| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The new Waters of the U.S. rule is designed to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects a variety of important waters, including seasonal and rain-dependent streams, as well as wetlands near rivers and streams. Getting it implemented will depend on...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:37 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:45 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:47 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Ask David Engel how many customers he has for Review Concierge, his service to protect and repair the online reputations of healthcare professionals, and he'll proudly say the number is around 300,000.
However, that's "honorary" customers —...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Small-business franchises are fighting in the Legislature for more protection against giant corporations that dictate how they run their fast-food restaurants, convenience stores and a range of other services.
And backed by a powerful union, franchise...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:50 PM
In Baltimore, some business owners say they're constantly nagged by city fees for making improvements to their stores.
Add a bike rack outside? There's a fee for that. Put up a security camera? Another fee. Add more lighting? There's a fee for that,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:50 PM
A Newport Coast man could face more than a year in prison for selling nonexistent items like Rolex watches online and using the money to fund his lifestyle, according to federal court documents.
Prosecutors last week asked a U.S. District Court judge to...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Who: Betina Jean-Jacques, 33, recently joined the Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton as a business consultant, from Career Source Broward, in Fort Lauderdale. It was the opportunity she sought, one that was a...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Among the various industries spawned by the Internet, one of the most intriguing is the field of managing and repairing the online reputations of people and businesses.
It's a classic case of finding a need and filling it. Review sites such as Yelp...