Hi everyone. I'm a reporter, working on coverage of the ongoing financial drama. My beat is smallbiz, and I'm always interested in hearing from business owners. Two topics I'm working on at the moment: 1) financing. I keep hearing that bank loans & lines of credit are extremely difficult to get right now. I'm looking for entrepreneurs who have turned to other means like credit cards to pay business expenses. 2) staffing. Has the economic downturn/credit crunch affected anyone's hiring or staffing, forcing layoffs or preventing hiring?
if you're up for chatting, I'm reachable at stacy.cowley[at]turner.com. Thanks.