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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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  • Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]

    Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on the harms of smoking, which launched anti-tobacco public health efforts that have saved an estimated 8 million American lives. We are today a far more educated public when it...
  • A higher minimum wage will help Chicago's neighborhoods

    A higher minimum wage will help Chicago's neighborhoods
    The discussions about the fiscal future of Chicago have forgotten the neighborhoods and the people. I believe we need to address one simple fact: Most people who worked hard and played by the rules do not have enough money to live healthy, productive...
  • Some incumbents trailing in high-profile General Assembly races

    Some incumbents trailing in high-profile General Assembly races
    At least six General Assembly incumbents were trailing opponents after early primary returns Tuesday evening — but many incumbents were turning back tough challenges. With early results reported from polls across the state, state Sen. James...
  • Larry Lakin, 1939-2014

    Larry Lakin, 1939-2014
    After retiring from a career in finance, Larry T. Lakin shared his financial and management skills with fledgling entrepreneurs as a volunteer with SCORE, a national not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Small Business Administration. SCORE...
  • Retirement: plan to pass on a family business

    Most small business owners are so busy running their companies that succession planning gets pushed to the back burner. "Many owners haven't thought about the fact that if something happens to them suddenly, all of the value in their business can be lost,...
  • Building a Chicago action plan

     Building a Chicago action plan
    A century ago civic architect Daniel Burnham mapped a physical future for this city. He had intended to design social remedies as well but didn't deliver. Today, with education failures, joblessness, crime and other intertwined challenges confronting...
  • TCP Capital poised to expand its investment reach

    TCP Capital poised to expand its investment reach
    TCP Capital Corp. is a specialty finance company that invests in mid-size businesses with strong positions in their fields. "We provide creative and flexible financing solutions for companies that don't have easy access to the capital markets or to...
  • Chamber recognition puts spotlight on small business owner and his company

    Chamber recognition puts spotlight on small business owner and his company
    Who: Chuck Black, chief executive officer, Image360 — Fort Lauderdale, received the "Small Business Person of the Year 2014," award by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce in recognition of leadership and management skills in operating...
  • Weinstein for Howard County Council [Letter]

    I believe that Jon Weinstein will provide the best leadership for Howard County Council District 1. First, Jon is fully committed to supporting the Howard County school system and the excellent police and fire departments. His commitment is clearly...
  • Police warn of utility scam

    A scheme that targeted small-business owners in Costa Mesa last summer has resurfaced, authorities said. According to a warning from police, scammers are posing as Southern California Edison representatives and threatening to shut off electricity if...
  • Time for Perdue to clean up its act [Letter]

    Time for Perdue to clean up its act [Letter]
    Regarding the recent article, "Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places" (June 15), it is important to note that legislation addressing the issues exposed has already been drafted. Farmers are often attacked for problems that stem beyond their...