Archive: August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008

How Do I...Recover My Data?

A disaster can happen at any time, and odds are you won't even know that it's coming. If you're the kind of small business that depends on its data -- whether that's a shoe store that keeps measurements for better customer service or a financial firm that stores sensitive data...

By Sharon McLoone | August 29, 2008; 9:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

SBA Updates Status of r3 Initiative

The Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy on Thursday released its first six-month update on the status of its top government regulations for review and reform. The Regulatory Review and Reform, or r3 initiative, stems from demands from small business owners seeking transparency in the regulatory review and reform process....

By Sharon McLoone | August 28, 2008; 2:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Americans Insured, But Concerns Remain

The number of Americans without health insurance coverage declined from 2006 to 2007, according to U.S. Census data released Tuesday -- an encouraging finding for the many small businesses and advocacy groups that consider the issue a top priority. The number of uninsured Americans dropped from 47 million, or 15.8...

By Sharon McLoone | August 27, 2008; 2:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Small Business Lawmaker Stumps for Obama

House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez spoke to the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, touting the advantages of a president Barack Obama and saying the business world is powered by creative thinking and the ingenuity of the nation's entrepreneurs. "We've come a long way, but under President Obama, we...

By Sharon McLoone | August 27, 2008; 9:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Baby, You Can Drive My Car (Especially If It's a Hybrid)

In an age where many entrepreneurs are spending hours awake at night trying to find ways to market their firms as "social networking sites" to follow the popularity of companies such as MySpace and Facebook, it's refreshing to hear, "Please, what ever you do, just don't characterize my company as...

By Sharon McLoone | August 26, 2008; 1:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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