Lending to Small Business up 18% in 2011

By Andrew Chow at FindLaw.com Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:06pm EST In a possible sign of economic recovery, small-business lending hit a four-year high in November, a new report shows. At the same time, the number of small-business loans in…

The U.S. Senate ties up loose ends

The U.S. Senate ties up loose ends. One of the things I couldn’t tell you about when it happened has to do with my friend, Dr. Winslow Sargeant (who is not Kellen Winslow and has never played for the San Diego Chargers), Chief Counsel of…

Small Business GDP: Update 2002-2010

U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) is the market value of the goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States. This research takes each component of private nonfarm GDP and estimates the proportions produced by…

Postponed — See Dec 28 Entry

(Was: Deadline Looms for Posting Employee Rights per National Labor Relations Act) As of January 31, 2012, most private sector employers must post a notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act at their worksites. The…

Invention Is the Mother of Economic Growth

 Invention Is the Mother of Economic Growth: Nathan Myhrvold By Nathan Myhrvold - Dec 19, 2011 One reason “dismal science” aptly describes economics is that it so often winds up in a zero-sum trade-off of diminishing returns. That gets…

Mentors give business owners a boost

DE KALB (IL) DAILY CHRONICLE -- Mentors give business owners a boost By NICOLE WESKERNA - nweskerna@shawmedia.com Created: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 5:30 a.m. CST  SYCAMORE – If it weren’t for a group of business-minded volunteers,…