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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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  • Brown ad offers feel-good generalities on economy

    Brown ad offers feel-good generalities on economy
    Democrat Anthony G. Brown's campaign calls his new 30-second television spot "Not About the Numbers." The ad lives up to its title by offering no statistics, just broad generalities about Maryland's economy. What the ad says: The ad opens with a shot of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Democrats abandon small business [Letter]

    Democrats abandon small business [Letter]
    William Smith writes that Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column concerning the Republican Party being the champion of small business is a fantasy and sets forth his own storyline that he alleges to have a "ring of truth to it" ("Ehrlich's small business rhetoric...
  • Five Questions for banking industry veteran Scott Wilfong

    Five Questions for banking industry veteran Scott Wilfong
    Banking industry veteran and native Baltimorean Scott Wilfong got involved with the Living Classrooms Foundation to help improve lives in some of East Baltimore's neediest neighborhoods, including Perkins Homes, the Fayette Street corridor and McElderry...
  • It's Still Called Omni Comics, But Business Has Evolved

     It's Still Called Omni Comics, But Business Has Evolved
    WETHERSFIELD — Comics gets top billing at Scott Wool and George Fietziewicz's business, Omni Comics and Cards, but Wool laughs when he's asked how much of the sales are comic books these days. "Negligible. Two percent or so," he says, laughing...
  • 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...
  • Venezia: Let's have fun dissecting campaign mailers

    Venezia: Let's have fun dissecting campaign mailers
    The June primary is about three weeks away, and mailboxes are brimming with candidate mailers. I'm oddly fascinated with them. Interestingly, these mailers are double-edged swords. Bombard voters with too many and you run the risk of turning them...
  • 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...
  • Average American foots the bill when firms sidestep taxes, report says

    The average American would have to fork over an extra $1,259 in state and federal income taxes this year to make up for the revenue lost because of offshore tax havens used by corporations and wealthy individuals, according to a new report. U.S....