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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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  • Bob Hertzberg's old-fashioned way to cut through campaign clutter

    Bob Hertzberg's old-fashioned way to cut through campaign clutter
    The state's primary election is less than two weeks away, and my mailbox is jammed with campaign mailers. They began trickling in last week and now I'm getting several each day, often from a single candidate. They are all the same style: lots of...
  • For Young family, politics is a pastime

    For Young family, politics is a pastime
    Frederick voters may notice a theme to their primary ballots next month: Young for state senator. Young for county executive. Young for county school board. Young for state delegate. Politics, after all, is the Young family business. "I was driving...
  • Americans say big business better at creating jobs abroad than in U.S.

    Americans say big business better at creating jobs abroad than in U.S.
    Americans have a dim view of big business, saying in a new poll that large U.S. corporations are much better at creating good jobs in foreign countries than at home. Results of a Gallup survey released Tuesday showed respondents have more confidence...
  • California Assembly passes bill to require condom use in adult films

    A bill that would require condoms to be used in all adult films produced in California narrowly cleared the Assembly on Tuesday. Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton), the measure's author, said he sought to bring workplace safety standards,...
  • Lincoln Club rescinds endorsement of Curry

    An influential conservative group in Orange County has pulled its endorsement of an Assembly candidate, saying he broke a pledge to reject political donations from public employees unions. The Lincoln Club of Orange County no longer lists Newport...
  • Want small low-tech business? Here's a flowering new twist

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm thinking about operating my own small business but I have no interest in 3-D printing, dime-sized personal hearing amplifiers or the wonders of alternative fuel converted from cow manure. Too technical! Suggestions? -- M.H. How are you...
  • Maryland's stagnant economy [Editorial]

    Maryland's stagnant economy  [Editorial]
    The latest report from the U.S. Department of Commerce reveals that Maryland's gross domestic product or GDP, a primary measure of the economy's health, was unchanged in 2013. That zero growth rate caused Maryland to be ranked second to last among all...
  • Arlington Heights expands business loan program

    Arlington Heights expands business loan program
    Arlington Heights' interest-free loan program that previously was limited to small companies and manufacturers is now open to any business. What was previously billed as a revolving loan program for small businesses to drive economic growth was...
  • GOP candidates take aim at Democrats

    GOP candidates take aim at Democrats
    In their only scheduled debate on Baltimore television, the four Republican candidates for governor depicted Maryland as overtaxed and overspent under a Democratic administration, creating a climate in which businesses are fleeing to neighboring states....
  • 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: First Drive

     
    New cars are expensive these days, there's just no getting around it. If you have a family to feed and a budget to keep, affording a new people mover to cart around your brood can be increasingly difficult. Ford thinks......
  • Colorado passes laws regulating Uber, other rides-on-demand services

    Colorado this week became the first state to regulate smartphone rides-on-demand businesses such as Uber. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Thursday measures that mandate drivers pass background checks, vehicles be inspected by mechanics and ride...