Archive: February 10, 2008 - February 16, 2008

Entrepreneur Ein Makes a Racquet

Washington, D.C.-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist Marc Ein is bringing a World TeamTennis Pro League franchise to the nation's capital, reports Washington Post Staff Writer Liz Clarke. The Washington Kastles team is exploring a handful of locations to serve as a temporary stadium for the season, which begins this summer....

By Sharon McLoone | February 15, 2008; 1:08 PM ET | Comments (2)

Up at BAT, But It's A Long Way Home

Two lawmakers from Virginia say some states have gotten a little too greedy with business taxes and aim to fix that with a new bill. But they face at least one formidable critic. Reps. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) have reintroduced a bill that they say is designed...

By Sharon McLoone | February 14, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Poll: How Will You Spend Your Rebate Check?

President Bush is ready to sign the $168 billion economic stimulus package and small businesses could benefit. The new law will give companies a 50 percent bonus deduction on new equipment that would have been depreciated over many years. It also increases from $128,000 to $250,000 the limit in 2008...

By Sharon McLoone | February 13, 2008; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (32)

The Advent of Charity

Advent President John Roberson (left) and Todd Austin, the company's vice president. (Courtesy of Advent) Good work and good works are equally lauded at marketing firm Advent, where employees share a common bond through various charitable causes. In fact, the company's business plan for 2008 includes the employee-supported idea...

By Sharon McLoone | February 12, 2008; 9:06 AM ET | Comments (5)

Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Home

The Federal Reserve's dramatic rate cuts were expected to make it cheaper for consumers to use credit cards. But credit card interest rates remain high and in many cases have even climbed, reports Washington Post Staff Writer Nancy Trejos in a front-page story today. Her story also touches on several...

By Sharon McLoone | February 11, 2008; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (1)

Lawmaker Questions Viability of Small Biz Budget

Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee. (Photo by AP) With Valentine's Day approaching and "entrepreneur week" just around the corner, Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) is asking the president and his administration "where's the love" when it comes to small businesses. The head of the...

By Sharon McLoone | February 11, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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