Archive: August 26, 2007 - September 1, 2007

New Data Available on Women-Owned Firms

Women-owned firms employ nearly 13 million people and generate $1.9 trillion in sales, according to the latest data from the Center for Women's Business Research. The center released "Key Facts about Women-Owned Business - a 2007 Update" on Tuesday. The hard-copy brochure is a compilation of the center's most recent...

By Sharon McLoone | August 30, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Small Business Tries Not to Fall into 'Tax Gap'

Small business advocates who keep tabs on Washington policy have been marshalling forces against recent administration efforts to close the "tax gap." The gap is the difference between the amount of tax that taxpayers owe the U.S. government and the amount that the IRS collects. Congress has been pressuring the...

By Sharon McLoone | August 29, 2007; 2:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

SBA Releases Strategic Plan for Comment

If you've ever felt like telling the Small Business Administration what it could do better, now is your chance. The agency late last week released its strategic plan (pdf) for fiscal 2008 through 2012. The agency report outlines four strategic goals, which are largely similar to past SBA planning cycles,...

By Sharon McLoone | August 28, 2007; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (0)


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