Here’s our weekly link roundup of small business buzz, musings and muchness. A curation of the best small business talk around the web.
“NYC startups share their biggest mistakes and what they’ve learned in launching their own businesses.” (Fox Business)
“Health care costs is one of the top concerns this National Small Business Week. Small businesses are least likely to offer coverage because of the significant cost issues. With that comes the policy issues that affect cost and coverage. The [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] is the most important and influential thing affecting the cost.” (Fox Business)
“The investment sector may soon get more crowded. The passage of the federal Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act earlier this spring will allow entrepreneurs to solicit investments from ordinary people in exchange for a slice of the payout should the company happen to strike it big. Federal regulators are in the process of crafting guidelines that aim to protect unwitting investors from scams while fulfilling the legislation’s primary goal of giving entrepreneurs greater access to capital.” (The Washington Post)
“When entrepreneurs come to me with that “million dollar idea,” I have to tell them that an idea alone is really worth nothing. It’s all about the execution, and investors invest in the people who can execute, or even better, have a history of successful execution.” (Forbes)
“The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) loves to wrap itself in the flag of neighborhood Mom and Pop shops when it lobbies on Capitol Hill, but many small business owners maintain the NFIB’s agenda doesn’t address their priorities, and say the lobbying group even fights against policies that small businesses need.” (The Huffington Post)