In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll talk about the new Small Business Innovation Research program, strategies for emerging small businesses, ways to finance an enterprise, and telltale signs a business is in trouble.
First, some other roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: What Would Canada Do?: The New York Times’ small business news roundup, including articles on the the Supercommittee failure (or not), whether inflation will help the economy, and how small business owners really feel about the taxes they pay.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: Nov. 30 from The Street; topics covered include sole proprietors’ sales numbers for Thanksgiving weekend and what the National Retail Foundation is doing to help small business owners.
And now the rest:
- Senate Approves Small Business Innovation Program: The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program “gives small firms the ability to develop and market innovative technology, and create new jobs within the United States” and “was approved by the Senate’s Small Business Committee on March 9 by a vote of 18 – 1.”
- Start Up Strategies from Successful Entrepreneurs: At Business Insider, Cindy Ratzlaff asked “several successful entrepreneurs and small business owners to share either one tip for first year business start ups or one daily habit they’ve incorporated into their lives to provide entrepreneurs with some guidance and inspiration.”
- 7 Ways to Finance a Small Business: Business News Daily gives ideas on how to fund your enterprise, along with advantages and disadvantages of each method described.
- 5 Signs Your Small Business is in Trouble: This article includes warning signs to look out for so you can catch impending financial complications before they do too much damage to your business.
What’s new in your small business world this week?