This week’s small business news weekly roundup has a discussion on the role of the Small Business Administration in the economic recovery, an announcement of a new Google service aimed to help small businesses, a list of reasons why you should start your small business right now, and of course a little something on social media since we know you always enjoy picking up a few more tips on how you can market your business online. Here we go!
- Can the Small Business Administration Help Fix the Economy?: The Los Angeles Times asks this question as the SBA takes on an increasingly more public role than ever. Marie Johns, deputy administrator, wants to know what small business owners think of the SBA’s efforts so far in encouraging economic recovery and what else it can do to help you expand and hire more employees.
- Google Boost Helping the Small Business Owner: A new service called “Boost” is aimed to help small business owners who use Google Places create and maintain Adwords accounts right from their Places dashboard. Boost is currently only available in San Francisco, Chicago, and Houston (and perhaps a few others), but it’s expected to expand. Have you claimed your place on Places, by the way?
- Why You Should Hurry Up and Start a Small Business Already: Entrepreneur.com offers up a great list of reasons why you should get moving on your winning small business idea, and why you should start immediately. Perhaps not surprisingly, most of the reasons are tax-related.
- Small Business Trends: Social Media Secrets: This is a great round-up of social media tips that can help in various areas of business from ROI and Sales to Self-Development and e-Commerce. There’s lots of interesting reading there, so be sure to bookmark if you don’t have time to read through all of the links now.
What’s new in your small business world this week?