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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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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...