Archive: January 13, 2008 - January 19, 2008

Stimulus Package for Small Business Owners?

President Bush has called for a stimulus package to bolster the nation's ailing economy. While he suggested tax rebates and incentives as a solution, he left it up to Congress to muddle through the details. The White House reportedly wants to provide rebates of as much as $800 for individual...

By Sharon McLoone | January 18, 2008; 4:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

IRS Offers Tax Program for Spanish Speakers

The IRS and Spanish television network Telemundo are teaming up to offer a one-hour tax program for Spanish-speaking taxpayers on Sunday, Jan. 27. The program, "Los Impuestos y Usted" or "Taxes and You," will broadcast at 3:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time, 2:30 p.m. Central Time and 1:30 p.m. Mountain...

By Sharon McLoone | January 17, 2008; 9:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

SBA's Preston Fails to Sway Lawmakers

Lawmakers on Wednesday delved into whether the Small Business Administration is a beleaguered federal agency trying to put a quiet end to a festering seven-year issue governing how federal contacts are awarded to women-owned firms, or an entity that's truly interested in helping women get ahead in business. That was...

By Sharon McLoone | January 16, 2008; 2:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Labor of Relaxation

There's nothing like coming home after a hard day's work to soak in a soapy, hot bubble bath. Or, if you're Kathy Gambrell, you may find it more relaxing to come home after a long, hectic day and relax by pulling out a mess of pots and pans and cooking...

By Sharon McLoone | January 14, 2008; 11:28 AM ET | Comments (1)

SBA Tackles Employee Morale

The Small Business Administration has suffered from budget cuts and low morale. Even the head of the agency, Steven Preston, will tell you that. When I talked to Administrator Preston last July, he spoke of the need to modernize the agency and offer better internal training programs for SBA staffers....

By Sharon McLoone | January 14, 2008; 3:08 AM ET | Comments (4)


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