Since taking the helm of the Small Business Administration last April,
businesswoman Karen Mills has drawn praise for aggressive moves to try
to boost lending to small firms amid a deep economic downturn.
Credit-card issuers are going to have to play by a whole new set of
rules that take effect Monday and are considered consumer-friendly —
but will also cut into some of their traditional sources of revenue.
Do you dream of just chucking the corporate rat race and becoming your own boss? Many workers have chosen that option after joining the ranks of the millions who have lost their jobs in the recession. While there's a certain amount of freedom at being
your own boss, there's also the realization that you now wear two hats
— employer and employee.