Archive: January 20, 2008 - January 26, 2008

He Scoops, He Scores!

The Washington Nationals inked a deal with local ice cream chain Gifford's Ice Cream and Candy to serve sweet treats at the team's new ballpark through 2011. The chain, which opened its first store in Silver Spring, Md., in 1938 will have a branded concession stand on the main concourse....

By Sharon McLoone | January 25, 2008; 3:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Small Business Advocates Push for Piece of Stimulus Plan

Lawmakers and lobbying groups with an eye on small business are working to ensure that a new economic stimulus package will include benefits for small firms. The deal includes provisions that would allow faster tax write-offs for corporate investment and immediate tax deductions for small-business investment in plants and equipment,...

By Sharon McLoone | January 25, 2008; 4:32 AM ET | Comments (3)

Mentoring Tips

Finding a mentor can be a challenge for small business managers and entrepreneurs. Often the owner of a small firm is running a business, but doesn't have the experience to understand everything from accounting, hiring and payroll taxes to human resources issues and more. Some basic common sense may help...

By Sharon McLoone | January 25, 2008; 2:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Business Leader To Call for 'Super SBA'

A leading advocate for small businesses plans to detail for the nation's mayors this morning a radical proposal intended to cultivate a better environment for the small business community. American Management Services Chairman and CEO George Cloutier in a speech accepting an award at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' winter...

By Sharon McLoone | January 24, 2008; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (3)

Fueling the Future, One Student at a Time

Dan Goodman, executive director of Biodiesel University. (Photo courtesy of Biodiesel University) If the geeks shall inherit the earth, Dan Goodman is someone you'll want on your team. Not just because of his extensive credentials reflecting his science, technology and business acumen, but because he is on a quest...

By Sharon McLoone | January 22, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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