Contracting Boom Could Fizzle Out (Washington Post)
The recent surge in the Washington area’s defense-contracting workforce would begin to ebb under Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’s latest budget proposal as the Pentagon moves to replace legions of private workers with full-time civil servants.
Communities print their own currency to keep cash flowing (USA Today)
The systems generally work like this: Businesses and individuals form a network to print currency. Shoppers buy it at a discount — say, 95 cents for $1 value — and spend the full value at stores that accept the currency.
Making Payroll: How To Handle Bankruptcy (Slate)
The first thing to keep in mind if a business relation goes out of business is that there are a lot of different ways it can happen. A small business might simply close its doors; in that case, if you are owed money, you’ll have to file your own court action against the business and its owner.
Businesses to Benefit From Energy Tax Breaks (WSJ)
Most of what the economic-stimulus plan offers small businesses in terms of energy incentives will eventually trickle down from state and local governments.
Yes, You Can Start a Restaurant in a Down Economy (Entrepreneur)
In an industry so unforgiving, what’s the recipe for starting a restaurant in a recession?