Archive: October 21, 2007 - October 27, 2007

Small Firms Flock to IRS E-Filing

The IRS announced that nearly 800,000 small businesses have chosen to electronically file their tax returns this year. The more than 42,000 large corporations that have already "e-filed" this year exceeds the approximately 22,000 that were required to file by the Sept. 17 deadline. Small businesses have no electronic filing...

By Sharon McLoone | October 26, 2007; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

SBA Offers Disaster Loans to California Counties

The Small Business Administration announced that low-interest disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents due to the devastating wildfires that have blanketed the region. The loans, made available when President Bush made a federal disaster declaration, covers damaged property in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San...

By Sharon McLoone | October 25, 2007; 3:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mastering Your Own Domain

Small business owner David Solomon was hijacked online. Or rather, his company's online address was claimed by someone else after he'd already moved in, leaving his business locked out of the Web home it had built for itself. Solomon said his more than year-long experience was "horrific," causing him to...

By Sharon McLoone | October 25, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Study: Start-Ups Tend to Stay Small

Most small businesses don't grow much after their birth, says a new small business study, which also concludes that people today "probably know more about the life cycle of ants than... the life cycle of businesses." Brian Headd of the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy and Bruce Kirchhoff from...

By Sharon McLoone | October 24, 2007; 3:20 PM ET | Comments (0)


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