Archive: March 23, 2008 - March 29, 2008

Yahoo Offers Women Business Grants

Yahoo's small business branch has teamed up with television personality Carolyn Kepcher to offer a new grant program designed to promote women's entrepreneurship enabled by the Internet. "Seeds for Success:: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs" will award three woman entrepreneurs with business grants including cash, mentorship and technical services, which Yahoo says...

By Sharon McLoone | March 26, 2008; 2:34 PM ET | Comments (1)

Small Business Stories You May Have Missed

The Washington Post published a few stories on Monday that may be of interest to entrepreneurs and small firms: * An interview with the president of California Tortilla Group, one of the fastest growing chains in the Washington region. Fast-food chain Cal-Tort, as it's commonly called, has 37 stores on...

By Sharon McLoone | March 25, 2008; 4:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Not Making a Profit in Your Start-Up? You're Not Alone

Most start-ups don't see revenue in their first year of business and more than half show a loss during their first year, according to new data released (pdf) from the Kauffman Foundation. The group has been tracking about 5,000 businesses founded in 2004 to get a better snapshot of how...

By Sharon McLoone | March 25, 2008; 9:15 AM ET | Comments (1)

IRS Invites Citizens to Join Advocacy Panel

The IRS is inviting citizens who want to help improve the nation's tax agency to join the national Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. Panelists will do things like identify taxpayer issues, raise issues about their experiences with the IRS and make recommendations to the IRS on customer service issues. The group, which...

By Sharon McLoone | March 24, 2008; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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