In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll discuss the small biz tax cut measures that aren’t likely to make it out of the Senate, the value of failure, potentially misleading small business indicators, and small biz lessons from Mad Men.
First two other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Raising Caine: The New York Times shares links to articles on the Instagram sale to Facebook, a dip in small biz confidence, the plunge in the use of gas, lessons to be learned from a 9-year-old who built an arcade, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: April 18: The Street talks about the battle over the “Buffet rule,” the importance of being unreasonable, and a new program encouraging firefighters and police officers to franchise.
And now the rest:
- House Republicans send doomed small business tax cut bill to the Senate: The Washington Post reports on the bill that would cut small business taxes but that has little hope of passing in the Senate or getting President Obama’s signature.
- Small Business Strategies: Fail smart on the road to success: Rhonda Abrams at USA Today offers advice on why failing — and learning from failure — can be the key to many entrepreneurs’ success.
- 10 Economic Indicators That Mislead Small Businesses: This article by Gene Marks at The Huffington Post explains how markers like the GDP, home sales, and weekly unemployment claims may be misleading for small business owners.
- 5 Small Business Lessons from Mad Men: From Business Insider, a fun article on what you can learn about running a business from the television show Mad Men.
What’s new in your small business world this week?