Welcome to this week’s small business news weekly roundup!
All month long at LegalZoom we’ll be celebrating National Start Your Business Month with tips, info, offers, and prizes for those with established businesses and for those who are ready to take the leap and bring their dream to life.
Another exciting development this week was the publication of the survey conducted by LegalZoom and the Kauffmann Foundation regarding the challenges facing today’s entrepreneurs. Here’s a taste: “Perhaps the most interesting finding is that 60 percent of entrepreneurs in the sample spent more than six months working on their business idea before forming their entity.”
In the rest of this week’s roundup, we’ll discuss how the sequester is already affecting small businesses, why it’s important to the larger economy for small businesses to succeed, and 30 ways to make your small biz irresistible to the media.
Here are some other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: The Clock is Ticking: The New York Times shares links to articles on the Nasdaq hitting pre-recession levels, workplaces offering electric car charging for employees, why an increase in the minimum wage could be a huge boon to small businesses, the advantages of being an internationally focused small or medium size enterprise, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: Feb. 28: The Street links to articles about gun sellers finding new outlets to list weapons, Citigroup’s $9.6 million in loans to small businesses in 2012, and how lower Manhattan is returning back to normal after Hurricane Sandy.
- Small Business Must-Reads: Thursday, Feb. 28: From The Wall Street Journal, links to articles on more businesses adopting mobile payment tools, the emergence of WePay, a shout-out to the LegalZoom/Kauffmann Foundation survey mentioned above, and more.
And now, the rest!
- Sequester Cuts Already Hurting Small Businesses: From CBS News, “Karen Mills, outgoing head of the Small Business Administration, recently that many small businesses have been hit as the Defense Department and other government agencies pared spending in anticipation of the cuts.”
- What’s Good for Small Business Is Good for the World: From Forbes, results of a recent poll asking small biz owners about the likelihood of another recession as well as their initial indications of business growth for the new year.
- 30 Ways to Make Yourself and Yourself Irresistible to the Media: This is the second in a two-part series by Penny C. Sansevieri, CEO of Marketing Experts, Inc. and an adjunct instructor at NYU.
What’s new in your small business world this week?