Is the Economy Improving?

  Government, Politics and the Economy The Recession: Signs of Improvement, No Jobs Yet There are signs of improvement, sales are picking up, but according to a recent survey of small business owners, layoffs and poor credit are still a problem. CNNMoney.com Business Groups to Obama: Limit Union Boss Pay With President Obama intent on capping executive pay, business groups are now daring the President to impose pay caps on labor union bosses as well. WashingtonTimes.com Management and Operations [Read Full Article]


Bill Introduced to Restrict Small Business Contracts to Real Small Businesses

  Government and Economy Bill Restrict Small Business Contracting to Real Small Businesses Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), has introduced a bill that would ensure that small business government contracts go only to true small businesses, rather than being awarded to subsidiaries of large companies. WebCPA.com Emerging 200 Program: Training Entrepreneurs to Save Cities Starting its... [Read Full Article]


Online Sales Taxes May be Around the Corner

  Government and Economy Stimulus Sought for Equity Financing With equity investments in new companies drying up, venture capitalists and angel investors are pushing the federal government for financial relief and to open up to them small business programs traditionally reserved for noninvestor-backed businesses. WSJ.com Internet Sales Tax Coming? House and Senate bills expected to surface in the next week could eliminate the "physical presence" requirement in the tax law that has, thus far, kept the various levels of government from levying sales taxes on the Web. BusinessWeek.c... [Read Full Article]