Reuters: Small Business News Reuters Mobile is your source for breaking news, business, financial and investing news, including market data giving you access to the information you need - any time, anywhere. Reuters is the leading global provider of news, financial information and technology solutions to the world's media, financial institutions, businesses and individuals. Copyright 2008 Reuters en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:57:40 -0400 5 /resources/images/mobile/small/logo.png 120 35 Reuters: Small Business News BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley (Reuters) - The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. Instead, there are hot sports cars in the streets and new companies filling the refurbished office buildings. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:42:30 -0400 Airbnb asks New York to change law it says costs $21 million in lost taxes SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb, the start-up accommodation service that investors value at billions of dollars, called on the state of New York to change a law it says is preventing it from collecting $21 million in taxes each year from its hosts. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:54:51 -0400 U.S. small business borrowing slows in February WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small businesses borrowing hit a five month low in February, in the latest indication of slower economic growth in the first quarter after an unusually harsh winter. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:53:20 -0400 Lloyds to grow SME lending by 1 billion pounds in 2014 LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Bank (<a class="lnkart" href="/quoteSearchResults?symbol=LLOY.L">LLOY.L</a>) said it will grow its lending to small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) by a further 1 billion pounds this year, seeing stronger growth prospects for smaller businesses as Britain's economic recovery takes hold. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 08:36:18 -0400 'The Walking Dead' game maker raises $6 million in funding round HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish start-up Next Games has raised $6 million in funding in the latest of several venture capital investments in the Nordic country's booming mobile games industry, the company said on Wednesday. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 06:44:58 -0400 U.S. small businesses notch year-on-year increase in borrowing (Reuters) - U.S. small businesses borrowed more money in January than they did a year earlier, signaling continued growth in the economy despite a spate of cold weather that has been blamed for weakness in many other indicators of activity. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:17:35 -0500 Small-firm lawyer takes on Wall Street and wins, twice WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Before attorney David Wasinger decided to take on two of the biggest global banks in federal court in New York, he had visited the city just twice: once when he was 6, and the second time on a tour bus with his children. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:54:09 -0500 Exclusive: Bebe stores hires adviser for potential sale - sources (Reuters) - Contemporary women's retailer Bebe Stores Inc (<a class="lnkart" href="/quoteSearchResults?symbol=BEBE.O">BEBE.O</a>) is exploring a potential sale and is reaching out to private equity firms, according to people familiar with the matter on Friday. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:20:33 -0500 Exclusive: At hip Skechers, activist wants shakeup of stodgy board BOSTON (Reuters) - Footwear maker Skechers USA Inc (<a class="lnkart" href="/quoteSearchResults?symbol=SKX.N">SKX.N</a>) cultivates a hip and diverse image, but its all-male board of directors is insular and needs a "complete and immediate overhaul" to avoid potential missteps, according to shareholder CtW Investment Group. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:16:04 -0500 'ChewBacca' hackers targeted retailers in 11 countries: RSA BOSTON (Reuters) - A cyber criminal ring targeting small retailers in 11 countries stole data on 49,000 payment cards using a malicious software known as "ChewBacca" before the operation was shut down, according to a cyber research firm. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:08:05 -0500 Men's Wearhouse stitches up deal to buy Jos. A. Bank (Reuters) - Men's Wearhouse Inc said it would acquire rival Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc for about $1.8 billion, ending a five-month saga that started with Jos. A. Bank offering to buy its larger menswear rival. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:12:14 -0400 Exclusive: Mining industry rushing to raise investment, Reuters survey shows TORONTO (Reuters) - A trickle of new investment into global miners has created a tidal wave of interest among hundreds of small mineral explorers desperate for cash, a Reuters survey shows, setting the stage for a competition to raise funds that some are sure to lose. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:08:58 -0500 'I quit, Ted!' - New York woman ditches job in Super Bowl ad NEW YORK (Reuters) - GoDaddy, the company that provides website domain names, took a page from reality TV on Sunday night, and aired a commercial in which a 36-year old engineer quit her job in front of more than 100 million viewers tuning into the Super Bowl. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 23:55:13 -0500 Online lender settles New York lawsuit amid crackdown on massive 'payday' loans NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. online lender Western Sky Financial LLC has agreed to pay a $1.5 million penalty and provide refunds to New York borrowers on loans for which it charged interest rates as high as 355 percent, the New York attorney general said on Thursday. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:25:26 -0500 Analysis: Corporate cash may not all flow back with recovery LONDON (Reuters) - When the corporate cash dam bursts, everything will be ok, right? Well, maybe. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:43:28 -0500