Archive: October 28, 2007 - November 3, 2007

Small Business on Capitol Hill (and Beyond)

* The House on Tuesday, by a vote of 402-0, passed the Senate version of H.R. 3678, which extends a moratorium on Internet access taxes for seven years. The House on Oct. 16 had voted to prohibit the taxes for four years, but this week's vote supersedes that. * The...

By Sharon McLoone | November 2, 2007; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Group To Research Effect of Corporate Giving

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy to study how corporations that give back to their communities fit into local economic and community development, with a keen eye toward the small business community. The project was started "to identify what some of the critical...

By Sharon McLoone | November 1, 2007; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Halloween: Powered by Small Business

As you dutifully dole out Halloween treats today and enjoy your neighborhood costumes, peruse some of these statistics culled from 2004 U.S. Census Bureau data. * Ninety-four percent of the 135 businesses in the nation that made chocolate and confections from cacao beans had fewer than 500 employees. Seventy-six percent...

By Sharon McLoone | October 31, 2007; 8:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

North Star Aims to Shoot the Moon

Star light star bright. I wish I may. I wish I might. Play this game all night. That's what the brains behind North Star Games hope every family member across the nation will say each night before they go to bed. Founder Dominic Crapuchettes and his business partner Satish Pillalamarri...

By Sharon McLoone | October 30, 2007; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (2)

EPA Emission Plan Spurs Small Biz Concern

The Environmental Protection Agency is mulling over making new national emission standards (pdf) for hazardous air pollutants that could affect small businesses like auto body shops. The new standards would primarily govern businesses that engage in paint stripping and surface coating, however, the EPA's list of some of the industries...

By Sharon McLoone | October 29, 2007; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (1)


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