Archive: January 18, 2009 - January 24, 2009

Oregon Grapples with the Fine Line of a Drug-Free Workplace

There's an interesting court case in Oregon that has piqued the interest of the small business community. The case before the Oregon Supreme Court addresses whether an employer should be held liable for unlawful employment practices. In Emerald Steel Fabricators v. Bureau of Labor and Industries of the State of...

By Sharon McLoone | January 23, 2009; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (1)

Tools and Tips: New Online Courses, a New CEO at NFIB and More

The Small Business Administration has added a couple of new online courses, including "Downshifting in a Slowing Economy: A Business Planning Guide." That course is designed to help business owners reorganize and streamline business strategies. Other tools include a new automated business plan template, and an assessment and strategies guide...

By Sharon McLoone | January 22, 2009; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Article: SBA Nominee Has Poor Showing at Equity Fund

Karen Gordon Mills is on tap to become the next chief of the Small Business Administration, but an investigative news report questions whether she's the right person for the job. ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom, reports that the private equity fund run by Mills when she was head of Solera...

By Sharon McLoone | January 21, 2009; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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