This week’s small business news roundup starts off with a reminder that throughout March, LegalZoom will be celebrating National Start Your Business Month; there will be weekly sweepstakes on the LegalZoom Facebook page and much more, so be sure to follow along.
In the roundup, we’ll discuss your March small business checklist, Google’s offering of free websites to small businesses in California, and how one company made the most of the leap year with a Facebook sale that netted huge profits.
First two other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Redefining Small: The New York Times shares links to articles on whether corporate taxes will be overhauled and what that could mean for small businesses, the fall of mortgage applications, the Small Business Administration changing the definition of small, and many others.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: March 1: The Street talks about Twitter’s new advertising platform, how South by Southwest (SXSW) is attracting start-ups, and going green in your small business from USA Today’s Rhonda Abrams.
And now the rest:
- Your March Small Business Checklist: Forbes shares a handy list of what small businesses should be doing this month from the S-corporation election deadline to getting ready for tax season.
- Google Offers California Small Businesses Free Websites: The Los Angeles Times reports: “On Thursday the company launched a program called ‘California Get Your Business Online’ that offers small businesses in the Golden State the opportunity to get a free customizable website, as well as access to in-person training on how to build a successful online business.”
- Small Business Makes History in Facebook Leap Year Sale: Not sure about running sales for your Facebook fans? 123 Cheese reduced all its products to $29 for a one-day ‘Leap Year Sale’ on February 29 — and made $50,000 in less than 24 hours.
What’s new in your small business world this week?