Archive: January 6, 2008 - January 12, 2008

Taxpayer Advocate Offers Tips for Improving Small Biz Relations

The National Taxpayer Advocate this week released a report that has been getting some media coverage for its recommendations like offering payments of up to $1,000 to taxpayers whose cases are mishandled, but tucked inside the lengthy study are suggestions for how the Internal Revenue Service could better handle its...

By Sharon McLoone | January 11, 2008; 2:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Survey Reveals Work Habits of Business Owners

Anyone who's ever been irritated by an erratic driver take heed - it could be a small business owner. According to a new study, about half of U.S. small business managers admit to making business calls and checking e-mail while driving. For most of the managers surveyed by International Communications...

By Sharon McLoone | January 8, 2008; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (2)

Coverage Continues on Criticism of SBA's Proposal

In today's Business section Washington Post staff writer Kendra Marr covers the uproar over the Small Business Administration's new proposal to change contracting rules governing women-owned businesses. In its proposal, released two weeks ago, the agency identified just four industries in which it said women-owned small businesses are underrepresented and...

By Sharon McLoone | January 7, 2008; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (1)

Win a Store Makeover

The Gift and Home Channel, a Web site tailored to helping independent retailers, is hosting a contest to win a free store makeover from an expert, Barbara Crowhurst. Entries must be received by Jan. 31 and details on how to enter on are on the channel's site....

By Sharon McLoone | January 7, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Small Business Hiring Sees Uptick in 2007

While there is a lot of gloom and doom about the state of the nation's economy, new data released Friday by one of the nation's largest payroll providers show that there were some bright spots for small businesses in 2007. SurePayroll analyzed payroll data for more than 18,000 small firms...

By Sharon McLoone | January 6, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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