Welcome to this week’s small business news roundup! This week we’ll discuss a small business bill that was blocked in the Senate, an online password guide for your biz, how being street wise can help you grow, and signs your biz should be on LinkedIn.
First two other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Managing Millenials: The New York Times links to articles on how many Americans will likely end up paying the health care mandate penalty, tepid job growth according to the monthly unemployment report, a Gen-Xer asking what’s wrong with millenial employees, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: July 12: The Street discusses big banks’ mentoring programs for small biz, the right way to “angel” invest, and the deadline for nominations for the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards (July 15).
And now, the rest!
- Republicans block small-business tax break on procedural vote: The Los Angeles Times reports on legislation that would have given small businesses that made new hires or otherwise increased their payroll a 10% tax break; the bill was blocked, however, by Senate Republicans “after Democrats refused to allow votes on other amendments,” most notably the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250,000.
- An online password guide for small business owners: The Washington Post shares helpful advice regarding password security to keep your business safe from hackers.
- Small businesses find being street wise can help them grow: From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, this article discusses a Small Business Administration-sponsored educational course called StreetWise Steps to Small Business Growth.
- 5 Signs Your Small Business Should Be on LinkedIn: From Mashable, this article can help you decide whether your small biz should be on this growing social network.
What’s new in your small business world this week?