Archive: February 24, 2008 - March 1, 2008

Firms Urge Agencies to Revamp Outdated Regulations

A handful of government departments and agencies should revisit particularly onerous regulations affecting small businesses, the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy said at a Wednesday news conference at the National Press Club. The office accepted more than 80 "constructive" suggestions for its Regulatory Review and Reform (r3) initiative offered...

By Sharon McLoone | February 29, 2008; 1:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

SBA Extends Women Contracting Comment Period

The Small Business Administration has extended the deadline for anyone interested in adding comments to the already cacophonous chorus expressing concern over the agency's plan to change the way women-owned small businesses secure federal contracts. The comment period has been extended to Mar. 28, "due to public request," according to...

By Sharon McLoone | February 27, 2008; 1:38 PM ET | Comments (1)

How Do I...Organize Records Needed To Do My Taxes?

Laura Leist helps small businesses get organized. Leist, the owner of Eliminate Chaos located just north of Seattle, is one of about 200 certified professional organizers in the United States. We chatted about how small businesses can get their paperwork in order to prepare for tax time. Systems Are Very...

By Sharon McLoone | February 26, 2008; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Obama and Small Business

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who chairs the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, has been hitting the trail in support of presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), so the Small Business Blog took a look at Obama's commitment to small firms. Washington Post Staff Writer Peter Slevin reports today that...

By Sharon McLoone | February 25, 2008; 1:16 PM ET | Comments (11)


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