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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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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Business Group Rallies Against Proposed Ban On Temporary Signs In Newington

    Business Group Rallies Against Proposed Ban On Temporary Signs In Newington
    NEWINGTON — The chamber of commerce is concerned about a proposed zoning amendment prohibiting temporary signs in all business districts except downtown. Chamber President Theresa Gogluicci said Thursday that the business group is worried about...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Impac Mortgage rolls out loans with easier qualifying terms

    An Irvine mortgage company that pulled the plug on its higher-risk loans a year before the Great Recession has launched an array of rule-bending home loans nationwide — a sign of a thaw in tightfisted lending standards in place since the housing...
  • Congress needs to fight 'patent trolls'

    The American patent system is the lifeblood of our nation’s economy. It encourages innovation, spurs job creation and promotes economic growth both here in Illinois and across the country. But “patent trolls” are burdening the...
  • 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....
  • House Republicans Investigate FCC Over Spectrum Auction Waiver to Obama Donor

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee is asking the FCC for information on how it decided to grant a waiver to a company controlled by a donor and fund raiser to President Obama's presidential campaigns. The focus is a July 23 waiver granted to Grain...
  • 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...
  • Crist pledges to make first day as governor an active one

    If elected, my first day as governor will be a day of action when we take Florida out of the shadows, restore good government, ensure that every Floridian has a fair shot at success, and start building an economy on the foundation of our own homegrown...