Welcome to this week’s small business news weekly roundup!
In this week’s roundup, we’ll discuss the best and worst states for small business, small biz owners’ feelings on immigration regarding a road map to citizenship, how to build an e-commerce site for your small biz, and some time management tips for handling social media.
First, here are some other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: The Silly Money Ratio: The New York Times shares links to articles on what “bizspeak” should be outlawed, the silly money ratio’s highest level since 2007, what entrepreneurs can learn from Coca-Cola, why your business should consider solar power, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: April 3: From The Street, links to articles on the $1.5 million boost in lending by banks receiving capital through the Small Business Lending Fund, half of small business owners looking to invest this quarter, and Kabbage’s closing of a $75 million debt facility.
- Small Business Must-Reads: Monday, April 1: From The Wall Street Journal, links to articles on a study showing women-owned companies are less likely to be approved for a small business loan, a teen landscaper’s “thriving ‘weed’ franchise,” and more.
And now, the rest!
- The most small business-friendly places in the US: The Globe and Mail has a nice summary of a recent survey carried out by Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation that uncovered which are the best and worst states for small biz in the United States. Where did your state end up? Do you agree?
- Road map to citizenship has support among small business owners: The Los Angeles Times reports on a poll by the Main Street Alliance and American Sustainable Business Council, which found that 67% of small business owners support a road map to citizenship for immigrants currently living and working in the US.
- Five Steps to Building an E-Commerce Site for Your Small Business: The Better Business Bureau shares these tips on how you can get an online store up and running.
- 10 Social Media Time Management Tips for Small Business: Forbes helps you get a grasp on how much time you’re putting into social media — and making the most of those minutes.
What’s new in your small business world this week?