Aomid

Credit Card Companies Are Offering Small Business Loans

http://aomid.com/credit-card-companies-are-offering-small-business-loans/2211863/

 

Medill Reports: Chicago

Small business lending still tight, demand slow to rise

http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=177559

 

Trading Markets

Hagan Supported Measure to Eliminate Burdensome Paperwork for Small Businesses Passes Senate

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/stock-alert/sbcod_hagan-supported-measure-to-eliminate-burdensome-paperwork-for-small-businesses-passes-senate-1466166.html

 

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Daily News Update 2.2.2011

 

Daily News 2.2.2011

 

New York Times

Judicial Activism on Health Reform

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/02/opinion/02wed2.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post

Why does Fresno have thousands of job openings - and high unemployment?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/01/AR2011020106092.html

 

Huffington Post

The Third Economic Revolution -- Boom or Bust for America?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-stern/the-third-economic-revolu_b_817284.html

 

Working Women: How to Play the 'Who You Know' Game

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marcia-reynolds/working-women-networking_b_816001.html

 

The Paradox of Sustainable Innovation

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-lowry/the-paradox-of-sustainabl_b_817024.html

 

Decline of U.S. Manufacturing: Factory Body Count and Epitaphs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ian-fletcher/decline-of-us-manufacturi_b_817272.html

 

Speeding Up Innovation and Entrepreneurship With the White House's Startup America Initiative

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marc-ecko/speeding-up-innovation-an_b_817229.html

 

Startup America: Will Obama's New Initiative Live Up To Its Name?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/01/will-obama-startup-americ_n_816919.html

 

Jobs Lost to Deep Drilling Ban Less Than Predicted

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-buchanan/jobs-lost-to-deep-drillin_b_816702.html

 

Banks Ease Credit To Big Companies, But Leave Out Small Business

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/01/bank-credit_n_816792.html

 

The Top Ten Avoidable Mistakes Of Entrepreneurs: Bill Draper

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-draper/the-top-ten-avoidable-mis_b_814293.html#s230304&title=1_Creating_Overly

 

Obama Administration Pushes Small Businesses Toward Export Opportunities

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-wilson-solovic/obama-administration-push_b_816870.html

 

The Atlantic

How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/03/how-a-new-jobless-era-will-transform-america/7919/

 

Marketwire

U.S. Private-Sector Employment Increased by 187,000 Jobs in January, According to ADP National Employment Report

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/US-Private-Sector-Employment-Increased-187000-Jobs-January-According-ADP-National-Employment-NASDAQ-ADP-1389205.htm

 

Business News

Groundhog Day: 25 Predictions for Spring’s Small Business

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/2011-spring-predictions-small-business-owners-0942/

 

Small Business Trends

Credit Card Companies Woo Small Businesses—But Will Entrepreneurs Say Yes?

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/02/credit-card-companies-woo-small-businesses%E2%80%94but-will-entrepreneurs-say-yes.html

 

Personal Finance Bulletin

Small Business Loans Terms Ease

http://personalfinancebulletin.com/small-business-loans-terms-ease/6369/

 

Fox News

Why We Joined the ObamaCare Lawsuit In Florida on Behalf of Small Business Owners
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/02/01/joined-obamacare-lawsuit-florida-behalf-small-business-owners/

 

Las Angeles Times

Obama plans to give small business a boost

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-small-business-obama-20110201,0,780788.story

 

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SBA Announces Contracting Program For Women-Owned Small Businesses

Dear AEO Members and Friends:

The Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Contracting Program is here. The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that the WOSB Contracting Program will go live on Friday.  According to the SBA Press Release, the SBA expects that contracts will begin being awarded by the fourth quarter of 2011.   On Friday, the SBA will release instructions on how to participate in the program, as well as launch the secure, online data repository for WOSBs to upload required documents, which can be accessed here: www.sba.gov/wosb. Read the full press release below.

 

SBA Announces Contracting Program For Women-Owned Small Businesses

First Contracts Expected to be Awarded through WOSB Program By Critical Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011       

WASHINGTON, DC – Women-owned small businesses can begin taking steps to participate in a new federal contracting program on Friday, Feb. 4, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today. The new Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program will be fully implemented over the next several months, with the first contracts expected to be awarded by the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011.

“Implementing the Women-Owned Small Business contracting rule has been a top priority for the Obama Administration and SBA,” said Administrator Karen Mills.  “Women-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy.  As we continue to look to small businesses to grow, create jobs and lead America into the future, women-owned businesses will play a key role.  That’s why providing them with all the tools necessary to compete for and win federal contracts is so important.  Federal contracts can provide women-owned small businesses with the oxygen they need to take their business to the next level.”

The WOSB Federal Contract Program will provide greater access to federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs).  The Program allows contracting officers, for the first time, to set aside specific contracts for certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs and will help federal agencies achieve the existing statutory goal of five percent of federal contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs.

On Feb. 4, SBA will release instructions on how to participate in the program, as well as launch the secure, online data repository for WOSBs to upload required documents, on its website: www.sba.gov/wosb.  SBA will also release an application to become an SBA-approved third party certifier for this program on that date.  This will be the first version of the application.  SBA welcomes comments and suggestions on this first version of the application.

During the ramp up period over the next several months, SBA is encouraging small business owners to review program requirements and ensure their required documents are uploaded to the repository. WOSBs also will need to update their status in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Online Representation and Certification Application (ORCA) to indicate to contracting officers that they are eligible to participate.  The General Services Administration is currently updating these systems and they are expected to be completed in April, 2011. 

Similarly, the WOSB rule in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which is the companion to the SBA rule, is now going through final review, and is also expected to be issued by April.  With these pieces in place, SBA expects to see the first contracts awarded through the program by the all-important fourth quarter, when the largest percent of federal contracts are awarded. 

Every firm that wishes to participate in the WOSB program must meet the eligibility requirements and either self-certify or obtain third party certification.  At this time, SBA has not approved any third party certifiers.  Regardless of their certification method, WOSBs must also upload required documents proving their eligibility to a secure online data repository developed and maintained by SBA.  

To qualify as a WOSB, a firm must be at least fifty-one percent owned and controlled by one or more women, and primarily managed by one or more women.  The women must be U.S. citizens and the firm must be considered small according to SBA size standards.  To be deemed “economically disadvantaged”, a firm’s owners must meet specific financial requirements set forth in the program regulations. 

The WOSB Program identifies eighty-three four-digit North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) codes where WOSBs are underrepresented or substantially underrepresented.   Contracting officers may set aside contracts in these industries if the contract can be awarded at a fair and reasonable price, the contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that two or more WOSBs or EDWOSBs will submit offers for the contract and the anticipated contract price is not greater than $5 million for manufacturing contracts and $3 million for other contracts. 

Each stage of implementation is part of SBA’s mission to make the Program efficient and user-friendly, and to ensure its benefits go only to qualifying WOSBs.  SBA is excited to launch this new program to provide WOSBs with increased opportunities to compete for and win federal contracts, ultimately helping WOSBs create and retain more jobs.

For more information on the Women-Owned Small Business Program or to access the instructions, applications or database, please visit www.sba.gov/wosb.

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Daily News Update 2.1.2011

New York Times

Debt Limit Follies

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/opinion/01tue1.html?ref=todayspaper

 

When Microcredit Won’t Do

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/when-microcredit-wont-do/

 

Federal Judge Rules That Health Law Violates Constitution

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/us/01ruling.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimespolitics

 

WashingtonPost

On economy, Obama takes a new role: Cheerleader

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/31/AR2011013106324.html

 

Crisis in Egypt spurs fears of impact on global economy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/31/AR2011013106342.html

 

The Hill

Liberals dismayed by Dems’ deficit-friendly job-creation agenda

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/141369-liberal-dismayed-by-dems-deficit-friendly-jobs-agenda

 

GOP dismisses White House proposal to extend tax break for small businesses

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/141235-white-house-seeks-tax-breaks-for-small-businesses

 

Politico

President Barack Obama boosts entrepreneurs

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48557.html

 

Huffington Post

Debts Should be Honored, Except When the Money Is Owed to Working People

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-baker/debts-should-be-honored-e_b_816522.html

 

Reuters

Exclusive: Small business borrowing jumps in December: PayNet

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/01/us-economy-paynet-idUSTRE7102DE20110201

 

Los AngelesTimes

Obama plans to give small business a boost

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-small-business-obama-20110201,0,780788.story

 

New SBA programs aim to boost loans to small firms

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-smallbiz-loans-20110131,0,4075879.story

 

Banks' credit standards loosen a bit as loan demand rises

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/money_co/2011/01/bank-lending-standards-credit-fed-quarterly-survey-.html

 

MiamiHerald

Geomagic CEO is becoming Obama's small business initiatives resource

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/01/2044582/geomagic-ceo-is-becoming-obamas.html

 

Huffington Post

Banks Ease Credit To Big Companies, But Leave Out Small Business

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/01/bank-credit_n_816792.html

 

How Income Inequality Helped Spark the Great Recession

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jake-whitney/how-income-inequality-hel_b_815603.html?ir=Business

 

Joblessness, Rising Prices Could Spark Social Unrest: IMF Chief

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/01/world-economy-joblessness_n_816783.html

 

A New Big Idea: Create Jobs And Reduce Poverty By Doubling The Charitable Deduction

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/31/charitable-deduction-job-creation_n_814202.html?ir=Business

 

The Top Ten Avoidable Mistakes Of Entrepreneurs: Bill Draper

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-draper/the-top-ten-avoidable-mis_b_814293.html#s230304&title=1_Creating_Overly

 

PR Web

National Business Association Teams Up with Small Business Administration to Provide Small Business Resources to Combat the Recession

http://www.prweb.com/releases/national/smallbusiness/prweb5010864.htm

 

PR Newswire

As Economy Improves, Unbiased Workers' Comp Rate Comparisons Promote Small Business Hiring by Controlling Employee Costs

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/as-economy-improves-unbiased-workers-comp-rate-comparisons-promote-small-business-hiring-by-controlling-employee-costs-115002499.html

 

Financial Times

Obama seeks tax boost for small business

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8a902180-2d66-11e0-8f53-00144feab49a.html#axzz1CiwCLa6Y

 

Global Newswire

The Small Business Authority Launches the First Small Business Based Economic Market Index

http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=212452

 

Aomid

Small Business Loans May Be The Stepping Stone To A Stronger Economy

http://aomid.com/small-business-loans-may-be-the-stepping-stone-to-a-stronger-economy/2210272/

 

USAToday

Obama to propose tax breaks, loans for startup companies

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/01/obama-to-propose-tax-breaks-loans-for-startup-companies/1

 

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Sens. Landrieu, Snowe Seek Recommendations from SBA to Eliminate Programs

Sens. Landrieu, Snowe Seek Recommendations from SBA to Eliminate Programs


On Tuesday, Chair Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA) and Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), of the Senate Small Business Committee, sent a letter to SBA Administrator Karen Mills requesting recommendations for programs within the SBA that could be eliminated or substantially reduced, without undermining the agency’s ability to serve the needs of small business owners.

With the possible elimination of ineffective or redundant programs, Senators Landrieu and Snowe have committed to undertake a careful examination of ways to improve programs administered by the SBA in order to better serve small business owners.

Let us know of any program that you think can be improved. Please share with Matt Crandall at AEO, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

To view the press release for recommedations from the Small Business Committee, please click here.

To view a copy of the letter to Administrator Mills, please click here.

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Daily News Update 1.31.11

New York Times

This Week in Small Business: At Least We’re Not in India or Britain

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/this-week-in-small-business-at-least-were-not-in-india-or-britain/?src=busln

 

WashingtonPost

Obama to announce campaign to increase investment in start-ups, small businesses

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/31/AR2011013102091.html

 

Commentary: It’s a small-business Congress

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/28/AR2011012805991.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Obama Proposes Tax Relief for Small Businesses

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703439504576115703550249350.html

 

San Francisco Chronicle

AOL Forefather Steve Case Leads Campaign To Help The White House Look More Business-Friendly

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/01/31/businessinsider-steve-case-joins-campaign-to-help-the-white-house-look-more-business-friendly-2011-1.DTL

 

Reuters

White House to launch job-creating start-up effort

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/31/obama-economy-startups-idINN3017521520110131

 

Obama should help small business, but not too much

http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/01/31/obama-should-help-small-business-but-not-too-much/

 

The Hill

White House lines up tech-sector pledges for Day 1 of 'Startup' campaign

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/141171-white-house-lined-up-tech-sector-pledges-for-day-1-of-startup-campaign

 

Fast Company

Facebook, Intel, IBM Join White House in Startup Investment Campaign

http://www.fastcompany.com/1722517/ibm-facebook-join-white-house-in-startup-investment-campaign

 

Market Wire

Astia Community to Increase Advisory Services and Support for Women-Led, High-Growth Startups Across the United States

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Astia-Joins-White-Houses-Startup-America-Initiative-1387705.htm

 

Start Up American Partnership

White House Announces Startup America Partnership to Foster Innovative, High-Growth Firms in United States

http://www.startupamericapartnership.org/news

 

ChicagoSun-Times

Braun says she’ll ‘roll out red carpet to small business’

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/3573034-418/story.html

 

Small Business Trends

Small Business’s Problem with Government Regulation

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/01/small-business%E2%80%99s-problem-with-government-regulation.html

 

Business Journal

Obama proposes small business tax relief

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2011/01/31/obama-proposes-small-business-tax-relief.html

 

Politico

Fact check: Will insurance rates fall?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48389.html

 

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Main Street Matters: AEO’s 20th Annual National Microenterprise Conference

 

It’s time once again to join AEO, your fellow microenterprise practitioners, funders, policymakers, industry partners working to create jobs and assets for underserved entrepreneurs as we convene in Washington, DC for the 20th National Microenterprise Conference. This year’s event will take place May 2nd-4th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel located in the heart of our nation’s capital. This year’s theme, Main Street Matters, reflects our focus on solutions that will help businesses in our communities bounce back during this emerging period of economic recovery.

This year’s conference will also include unique opportunities to hear from Washington insiders and learn more about the issues that shape and define national policy related to our important Main Street job creation work. You will hear valuable updates from leading officials within the Obama Administration officials on funding and changes that are ahead for our industry. And with a new Congress in session, it’s up to you to stand up for underserved entrepreneurs in your district and across the nation by educating your elected lawmakers about the issues that are closest to your heart—and that you know better than anyone else.

Experience education and networking like never before at the industry’s premiere event for microenterprise development practitioners to connect on the challenges and opportunities they face. Each year, AEO brings together the US microenterprise community to harness the collective knowledge and resources of the industry, helping you get connected to the skills, strategies and solutions you need to energize your work, support your entrepreneurs and enhance your career. In 2010, AEO welcomed over 600 participants and because it is our 20th anniversary, we expect more than 700 participants to join us this year.   

At this year’s conference:

Engage Your Mind. AEO is all about you—and the businesses of Main Street that you support. Over the course of 3 days you will discover amazing education sessions, interactive town halls on the most provocative issues in the industry, and plenary sessions and special events designed to educate, encourage, enrich and help you to grow personally and professionally. You will come away with a renewed enthusiasm and confidence, ready to reach your full potential in your current position (or even move up the ladder) and negotiate the challenges of today’s economic and work environment.

Celebrate Your Passion. At the AEO Conference, you will celebrate your passion for helping individuals fulfill their aspirations for economic security by connecting with equally committed colleagues from across the country. Leverage the power of networking and improve your bottom line by learning how peers have dealt with the challenges of their programs, applying their successes to your needs. Plus, you will leave with a stronger personal network of contacts that you can call on for ideas, problem solving and encouragement throughout the year.

Nourish Your Future. Now more than ever is the time to invest in your career by increasing your knowledge through professional development and sharpening your skills to stay on the cutting edge. No other conference delivers the quality of content and experiences for microenterprise that you will find at AEO. Whether you are new to the field or have years of experience, the AEO Conference is your opportunity to take the lead in the microenterprise industry and collaborate on the future of microenterprise in an environment of camaraderie and fun.

Focus, Inspire, Empower, Renew…..—the possibilities are limitless at AEO National Microenterprise Conference 2011. Come discover why AEO is the place to CONNECT!

Visit the website and register now for early bird pricing!

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Daily News Update 1.28.11

New York Times

Obama and Corporate America

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/opinion/28fri1.html?_r=1&hp

 

U.S. Economy Grew at 3.2% Rate in the 4th Quarter

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/29/business/economy/29econ.html?hp

 

Crisis Panel’s Report Parsed Far and Wide

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/business/economy/28inquiry.html?ref=todayspaper

 

WashingtonPost

Obama's call for innovation follows slump in most sectors

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/27/AR2011012707715.html

 

Government report blames regulators and financial institutions for economic crisis

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/27/AR2011012702940.html

 

The Hill

Dem, GOP suggest at hearing that Obama is failing to lead in budget crisis

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/140703-sen-conrad-it-may-fall-to-this-committee-to-fix-budget-

 

Treasury reaching out to small business on health care

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/140885-treasury-reaching-out-to-small-business-on-health-care

 

Huffington Post

GDP Rises In 4Q -- But Growth 'Good Enough' To Fix Job Crisis

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/28/gdp-growth-in-last-quarte_n_815320.html

 

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's 10 Major Findings

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/27/financial-crisis-inquiry-commission-findings_n_814935.html

 

Rebuilding a Robust Economy, With Women Entrepreneurs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-rosen/rebuilding-a-robust-econo_b_814824.html

 

U.S. Chamber Attacks FCIC as "Job-Killing" WikiLeakers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-bottari/us-chamber-attacks-fcic-a_b_815022.html

 

Y'Want Jobs? Small Business? Then Fund Education

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-berry/ywant-jobs-small-business_b_814883.html

 

ABC

Chase Hands Over $19M in Small Business Funding                

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=12784592

 

Wall Street Journal

US Trade Officials To Urge Small Businesses To Export

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110127-716937.html

 

CFO

Credit Still Scarce for Small Companies

http://www.cfo.com/article.cfm/14552084/c_14552575

 

The Badger Herald

Senate passes small business tax credit bill, Gov signs tort reform

http://badgerherald.com/news/2011/01/27/senate_passes_small_.php

 

NBC

Not All Small Businesses Eligible for New Health Tax Credit

http://www.wgrz.com/news/national/story.aspx?storyid=106877&catid=2

 

PittsburghBusiness Times

Small Business Administration begins awarding $50 million in grants to boost training

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/print-edition/2011/01/28/sba-awarding-50m-grants-boost-training.html

 

The Sacramento Bee

Small-business job-creation grants headed to capital

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/01/28/3358689/small-business-job-creation-grants.html

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Daily News Update 1.27.2011

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Washington Post

CBO projects U.S. budget deficit to reach $1.5 trillion in 2011, highest ever

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/26/AR2011012602971.html

 

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to release report Thursday amid dissent on panel

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/26/AR2011012607738.html

 

The New York Times

So Was It a Good Year?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/opinion/27thu1.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

 

Realism Without the Bitterness

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/opinion/27thu4.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Moody’s to Factor Pension Gaps in States’ Ratings

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/business/27pension.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Dissenters Fault Report on Crisis in Finance

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/business/economy/27inquiry.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Small Business Guide: How to Choose An Incubator

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/business/smallbusiness/27sbiz.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Politico

State bankruptcy protection eyed

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48290.html

 

Obama, states share economic vision

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48278.html

 

Bleak deficit outlook looms

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48267.html

 

House Republicans punch reform again

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48269.html

 

After State of the Union, can Barack Obama turn words into action?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48270.html

 

The Hill

Record $1.5 trillion deficit throws gasoline on the fiscal fire

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/140597-15t-deficit-throws-gasoline-on-fiscal-fire

 

Huffington Post

Welcome To 'The Watchdog': OSHA Chief On Reg Review, Where's Job-Killing Evidence?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/27/welcome-to-the-watchdog_n_813741.html

 

North Jersey

Small Business Loans jump in last three months

http://www.northjersey.com/news/114703139_More_loans_for_state_s_small_businesses.html

 

Empire State News

Over 300,000 NY small businesses eligible for new tax credit, but almost half don’t know it exists, says senator

http://www.empirestatenews.net/News/20110127-8.html

 

Wall Street Journal

Small-Business Groups: Obama Speech Was Skimpy

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703293204576106331590449162.html

 

For Small Businesses, Big World Beckons

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703951704576092010276714424.html

 

For Small Businesses, Big World Beckons

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703951704576092010276714424.html?mod=WSJ_business_LeftSecondHighlights

 

Bloomberg

Obama Cabinet Taking to Road to Promote More Exports by Small Businesses

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-27/obama-cabinet-taking-to-road-to-promote-small-business-exports.html

 

Small Business Trends

Small Business News: Taxing Our Small Businesses

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/01/small-business-news-taxing-our-small-businesses.html

 

Gaebler

Facebook Still Most Popular Social Media Site For Small Business

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Marketing/Facebook-still-most-popular-social-media-site-for-small-business-800367408.htm

 

Guardian

Microfinance and the fallout from the Muhammad Yunus case

http://www.guardian.co.uk/social-enterprise-network/2011/jan/26/microfinance-and-the-muhammad-yunus-case

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Daily News Update 1.26.2011

New York Times

Obama Calls for Bipartisan Effort to Fight for U.S. Jobs

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/us/politics/26speech.html?_r=1&hp

 

Obama Counters GOP With Plan to Extend Spending Freeze

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/us/politics/26fiscal.html?ref=todayspaper

 

A Growth Agenda for World Economic Forum

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/business/26views.html?ref=todayspaper

 

WashingtonPost

‘Win the future’ Obama implores

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/26/AR2011012600138.html

 

Jobless rate dips in D.C., steady in Maryland, Virginia

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/25/AR2011012502847.html

 

Think bigger, Mr. Obama

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/25/AR2011012506910.html

 

Poverty’s success story

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/25/AR2011012506906.html

 

Politico

Polls show rave reviews for SOTU

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48222.html

 

Huffington Post

What We Must Hear Next: The Fight for a Fairer Economy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-b-dean/what-we-must-hear-nextthe_b_814121.html

 

State Of The Union – Infrastructure And Jobs: Two Problems, One Solution

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/state-of-the-union--infra_b_814011.html

 

Business Wire

Obama State of the Union Address Highlights Rhetoric Without Action, According to the American Small Business League

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110125007463/en/Obama-State-Union-Address-Highlights-Rhetoric-Action

 

PR-USA

Venture Funding Offers SBA Commercial Mortgage Loans to Solve Small Business Bank Credit Problem

http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=600462&Itemid=31

 

infoTECH

Cisco Introduces Smart Switching Portfolio for Small Businesses

http://it.tmcnet.com/topics/it/articles/138308-cisco-introduces-smart-switching-portfolio-small-businesses.htm

 

CNN Money

Verizon bundles Google Apps with its small business plans

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/01/26/verizon-bundles-google-apps-with-its-small-business-plans/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortunebrainstormtech+%28Fortune+Brainstorm+Tech%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

 

Westfair Online

New push on small-business credit

http://westfaironline.com/2011/10295-new-push-on-small-business-credit/

 

Wall Street Journal

Obama: U.S. Must Compete

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704698004576104134043682882.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

 

Bloomberg

Oregon opens up more of banks’ deposits for loans

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704698004576104134043682882.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

 

 

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New York Times

Rewriting Regulation? Small Businesses Have Suggestions
http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/rewriting-regulation-small-businesses-have-suggestions/



The Talent Magnet
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/opinion/25brooks.html?ref=todayspaper



Uncertainty Over Economy Clouds Obama Speech
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/business/economy/25econ.html?ref=todayspaper



States Help Ex-Inmates Find Jobs
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/business/25offender.html?ref=todayspaper



Nonprofits Turn to Out-of-State Options for Bonds
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/business/25charity.html?ref=todayspaper



Politico

What President Obama needs to do tonight
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48135.html



Poll: Optimism at nearly 4-year high
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48116.html



Reform holds huge gains for Latinos
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48078.html

 

The Hill

Business, labor listening for the president's plan on infrastructure
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/139837-business-labor-listening-for-plan-on-infrastructure

 

Huffington Post

Davos Diary: Heading to the World Economic Forum at a Crossroads Moment for the World
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/davos-diary-heading-to-th_b_813414.html



The Middle Class and the Political Center
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-lux/sotu-the-middle-class_b_813540.html



SOTU Address: The Real Story of Obama and Corporate America
http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/82096/obama-state-of-the-union-business



The State of the Union and the Federal Budget: Investing in America's Future
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/the-state-of-the-union-an_2_b_813387.html?ir=Business
 

Washington State Joins Movement for Public Banking
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-brown/washington-state-joins-mo_b_813019.html
 

Young Entrepreneur Council: What's The Best Way To Increase The Size Of Your Network?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-gerber/whats-the-best-way-to-inc_b_812994.html



Hiring Plans Top Layoffs By Most In 12 Years
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/24/hiring-plans-top-layoffs-_n_812964.html



28-Year-Old SBA Policy Restricts Small Business
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-sunshine/28-year-old-sba-policy-re_b_813398.html



Wall Street Journal

Some States Saw Significant Jobs Progress
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/01/25/some-states-saw-significant-jobs-progress/



Obama to Call for Nonsecurity Spending Freeze
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704698004576104134043682882.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories



Business Week

Banks to Get $30 Billion for Small Business Loans
http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/jan2011/sb20110124_049675.htm



Red, While, and Blue Press

Small Business Loan Borrowing–New FDIC Program May Help Companies Seeking Small Business Funding
http://www.rwbpress.com/2011/01/25/small-business-loan-borrowing-new-fdic-program-may-help-companies-seeking-small-business-funding/



Fox Small Business Center

NFIB: US Businesses in Regulatory Hell
http://www.foxsmallbusinesscenter.com/legal-hr/2011/01/25/nfib-businesses-regulatory-hell/



ABC News

State of the Union 2011: Small Businesses Hope Obama Will Address Their Concerns
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/small-businesses-hope-obama-address-concerns-state-union/story?id=12751435

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Huffington Post

Taking Mom And Pop To The Cleaners: How The Small Business Lobby Hurts Small Business
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/23/inside-the-small-business-lobby_n_812831.html

White House Economist Austan Goolsbee Predicts Growth in 2011
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2011/01/24/austan-goolsbee-job-growth-outlook/

American Competitiveness, and the President's New Relationship with American Business
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/post_1611_b_812567.html

A plan for new U.S. jobs, from China
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/18/AR2011011806485.html?wprss=rss_print

Obama Picks Jeffrey Immelt, GE CEO, To Run New Jobs-Focused Panel As GE Sends Jobs Overseas, Pays Little In Taxes
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/21/obama-picks-jeffrey-immel-ge-jobs-overseas_n_812502.html

Global Burnout Syndrome' May Hurt Recovery: WEF
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/20/davos-meeting-faces-globa_n_811857.html


New York Times

State of Union Near, Republicans Draw Line on Spending
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/us/politics/24union.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

A New Chance for Mr. Obama
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/opinion/24mon1.html?ref=todayspaper



Washington Post

Obama and GOP clash on spending
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/23/AR2011012304388.html

Finding a strategy for growth
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/23/AR2011012302902.html

Economic policy that’s stuck in reverse
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/23/AR2011012304025.html

Virginia Shows The Nation How To Create Jobs
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/politics/blog-network/2011/01/virginia_shows_the_nation_how.html

Value Added: The fine art of building franchises
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/23/AR2011012303545.html


Politico

President Obama previews State of the Union job pitch
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47998.html
 

Wall Street Journal

More Hiring Expected as Gloom Starts to Lift
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704754304576096570812993778.html?mod=WSJ_business_whatsNews



The Street

Best And Worst States For Small Business
http://www.thestreet.com/story/10982265/1/best-and-worst-states-for-small-business.html

 

Concord Monitor

Preserving small-business aid
http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/235883/preserving-small-business-aid


Aomid

Small Business Loans To Drive Economy In 2011
http://aomid.com/small-business-loans-to-drive-economy-in-2011/229989/
 

SeacoastOnline.com

A prescription for small-business owners in New Hampshire
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20110124-BIZ-101240320

 

Rapid City Journal

Tax credits for health insurance available to small businesses this year
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/news/article_a6e65aca-2767-11e0-b81c-001cc4c03286.html

 

The Columbian

Kristie Smith: Small-business owners must learn health care rules
http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/jan/23/small-business-owners-must-learn-health-care-rules/

 

LA Times

Small businesses likely to see more credit card offers
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-smallbiz-cards-20110124,0,6116683.story

 

The Herald News

Sam Adams founder offering loans to small businesses on SouthCoast
http://www.heraldnews.com/news/x1409907075/Sam-Adams-founder-offering-loans-to-small-businesses-on-SouthCoast

 

Business Week

The Big Problem in Small Business Bank Credit
http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/jan2011/sb20110121_157814.htm



ABJ Entrepreneur

Small Business lending ‘starting to turn’
http://www.abjentrepreneur.com/news/2011/01/sba-lending-starting-to-turn-issues.html

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Daily News Update 1.21.11

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New York Times

In Sperling, a Political Strategist Known for Getting It Done
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/business/economy/21sperling.html?ref=todayspaper

Data Show Parts of US Economy Stirring
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/business/economy/21econ.html?ref=todayspaper

G.O.P. Bloc Presses Leaders to Slash Even More
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/us/politics/21spend.html?ref=todayspaper

Banks Want Pieces of Fannie-Freddie Pie
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/business/21banks.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post

Mixed-message economy a challenge for Fed
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/20/AR2011012005749.html

Executives launch a lending cooperative for community banks
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/20/AR2011012005759.html

How to keep America competitive
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/20/AR2011012005671.html

 

The Hill

Critical of GOP on jobs, Murkowski a thorn in McConnell’s side
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/139341-critical-of-gop-on-jobs-murkowski-a-thorn-in-mcconnells-side-

Obama to name GE CEO as head of new economic board
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/139265-obama-to-name-ge-ceo-as-head-of-economic-advisory-panel

Republicans set down marker on spending: $2.5 trillion in cuts
http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/139089-republicans-set-down-marker-on-spending-25-trillion-cut-in-10-years

Issa to public: Which regs hurt?
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/139101-issa-to-public-which-regs-hurt

 

Huffington Post

Cash-Strapped States Seeking A Way To Declare Bankruptcy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/21/states-seek-path-to-bankruptcy_n_812006.html

Show Us the Jobs: Obama's State of the Union Challenge
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-burnett/show-us-the-jobs-obamas-s_b_812069.html

Financial Socialism by and for Wall Street Elites?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/les-leopold/financial-socialism-by-an_b_812026.html

Should GE's Jeffrey Immelt Really Be Leading Our Job Creation Strategy?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-paul/should-ges-jeffrey-immelt_b_812132.html

Unemployment: Dispatch From Among the 9.4%
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-levine/unemployment-dispatch-fro_b_809942.html
 

Politico

A progressive deficit reduction plan
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47940.html

White House reboots on economic advice
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47930.html

A progressive deficit reduction plan
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47940.html



Wall Street Journal

Firms With Collateral Gain an Edge
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704590704576092111317567394.html?KEYWORDS=small+business
 

New Jersey Newsroom

Small business financing trends emerging in 2011
http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/small-business-financing-trends-emerging-in-2011

 

LandLinemag.com

Lending fund designed to help small businesses
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2011/Jan11/11711/12011-06.shtml

 

PR Newswire

Small Business Themed Radio Program Launched by Keating Network
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/small-business-themed-radio-program-launched-by-keating-network-114361739.html

 

Boston Globe

Local small businesses may hire workers, give raises
http://www.boston.com/business/ticker/2011/01/local_small_bus.html?rss_id=Top+Stories

 

Bloomberg

GM Says Chevy’s Small-Business Sales Gain, Signaling Job Growth
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-21/gm-says-chevy-s-small-business-sales-gain-signaling-job-growth.html

 

MarketWatch

Chevy capitalizes on small-business demand
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/chevy-sales-to-small-business-on-the-rise-2011-01-21

 

Fox: Small Business Center

The Era of 4G, What it Means for Small Businesses
http://www.foxsmallbusinesscenter.com/technology-web/2011/01/21/era-g-means-small-businesses/

 

Pittsburgh Business Times

Small business lending starting to turn around
http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/print-edition/2011/01/21/small-business-lending-turn-around.html

 

Aomid

States Look For Creative Ways To Provide Small Business Loans
http://aomid.com/states-look-for-creative-ways-to-provide-small-business-loans/229740/

 

The Michigan Messenger

MEDC gets federal money to back small business loans
http://michiganmessenger.com/45796/medc-gets-federal-money-to-back-small-business-loans

 

The Republic

Applications accepted for small business loan program
http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Applications_accepted_for_smal_1295631299/

 

Bizjournals

Despite recession, export loans to small businesses on the rise
http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/print-edition/2011/01/21/despite-recession-export-loans-to.html

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Daily News Update 1.20.11

 

 

The New York Times

Cuomo Considers Cutting Up to 15,000 State Jobs

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/20/nyregion/20cuomo.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Venture Capitalists’ Desperate Search

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/20/business/20views.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Citigroup Names Operating Chief, Its First Since 2007

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/citigroup-names-john-havens-as-president-coo/?ref=todayspaper

 

The Washington Post

House passes health repeal

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/19/AR2011011907121.html

 

Political Economy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/20/AR2011012000227.html

 

Self-esteem problem

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/19/AR2011011906922.html

 

Politico

Tech firms tie repatriation to job growth

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47834.html

 

Poll: Americans split over President Obama

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47876.html

 

President Obama to get a little more personal

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47854.html

 

Budget cuts may prove elusive for Republicans

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47865.html

 

Tax reform: Spur jobs, reduce deficit

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47830.html

 

Initial jobless claims drop by 37,000

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/801-economy/139035-initial-jobless-claims-drop-by-37000

 

House names more committee members, reappoints ethics board

à “Freshman, Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.), was named to the Committee on Small Business”

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/139023-house-names-more-committee-members-reappoints-ethics-board

 

Vote 'NO' on $4 billion small business tax increase

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/138409-vote-no-on-4-billion-small-business-tax-increase

 

Huffington Post

Small Businesses and Health Care Repeal

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-paul-tonko/small-businesses-and-heal_b_811603.html

 

Obama Embraces the "Economic Philosophy That Has Completely Failed"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-k-black/obama-embraces-the-econom_b_811487.html

 

Mr. President: The Fight for the Middle Class Isn't in Washington

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-b-dean/mr-president-the-fight-fo_b_811460.html

 

Key Senator Urges Obama To Push Foreclosure Relief In State Of The Union

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/20/key-senator-urges-obama-t_n_811475.html

 

Obstacles To Small Business Lending

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-sunshine/obstacles-to-small-busine_b_809548.html

 

The President's Panacea for Business Regs: The Cost-Benefit Ratio

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harry-shearer/the-presidents-panacea-fo_b_811151.html

 

The Wall Street Journal

Rising to the Occasion With a Bakery Chain

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704590704576092122264109268.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Firms With Collateral Gain an Edge

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704590704576092111317567394.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Export-Import Bank to Increase Small-Business Loans

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703959104576082160902106984.html?KEYWORDS=small+business

 

Gaebler.com

Goldman Sachs' Small Business Program Reaping Results

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Startup/Goldman-Sachs%27-small-business-program-reaping-results-800353377.htm

 

CNN.com

Small Business Owners Hail Regulation Review

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/19/eveningnews/main7263172.shtml?tag=cbsnewsTwoColUpperPromoArea

 

Kansas CityStar

Workshop series for women wanting to start small business slated

http://pressreleases.kcstar.com/?q=node/49527

 

New JerseyNewsroom

Small business financing trends emerging in 2011

http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/small-business-financing-trends-emerging-in-2011

 

MauiWeekly

SBA introduces new grant program for small businesses

http://www.mauiweekly.com/page/content.detail/id/502668/SBA-introduces-new-grant-program-for-small-businesses.html?nav=5014

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Your Input Is Needed -SBA Opportunity

 

Dear AEO Members:

 

We recently sent out a notice that the Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking proposals for funding from capable, well-established national organizations interested in providing assistance and guidance to teams of small business concerns seeking to compete for larger procurement contracts. (Please see full announcement below).

 

This announcement by SBA has generated a lot of buzz and excitement throughout the microenterprise industry—and rightly so.    As we explore whether—and how—it makes sense to pursue this opportunity, we need your help to engage in this process. 

 

  • Does your organization presently assist client businesses in securing government contracts?

 

  • Are you aware of programs in your community/state/region designed to help small businesses secure government contracts?

 

 

If yes to the above questions, we ask that you contact Tammy Halevy as soon as possible. 

 

Thank you.

 

The AEO Team

 

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SBA Announces Grant Funding to Increase Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses under New Pilot Program

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News Release
PRESS OFFICE
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Release Date: January 11, 2011
Contact:  Tiffani Clements (202) 401 0035
Release Number:  11-03
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting grant funding proposals from eligible and well-established national organizations interested in providing training, guidance, counseling, mentoring and procurement assistance to small businesses in teaming arrangements, which may be in the form of a joint venture or prime and subcontractor relationship, under its new Small Business Teaming Pilot program.

The Small Business Teaming Pilot program was established by Congress under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.  Under this new program, the SBA expects to make 10-to-20 grant awards in the range of $250,000-$500,000 totaling up to $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2011.

“The Small Business Jobs Act provides critical resources to help small businesses continue to drive economic recovery and create jobs,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills.  “The teaming pilot program will help put contract dollars into the hands of small businesses, create job opportunities through the teaming arrangements, help drive innovation and promote economic growth for our nation’s economy.”

To be eligible for these grant awards, an applicant must:
• be a private, non-profit or for-profit entity; • have been in existence continually for the past three years; • have experience dealing with issues relating to small business on a national level; and • demonstrate that it has the capacity to provide assistance to small businesses.

Applicant organizations selected for these awards must leverage the funding received by the SBA by working in conjunction with SBA’s district offices and other federal, state, local and tribal government small business development programs, including: Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, SBA resource partners such as SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers, 7(j) technical assistance providers, universities, other institutions of higher education and private organizations such as chambers of commerce and trade and industry groups and associations.

All proposals must be submitted electronically via the government-wide financial assistance portal www.grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2011.  For more information about the Small Business Teaming Pilot Program, visit: www.sba.gov/teaming.

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Daily News Update 1-19-11

 

New York Times

In Wreckage of Lost Jobs, Lost Power

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704323204576084410469403434.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_smallbusiness

 

Poverty and Recovery

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/opinion/19wed1.html?hp

 

After Long Fight, Farmworkers in Florida Win an Increase in Pay

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/us/19farm.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Obama Orders Review of Business Regulations

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/business/19regulatoy.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Banks’ Underlying Problem Is Revenue

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/business/19place.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Panel Begins to Set Rules to Govern Financial System

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/business/19rules.html?ref=todayspaper

 

The Washington Post

A plan for new U.S. jobs, from China

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/18/AR2011011806485.html

 

Obama orders all fed agencies to review regulations

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/18/AR2011011801416.html

 

Small business and the health care repeal

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2011/01/small_businesses_and_health_ca.html

 

House Democrats try to strike positive tone ahead of health care repeal vote

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2011/01/house-democrats-strike-positiv.html

 

The Hill

Democrats losing too many white voters, says civil rights leader

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/138405-civil-rights-leader-democratic-party-losing-too-many-white-voters

 

Business lauds Obama’s call for review of ‘excessive’ regs

http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/138649-business-lauds-obama-call-for-review-of-excessive-regs

 

It's time for small business owners to walk the halls of Congress

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/138569-its-time-for-small-business-owners-to-walk-the-halls-of-congress

 

 

Politico

GOP hiding true costs of repeal

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47763.html

 

Building US growth and jobs

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47764.html

 

Revamping regulatory review

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47792.html

 

The Huffington Post

How Government Failure Caused the Great Recession

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-j-perry-and-robert-dell/post_1596_b_810563.html

 

Trillion-Dollar Banks Could Get Bigger Under Financial Overhaul Law

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/18/trilliondollar-banks-could-get-bigger_n_810747.html

 

Obama’s Regulatory Review Gets Mixed Response

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/18/obamas-regulations-review-experts-respond_n_810731.html

 

Making Social Security More Progressive: The Games They Play in Washington

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-baker/making-social-security-mo_b_810612.html

 

Health Care and the Healing of America (with a focus on women)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cecile-richards/health-care-and-the-heali_b_810556.html

 

An Economic Philosophy That Has Completely Failed

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-k-black/an-economic-philosophy-th_b_810950.html

 

If Obama Moves Right He Loses Everybody -- and Everybody Loses

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/if-obama-moves-right-he-l_b_810764.html

 

Big themes for 2011 (Number 5 is “There will be an upsurge in entrepreneurial activity”)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/don-tapscott/big-themes-for-2011_b_810541.html

 

Arianna Tells Keith Olbermann Obama's Move To Review Federal Regulators 'Doesn't Make Any Sense At All' (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-tv/arianna-keith-olbermann-obama-regulations-review_b_810750.html

 

Arianna Discusses Need For A Jobs Movement On 'The Dylan Ratigan Show' (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-tv/arianna-huffington-jobs-movement_b_810668.html

 

The Wall Street Journal

US Factories Buck Decline

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704029704576088412618821224.html?mod=ITP_pageone_0

 

Obama Courts Business http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704678004576090394228161896.html?mod=ITP_pageone_1

 

When It’s Time to Take On Help

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704323204576084410469403434.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_smallbusiness

 

GovMoniter

Illinois Expands Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit

http://www.thegovmonitor.com/world_news/united_states/illinois-expands-small-business-job-creation-tax-credit-45050.html

 

ActiveFilings.com

Small Business Sales Mixed in 2010

http://www.activefilings.com/business-trends/small-business-sales-mixed-in-2010/

 

Small Business Trends

AVG and SCORE Partner to Provide Online Small Business Security Resources

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/01/avg-and-score-partner-to-provide-online-small-business-security-resources.html

 

Local Michigan ABS website

Small business owners await State of the State

http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/story?section=news/local&id=7905625

 

Inc.com

Obama Looks to Ease Small Business Regulations

http://www.inc.com/articles/2011/01/obama-orders-review-of-small-business-regulations.html

 

Reuters.com

Why Yunus is right about for-profit microfinance

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/01/16/why-yunus-is-right-about-for-profit-microfinance/

 

Entrepreneur.com

Small Business Credit Access: Finally on the Rebound?

http://blog.entrepreneur.com/2011/01/-all-through-the-recession.php

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Take Action On Behalf of Microenterprise and Professor Yunus

 

Dear AEO Members and Friends,

 

We all know microenterprise matters.  It is an industry that helps create jobs, alleviate poverty, and grow a sustainable economy.  Your work in this field has impacted our families and communities for years and decades.

 

The field of microenterprise is not without its challenges; some of which have been highlighted in recent news coverage.  As you know, Professor Muhammad Yunus is a pioneer in the field of microfinance, and has been successfully making great strides against the rampant poverty in his home country of Bangladesh for the past 30 years.   However, his work and the integrity of microenterprise, has been called into question.  Along with his reputation, the larger industry is now under increased scrutiny, and many are left wondering about microenterprise lenders as a whole: financial building block or loan shark?

 

The model that Professor Yunus started and carried out for more than thirty years has consistently demonstrated that supporting financial inclusion and economic opportunity through microfinance helps all of society.  At AEO, we recognize the important work of all of our member organizations and the heavy lift that is involved in financing our social mission of financial inclusion and economic opportunity. This debate within the microfinance and broader development community is a great reminder that the US microfinance/microenterprise industry must find and apply new innovations that will allow us to reach millions of more people at a cost that will allow our institutions to be sustainable.  There is much to be done, but we are asking you to start at this moment by joining us in the action below:

 

Professor Yunus penned an op-ed for The New York Times this weekend that outlines this dilemma.   We ask each of you to please take the time to call you editorial editors, op-ed page editors, or news editors and ask them to reprint Yunus’ op-ed from January 15, 2011.   We also encourage you to spread this piece around on social networking sites that includes your commentary on the importance of microenterprise.  

 

You can find the op-edby Professor Yunus here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/opinion/15yunus.html?_r=1&hp

 

Please let us know the results of your actions, and if there is any thing you need from AEO to support you in the field.

 

 

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From NASE: Self-Employed Tax Changes for 2010

 

Self-Employed Tax Changes For 2010

2010 was a banner year for small business owners as it relates to tax law changes and tax law no-changes. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 provided a number of key tax changes designed to benefit small business while the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 kept a number of key tax items the same. At any rate, prior to preparing 2010 tax forms, the self-employed and micro-businesses (fewer than 10 employees) should be aware of tax law changes.

"January is a great time to get a jump on your 2010 tax return," said Keith Hall, National Tax Advisor for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE). "With all the tax changes implemented for 2010, it is critical that small business owners have the information necessary to prepare an accurate tax return and make sure every possible deduction and credit is utilized."

  • Self-Employed Health Insurance Deduction - As always, the premiums paid for health insurance by the small business owner will be deducted on page one of form 1040. But for 2010, those same premiums can be included on Schedule E, Self Employment Tax as a deduction reducing net earnings from self employment and reducing the related Self Employment Tax. This can be up to a 15.3% savings on the cost of health insurance.
  • Increase in Maximum Section 179 Deduction - The maximum allowable deduction under Code Section 179 was increased from $250,000 to $500,000 providing additional incentive for small businesses who invest in new equipment. At the same time, the limit for the phase out of the deduction was increased to $2,000,000 from $800,000.
  • Extended Net Operating Loss Carryback Period - The number of prior year's taxes that can potentially be recovered by carrying back a current year loss was increased to as much as 5 years. During a year of tough economic hurdles, this change can provide needed cash flow relief if 2010 was a year of losses.
  • Standard Mileage Rates Adjusted for 2010 - Business owners using their vehicle for company business can deduct 50 cents per mile driven on their 2010 tax return. The rate has also been set for 2011 at 51 cents per mile. The rate for medical miles driven was 16.5 cents per mile for 2010 and 19 cents per mile for 2011, while charitable miles use the rate of 14 cents per mile for both years.
  • Contribution Limits for IRAs and Other Retirement Plans - Where an IRA contributor who is not covered by a workplace retirement plan is married to someone who is covered, the deduction is phased out if the couple's income is between $167,000 and $177,000.
  • Increase in Start-Up Expense Deduction - For 2010, the current deductible amount of new business start-up expenses was increased to $10,000 from $5,000. Any additional amounts must be expensed ratably over not less than 180 months.
  • AMT Exemption Increased for 2010 - For tax year 2010, the Alternative Minimum Tax exemption for a married couple filing a joint return is $72,450, and $47,450 for single filers. The AMT has also been determined for 2011, $74,450 for a joint return and $48,450 for single return.
  • Payroll Tax Cut for 2011 - Beginning January 1, 2011, the employee's part of the OASDI portion of Social Security tax was decreased from 6.2% to 4.2%, on the first $106,800 paid to each employee. For the small business owner, the OASDI portion of Self Employment Tax was decreased from 12.4% to 10.4%.

Individuals who are unable to pay the tax that they owe with the return still have some options. It is important that the return still be filed on time even if the full amount due cannot be paid. Consider including IRS form 9465, Installment Agreement Request, which will provide additional time to meet the tax obligation. Contacting the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 as soon as possible if additional tax payment difficulties arise is the best advice.

In preparation for the filing deadline, self-employed business owners can turn to Hall and other qualified CPAs for help through NASE's TaxTalk program here. While there, they can submit a tax question and browse the TaxTalk resource library.

Find out more information about these and other tax law changes for the 2010 tax season at http://www.IRS.gov.

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Daily News Update 1-18-11

 

The Washington Post

Obama wants to shed rules that hurt job growth

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/18/AR2011011801416.html?hpid=moreheadlines

 

The Huffington Post

Is Yunus Right About Charitable Donations?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bhagwan-chowdry/is-yunus-right_b_809587.html?ir=Business

 

America's Next Chapter Must Include Jobs And Diversity

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/debbie-hines/post_1583_b_809543.html?ir=Business

 

A Dozen Ways to Eliminate the Middle Class

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-shachtman/a-dozen-ways-to-eliminate_b_808683.html

 

Black Americans Especially Vulnerable To Budget Austerity, Study Shows

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/17/african-american-unemployment_n_809913.html

 

Charles Plosser: The Fed Can't Speed Up Labor Market Recovery

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/17/charles-plosser-the-fed-c_n_809850.html

 

Larry Summers Says Job Growth Around The Corner; Unemployment Above 9 Percent For 20 Months

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/16/summers-obama-jobs-recession_n_809741.html

 

Hope for the Unemployed In Predictions of Declining Productivity

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/17/hope-for-the-unemployed-i_n_809895.html

 

The Hill

Vote 'NO' on $4 billion small business tax increase

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/138409-vote-no-on-4-billion-small-business-tax-increase

 


WSJ

Obama Launches Rule Review, Pledging to Spur Jobs, Growth .

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703396604576088634252904032.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsTop

 

House Launches Health-Law Challenge

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704029704576088350294794750.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLTopStories

 

Toward a 21st-Century Regulatory System

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703396604576088272112103698.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

 

MarketingMag.ca

Facebook’s nears $2 billion in small business advertising

http://www.marketingmag.ca/news/media-news/facebook%E2%80%99s-nears-2-billion-in-small-business-advertising-21334

 

Health Affairs Blog

Health Policy Brief: Small Business Tax Credits

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2011/01/18/health-policy-brief-small-business-tax-credits/

 

New York Times

Sacrificing Microcredit for Megaprofits

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/opinion/15yunus.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

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Needed: Your Input to the President - Help Identify Burdensome Regulations

Dear AEO Members and Friends:

 

Today, President Obama is set to sign an Executive Order calling on federal agencies to review their rules and regulations to identify outdated and cumbersome requirements.  The President specifically identified reducing the burdens small businesses face as a paramount goal during the government’s review process.  This is an opportunity not to be missed.  In conjunction with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the new Chair of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, who has called on the businesses to identify unwieldy and burdensome regulations, we have a window of opportunity to act. 

If your organization is interested in offering suggestions, please send us a list of rules and regulations that you believe should be examined by Friday, January 21, 2010, and AEO will send a letter to the President/Chair Issa.

The White House has made the Executive Order available and can be viewed here.

To read President Obama’s Wall Street Journal Op-ed piece, published today, click here.

 

Best,

Connie

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Daily News Update 1-14-11

 

The Washington Post

Falling out of middle class into a life with less

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/13/AR2011011306705.html

 

House GOP to resume health-care repeal effort, but with more civil tone

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/13/AR2011011306672.html?hpid=topnews

 

The New York Times

U.S. Jobless Filings Rise; Trade Deficit Narrows

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/business/economy/14econ.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Major Indexes End Lower After Jobless Claims Climb

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/business/14markets.html?ref=todayspaper

 

The Huffington Post

Homelessness In The Middle Class: Stable Families Reduced To Poverty

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/12/homeless-america_n_808339.html

 

60% Of New Jobs In 2010 Were In Low-Paying Industries

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/13/new-jobs-in-2010-60-were-_n_808447.html

 

World Bank: Rich Nations' Growth Lags Need For Jobs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/13/world-bank-rich-nations-g_n_808466.html

 

Foreclosure Record: Banks Seize 1.05 Million Homes In 2010

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/13/foreclosure-record-2010_n_808398.html

 

'Home Sales Will Struggle,' Depend On Jobs: Home Builders

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/13/home-sales-will-struggle-_n_808422.html

 

Befriending A 'Venture Bank' In The Hunt For Cash

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/13/entrepreneurs-befriend-ba_n_807791.html

 

'The Truth Behind The Jobless Recovery': Startups Can't Find Funding

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/12/new-jobs_n_807711.html

 

Politico

Republicans eye a return to George. W. Bush's budget

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47526.html

 

National Mortgage Professional Magazine

FDIC Announces Hotline for Small Businesses Regarding Availability of Credit

http://nationalmortgageprofessional.com/news23010/fdic-announces-hotline-small-businesses-regarding-availability-credit

 

PR Newswire

Export-Import Bank Announces Global Access for Small Business

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/export-import-bank-announces-global-access-for-small-business-113530559.html

 

Wall Street Journal

US Export-Import Bank To Increase Small-Business Loans To $6 Billion

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110113-712937.html

 

Bernanke Sees Growth, but Small Firms Key .

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703583404576080173569550448.html?mod=WSJ_SmallBusiness_LEFTTopStories

 

WSJ/Market Watch

Small businesses may be growing again

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/small-businesses-may-be-growing-again-2011-01-12?dist=afterbell

 

Note: If the link doesn't direct you to the story, you may have to cut and paste the link into your browser. 

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Daily News Update 1-13-11

 

WashingtonPost

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Rose Last Week to 445,000

http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?docId=1376-LEYQU03TCF1C01-62CBJUK4HNMNNLM133JT5P3NP4

 

Fed's beige book summary finds economy slowly gaining momentum

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/12/AR2011011205794.html

 

New York Times

U.S. Markets Weigh a Rise in Jobless Claims

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/business/14markets.html?ref=business

 

The Hill

Appropriations panel cardinals gear up to make budget cuts

http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/137647-panel-cardinals-gear-up-to-make-cuts

 

Huffington Post

What about me? The Workplace Flexibility Gap

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathleen-e-christensen/but-what-about-me-the-wor_b_808000.html

 

SBA

Patricia Brown-Dixon Appointed Administrator for SBA Region VII

http://www.sba.gov/content/patricia-brown-dixon-appointed-administrator-sba-region-vii

 

SBA and Agility Recovery Solutions Offer Monthly Small Business Disaster Preparedness Webinars

http://www.sba.gov/content/sba-and-agility-recovery-solutions-offer-monthly-small-business-disaster-preparedness-webinars

 

PR Newswire

A Healthy Boost for Maine's Small Businesses

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/a-healthy-boost-for-maines-small-businesses-113451034.html

 

ABC News

Expiring Nevada Taxes Would Cost Small Businesses

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=12599922

 

LA Times

Tax credit for small-business hiring barely tapped

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-jobs-tax-credit-20110113,0,408147.story

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AEO 2011 Conference - Submit Your Ideas for Workshops and Speakers!

Greetings!

 

AEO's 2011National Microenterprise Conference is just around the corner and in order to ensure your interests are captured, we need your help!  This year's conference theme is "Main Street Matters" - a reflection of the entrepreneurs we are all committed to serving and the population that lies at the heart of this industry.  We can assure you that this will be a conference you do not want to miss!  From the latest microenterprise policy initiatives to the most cutting-edge solutions to help your small and micro businesses bounce back into the economic recovery, you will return to your organizations excited and with new ideas to push forward.

 

While we truly have an impressive line-up thus far, we would appreciate any suggestions of workshop topics and/or speakers you have in mind.  Please email your thoughts by Tuesday, January 18 to AEO Project Manager, Erika White, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  We will implement as many of your suggestions as possible.

 

Thank you and stay tuned - AEO Conference Registration launches at the end of the month!    

 

Best regards,

 

Connie E. Evans, CEO

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SBA announces grant funding for contracting opportunities

 

SBA Announces Grant Funding to Increase Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses under New Pilot Program 
 
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News Release
PRESS OFFICE     
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Release Date: January 11, 2011
Contact:  Tiffani Clements (202) 401 0035
Release Number:  11-03
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting grant funding proposals from eligible and well-established national organizations interested in providing training, guidance, counseling, mentoring and procurement assistance to small businesses in teaming arrangements, which may be in the form of a joint venture or prime and subcontractor relationship, under its new Small Business Teaming Pilot program.
 
The Small Business Teaming Pilot program was established by Congress under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.  Under this new program, the SBA expects to make 10-to-20 grant awards in the range of $250,000-$500,000 totaling up to $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2011.  
 
“The Small Business Jobs Act provides critical resources to help small businesses continue to drive economic recovery and create jobs,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills.  “The teaming pilot program will help put contract dollars into the hands of small businesses, create job opportunities through the teaming arrangements, help drive innovation and promote economic growth for our nation’s economy.”
 
To be eligible for these grant awards, an applicant must: 
• be a private, non-profit or for-profit entity; • have been in existence continually for the past three years; • have experience dealing with issues relating to small business on a national level; and • demonstrate that it has the capacity to provide assistance to small businesses.
 
Applicant organizations selected for these awards must leverage the funding received by the SBA by working in conjunction with SBA’s district offices and other federal, state, local and tribal government small business development programs, including: Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, SBA resource partners such as SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers, 7(j) technical assistance providers, universities, other institutions of higher education and private organizations such as chambers of commerce and trade and industry groups and associations.  
 
All proposals must be submitted electronically via the government-wide financial assistance portal http://www.grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2011.  For more information about the Small Business Teaming Pilot Program, visit: http://www.sba.gov/teaming.
 
 
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Daily News Update 1-7-11

 

WashingtonPost

 

Unemployment drops sharply to 9.4%

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/07/AR2011010702162.html?hpid=topnews

 

Obama names Sperling to head National Economic Council

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/07/AR2011010701653.html?hpid=topnews

 

 

New York Times

 

Obama Shifts Economic Team to Focus on a Recovery

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/business/economy/08obama.html?_r=1&hp

 

 

The Hill

 

Obama threatens to veto healthcare repeal

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/136539-obama-threatens-to-veto-healthcare-repeal

 

 

Politico

 

Budget panel's new power couple

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47178.html

 

 

Tax reform jumps the line in Senate

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47183.html

 

 

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

 

Small Business Isn't Celebrating Health-Care Reform

http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/jan2011/sb2011017_790935.htm

 

 

CNN

 

Kickstart the new year with job creation

http://amfix.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/07/kickstart-the-new-year-with-job-creation/

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Reminder: Policy Call Wednesday, January 12

 

Dear Members:

 

As you all know, the 112th Congress has convened this week.  I wanted to remind you about our conference call Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST to discuss what recommendations AEO and our members have for microbusiness programs and funding for this next Congress.

 

The agenda is once again included below and I look forward to your feedback on how we can be strategic and successful during this upcoming year.

 

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Call Agenda:

  • Discuss AEO Member goals and priorities for the new Congress and FY12.
  • Discuss funding needs for FY12 and AEO recommendations to Congress and the Administration.
  • Discuss ways to strengthen SBA and establish and outreach campaign on behalf of microenterprise around SBA authorization.
  • Discuss the Workforce Investment Act and how to codify policy for ways WIBs can support Self Employment and Entrepreneurship in order to make policy recommendations to the Department of Labor and Congress.
  • Discuss other issues that should be included in AEO’s agenda. 
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Daily News Update 1-6-11

 

WashingtonPost

 

Blurb on U.S. Federal Budget (article to come later):  Obama's budget proposal to be delayed

The President now expects to release his fiscal 2012 budget in mid-February, about a week later than the timetable set out under the Budget Act of 1974. The White House needs additional time in part because of a six-week delay in the Senate confirmation of new budget director Jacob Lew.

 

 

In 2011, the Fed will be in watch mode

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/05/AR2011010505603.html?hpid=topnews

 

Bank of America to change fees for checking accounts, cites increased regulation

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/05/AR2011010505358.html

 

As GOP takes House reins, Republicans to reexamine financial regulatory overhaul

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/24/AR2010122401837.html

 

 

Reuters:

U.S. House to seek FY2012 budget smaller than '08

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSWEN516420110106

 

WSJ:

Future Is Brighter in 2011, but Problems Linger .

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704405704576063793542147026.html?mod=WSJ_SmallBusiness_LEADNewsCollection

 

Huff Post

CBO: Health Care Repeal Would Up Deficit By $230 Billion

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/06/cbo-health-care-repeal-deficit_n_805192.html

 

 

CNET news

Kiva.org partners with Dermalogica on microloans for women

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-20027255-92.html

 

The Daily Record

Hall named CEO of Bethesda-based Calvert Foundation

http://mddailyrecord.com/2011/01/06/hall-named-ceo-of-bethesda-based-calvert-foundation/

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Daily News Update 1-5-11

 

WashingtonPost

Boehner elected House speaker as 112th Congress convenes

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/05/AR2011010501936.html?hpid=topnews

 

IRS extends tax filing deadline to April 18

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2011/01/irs_extends_tax_filing_deadlin.html?hpid=news-col-blog

 

 

NYTimes

Microlenders, Honored With Nobel, Are Struggling

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/06/business/global/06micro.html?_r=1&hp

 

Top 10 Reasons Small Businesses Fail

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/top-10-reasons-small-businesses-fail/?ref=smallbusiness

 

WSJ

Five Tips for Managing Your To-Do List .

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704723104576062231197795222.html?mod=WSJ_SmallBusiness_LEADNewsCollection

 

Hot Business Issues on Capitol Hill

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704723104576062232078805232.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_US_News_3

 

Reuters

Technology tops 2011 resolutions for small business

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6BU1QJ20110105

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Daily News Update 1-4-11

 

Entreprenuer

Five Financing Trends for 2011

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217795

 

WashingtonPost

House sets Jan. 12 vote on repeal of health-care law

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/03/AR2011010303781.html?hpid=moreheadlines

 

 

New York Times

G.O.P. Sets Up Huge Target for Budget Ax

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/us/politics/04fiscal.html?_r=1&hp

 

 

WSJ

New Speaker Vows to Share Power—a Tricky Proposition .

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704111504576060280824641142.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLETopStories

 

Portfolio.com

Small Businesses Give the Gift of a Job

http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/the-business-blotter/2011/01/04/small-business-hiring-picks-up-in-december

 

 

AOL

Can Small-Business Owners Save Congress?

http://smallbusiness.aol.com/2011/01/03/can-small-business-owners-save-congress/

 

Politico

Darrell Issa asks business: Tell me what to change

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/46995.html

 

SBA

The 3 C’s of the SBA

http://www.sba.gov/3-cs-sba

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Daily News Update 12-23-10

 

WashPost

 

Stormy but highly productive 111th Congress adjourns

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/22/AR2010122205996.html?hpid=topnews

 

Fewer people apply for unemployment benefits

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/23/AR2010122301691.html?hpid=moreheadlines

 

Mortgage question: How to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/22/AR2010122205165.html

 

 

NYTIMES
 

Small-Business Research Bill Becomes Law, Sort of

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/22/small-business-research-bill-becomes-law-sort-of/?ref=smallbusiness

 

 

WSJ

 

Clean-Tech Entrepreneurs Eye Funding Shift

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704774604576035721376688768.html?mod=WSJ_SmallBusiness_LEADNewsCollection

 

Entrepreneurs Ask Santa for Loans, Lower Taxes

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704774604576036171256318518.html?mod=WSJ_SmallBusiness_LEFTTopStories

 

THE HILL

Obama will start 2011 with a focus on the federal budget and deficit

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/134957-obamas-state-of-the-union-will-have-budget-and-deficit-focus

 

RTT News

Treasury Launches Small Business Lending Fund

http://www.rttnews.com/Content/Policy.aspx?Id=1513886

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January Policy Discussion To Review AEO Policy Priorities

 

 

Dear AEO Policy Committee and Interested Members:

Happy Holidays and congratulations on helping microenterprise have a successful 2010!  Due to the efforts of AEO and our members, we have helped to make critical changes to SBA’s Microloan Program in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 by increasing loan limits from $35,000 to $50,000, and increasing the Intermediary borrowing cap from $3.5 million to $5 million. More dollars means there’s more room for businesses to grow.

 

On the horizon, we have a new Congress, which will convene the 112th session in January 2011.  With this new Congress comes new challenges and new opportunities, and I write today to arrange a conference call Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST to discuss what recommendations AEO has for microbusiness programs and funding for this next Congress.

 

The 112th Congress:

  • This year’s elections brought big changes to Washington, with the Republican Party reclaiming the majority in the House of Representatives after only four years in the minority. On the Senate side, Democrats retained their majority despite having lost several seats.
  • We know the case for microenterprise is solid, especially as we continue to face a depressed economy and continually high unemployment.   Microenterprise also has had a history of bipartisan support as Republican Congresses went against President Bush's recommendations to eliminate Microloan and PRIME year after year.
  • Congressional Republicans have promised to reduce domestic spending by $80 billion or 22%; equal to the FY 2008 rate. In the past, Congress has never reduced discretionary spending by more than 5% two years in a row. The microenterprise industry will have to work diligently to ensure that we keep the gains we have made in public funding for our programs.

 

 

FY 2011 for programs important to AEO members:

                                                             AEO Request:       President’s Budget  Congressional Approps

                                                

SBA Microloan Lending:                   $25 million                  $25 million        CR (FY10 Level=$25m)

SBA Microloan TA                               $22 million                  $10 million        CR (FY10 Level=$22m)

PRIME                                                   $15 million                  $3.5 million       CR (FY10 Level=$8m)

USDA RMAP                                        $33 million                  $33 million        CR (FY10 Level=$22m+$4m mandatory)

CDFI Fund                                           $300million                 $250 million      CR (FY10 Level=$247m)

Women's Business Centers           $16 million                  $14 million         CR (FY10 Level=$14m)

 

Timing and Requests:

  • Congress returns on January 5.  It is likely that the new majority in the House will begin mark-up of a spending bill for the balance of FY 2011 by mid-February with the aim of completing action by the end of the current CR – March 4.  After that, the Appropriations Committee will immediately turn to the FY 2012 budget, and AEO will submit its requests to the appropriate committees.
  • Also on the horizon this year, reauthorization for certain small business assistance programs of the Small Business Administration (SBA) will be undertaken, and AEO should be prepared with recommendations to help improve and strengthen programs that matter to microbusiness.

Call Agenda:

  • Discuss AEO Member goals and priorities for the new Congress and FY12.
  • Discuss funding needs for FY12 and AEO recommendations to Congress and the Administration.
  • Discuss ways to strengthen SBA and establish and outreach campaign on behalf of microenterprise around SBA authorization.
  • Discuss the Workforce Investment Act and how to codify policy for ways WIBs can support Self Employment and Entrepreneurship in order to make policy recommendations to the Department of Labor and Congress.
  • Discuss other issues that should be included in AEO’s agenda.

Please note: This may not be a complete list, and I will update accordingly if needed.  

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Daily News Update 12-21-10

 

Reuters

 

Two senators promise 2011 deficit-cutting bill

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6BJ5JZ20101220

 

NYTimes

 

U.S.Proposes Rules on Raising Insurance Premiums

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/22/health/policy/22insure.html?_r=1&hp

 

 

 

WSJ

 

Funding Bill Moves Closer to Passage in Senate

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703581204576033533664366342.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsTop

 

When It's the Time for Plan B

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704368004576028150581666240.html?mod=WSJ_SmallBusiness_LEADNewsCollection

 

Huffington Post

 

How Cloudy Is Your Business?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-lark/how-cloudy-is-your-busine_b_798476.html

 

 

The Hill

 

Census data offers Republicans the chance to solidify hold on House

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/redistricting/134661-census-data-offers-gop-chance-to-solidify-hold-on-house

 

American Chronicle

Clean, Green, and Not So Mean Can Business Save the World?

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/yb/153722370

 

 

Forbes

 

Chase bank lends $10B to American small businesses

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/12/21/business-financials-us-jpmorgan-chase-credit_8217520.html

 

 

Business News

 

SBA Website Gets Makeover

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/small-business-administration-website-redesign-sba-0845/

 

Fox Business News

 

Expect More SBA Loans in 2011

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2010/12/20/expect-sba-loans/

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Daily News Clips 12-17-10

WashingtonPost

 

Congress passes extension of Bush-era tax cuts

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/16/AR2010121606200.html?hpid=topnews

 

NYTIMES

 

Reid Gives Up on Spending Bill

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/reid-gives-up-on-spending-bill/?hp

 

 

San FranciscoChron:

 

Food prices rise sharply - and there's more to come

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/12/15/MN571GQRDL.DTL#ixzz18Om1dmED

 

 

The Economist

 

In the bleak midwinter

http://www.economist.com/node/17733387

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Daily News Clips 12-16-10

WashingtonPost

 

Floridajudge to rule on health-care challenge by states

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/16/AR2010121602003.html?hpid=topnews

 

Fewer jobless claims cap strong week for economy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/16/AR2010121601747.html?hpid=moreheadlines

 

 

A questionable plan to aid underwater homeowners

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/15/AR2010121506031.html

 

 

Government saved economy, housing market, Geithner tells oversight panel

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/political-economy/2010/12/government_saved_economy_housi.html

 

 

Senate overwhelmingly approves tax-cut deal

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/15/AR2010121507498.html

 

 

NYTIMES
 

My Health Insurance Rates Just Went Down

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/my-health-insurance-rates-just-went-down/?ref=smallbusiness

 

 

WSJ

 

For Family-Run Small Businesses, Estate-Tax Uncertainty Adds Costs .

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704828104576021683977964182.html?mod=WSJ_SmallBusiness_LEADNewsCollection

 

 

Betting on 'Entrepreneurial' Stocks .

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704828104576021733228102322.html?mod=WSJ_SmallBusiness_LEFTTopStories

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AEO EXCITED BY SBA’S NEW ADVANTAGE PROGRAM: MORE ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR MICROBUSINESS

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2010

For More Information, Please Contact: Andrea Wuebker

 

AEO EXCITED BY SBA’s NEW “ADVANTAGE” PROGRAM: MORE ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR MICROBUSINESS

 

Washington, DC. The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) today is proud to be part of the announcement by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that it has launched two new initiatives aimed at increasing SBA-backed loans to entrepreneurs and small businesses in underserved communities and to those businesses faced with greater challenges accessing capital.

 

The two programs, the Small Loan Advantage and the Community Advantage, will use the SBA’s Advantage platform, which is designed for loans of $250,000 or less and only require a streamlined two-page application. All other 7(a) eligibility requirements remain in place. The Small Loan Advantage program will be serviced by SBA’s 630 Preferred Lenders, while the Community Advantage program will be serviced by a wider array of lenders, including: non-profit microlending intermediaries, SBA’s Preferred Lenders, Community Development Financial Institutions, and Certified Development Companies. Both programs will begin accepting applications of March 15, 2011.

 

Additionally, the SBA announced the formation of the Advisory Council on Underserved Communities, which will provide input, advice, and recommendations on how the SBA can further strengthen competiveness and sustainability for small businesses in underserved communities through its various small business programs. The new council will consist of 20 members from across the country, from a variety of key sectors, including business owners, banking and finance, community development, nonprofit and academia.

 

“These two initiatives are great news for AEO members and entrepreneurs in our underserved communities, as well as those who have lacked access to capital,” said Connie Evans, AEO’s President and CEO. “This announcement comes at a critical time in our economy as unemployment continues to remain high and families struggle to make ends meet. Now, those who have struggled to start their own business will have a real opportunity to access the American dream and make a very big difference in their communities. I congratulate SBA on this important announcement that is critical to the future of our families and our country.”

 

For AEO members, these two new initiatives help support areas previously served by the Community Access program, which is currently being phased out. The new Advantage Initiative is an opportunity for qualified microlenders to have access to loan guarantees, an important tool to help leverage loan dollars. The addition of the small Loan Advantage program will better enable microlenders to build a solid and more sustainable lending model, which in turn, will help serve more entrepreneurs and strengthen and grow the industry. AEO looks forward to working with members, lenders and the SBA to help entrepreneurs across the country gain more access to capital and opportunities.

 

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Daily News Update 12-15-10

WashPost

 

Senate to vote on tax cut deal; House Dems weigh amending estate tax

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/14/AR2010121407224.html?hpid=topnews

 

Obama reaches out to business leaders

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/15/AR2010121502244.html

 

Save the economy by keeping jobs at home

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/14/AR2010121405606.html

 

 

 

NYTIMES

 

Pursuing an Energy Menu That Works for the Long Haul

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/?hp

 

 

WSJ

 

Harry Reid's Holiday Jam

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704694004576019810447429074.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

 

 

Politico

 

Obama plans 2011 staff makeover

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/46406.html

 

Omnibus includes $8B in earmarks

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/46404.html

 

Democrats' budget bill: $1.1 trillion; 1,900 pages

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/46383.html

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Creative Investment Research, Inc. holds Dec. 16th Webinar on Dodd-Frank

Join Creative Investment Research, Inc. for a Webinar on December 16

In response to demand, we are hosting a Webinar on Section 342 of the Dodd/Frank Act. The session will be held on Thursday December 16, 2010 at 2pm (EST) and will cost $199.00.

Section 342 of the recently enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act contains a provision creating an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) at various agencies to monitor the diversity efforts of 29 Federal agencies, regulated entities and agency contractors. We estimate potential new contract opportunities for women and minority firms at $136 million. Our Section 342 Webinar will review all relevant information, including anticipated draft program policy documents, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) office structures and contact data.

Agenda:

Part I:

Update to the Section 342 Regulatory Environment - Which Agencies are preparing to launch OMWI offices: who, when, where - Changes in the House of Representatives and what they mean - Changes to the OMWI initiative and structure - Working with OMWI offices: what Women and Minority-owned firms need to do now - Accurately analyzing opportunities .

Part II:

Post-OMWI Office launch considerations - OMWI Management and Operations - Current OMWI job postings - Joint Venture, Teaming and Partnerships - OMWI Office Infrastructure - Public relations in the wake of the election

 

Click HERE to register.

 

Title: The Election and Section 342 of the Dodd/Frank Act

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. System Requirements PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer Space is limited.

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Daily News Update 12-14-10

WashPost

 

Bernanke Options Seen Curbed Amid Republican Scrutiny

http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?docId=1376-LDE01I0D9L3501-2FFN1T5BNO1DT5MKU9MJJS6O63

 

WSJ

 

ObamaCare Loses in Court

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703727804576017672495623838.html

 

'Temporary' Tax Code Puts Nation in a Lasting Bind

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703963704576005960558986604.html

 

Tax-Cut Bill Draws Wide Support in Senate

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703727804576017440326206276.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_US_News_5

 

NPR

 

A Temporary Solution For A New American Worker

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/14/131942175/a-temporary-solution-for-a-new-american-worker

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