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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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  • Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]

    Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • When is it worth paying to guard your professional reputation online?

    When is it worth paying to guard your professional reputation online?
    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 —...
  • Backed by SEIU, franchisees seek greater protection in contracts

    Backed by SEIU, franchisees seek greater protection in contracts
    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...
  • Rawlings-Blake vetoes bill aimed at reducing small-business fees

    Rawlings-Blake vetoes bill aimed at reducing small-business fees
    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,...
  • Newport Coast man may face prison, $120,000 repayment to fraud victims

    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...
  • 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...
  • Leverage education and community engagement to help others

    Leverage education and community engagement to help others
    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...
  • Online reputation repair: a growth industry?

    Online reputation repair: a growth industry?
    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...