Archive: March 2, 2008 - March 8, 2008

Capitol Hill Roundup

The Small Business blog's monthly roundup of legislation, regulation and other government activity affecting small businesses. In February: President Bush signed into law legislation designed to expand business opportunities for veterans and help reservists keep their businesses afloat during and after deployment. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who chairs the Senate...

By Sharon McLoone | March 6, 2008; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (1)

A New Artisan Economy

A new generation of artisans will become a powerful force shaping the economy and plying their trades outside the walls of big business, according to a new report. The third installment of a year-long study forecasting trends for small firms and entrepreneurs conducted by the Institute for the Future and...

By Sharon McLoone | March 5, 2008; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Big Issues for Small Business

Workers at small firms translate into millions of U.S. voters and some are taking issues from the workplace to the voting booth. It's been a testy race between Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to become the Democratic presidential nominee. While only one of their names will...

By Sharon McLoone | March 4, 2008; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Modern Dot-Com

It's not easy starting a business. Fahad Hassan has had to "work tirelessly to solicit venture capital money and to manage employees who are old enough to be his parents," writes Washington Post Staff Writer Zachary Goldfarb. Hassan started Daylert, a social networking place similar to Facebook or Myspace, but...

By Sharon McLoone | March 3, 2008; 1:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Cup of Constant Comment

High heels can be heard clacking on the stone floor as the group of women entrepreneurs gather in the nave of Washington National Cathedral. The group is touring the cathedral as part of "Tea with TiE" a partnership between entrepreneurial group The Innovative Ecosystem and Success in the City, a...

By Sharon McLoone | March 3, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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