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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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  • Man gets 4 years in scheme defrauding churches, businesses

    Man gets 4 years in scheme defrauding churches, businesses
    A Georgia man who defrauded three Chicago churches and scores of churches and small businesses throughout the country, along the way promising them more than $650 million in loans, was sentenced to more than four years in prison today, according to...
  • Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce names new president

    Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce names new president
    The new president and chief executive officer of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is an enthusiastic city native who herself was a small business owner. The Chamber of Commerce board named Nicki Anderson to the position last week. "I owned a...
  • Hand out bags, not taxes [Letter]

    A 10-cent tax on plastic bags will harm the poor and small businesses in Baltimore City ("Bag tax economics," Jan. 22). The Baltimore City Council should consider giving households in the city bags to use for shopping instead of punishing people with a...
  • State of the Union: What to expect from President Obama

    President Obama will stand before members of Congress and a national television audience tonight to deliver his sixth annual State of the Union address. It’s pretty safe to assume it will include the following: Paeans to the American dream, from...
  • 'Duck Dynasty's' Willie Robertson going to State of the Union

    Tuesday night's State of the Union address from President Barack Obama will get a reality TV guest star with the presence of "Duck Dynasty" cast member Willie Roberston. Robertson, who serves as the chief executive of the Robertson family business, Duck...
  • State of the Union: Guests invited to make a point

    State of the Union: Guests invited to make a point
    WASHINGTON – Two Boston bombing survivors and Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA player who came out as gay last year, will sit among the White House’s guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. Accompanying First Lady Michelle Obama, they...
  • Prince George's council lacks authority to raise minimum wage [Letter]

    Prince George's County Council member Mary Lehman and her colleagues have no authority to raise the minimum wage, to mandate what private businesses must pay their employees. That is a matter solely between employer and employees. Lehman says, regarding...
  • Six Pillars group making progess on goals

    In the fall of 2012, Broward County became an official "Six Pillars" community, setting out a growth strategy for the next two decades as the county's population of 1.8 million is expected to grow further. On Friday, Broward leaders reported the...
  • Campaign organization pays state $300,000 of $11 million owed

    Campaign organization pays state $300,000 of $11 million owed
    SACRAMENTO — A campaign group that received $11 million in "dark" political contributions and now owes it to the state has paid only $300,000. California’s ethics agency on Friday announced receipt of the funds from the political arm of...
  • Underemployed and near retirement, downsizing home may help

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I would love to follow some of your investing tips, but the last three years have been very rough for me career-wise. I quit an excellent job in 2010 to take care of my 93-year-old mother for the last year of her...
  • Editorial: Chicago's Century

     Editorial: Chicago's Century
    More than a century ago, civic architect Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago helped set this city on course to grow and thrive. Burnham understood the power of big ideas to fire the imagination, to dial up the civic flame and create a city of prosperity and,...