Archive: February 22, 2009 - February 28, 2009

SBA Reconsiders 'Goodwill' Loan Provision

The Small Business Administration is holding off on implementing tighter bank lending restrictions until it can more effectively study the matter after receiving a rash of complaints about its plan from the financial and small business communities. The agency this month notified banks offering its most popular loan program that...

By Sharon McLoone | February 28, 2009; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (1)

How Do I.... File for a Tax Extension?

Small business owners who need more time to file their taxes can always file a form (pdf) to request from the IRS an extension to pay taxes, but there's also an option to outsource that task for a fee. There are about 10 million businesses and 5 million individuals who...

By Sharon McLoone | February 27, 2009; 5:00 PM ET | Comments (1)

Small Business Calendar of Events

Send submissions to smallbusiness@washingtonpost.com. FEBRUARY 25 MIT Enterprise Forum is hosting an event outlining strategies for keeping your business profitable from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the National Science Building, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va. Free to members or $25 advance online payment. No walk-ins. 25 Washington, D.C. Economic Partnership...

By Sharon McLoone | February 24, 2009; 2:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

Kauffman's FastTrac Offers Help to Struggling Entrepreneurs

Banking on entrepreneurs to help turn the nation's economy around, a group of small business advocates this week unveiled a newly refurbished initiative to develop entrepreneurial training programs in neighborhoods that have been damaged by layoffs and the recession. Carl Schramm, the president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman...

By Sharon McLoone | February 23, 2009; 2:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Small Business Tax Advice

Small Business Readers: I'll be hosting a live Web chat on March 2 beginning at 11 a.m. ET with Keith Hall, small business owner and tax adviser to the National Association for the Self-Employed. Please join us and send in your tax questions. I'd love to hear from you! If...

By Sharon McLoone | February 23, 2009; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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