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Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 2/3/12

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This week’s small business news roundup discusses small business confidence hitting a three-year high, Citibank’s new lending approaches for small business, what SMBs can learn from Facebook’s IPO, early numbers on 2012 hiring, and tips for building a winning team. Let’s go!

First two other great roundups:

  • This Week in Small Business: A Twitter Lesson: The New York Times links to articles on the presidential race, MBA employment figures, American Express’ successful Facebook campaign, what vintage ads can teach about e-mail marketing design, and much more.

And now the rest:

  • Citibank Tries a New Approach to Small-Business Lending: The New York Times reports on the news that “Citigroup, the parent of Citibank, will participate in a novel program to steer capital to small businesses that have an especially hard time getting it: those located in economically distressed areas.”
  • Facebook IPO: Lessons for Small Businesses: What can FB’s initial public offering worth $5 billion teach small businesses? This article at Gaebler goes through the risks that are “just as relevant to SMBs as they are to the world’s largest online social network.”
  • 2012 Small Business Hiring Starts Slow: Inc. shares findings from the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard that “month-over-month hiring fell 0.2 percent and paychecks stayed flat nationwide.”

As always, you can keep up with the latest small business news by following @LegalZoomon Twitter and LegalZoom on Facebook.

What’s new in your small business world this week?

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February 3rd, 2012 at 9:37 am

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