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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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  • Tax policy, dumbed down for the campaign trail [Letter]

    Tax policy, dumbed down for the campaign trail [Letter]
    Two things jumped out at me in the article "Candidates for governor differ on economic plans" (May 10). One was the proposals by Republicans to lower taxes and state expenditures to increase over-all economic activity in the state and the statement by...
  • L.A. Council seeks to curb new adult businesses in parts of Valley

    L.A. Council seeks to curb new adult businesses in parts of Valley
    New strip clubs, massage parlors and other “adult entertainment” will be temporarily barred fromĀ getting city permits alongĀ four streets in Sun Valley and Van Nuys, under new rules that the Los Angeles City Council voted to draft Tuesday....
  • Bobby Shriver widens fundraising lead in supervisors' race

    Bobby Shriver widens fundraising lead in supervisors' race
    Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has widened his fundraising lead over his two chief rivals to replace Zev Yaroslavsky, adding an additional $700,000 in personal funds to his campaign account and raising $332,500 more from a wide...
  • Health premiums projected to rise for many small firms under Obamacare

    Health premiums projected to rise for many small firms under Obamacare
    A new federal report estimates that 65% of small firms will pay more for employee health insurance as a result of the federal healthcare law while the remaining 35% will see premiums drop. Those increased healthcare costs will probably be passed on to...
  • Toni Atkins, the Assembly's speaker to be

    It's not like the days when a Willie Brown or a Jesse Unruh could all but take out a lease on the Assembly speaker's offices in Sacramento. Term limits mean Toni Atkins will have to vacate the premises not much more than two years after she takes over the...
  • Lombard shows initial support to rescind ban on gaming

     Lombard shows initial support to rescind ban on gaming
    Although Lombard trustees won't take a final vote on video gaming until mid-June, a slim four-to-three majority expressed support for allowing liquor license holders to have up to five video gaming terminals. President Keith Giagnorio was the tie-...
  • Small-business optimism rebounds as winter ends, survey finds

    Small-business optimism rebounds as winter ends, survey finds
    WASHINGTON -- Small-business owners were more optimistic about the economy last month and expected sales to increase as a winter marked by severe weather ended, according to survey results released Tuesday. The confidence index from the National...
  • To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics

     To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics
    The Congressional Budget Office says unemployment won't drop to 5.5% — the benchmark for "full employment" — until 2024. That implies a 15-year recovery from the Great Recession (which officially ended in June 2009, when the economy started...
  • Kiva Zip microlending program hopes to be the Lyft or AirBnB of finance

    Kiva Zip microlending program hopes to be the Lyft or AirBnB of finance
    Microlending nonprofit Kiva.org hopes to do for small-business financing in Los Angeles what Lyft has done for transportation and AirBnB has done for lodging – take it to the people. The organization is partnering with the city of Los Angeles on...
  • LLCs and tax filing

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I heard you talking on the radio about limited liability companies (LLCs). I'm a CPA and thought you'd like to know that LLCs can take three different forms for tax filing. If it's a one-member LLC, it is what the...
  • Videos feature council hopefuls

    Videos feature council hopefuls
    Tired of the traditional format of candidate forums hosted at a church, community center or country club, members of one local group decided to take their questions for this year’s City Council candidates to a different community gathering space:...