Archive: December 14, 2008 - December 20, 2008

Obama Taps Venture Capitalist to Head SBA

President-elect Obama this afternoon nominated venture capital expert Karen Gordon Mills to head the Small Business Administration. "We must strengthen the small businesses that are the backbone" of the American economy, Obama said at a Chicago press conference. "With Karen Mills as administrator, America's small businesses will have a partner...

By Sharon McLoone | December 19, 2008; 3:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Expected to Name Karen Gordon Mills to Lead SBA

Karen Gordon Mills is expected to be named by President-elect Obama as the new head of the Small Business Administration this afternoon, according to sources. Mills is president of MMP Group, a private equity investor and adviser since 1993. From 1999 to 2007 she was founding partner and managing director...

By Sharon McLoone | December 19, 2008; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eco-Friendly Moms Set Out to Become Queens of Clean

Newborn babies have a naturally sweet smell. However, some of the other smells they make are just plain stinky. And as new-mom Dana Rubinstein discovered while washing bottles in a sleepless stupor one late night, cleaning detergents may not be doing much to help. The next day she acted on...

By Sharon McLoone | December 19, 2008; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Calendar of Events

JANUARY 7 "The Economy Sucks - Now What" is the title of an event hosted by networking group Success in the City and the National Association of Women Business Owners from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Vienna, Va. Speakers will discuss low-cost/no-cost marketing...

By Sharon McLoone | December 17, 2008; 4:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Louisiana Senator to Lead Small Business Committee

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) has been tapped as the new chair for the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee for the 111th Congress convening in January. "Bolstered by my seats on other key committees for our state, this assignment provides the seniority to fight even harder for Louisiana's more than...

By Sharon McLoone | December 16, 2008; 7:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

SBA Awards Energy-Efficiency Counseling Grants

The Small Business Administration has awarded four small business development Ccnters grants totaling $500,000 to fund projects offering energy assistance to small firms. The programs proposed by the grant winners would provide education, training and energy audits, along with assistance on how small firms can best purchase and install efficient...

By Sharon McLoone | December 15, 2008; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (0)


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