This week’s small business news weekly roundup includes an announcement from the President about National Entrepreneurs’ Day, results from a survey about small business owner confidence in the economy, the new crop of small business owners entering Congress next term, why you should consider creating an app for your small business, and useful information on “hiring” a virtual assistant.
- President Obama Proclaims November 19th National Entrepreneurs’ Day During Global Entrepreneurship Week: “All Americans can play a role in increasing the prevalence and success of new start-ups,” President Obama said in a statement. “Business leaders can mentor a budding entrepreneur who has an original idea and the will to execute, but could benefit from the guidance of an experienced owner or operator.”
- Capital One Bank Releases Results of its National Small Business Barometer Survey: Capital One’s quarterly survey found that small business owners are less optimistic about the economy but their own financial situations have remained stable. Where do you fall on these barometers?
- Meet the New Small Business Owners in Congress: The New York Times reports that 33 new Congress members are small business owners and entrepreneurs; will this mean good things for small business owners outside the Beltway?
- The App and You: Small Business Are Learning to Go Mobile: This article at Business News Daily makes the case that small business owners should be looking at creating an app to increase their mobile presence; there’s also a link to five innovative apps from “entrepreneurial minds.”
- Managing Virtual Assistants for Business Success: Matt About Business writes about oDesk specifically, but the article is full of information to think about regarding virtual assistants generally. Do you use a virtual assistant? Are you considering using one?
What’s new in your small business world this week?