This week’s small business news roundup discusses President Obama’s budget, why some small businesses stay small, the ongoing search for small business credit, a case study on the effective use of social media, and why Pinterest may not be great for your business after all. Let’s go!
First two other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: The Bacon Milkshake: The New York Times shares links to articles on small business owners’ positive outlook for growth and hiring, falling measures of unemployment, tips for creative efficiency, a new press page generator for start-ups, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: Feb. 16: The Street talks about why “Linsanity” is good for small business, the payroll tax cut extension, and how New York City is boosting small business opportunities.
And now the rest:
- Fact Sheet: President Obama’s Budget Expands, Simplifies Small Business Health Care Tax Credits: This is a fact sheet released by the White House explaining how Obama’s budget would affect small businesses.
- Why Some Small Businesses Choose Not to Grow Their Businesses: This article at the International Business Times explains why some entrepreneurs may choose to keep their businesses small — and may give fellow small business owners some factors to think about when moving forward with expansion.
- More small employers are seeking credit — and more are being turned away: The Washington Post reports on a study that found in 2011, 57% of small business owners tried to secure credit (up from 48% the year before), but only 50% were successful (down from 60% in 2010).
- Small businesses use social media to grow: USA Today explains how Smashburger has grown largely through the effective use of social media and how other small businesses can follow their lead.
- Pinterest isn’t for every small business: After last week’s talk of how great Pinterest can be for small businesses, Boston.com’s small business blog gives the other side of the argument about this new social media craze.
What’s new in your small business world this week?