Archive: December 23, 2007 - December 29, 2007

SBA Upsets Lawmakers with Contracting Plan

The Small Business Administration's new plan intended to improve contracting procedures for women-owned businesses has riled lawmakers overseeing small business issues. The agency went through a complicated research process to deliver its outcome, which ultimately whittled down the thousands of women businesses that could be eligible for federal contracting dollars...

By Sharon McLoone | December 28, 2007; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (3)

SBA Looks at Its Year in Review

It's the end of the year and that means its time for annual assessments of what's been accomplished. While the Small Business Administration didn't reveal any major soul searching in its year-end self-examination (pdf), it didn't pull any punches by starting off: "Following the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes, the U.S....

By Sharon McLoone | December 27, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

News for Women Entrepreneurs

The Center for Women's Business Research is calling for women business owners to participate in a newly developed online survey research panel. Center Executive Director Sharon Hadary said the new research vehicle, W-Biz Insight, will enable data to be published in days instead of months. The center also is hosting...

By Sharon McLoone | December 26, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Local Pie Maker Strives To Keep Business Shipshape

Every mom has unique challenges, especially around the holidays. Avis Renshaw is no different. She's the mom of Mom's Apple Pie, a four-store chain in Virginia. Each year she must cope with shipping shenanigans and overeager customers, especially during the holiday season when her business sees a huge spike in...

By Sharon McLoone | December 24, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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