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  • Nine out of every ten firms in the United States is a microbusiness - who knew?!And, microbusinesses are one of the fastest growing and best positioned business groups to ride the current economic storm. Read Dawn Rivers Baker’s excellent article on 5 Key Microbusiness Trends for 2009 for...
    March 05, 2009 - 29 comments
  • In the first blog post for In the Loop, I mentioned that the Business.gov team was looking for input from the Business.gov Community on ways to expand the home-based business and self-employed business sections of the site. We asked for feedback and while we did not receive many posts in the blog...
    March 04, 2009 - 0 comments
  • The most common question asked by small business owners is how to get a business loan or grant from the government. In fact, one third of all visitors to Business.gov are looking for financial assistance.The current economic conditions have changed the nature of these questions from how to get...
    March 03, 2009 - 16 comments
  • Over the coming years the business of 'going green' is likely to be more attractive than ever to the small business owner. Green is already a significant trend in the corporate world where more and more large enterprises are 'greening' their businesses through a variety of practices from...
    March 03, 2009 - 21 comments
  • While perusing through the Small business Watchdog blog this morning, I came across this post on a delay for the new Form I-9 rule. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office announced that recent changes to the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) have been delayed for a...
    February 24, 2009 - 0 comments
  • Tax season is upon us and it doesn't get any easier for the small business owner. In fact, tax preparation is one of the hardest parts about being your own boss. Aside from swallowing the bitter pill of confronting how much social security and self employment tax you may owe, small...
    February 20, 2009 - 3 comments
  • The Small Business Resource Guide formerly a CD-ROM is now available exclusively online. Designed to equip small business owners with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully start and manage a business, IRS has ensured the Small Business Resource Guide 2009 Web site offers the same...
    February 19, 2009 - 0 comments
  • As you prepare to file your small business tax return, you'll need to be aware of several new tax laws that went into effect in 2008. What I've summarized below is limited to the major changes as they pertain to small business interests, if you need information about new tax law and...
    February 16, 2009 - 35 comments
  • Have you ever wanted updates on business news, events and current issues from across federal and state government? Have you visited the business.gov website only to wonder what's new and when more pages would appear? With all the other blogs out that give advice about small business for...
    February 10, 2009 - 3 comments

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