In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll discuss the biggest small business challenges, advice for funding a start-up or other small biz, and how small biz owners are feeling about the economy and gas prices.
First two other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: The Cookiegate Special: The New York Times shares links to articles on the news in housing this week (spoiler alert: it’s not good), Mitt Romney’s Cookiegate “scandal,” a start-up that’s bringing free college courses to the web, how making sleep a priority can make you more effective, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: April 26: The Street talks about why the definition of small business needs to be settled, the importance of viral marketing when targeting young consumers, and how businesses can take advantage of pop-up shops.
And now the rest:
- What’s Your Biggest Small Business Challenge?: Business Insider reports on the results of the eVoice Technology and Your Business Survey, which found that over half of the respondents feel that “covering multiple jobs” is the most difficult part of being an entrepreneur. Do you agree?
- How can I get financing for a small business start-up?: This was a question posed at the CNNMoney Help Desk, and the answer lays out a great framework to follow if you’re looking for small business funding.
- Financing Small Businesses: Do’s and Don’ts: Sticking with the financing theme, this article by Maryam K. Ansari for FindLaw.com has more advice on how you should — and shouldn’t — look to finance your small business.
- Small Business Owners Mixed on Economy, Feeling Pain from Gas Prices: Fox Small Business Center reports: “Small business owners have mixed feelings on the state of the economy, but mostly agree gas prices are the enemy, according to a new survey by Manta.”
What’s new in your small business world this week?