The Small Business Economy, 2009 Edition, is Available

U.S. Small Business Office of Advocacy: The Small Business Economy 2009: A Report to the President The Small Business Economy 2009: A Report to the President "small business, small firms, 2008 small business economy, Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, 2008 credit market freeze, 2008 small business job creation, 2008 small business innovation, 2008 federal procurement, economic recovery, 2008 sm 10.2625 Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 [Read Full Article]


Unemployment Surges, Obama Demands Action

Government and Economy Unemployment Surges to 7.6% As if we needed further proof that the nation's employment is deteriorating at a frightening rate, employers eliminated 598,000 jobs in January and pushed the unemployment rate up to 7.6%, the highest unemployment rate since 1974. Obama Demands Action on the Economy President Obama spoke out against what he described as an "inexcusable and irresponsible" delay of his economic recovery legislation in Congress, especially given the fact that an estimated 3.6 million Americans have lost their jobs since the recession began. [Read Full Article]


SBA Saves Small Business $10.7 Billion Through RFA as Wall Street Execs Enjoy $18.4 Billion in Bonus

Government and Economy SBA Report: The Regulatory Flexibility Act The SBA Office of Advocacy saved small businesses $10.7 billion in foregone regulatory costs in fiscal 2008. The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires federal agencies to consider less burdensome regulatory alternatives that still reach agency goals. Obama Signs Equal Pay Law Declaring that ending pay disparity is not just a women's issue, President Obama signed legislation that gives workers more time to file their pay discrimination suits. House Passes Massiv... [Read Full Article]