Archive: March 15, 2009 - March 21, 2009

Poll: Government Could Do More to Spur Entrepreneurship

The government should be doing more to encourage individuals to start businesses, according to a new poll (pdf) released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Pollster Douglas Schoen conducted the survey, asking a random sample of 2,000 Americans whether they prefer the government giving individuals the incentives they need to...

By Sharon McLoone | March 19, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Lawmakers Extend Tech R&D Program

Congress last night extended the life of a popular small business program that was set to expire at the end of this week. The Senate passed a bill that gives a new lease on life to the Small Business Innovation Research program, which is administered by the Small Business Administration...

By Sharon McLoone | March 18, 2009; 1:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

How Do I... Make It to a Sesquicentennial?

With most small businesses closing shop within five years, how do some make it to 150? The Potter Violin Company officially started in 1996 when Dalton Potter, the senior repair technician at the Violin House of Weaver, took over the retail and service operations that Herman Weaver founded in 1898...

By Sharon McLoone | March 18, 2009; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

White House Offers Details of Plan to Foster Small Business Growth

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner today announced details to some of the promises made in the government's Financial Stability Plan outlined last month, including ways to spur banks to lend, eliminating loan fees and creating new bank-lending reporting requirements. The Obama administration believes that the nation's "economic recovery will be driven...

By Sharon McLoone | March 16, 2009; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (16)


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