Archive: November 4, 2007 - November 10, 2007

D.C. Ranks Last in Best Policies for Entrepreneurs

The District of Columbia holds the dubious distinction of coming in dead last in an index released this month ranking the most policy-friendly states for entrepreneurs. In fact, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council's report mentions that D.C.'s rankings would have been even lower if the council had included the...

By Sharon McLoone | November 9, 2007; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Fed Member Offers Sober Note to Small Businesses

The U.S. economy depends upon the vitality of small businesses, but recent deteriorating financial market conditions and weakening real estate values could impact the sector, according to testimony Wednesday from a Federal Reserve member. Frederic Mishkin told the House Small Business Committee that although market conditions have improved during the...

By Sharon McLoone | November 7, 2007; 12:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

IRS Hosts Workshops for Non-Profits

The IRS is hosting one-day workshops nationwide beginning this month for small and midsize non-profit groups. The 501(c)(3) workshops are limited to 200 attendees and are designed for administrators, volunteers or tax practitioners in charge of their organization's tax compliance. Pre-registration is required and there is a non-refundable $45 fee....

By Sharon McLoone | November 7, 2007; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

How Do I... Improve My Neighborhood

When I was about 7 years old, fresh off my first viewing of "The Wizard of Oz," my mom announced that she had an errand to run in Crystal City, Va. I pleaded to go, sure that a town with such a name would house a huge, icy castle like...

By Sharon McLoone | November 6, 2007; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (3)

Women's Business Group Seeks Panelists

The Center for Women's Business Research, which is forming a national, online research panel to be used for up-to-the-minute research on women business owners, is looking for participants. Contributors must be women owning at least 25 percent of their business. Participants of the W-Biz Insight panel will contribute to "an...

By Sharon McLoone | November 5, 2007; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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