Welcome to this week’s small business news weekly roundup!
In this week’s roundup, we’ll discuss what you need to know about President Obama’s budget, the March small business optimism index, perks your small biz can afford to help keep your employees happy, and what small biz scams to avoid.
First, here are two other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Not Again!: The New York Times shares links to articles on 16 big bubbles about to burst, a new smart drug especially popular among entrepreneurs, the 10 fastest growing industries for small businesses, an infographic that shows the true cost of poor customer service, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: April 9: From The Street, links to articles on a jump in franchise lending, what’s hot in the Silicon Valley, and a stalling of small business growth.
And now, the rest!
- Here’s everything small business owners need to know about Obama’s new budget: From The Washington Post, a guide to the “primary components of the budget and what it would mean for small businesses.”
- U.S. March Small Business Optimism Index: Summary: From Bloomberg, a look at a table compiled from the March small business optimism index, which fell slightly from February.
- 10 Perks Your Small Business Can Afford: From Inc. and Time, some ideas on what you can offer your employees to keep them happy, engaged, and high-performing — all on a budget.
- Watch out for these small business scams: While there are a lot of legitimate opportunities out there for you to expand your business’s reach, here are some you should check out very carefully before getting involved.
What’s new in your small business world this week?