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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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  • 2 sets of rules for commission, citizens: My Word

    2 sets of rules for commission, citizens: My Word
    As a local small-business owner, I'm invested in the well-being of our community. My company, Armando y Jorge's OrlandoƱan Hot Sauce, even boasts of Orlando in the name. What's not so hot? Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer's thinly veiled attack...
  • San Diego council approves minimum wage hike to $11.50 an hour by 2017

    San Diego council approves minimum wage hike to $11.50 an hour by 2017
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The San Diego City Council gave formal approval on Monday to an ordinance that would incrementally raise the minimum wage in California's second-largest city to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, mostly for workers in the restaurant and...
  • The presentation dilemma [Commentary]

    The presentation dilemma [Commentary]
    Presentations are big business today. When 34-year-old Chelsea Clinton, who has never held public office, can command $75,000 for a single presentation, people take note. Moreover, the fairly recent popularity of TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment,...
  • Full text of McAuliffe's SWaM executive order

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Executive Order 20, meant to send more contracts toward small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses, is a good deal longer and more detailed than the high points I've tried to cover here. It's pasted below. If you've got some...
  • States debate millionaires' taxes

    When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last month vetoed a tax increase on any income over $1 million, no one was surprised. The Republican vetoed similar tax increases on the wealthy in 2010, 2011 and 2012, arguing that the state's richest residents...
  • Balancing Act: How much is your time worth? Consider outsourcing some tasks

    Todd Paton has a booming Miami business getting customers noticed on the Web. One tool he uses is generating online press releases to build brand awareness and create links that will send traffic to a customer's website. But Paton, owner of Paton Internet...
  • A fairer (small) business environment [Commentary]

    A fairer (small) business environment  [Commentary]
    Is there a way to actually unite economic populists on the liberal left and libertarian right? Maybe not. But one promising possibility is the prioritization of American small businesses over powerful, multinational corporate dominance. The events of...
  • RBS 'wilfully obtuse' in turnaround unit evidence: UK lawmaker

    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland was "wilfully obtuse" when giving evidence to lawmakers examining whether its corporate turnaround division had been used to make money out of small businesses, the chairman of a British parliamentary committee...
  • Wrigley rooftops' political donations dry up

    Wrigley rooftops' political donations dry up
    The bitter quarrel between the Chicago Cubs and nearby rooftop owners over signs at Wrigley Field remains hot, but the rooftops' political contributions have cooled off this year. The city's landmarks commission has approved a plan to upgrade the...
  • 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...