First, we want to remind you that May is National Small Business Month as well as National Inventors Month; for the latter, LegalZoom is celebrating innovation with a discount! Make your ideas a reality and save money doing it. Enter code INVENT at checkout: http://zoo.mn/invent2012.
Now, in this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll discuss what President Obama and Mitt Romney think about small business taxes, how the cloud can help your small biz, why land protection is good for small biz, and a quick guide to getting started on Pinterest.
First two other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Twenty-Five Signs: The New York Times shares links to articles on the latest on the European financial crisis, the highest level of job openings since 2008, how to grow your business in a stagnant economy, women entrepreneurs literally married to their co-founders, how to start a business with a hundred bucks, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: May 17: The Street talks about whether running a business is more stressful than having kids, the first frozen yogurt food truck from TCBY, and businesses that you’d only need $500 to start.
And now the rest:
- Where President Obama and Mitt Romney Stand on Lowering Small Business Taxes: The Washington Post relays information from an AP report on what the two men vying for the presidency believe is the best course of action regarding small biz taxes.
- Cloud-based solutions that work for small businesses: Here are a few examples as to how your business can use cloud-based services to your advantage, from customer relationship management to file sharing.
- Survey: Small Businesses Believe Protection of Lands is ‘Good for Business’: From ThinkProgress: “A new survey conducted for the Small Business Majority finds that 63 percent of small business owners in Colorado say access to protected public lands and outdoor spaces is a major part of why they set up operations in the state.”
- Small Business Pinterest Guide: Since some controversy over Pinterest over the past several months, it seems businesses are again taking a look at how the social media site can help biz. Business Insider offers this quick guide.
What’s new in your small business world this week?