Archive: March 1, 2009 - March 7, 2009

Senators Urge Better Agency Coordination

Manufacturers are taking a big hit in this aching economy and government agencies could do a better job of coordinating their efforts to aid them, two senators said this week. Leaders of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee -- Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), wrote to...

By Sharon McLoone | March 6, 2009; 2:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Data Show Small Firms Hiring Contractors at Lower Salaries

Small businesses are hiring, but are paying lower salaries, according to new data from payroll firm SurePayroll. The company's February data show that hiring increased by 0.3 percent over January. Year to date, hiring is up 0.6 percent. However, the data also show that most of the new hires are...

By Sharon McLoone | March 6, 2009; 8:05 AM ET | Comments (5)

Women Like the Self-Employment Lifestyle, Earnings Motivate Men

While data repeatedly show that entrepreneurs have a key role in spurring economic growth through innovation and job creation, there's still a bevy of questions around the reasons driving men and women to take the small business plunge. A new study (pdf) released from the Small Business Administration's Office of...

By Sharon McLoone | March 4, 2009; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (0)


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