SBA Expands Emerging 200 Initiative, New Labor Secretary to Hit The Ground Running

Government and Economy SBA Expands Emerging 200 Initiative to 15 Cities as First Group of Executives Complete Innovative New Program The U.S. Small Business Administration’s innovative Emerging 200 initiative will be expanded in the spring of 2009 to include five new cities – Detroit, Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville, and Portland, Ore. – SBA Acting Administrator Sandy K. Baruah announced today. New Action by Treasury and Federal Reserve Will Support Small Business Lending Late last week, the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve announced important details on how the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) wi... [Read Full Article]


Tis The Season for Some Phishing

The Holiday Season is upon us, and along with the numerous Santa's Helpers, elves, candy canes, decorated Christmas trees, lawn ornaments, sales, wrapping papers and horrific fruitcakes comes a rush of fraud and theft as computer-toting criminals try to secure a little holiday cheer by stealing yours. So, to keep you and your hard-earned money together just a little longer—there is no defense against a doe-eyed three-year old so forget it—we are take a little phishing trip. Phishing Without a Rod and Reel What got me on this topic today was an e-mail I received this morning (working URLs have been altered for your protection). It read: Secure Message Center Account: Capital One® credit card Date: 11/28/2008 We'd like to inform you that your secure mailbox has 1 new message. Please visit ... [Read Full Article]