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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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  • Export-Import Bank's survival is on the line

    As lawmakers in Washington wrestle over the future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Milwaukee businessman Bill Maxon has no question where he stands on the issue. Maxon runs a small company with about 30 employees that makes machines used in mixing and...
  • Small Business Professor: Protecting against unnecessary losses

    I have received emails from some of my retail small-business readers. QUESTION: I run a small bar and grill which is open 7 days a week and have to rely on others for some of the shifts. How can I ensure employees have not become my partners? A: Most...
  • Democrat Crist picks running mate for Florida governor race

    MIAMI (Reuters) - Democrat Charlie Crist picked Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, a South Florida Hispanic, as his running mate for the Florida gubernatorial race in November. Born in Colombia to an American father and Colombian mother, Taddeo-Goldstein, 47,...
  • UK banks face break-up threat as watchdog plans competition probe

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's big banks could be broken up after the country's new competition watchdog set out plans for an 18-month investigation into services for small business customers and personal accounts because of a lack of competition. The...
  • Hopkins workers shouldn't have to wait for $15 an hour [Letter]

    Hopkins workers shouldn't have to wait for $15 an hour [Letter]
    I don't live in Baltimore, but I have been following the workers' struggle at Hopkins closely. A $15 per hour minimum wage is a no brainer in today's world ("A win-win for Hopkins," July 8). People often use the "small business" red herring to really...
  • Wooden Criticizes Coleman For Newsletter Mailing

    HARTFORD — City Council President Shawn Wooden charged Wednesday that state Sen. Eric Coleman, D-2nd District, improperly used a taxpayer-funded newsletter for political purposes. Wooden is challenging Coleman in an Aug. 12 primary. The 2nd...
  • Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum

    Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum
    The Des Plaines City Council debated recently whether residents and small-business owners would be interested in allowing city officials to negotiate a potentially lower monthly electric bill on their behalf. Illinois law allows municipalities and...
  • Texas microlender steps up for entrepreneurs

    DALLAS Kimberly May credits microlender Accion Texas with rescuing her roofing business in 2007. Three days after Bank of America approved a $40,000 line of credit, the bank rescinded it. But by then, May had ordered materials for upcoming projects and...
  • The best and worst states for small business: Red tape blues

    The best and worst states for small business: Red tape blues
    Ian Toner, an architect in Philadelphia, recently went to city offices for a permit to build a stoop for a client's home. The city, he learned, had just imposed new requirements: he would have to get maps from gas, electric, water and other utilities to...
  • Stop griping and get a grip [Commentary]

    Stop griping and get a grip [Commentary]
    I came of age in 1980, just as the women's movement hit its full stride, and those were the days. At my first real job I had sign that read: "Women have to do twice as much to be thought of half as good as men; luckily, this is not difficult." Unlike...
  • How Tea Party tax cuts are turning Kansas into a smoking ruin

    Sam Brownback, the Republican governor of Kansas, doesn't just believe in whistling past the graveyard--he's willing to stroll past it in full-throated song. The graveyard is where the economy of Kansas has been buried since 2012, when Brownback and his...