Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Reorganizing Your Small Business Using Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Are you a sole proprietor, a single-member LLC, or a married couple in a partnership? You might be surprised to learn that you can reorganize both business and personal debt, get protection from collection efforts, repossessions, foreclosures, and lawsuits, and get personal and business debt discharged by filing one individual

Obama’s TARP to rescue small businesses in trouble?

Obama’s TARP to rescue small businesses in trouble?

The big honchos got their billions in bail out loan money from President Obama’s Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP over the last 12 months. It looks like the President is now setting his sights to doing the same for small businesses in trouble. Hopefully, his proposal gets congressional nod

Troubled companies for sale

Troubled companies for sale

The last few months have seen a spate of small business getting gobbled up by larger companies at bargain basement prices. Just last month, BusinessWeek got sold to Bloomingdale for a mere $5 million. California’s oldest bookstore, Vroman’s both an independent local bookstore bought Book Soup. In both instances, getting

Retraining the Unemployed

Retraining the Unemployed

With the last few months seeing an upsurge in the unemployment rate, it may be a good time to think about the vast number of employable people out there who could very well fill in what you need, given the right training. The Chicago Tribune reports that a local company,

Allowing small businesses to become big business

Allowing small businesses to become big business

If you do, you can no longer avail of some incentives like availing loans from the Small Business Administration.  Well, cheer up, SBA is proposing to increase the size limits it had earlier defined for small businesses since 1984.  That means small companies that have grown bigger can remain qualified

Recognizing outstanding small businesses

Recognizing outstanding small businesses

Anything that can help businesses to flourish in the current economic downturn is welcome. Small businesses need all the government encouragement and the Small Business Administration is accepting nominees for the national Small Business Week Awards that is held annually. There’s a Small Business Person of the Year to be

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Reorganizing Your Small Business Using Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Are you a sole proprietor, a single-member LLC, or a married couple in a partnership? You might be surprised to learn that you can reorganize both business and personal debt, get protection from collection efforts, repossessions, foreclosures, and lawsuits, and get personal and business debt discharged by filing one individual

Obama’s TARP to rescue small businesses in trouble?

Obama’s TARP to rescue small businesses in trouble?

The big honchos got their billions in bail out loan money from President Obama’s Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP over the last 12 months. It looks like the President is now setting his sights to doing the same for small businesses in trouble. Hopefully, his proposal gets congressional nod

Troubled companies for sale

Troubled companies for sale

The last few months have seen a spate of small business getting gobbled up by larger companies at bargain basement prices. Just last month, BusinessWeek got sold to Bloomingdale for a mere $5 million. California’s oldest bookstore, Vroman’s both an independent local bookstore bought Book Soup. In both instances, getting

Retraining the Unemployed

Retraining the Unemployed

With the last few months seeing an upsurge in the unemployment rate, it may be a good time to think about the vast number of employable people out there who could very well fill in what you need, given the right training. The Chicago Tribune reports that a local company,

Allowing small businesses to become big business

Allowing small businesses to become big business

If you do, you can no longer avail of some incentives like availing loans from the Small Business Administration.  Well, cheer up, SBA is proposing to increase the size limits it had earlier defined for small businesses since 1984.  That means small companies that have grown bigger can remain qualified

Recognizing outstanding small businesses

Recognizing outstanding small businesses

Anything that can help businesses to flourish in the current economic downturn is welcome. Small businesses need all the government encouragement and the Small Business Administration is accepting nominees for the national Small Business Week Awards that is held annually. There’s a Small Business Person of the Year to be