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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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  • Rep. Goodlatte points online sales tax talks in wrong direction

    Rep. Goodlatte points online sales tax talks in wrong direction
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) drew cheers from brick-and-mortar retailers this week when he laid out seven principles to "guide discussion" of online sales taxes and "spark creative solutions." To the retailers, Goodlatte's...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill to raise minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016

    Gov. Brown signs bill to raise minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will raise California's minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016, a move celebrated by workers but criticized by many businesses. The wage hike will go into effect in two phases: The current minimum of $8 an...
  • Health law: Many small firms face delay in enrolling workers online

    Health law: Many small firms face delay in enrolling workers online
    WASHINGTON — Small businesses in some states seeking to enroll their employees in health insurance through President Obama’s healthcare law will have to use paper forms until November, as the Obama administration has been forced to delay the...
  • Proud to be represented by Sen. Nancy Jacobs [Letter]

    I was surprised by the recent announcement from my Senator, the Honorable Nancy Jacobs, that after 20 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Harford County, she would not be seeking re-election for another term. I am proud to have had her as my...
  • Delegate decries taxes that have gone into effect in Maryland [Letter]

    Welcome to Tax Hell!  Marylanders are suffering under a deluge of taxes and fees.  More than 40 taxes and fee increases have been forced upon the people in the last 8 years.  The latest and dumbest is the "Rain Tax."  The "Rain Tax" is projected to...
  • It's Anthem Blue Cross' turn to turn on Obamacare

    It's Anthem Blue Cross' turn to turn on Obamacare
    Let's get this out of the way right up front: I feel like a guy who's continually making excuses for a friend who repeatedly messes up. For supporters (such as myself) of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare,...
  • Feds have much to do before insurance marketplace is ready

    Some call it an "exchange." The federal government prefers the term "marketplace." But whatever you call it, an online site for people to shop for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is scheduled to be up and running Oct. 1. Like a bargain...
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  • Officials promote health insurance tax credit to small businesses

    Officials promote health insurance tax credit to small businesses
    State and local officials are trying to promote public awareness of a little-known federal tax credit to help small businesses cover some of the costs of providing health insurance to their workers. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot launched a...
  • Flavor Cupcakery plans week-long event to help to wounded veterans

    Indulge in a cupcake, pamper yourself, wine and dine, shop a little, capture the moment on film or get active. No matter your preference, Flavor Cupcakery presents "It's a Flavorful Life," a week-long event, wrapping up Saturday, designed to encourage...
  • Consultants grow tech business with help from small business center

    For technology consultants Jose Manzur and Gavin Rembach, travel is part of the job. One week they may be working in Alaska, another in Minnesota or Georgia. But the Broward County residents would rather spend more time working closer to home and...