Archive: February 8, 2009 - February 14, 2009

House Panel Says Stimulus Package Benefits Entrepreneurs

The House Small Business Committee is lauding provisions in the just-passed economic stimulus package. Its chairwoman, Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), called it "a victory for struggling entrepreneurs." The legislation (part a and part b - both pdfs) would, according to the committee: * Reduce to zero fees on SBA-backed loans....

By Sharon McLoone | February 13, 2009; 3:40 PM ET | Comments (1)

Tools and Tips: Power Down, Find a Job

Google announced a new service this week designed to help electricity users -- also known as "everyone" -- to monitor how much power they're using. The company is going to release the free Web-based software PowerMeter service later this year. The service will receive information from utility smart meters and...

By Sharon McLoone | February 11, 2009; 1:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Health Care Costs Surface in Economic Stimulus Debate

The small business community is leveraging its voice in the economic stimulus debate to focus on an issue close to its heart -- health care reform. The Entrepreneurs' Organization recently surveyed its 7,000 members and found that more than 70 percent of its U.S.-based entrepreneurs were concerned about the rising...

By Sharon McLoone | February 10, 2009; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (1)


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