Archive: March 22, 2009 - March 28, 2009

Web Media Startup Raises Small Business Spirits

Meet the new Sir-Mix-a-Lot. He mixes sound and video, along with a good cocktail and sips it back in the form of a small business. Colin Kimball, 31, is co-founder of the one-and-a-half employee Web-media company Small Screen Network and a good example of today's new media entrepreneur. Cocktail lover...

By Sharon McLoone | March 27, 2009; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (2)

Legislation Seeks to Revamp Manufacturing Program

The Senate Task Force on Manufacturing on Wednesday introduced legislation designed to aid a special, public-private network of centers that assist small and medium-sized manufacturers. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership helps manufacturers expand operations, become more efficient, increase sales and create jobs. The centers currently must provide two-thirds of their funding...

By Sharon McLoone | March 26, 2009; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Federal Contracting Program Continues to Suffer from Fraud, Abuse

A Small Business Administration program that provides federal contracting assistance to small firms located in economically disadvantaged areas continues to be rife with fraud and abuse. A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows that the HUBZone program has problems spread throughout the nation, and not just in the...

By Sharon McLoone | March 25, 2009; 1:20 PM ET | Comments (1)

Tools, Tips and Studies: Health Care Heats Up, Snail Mail Slows Down

The small business community continues its push on health care reform. The National Small Business Association has launched Health Reform Today along with new data on the small business community and its difficult relationship with affording decent health insurance. Group President Todd McCracken said the number of small business owners...

By Sharon McLoone | March 25, 2009; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (0)


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