Archive: October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008

Senators Push for More Transparency in Procurement Plan

The top senators on the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee yesterday sent a letter (pdf) to the Small Business Administration requesting that the agency extend the comment period and publish data relating to a rule that would implement a procurement program for women-owned businesses. Panel Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) and...

By Sharon McLoone | October 31, 2008; 1:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

How Do I...Manage a Cash Flow Crisis?

Rusty Luhring has started a few firms -- some flourished and some didn't -- but since he started his first business at age 25 in 1979, he's learned a few things. Watch this video of his top ten tips for managing cash flow: Luhring's latest venture is Luhring SurvivalWare, where...

By Sharon McLoone | October 30, 2008; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reference Guides, Blogs and Policy Papers

Small Business Reference Guide Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), chairman and ranking member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, released a reference guide (pdf) this week detailing successful practices for small businesses. What Works for Small Businesses (pdf) contains hundreds of methods designed to enhance entrepreneurship...

By Sharon McLoone | October 29, 2008; 2:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Menominee Indian Finds Key to Success in Contracting

Every entrepreneur has an inspiration they draw on to make a business journey -- whether that journey is geographical, psychological, or both. Jonathan Wilber is the CEO of Master Key Consulting and his journey brought him from the Menominee Indian Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin to the suburbs of the nation's...

By Sharon McLoone | October 28, 2008; 2:13 PM ET | Comments (2)

Making It

Check out the latest Making It profile in the Washington Post Magazine. Amy Miller, a 36-year-old mother of two, helps parents sift through a plethora of kids activities in the Washington area with her weekly newsletter and Web site Our Kids. See past Making It profiles here....

By Sharon McLoone | October 27, 2008; 3:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Q&A With Top Lawyer at SBA Office of Advocacy

Tom Sullivan is packing up his office. The chief counsel to the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy has decided to move on after six-plus years on the job. On Thursday, his office hosted a packed reception for him at SBA headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he was toasted and...

By Sharon McLoone | October 27, 2008; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (0)


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