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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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  • West Elm announces $25,000 grant for independent designer

    West Elm announces $25,000 grant for independent designer
    Modern furniture retailer West Elm has long been committed to showcasing the work of local independent designers. Stop by the Beverly Boulevard store in Los Angeles, for instance, and you'll spot handmade ceramics by Los Angeles-based A Question of...
  • Mackey's $12 billion Whole Foods empire started with one store

    John Mackey had just turned 25 when he opened a small vegetarian food market in an old Victorian house in Austin, Texas. His business partner and girlfriend, Renee Lawson, was 21. Fast-forward 36 years, and Mackey has grown Whole Foods Market into a...
  • Sunday's Camp Mann will be fun and games for a serious cause

    Sunday's Camp Mann will be fun and games for a serious cause
    So you know those people who make your day better just by being part of it? Who light up a room? Who help you not to take life too seriously? Michele Mann is one of them. She's 31, owner of M3 Makeup Artists in Orlando -- and a kick in the pants. She...
  • Small Business Insurance Help

    The health care law has been in full effect for months, but there continues to be tremendous confusion surrounding the new marketplaces the law created, especially for small business owners. What many Connecticut entrepreneurs don't know is the small...
  • Local Businesses Want Clean Water

    Clean water is something we take for granted here in Connecticut, but how much of our water is actually clean? In March, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers released a ruling that defined the waters protected under the Clean Water Act. Since then,...
  • Sen. Hagan pushes paid family leave

    WASHINGTON Few Americans have employers who give them paid family leave. Jeannine Sato of North Carolina didn't have paid leave, but figured she'd be covered for unpaid maternity leave under federal law when she had her first child. She was unpleasantly...
  • Ballpark Just The Spark North Hartford Needs

    Thirty years of diligent efforts to ignite development north of I-84 in Hartford has led to one inescapable conclusion. There was never a sufficient spark for developers — or residents — to take the leap of faith necessary to grow a new,...
  • The Drawer, Ltd., longtime Mount Dora business with civic ties, closing

    The Drawer, Ltd., longtime Mount Dora business with civic ties, closing
    MOUNT DORA — Bootie Pearson never considered regulars at The Drawer, Ltd., a downtown mainstay for more than four decades, as "customers." "A lot of them I'd consider friends and family before I'd consider them customers," said Bootie Pearson, who...
  • Business lessons via road trip

      Three business school professors go into a shoe store in Maine on a whim. They come out with an idea. Inside, the trio of economists were so bugged by a salesman's persistence that they were driven to ask what the heck was happening. Soon all...
  • Coming to Orlando: HQ for National Business Incubation Association

    Coming to Orlando: HQ for National Business Incubation Association
    The National Business Incubation Association is moving its headquarters and global training center to the UCF Research Park. The Florida High Tech Corridor Council provided an incentive package to the NBIA for the move, with $100,000 per year for five...
  • To keep 'Hollywood' in Hollywood, tax incentives are key

     To keep 'Hollywood' in Hollywood, tax incentives are key
    Sacramento raced this month to approve a $420-million tax break for one company — Lockheed Martin. In almost the same breath, the governor and legislative leaders pledged to give a similar credit to its aerospace rival Northrop Grumman. Their...