Archive: February 1, 2009 - February 7, 2009

Landrieu: Small Business to Benefit from Economic Plan

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), the head of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, said today that the proposed economic recovery plan currently in debate on the Hill moves small business in the right direction. Language in the bill temporarily eliminates fees associated with the Small Business Administration's main lending...

By Sharon McLoone | February 6, 2009; 3:35 PM ET | Comments (3)

Change: No Pain, No Gain

Andrea Simon is a corporate anthropologist -- a type of social scientist, studying people's beliefs, values and behavior. After a long career working in the financial and health care sectors, Simon opened a consultancy helping small businesses reinvent themselves. She's developed six basic points that she offers to entrepreneurs who...

By Sharon McLoone | February 4, 2009; 4:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Big Businesses Reach Out to Small Firms

You can't argue with free stuff that's useful, especially if it has the potential to make a business run more efficiently. I've been on the lookout for ways that small businesses can cut costs, and some of the nation's bigger companies recently have launched initiatives to help small firms better...

By Sharon McLoone | February 2, 2009; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (1)


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