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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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Top Small Businesses Articles

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  • Sen. Hagan pushes paid family leave

    WASHINGTON Few Americans have employers who give them paid family leave. Jeannine Sato of North Carolina didn't have paid leave, but figured she'd be covered for unpaid maternity leave under federal law when she had her first child. She was unpleasantly...
  • 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...
  • Mercantile Capital co-founder steps down to pursue new business

    Mercantile Capital co-founder steps down to pursue new business
    Small-business lending executive Christopher Hurn said Monday he is preparing to announce a new business venture after stepping down as chief executive officer of Orlando-based Mercantile Capital Corp., the company he co-founded a dozen years ago, Hurn,...
  • Business lessons via road trip

      Three business school professors go into a shoe store in Maine on a whim. They come out with an idea. Inside, the trio of economists were so bugged by a salesman's persistence that they were driven to ask what the heck was happening. Soon all...
  • To keep 'Hollywood' in Hollywood, tax incentives are key

     To keep 'Hollywood' in Hollywood, tax incentives are key
    Sacramento raced this month to approve a $420-million tax break for one company — Lockheed Martin. In almost the same breath, the governor and legislative leaders pledged to give a similar credit to its aerospace rival Northrop Grumman. Their...
  • 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 Orlandoñan Hot Sauce, even boasts of Orlando in the name. What's not so hot? Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer's thinly veiled attack...
  • 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...
  • Small-business profile: Pure Health Center

    Small-business profile: Pure Health Center
    Cynthia Dodick, 56 of Wilmette, is a certified live food chef and instructor with a master's degree in plant-based nutrition. Over the course of 30 years in the health care field, she has expanded her skills to incorporate alternative and natural...
  • 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...
  • Hampton PTA holds emotional town hall on controversial raises

    Hampton PTA holds emotional town hall on controversial raises
    HAMPTON — Teachers, parents and elected officials gathered for an emotional and at times boisterous meeting to discuss controversial pay raises received by school administrators. The forum, held at City Hall and hosted by the Hampton PTA,...
  • Small-business owner has difficulty finding mortgage loan

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I have a good credit score over 715. I also have a small business that's located in Mississippi. I have a house in Michigan that I was to sell and I'm planning to buy another house with a down payment of $60,000....