It’s National Small Business Week. Since 1963, National Small Business
Week has recognized the contributions of entrepreneurs and small
business owners throughout the U.S. This year, TNJ.com got an exclusive interview with small business expert Rick C. Wade, a former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Commerce, to find out the status of small businesses in 2013.
AfricaStrictlyBusiness.com, an independent online portal devoted to
business information, resources, commentary, and transactional
opportunities pertaining to Africa, launched online this month in a
collaboration between the top executives of The Network Journal
There have been some new developments over at the Small Business Administration. The SBA’s budget for 2014 eliminates fees on some of the smallest loans
it offers. This is an effort to get more loans to small-business owners.
SpinMedia announced Thursday that they had purchased the rights to Vibe
magazine and its related websites including Vibe.com and Vibevixen.com.
SpinMedia’s spokesman indicated that they do not plan to continue the
print edition of Vibe. They do plan to continue publishing Vibe