This week’s small business news includes President Obama’s plans to help small businesses, the SBA’s new woman-owned business program that goes into effect today, and entrepreneurial classes through Goldman Sachs. You can also read about the benefits and risks of buying an iPad for your small business and what not to do in social media. Here we go!
- Obama plans to give small business a boost: The Los Angeles Times writes, “Small businesses will get some continued tax breaks under the proposed budget that President Obama is planning to submit this month, the White House said. Also unveiled was a private-public initiative, led by AOL co-founder Steve Case, to help find funding for and otherwise support small business.”
- SBA expects first contracts in new woman-owned business program by summer: The Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program goes into effect today, so be sure to head over to the SBA website for final regulations. The Obama Administration has “identified 83 industries in which women are eligible for federal contract assistance under the new program.”
- Goldman Sachs’ Entrepreneurial Classes May Be Good News for Small Business Owners: Ten-week classes held by Goldman Sachs to help aspiring small business owners learn to raise capital among other things have been getting good marks from graduates — even from those who have already gone to business school.
- Do You Need an iPad for Your Small Business?: If you’ve been considering getting an iPad for your small business needs, this article may be able to help you decide with its lists of pros and cons.
- 4 Biggest Mistakes Small Businesses Make with Social Media: Robbin Phillips, “Courageous President” of Brains on Fire shares what she believes are the areas in which small businesses can go wrong when using social media.
What’s new in your small business world this week?