|WikiProject Business||(Rated C-class, Top-importance)|
|WikiProject Companies||(Rated C-class, Top-importance)|
|This article is or was the subject of a Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment. Further details are available on the course page. Assigned student editor(s): Raubsjosh.|
not about small businesses, not being wikified
This article, apart from not nj₧ being wikified, is not about small businesses. It looks more like advice on how to run a small business. This could be a separate section of the article, but it should not be the entire contents of the article. The article should at least begin with what a small business is and/or what qualifies as a small business.
A seperate issue is that it looks like the text was lifted straight off the Internet. I didn't do too much googling, but many of the phrases are so generic that they could come from dozens of places.
- I agree with that completely - especially the section on 10 reasons why a business fails, looks like it's straight from a textbook perhaps. --Jonohill 01:53, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Normally I'd attack this myself, but can't right now. Anyone else? —Frecklefoot 18:35 24 Jul 2003 (UTC)
The part about the end about Bush is just off topic.
Agreed. This page is not helpful in its current state. I too would like to see some changes made here. Will make some as time allows. --Small business 18:33, 4 May 2004 (UTC)
No it is absolutely correct.
Mom and pop
how to determe the size of a business
Revisions to "Problems" section required
The two headlines "Small Business Financial Factors" and "Small Business Loan Programs and Debt Financing" do not belong in the "Problems faced by small businesses" section, if on this page at all. Neither even attempt to address a single problem that small businesses face. The former rambles on about 18th and 19th Century pioneers on the frontiers of America, and the latter talks about the BENEFITS that small businesses gain from government programs, and uses exclamation points when stating statistical facts!
I recently evaluated this article as part of a class assignment. I found that it could be improved in the following ways: -Needs more citations and verification -Needs a more "worldwide" view of businesses (I'm from America but suspect there are more traditional ways to run businesses when people come from small villages and everyone in a town is like family) -The demographic heading and information is 5 years old and needs updated -Under the "Marketing" heading there seems to be a biased statement about the owners of businesses -Many of the works cited are outdated -Some points seem copied and pasted from some of the sources