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  • LSU reactivates Small Business Development Center

    September 25, 2013 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will once again host a Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the university. Beginning October 1, the center will be housed within the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. The previous development center at LSU was opearted... more »
  • LSU develops program for small farms

    July 4, 2013 9:11 AM

    ST. JOSEPH- The LSU AgCenter is creating a program to help small farms market their products effectively. John Barnett, a former county agent and regional director for the AgCenter, has been named extension family farm specialist for the project. Barnett said he is ramping up the program now and hopes... more »
  • Control towers at small airports to stay open

    May 10, 2013 2:28 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Transportation Departments says 149 control towers at small airports that were set to close will remain open at least through Sept. 30. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has determined there is enough extra money, under a bill passed by Congress last month, to keep the towers open through the... more »
  • Small plane crashes at S. Fla. parking lot; 3 die

    March 15, 2013 5:10 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A small plane crashed into a parking lot near a South Florida airport, killing all three people onboard and burning about a dozen cars. Fort Lauderdale fire officials said no one on the ground was hurt in the Friday afternoon crash near that city's executive airport.... more »
  • Small jet crash kills 5 in eastern Georgia

    February 21, 2013 8:55 AM

    THOMSON, Ga.- The National Transportation Safety Board says in a statement that a small jet "overran" a runway during its landing and crashed into a wooded area in eastern Georgia. Authorities say five people died in the crash shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and two others were taken to a... more »
  • Small businesses cash in on last minute shoppers

    December 21, 2012 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Small, locally owned stores are getting their piece of the pie when it comes to last minute shoppers. "It's the last minute people rushing it, it's our second black Friday," says Lindsay Schaefer. Schaefer, a sales associate at FeBe, says her store is cashing in on... more »
  • Obama tax plan no small deal to small businesses

    December 10, 2012 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congressional budget experts say President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on top earners will have only a small impact on the economy. Don't tell that to the 940,000 small business owners who will pay more. All together, they will account for more than half the $1.3 trillion... more »
  • Obama: I've cut taxes for small business 18 times

    September 10, 2012 12:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says his administration has cut taxes on small business 18 times over the past four years. In an interview broadcast Monday on WPYO-FM in Orlando, Fla., the president says the Small Business Administration has expanded its lending capacity and lowered fees during the recent recession.... more »
  • Small biz: questions, waiting after health ruling

    June 28, 2012 5:28 PM

    NEW YORK - A big worry for small businesses who were against the Obama administration's health care law was that it would increase their costs. But now that the Supreme Court has upheld it, some small companies could opt to go a route that will save them thousands of dollars... more »
  • Obama signs small business legislation

    April 5, 2012 3:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed legislation that will help small businesses and make it easier for startups to raise capital. Obama says it's a "potential game-changer" for American entrepreneurs hoping to build and sell the next big thing. The legislation had bipartisan support, with backers saying it would... more »
  • Small business owners seek opportunities at summit

    October 28, 2010 1:06 PM

    Small business owners filled the Baton Rouge River Center today to find out how they could take advantage of new tax cuts and other measures that were recently signed into law. Speakers at the Baton Rouge Small Business Summit included Senator Mary Landrieu, the chair of the Senate Small Business... more »
  • Credit, small business bill sent to President's desk

    September 23, 2010 2:15 PM

    Democrats controlling Congress are sending President Barack Obama a long-delayed bill to help struggling small businesses with easier credit and give them other incentives to expand and to hire new workers. The legislation passed by a 237-187 vote that split along party lines. It establishes a $30 billion government fund... more »
  • SBA provides loans for La flooding victims

    September 14, 2010 7:02 AM

    Small businesses in four north Louisiana parishes are eligible for economic injury disaster loans from the SBA as a result of flooding that happened in Mississippi earlier this year. SBA officials say the parishes - Concordia, East Carroll, Madison and Tensas - are eligible because they're contiguous with one or... more »
  • SBA says it's ready to handle next disaster

    August 24, 2010 10:39 AM

    The federal Small Business Administration says over the past five years it has upgraded technology and streamlined the entire loan process to improve how it helps disaster victims. But questions linger about whether the agency is prepared to handle storms on the scale of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which caused... more »
  • BP comment about "small people" causes anger

    June 16, 2010 3:02 PM

    The comment from BP's chairman that the oil giant cares about "the small people" has received an icy reception from residents along the Gulf Coast. BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg told reporters in Washington on Wednesday: "I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are greedy companies or don't care,... more »

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