In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll discuss Intuit’s dropping of two business apps and what you need to do to save your data, who needs a small business loan, small business friendly banks, why you should consider using cloud services, and some inspiration for trying to win government contracts. Let’s go!
- Intuit Drops Two Small Business Applications, Frustrating Some Users: Intuit recently announced that “QuickBooks Time Tracker and Time and Billing will go out of service Dec. 1.” If you’re using either of these, you should download your data before then because the information won’t be available thereafter.
- Who Needs a Small Business Loan?: This is a great collection of articles from Small Business Trends on topics including finance, policy, and international news. There are also opinion pieces on how Occupy Wall Street could help your small business and whether small business can help your property values.
- Which Banks Are Most Small Business Friendly?: While we’re on the subject of loans, check out this piece from the San Diego Union Tribune about the most small business friendly banks. Great easy-to-follow chart.
- Six Reasons to Use Cloud Services for Small Business: If you’re not operating your business “from outside the corporate firewall,” this article may convince you it’s time to look into the idea. Savings on infrastructure, setup and management, and utility costs are just half of the reasons you might consider entering the cloud.
- Winning Government Contracts: Three Entrepreneurs Show What It Takes to Thrive: This is a press release about the honorees at the “Grow Your Business Through Government Contracting” event in Dallas. Check out some inspiring stories and maybe pick up some ideas for your business along the way.
What’s new in your small business world this week?