This week’s small business news roundup discusses what small business owners had to say about President Obama’s State of the Union address, how campaign spending affect small businesses, a guide to small business survival, the growing appreciation of technology and apps by small business owners, and how to choose a mobile carrier for your small business. Let’s go!
First two other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Gross National Happiness: The New York Times recaps Obama’s rejection of the Keystone pipeline, a rise in builder confidence, SOPA/PIPA backlash, why some major brands are embracing Instagram, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: Jan. 26: The Street talks about the success of fast food restaurants in a struggling economy, the FTC’s new Business Opportunity Rule, and how to be a part-time entrepreneur.
And now the rest:
- Small business leaders offer mixed reviews of State of the Union: The Washington Post reports on various opinions of small business leaders on what the President did and did not say in the State of the Union address this past week.
- Why campaign spending rules hurt small business: This article at CNN.com by David Brodwin discusses the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, finding that money is speech and that such “speech” by corporations and other groups can’t be limited by restrictions on spending during elections.
- A Guide to Small Business Survival: Small Business Trends has a great list of links that covers basic resources, marketing tools, soul searching and decision making, and networking and branding. To be bookmarked!
- Survey Finds Small Businesses Warming Up to Technology, Apps: Fox Small Business reports that a recent survey found 38% of small business decision makers are using smartphones or tablets, and 41% are interested in using apps. Has your small business embraced technology?
- How to Choose a Mobile Carrier for Your Small Business: PC Advisor shares tips on how you can get the best plan for your enterprise. The article is geared toward UK readers, but much of the advice can be applied Stateside as well.
What’s new in your small business world this week?