Archive: December 2, 2007 - December 8, 2007

IRS Announces New Mileage Rates

For those of you who support your small business by doing a lot of driving, you'll be interested to know that the IRS recently issued its 2008 mileage rates. Late last month, the IRS announced that as of Jan. 1, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car,...

By Sharon McLoone | December 7, 2007; 3:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Accountability Hearing Planned for SBA

The Senate's small business committee is taking the Small Business Administration to task once again on accountability issues. In a letter it sent to the agency today, announcing a January hearing, panel Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) and top Republican Olympia Snowe of Maine, outlined pressing issues for the media and...

By Sharon McLoone | December 5, 2007; 1:00 PM ET | Comments (1)

A Woman of Mystery (Shoppers That Is)

While holiday revelers may like to ring in the good cheer with a hot toddy or two, Washingtonians take note - the region is one of the most expensive in the nation for alcoholic beverages. Intellaprice, a one-person Boston business founded by restaurant industry veteran Leslie Kerr, conducted on-site audits...

By Sharon McLoone | December 4, 2007; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Small Firms Pay More to Comply with Disability Law

New data from the Small Business Administration reinforces earlier findings that small businesses pay more than large ones when it comes to complying with disability law. Before signing a lease or buying a building to set up shop, any small firm should consider whether its new space will need alterations...

By Sharon McLoone | December 3, 2007; 3:25 PM ET | Comments (1)


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