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News, articles and information about small businesses, starting and owning and operating a small business, employment law, employment taxes, minimum wage. (Photo iTOWNS)
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  • Baltimore Development Corp. still in flux after months with new leader

    Baltimore Development Corp. still in flux after months with new leader
    When the new head of the Baltimore Development Corp. started 15 months ago, she replaced a man who'd become synonymous with development in the city and accepted the task of changing the agency's focus from real estate deals to economic strategy. Much of...
  • Yelp's practices sound to some like extortion

    Yelp just can't stop living the thug life. Five years ago, I asked whether the popular review site was a shakedown racket for merchants. I quoted a number of small-business owners who said Yelp had threatened to run negative reviews more prominently...
  • Obamacare passes first big test

    WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act has passed its first big test, but the law's distribution of winners and losers all but guarantees the achievement will not quiet its political opposition. White House officials, who had a near-death experience...
  • Amid SportsNet LA dispute, bars are a hit with Dodgers fans

    Amid SportsNet LA dispute, bars are a hit with Dodgers fans
    Joseph Serxner threw on his Dodgers T-shirt and headed to Public House 1739, a Los Feliz bar, hoping to spend the afternoon watching the Boys in Blue battle the San Diego Padres. Instead, he is staring at the hated New York Yankees playing the Houston...
  • Even Scott Randolph wades into the politics of tax cuts

    Even Scott Randolph wades into the politics of tax cuts
    TALLAHASSEE -- Today, Gov. Rick Scott signed a $395 million tax cut package for motorists, and lit into Democratic opponent Charlie Crist for signing the fee increase when he was governor. But House Democrats have also bee trying to score political...
  • Yelp's tactics feel 'nefarious' and 'fishy,' even if they're legal

    Among the frequently asked questions on Yelp's website, there's this: "Will Yelp remove or reorder bad reviews if a business pays for sponsorship?" And the answer: "No. You can't pay us to remove or reorder your bad reviews — it's just that...
  • Tinley Park electrical savings with alternative supplier may shrink

    Tinley Park electrical savings with alternative supplier may shrink
    As Tinley Park approaches the end of its two-year electricity contract with an alternative electricity supplier, Trustee Tom Staunton is cautioning residents and small business owners to lower their expectations for savings in the coming year....
  • Toll lane opponent named Woman of the Year

    Toll lane opponent named Woman of the Year
    Diana Carey, who fought against an unpopular proposal to add toll lanes to the 405 Freeway in Orange County, has been named the 2014 Woman of the Year for state Assembly District 74. Carey, a Westminster councilwoman and the I-405 Freeway Corridor...
  • The importance of signing up [Commentary]

    The importance of signing up [Commentary]
    Since Oct. 1, the Affordable Care Act has provided full health care coverage to over 230,000 Marylanders who previously had either no health insurance or low quality or unaffordable coverage. This is a tremendous public health success for our state. Yes,...
  • Chinese firm may lose bus contract with Long Beach

    Chinese firm may lose bus contract with Long Beach
    Chinese automaker Build Your Dreams is close to losing a $12-million contract to deliver a fleet of electric buses to Long Beach Transit, a deal the company hoped would jump-start its U.S. operations. Federal transit officials said that BYD violated...
  • A plan for building Maryland's economy [Commentary]

    A plan for building Maryland's economy [Commentary]
    Earlier this General Assembly session, we joined together to announce a transformational economic development commission, a part of a joint economic development agenda that builds on the strategic investments Gov. Martin O'Malley and the legislature...