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Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 3/1/2013

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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.”

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

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

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March 1st, 2013 at 9:54 am