Archive: September 9, 2007 - September 15, 2007

Small Business Owners Honored

The Small Business Administration named Lani Hay, president of Lanmark Technology, as its Minority Small Business Person of the Year. Hay's firm, based in Fairfax, Va., is a woman-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned firm that participates in the Small Business Administration's 8(a) business development program. The program provides management and technical assistance...

By Sharon McLoone | September 14, 2007; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

How Do I... Retire

Small business owners face huge challenges when preparing for a secure retirement since the burden of savings likely rests entirely on them. About 78 percent of respondents to a survey commissioned by the National Association for the Self-Employed do not offer a retirement plan. "A lot of these micro business...

By Sharon McLoone | September 13, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Toy Recalls May Boost Smaller Stores

With visions of lead paint dancing in their heads, parents are turning to small toy stores to find higher quality products and better customer service. Tree Top Kids, which has nine stores in the Washington area and one in Chicago, posts a mission statement on its Web site, touting its...

By Sharon McLoone | September 11, 2007; 7:02 AM ET | Comments (0)


© 2010 The Washington Post Company