Small Business Loan Problems and the New Barter System

  Government and Economy The Stimulus Bill: Small Business Tax Provisions Experts explain how the new law will provide tax relief to small companies. BusinessWeek.com Problems With Small Business Loans The erosion of small business lending is threatening the recovery of the US economy, and will load banks with greater losses over the next year. Wall Street Journal Making It In America [Read Full Article]


Follow the Money: How the Stimulus Will Flow

  Government and Economy How Stimulus Money Will Flow Obama's plan relies heavily on states to dole out the dollars. That could slow and complicate some of the spending. BusinessWeek Traders Revolt: CNBC Host Mocks Obama Economic Plans In this video, CNBC's Rick Santelli and traders on the floor of the CBOE express outrage over the notion they may have to pay their neighbor's mortgage, with Jason Roney of Sharmac Capital. CNBC.com Obama to Mayors: Do Not to Waste Stimulus MoneyPresident Obama says he will call out any local gov... [Read Full Article]


SBA Issues Scam Alert for All Small Businesses

  Government and Economy SBA Warns of Fraudulent Attempts to Obtain Bank Account Information from Small Businesses The US Small Business Administration has issued a scam alert today to small businesses, warning them not to respond to letters falsely claiming to have been sent by the SBA asking for bank account information in order to qualify them for federal tax rebates. US Small Business Administration [Read Full Article]


Small Business Indicators Fall, Small Lenders Take a Fresh Look at SBA Loans

  Government and Economy Small Business Indicators Fall with Employment A monthly index of key small business indicators fell in January to its second-lowest level in 35 years. Washington Business Journal Small Lenders Taking a Fresh Look at SBA Loans Small community banks may have once considered SBA loans too cumbersome, but now they are becoming SBA lenders in advance of economic stimulus incentives and that could open new financing for entrepreneurs. The Arizona Republic [Read Full Article]


Small Business Speaks: Tax Cuts Are Better Than TARP

  Government and Economy Survey: Entrepreneurs Prefer Tax Cuts to TARP According to a survey released by online payroll company SurePayroll, Many small business owners believe that tax cuts would be better than spending more money on the Treasury's Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). Obama Preparing to Sign Stimulus Bill While not ruling out a second economic stimulus plan, President Obama flew to Denver to sign into law his $787 billion economic stimulus plan, which he promises will spur consumer spending and create millions of jobs. Management and Financial Issues [Read Full Article]