In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll talk about the American Jobs Act, making sure your small business functions in all kinds of weather, free Internet security for small businesses, and how you can steal customers from your much larger competitors. Let’s go!
Without a doubt the hottest topic in small and large business circles this week was the American Jobs Act, introduced by President Obama last Thursday. What follows is a collection of some of the commentaries on the proposed legislation, but as always, your comments are welcome too!
- Is the American Jobs Act the Right Course for Small Business Growth? (Small Business Trends);
- Small Businesses Lukewarm on Obama Jobs Plan (Business News Daily);
- Small Business Majority Backs American Jobs Act (press release from CEO of Small Business Majority via The White House);
- The Most Overlooked (and Important) Proposal in Obama’s Jobs Plan (Time’s Moneyland).
- Can Your Business Survive a Flood? (Inc.) and How to Keep Your Small Business Productive When a Heat Wave Hits (Business Insider): Extreme weather can cause extreme problems in any business, but these articles give great advice on how you can be as prepared as possible.
- Free Internet Security for Small Businesses: Eric Geier at PCWorld discusses several free options for small businesses who are looking to save some money but still want to make sure their data and computer systems are safe. Not only do you get information about the services, you also get tips on how to get up and running with them. Great article.
- 6 Ways Your Small Business Can Steal Customers from Big Brands: Many entrepreneurs dream of taking over their much larger, much more heavily financed competition. Small Biz Trends offers up six ways you can make that a reality, and perhaps not surprisingly, a lot of them go right to the basics of running a solid business, i.e., caring about and taking care of your customers.
What’s new in your small business world this week?