Archives: May 2010

Obama Pushes Small Business Lending Bill

Posted by: John Tozzi on May 25

President Obama asked Congress today to pass a package of small business initiatives, including a plan to bolster small banks' lending with $30 billion. The package also includes $2 billion...

Fed Misses Deadline for Small Biz Credit Card Report

Posted by: John Tozzi on May 25

The credit card reform that Congress passed last year to protect consumers from practices like retroactive interest rate hikes did not cover small business credit cards. The law did direct...

Monday Links

Posted by: John Tozzi on May 24

Monday Links: A Lifeline for ShoreBank

Posted by: John Tozzi on May 17

Wall Street banks including Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley are in talks to help save ShoreBank, a pioneering community lender in Chicago facing closure...

Barney Frank Won't Mess with VCs or Angels

Posted by: Nick Leiber on May 11

Barney Frank was very direct when I pressed him on the myriad restrictions that are being discussed in the Senate bill around angel investing and the discussions about taxing carried...

Tuesday Links: PowerPoint Defenders

Posted by: Nick Leiber on May 11

Writing in his Harvard Business Review blog back in April, David Silverman argued that the main problem with PowerPoint is less about the software itself and more that users overload...

BofA's $5B Small Business Lending Goal Is 6% Boost

Posted by: John Tozzi on May 05

When Bank of America's CEO announced last December that the bank planned to increase lending to small and medium-sized businesses by $5 billion in 2010, the bank didn't say what...

A Note on America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs

Posted by: John Tozzi on May 03

Back in February and March, we asked you to suggest companies for us to profile in our second annual report on America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs. We got nearly 200...

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What's it like to run your own company today? Entrepreneurs face multiple hurdles new and old, from raising capital and managing employees to keeping up with technology and competing in a global marketplace. In this blog, the Small Business channel's John Tozzi and Nick Leiber discuss the news, trends, and ideas that matter to small business owners. Follow them on Twitter @newentrepreneur.

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