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Small Businesses

Small Businesses
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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Top Small Businesses Articles

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  • Common Core's marketing failure

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Thursday, July 10: It wasn't supposed to happen like this. The cream of America's policy and education establishment came together with unprecedented swiftness to unify around the Common...
  • 5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House

    5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House
    Five Republicans, all first-time office-seekers, are vying to succeed Bryan Nelson in Florida House District 31. The five include the son of a former state legislator; the former president of the Lake County teachers union; an Apopka businesswoman; a...
  • San Diego City Council votes to raise minimum wage to $11.50 by 2017

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The San Diego City Council has given tentative approval to an ordinance raising the minimum wage in California's second-largest city to $11.50 by 2017, and giving workers a chance to earn a paid sick leave benefit. The council...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • July events for Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

    Mark your calendar for these July events coordinated by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. July 15-18 – LEAD Hampton Roads presents eXcel Leadership Academy Dates: July 15-July18, from 9:00am-5:00pm each day Cost: $250 Location: Hampton...
  • U.S. retailers raise minimum wage ahead of schedule

    U.S. retailers raise minimum wage ahead of schedule
    Juggling the rising cost of textbooks, tuition, food and rent is a little more manageable now for rising University of Maryland, Baltimore County senior Keyerra Jeter, thanks to a June 1 raise in starting pay to $9 per hour for Gap Inc.'s 65,000...
  • iPhone app offers new social networking experience

    iPhone app offers new social networking experience
    Micah Davis said he hates it when he meets someone who is tremendously talented but goes unrecognized. Rather than complain, he decided to solve the problem millennial style. Davis created an app called Network. Network is a free application that...
  • Business owners rally to save Export-Import Bank from extinction

    Business owners rally to save Export-Import Bank from extinction
    On top of hawking his company's concrete additives, Gabriel Ojeda has been trying to sell something else lately — the virtues of the endangered Export-Import Bank. He's among dozens of small-business owners enlisted by the bank's supporters in...