Archive: March 8, 2009 - March 14, 2009

Spending Bill Halts Women's Contracting Plan

The spending bill signed into law this week by President Obama stops a controversial regulation that critics said would have limited opportunities for women to compete in the federal marketplace. "President Obama has made clear that women's opportunities to compete for their fair share of federal contracts will be a...

By Sharon McLoone | March 13, 2009; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Big Spending Bill Includes Small Business

The big spending bill headed to President Obama's desk for final approval has several measures in it aiming to aid the small business community. The measure overall would provide fiscal 2009 funding for nine federal departments, covering all government activities other than defense and homeland security-related agencies, whose funding was...

By Sharon McLoone | March 11, 2009; 2:45 PM ET | Comments (2)

Job Search Startup Aims to be More Than a Sign of the Times

A senior bank loan officer recently told me that lending was on track to improve for small businesses, but things were tight enough that "a plumber looking to open a dance studio" would probably have a hard time bringing home the financing for a new pas de deux. Banks are...

By Sharon McLoone | March 11, 2009; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Tools and Tips: Get Organized, Get Paid, Get the Word Out

Doodle.com, a Swiss firm that recently launched its service in the United States, offers a free online scheduling assistant for setting up things like meetings. For example, n organizer can create a poll, send it to invitees, who can then respond with their choice of meeting time. Doodle tabulates the...

By Sharon McLoone | March 9, 2009; 1:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

 

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