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Small Businesses

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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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  • Scam of the day: Court halts alleged business directory fraud by Your Yellow Book

    If you run a small business or manage an office, be careful about "confirming" information requests you receive by mail, fax or phone. If you do, you may pay for it. The Federal Trade Commission alleges Your Yellow Book of Oklahoma City, and three...
  • Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000

    Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000
    As Gov. Pat Quinn's aides sought to pump up an anti-violence program ahead of his November 2010 election bid, they decided to add to the pot $3.76 million in federal disaster recovery funds from Hurricane Ike to make loans to small businesses. In the...
  • Congressman taps into Half Acre, small businesses

    Congressman taps into Half Acre, small businesses
    You could say that Congressman Mike Quigley is trying to tap into what makes small businesses work—especially in Chicago, which has a dismal reputation on that front. On Wednesday, the Chicago Democrat spent a few hours at Half Acre Beer Company...
  • Candidates Look For Solid Turnout At Tuesday's Beach-Season Primary

     Candidates Look For Solid Turnout At Tuesday's Beach-Season Primary
    The middle of August is usually the time when vacationers think about heading to Block Island, Nantucket or a nearby beach. Politics is not ordinarily the top issue on their minds. But both Republican and Democratic candidates are scrambling in the...
  • The NLRB-McDonald's ruling could be the beginning of a franchise war

    The NLRB-McDonald's ruling could be the beginning of a franchise war
    It has been accurately observed that a single sentence in a terse ruling issued last week by the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has the potential to bring U.S. labor law into sync with the 21st century. The ruling involves at...
  • Surveyed small businesses give California an F for friendliness

    Surveyed small businesses give California an F for friendliness
    California gets an F for friendliness to small businesses, one of the worst grades in the country, according to a survey of 12,632 businesses nationwide. The survey was conducted by Thumbtack.com – an online marketplace that connects service...
  • Why unions are lovin' McDonald's labor ruling

    Why unions are lovin' McDonald's labor ruling
    The most surprising bit of news this week was a ruling out from the National Labor Relations Board, saying that McDonald's Corp. functions as a joint employer with its franchisees and can therefore be held liable for their employment decisions. The...
  • 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...
  • August events for Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

    Mark your calendar for these Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce events in August. August 6 – The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce presents its Chesapeake Chamber Connect Date: Wednesday, August 6, from 8:00-9:00am Cost: FREE! –...
  • Cardin touts federal small biz goal

    Cardin touts federal small biz goal
    The federal government steered $83.1 billion in contracts to small businesses last year, meeting a goal intended to boost those firms for the first time in eight years, according to a report released by the Obama administration Friday. Just over 23...
  • Ballpark Just The Spark North Hartford Needs

    Thirty years of diligent efforts to ignite development north of I-84 in Hartford has led to one inescapable conclusion. There was never a sufficient spark for developers — or residents — to take the leap of faith necessary to grow a new,...