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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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  • Mackey's $12 billion Whole Foods empire started with one store

    John Mackey had just turned 25 when he opened a small vegetarian food market in an old Victorian house in Austin, Texas. His business partner and girlfriend, Renee Lawson, was 21. Fast-forward 36 years, and Mackey has grown Whole Foods Market into a...
  • Real-world skills essential to students: My Word

    If American business is to compete around the globe, and if our young people are to be successful, we must connect the academic world with the business world. Today's marketplace demands employees and entrepreneurs with strong communication,...
  • Florida firms helped versus foreign rivals: Front Burner

    Florida is a global hub for trade. It took decades of innovative efforts, resourcefulness and entrepreneurship from the private sector, strategic investments from the public sector and capitalizing on opportunities like free-trade agreements and the...
  • YouTube goes after small-business ads with Directr acquisition

    YouTube goes after small-business ads with Directr acquisition
    YouTube wants more small businesses to purchase advertising on its website, and that's why this week it acquired Directr, a Boston start-up.  Directr's technology makes it simple for businesses to create videos, which can be used as YouTube...
  • Local Businesses Want Clean Water

    Clean water is something we take for granted here in Connecticut, but how much of our water is actually clean? In March, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers released a ruling that defined the waters protected under the Clean Water Act. Since then,...
  • U.S. retailers raise minimum wage ahead of schedule

    U.S. retailers raise minimum wage ahead of schedule
    Juggling the rising cost of textbooks, tuition, food and rent is a little more manageable now for rising University of Maryland, Baltimore County senior Keyerra Jeter, thanks to a June 1 raise in starting pay to $9 per hour for Gap Inc.'s 65,000...
  • 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...
  • Lombard votes to keep video gambling ban

    Lombard votes to keep video gambling ban
    The people of Lombard spoke and their elected officials heard them, as all but one trustee voted last Thursday to keep in place the village's ban on video gambling. "To the people of Lombard, you made clear that you didn't want video gambling and the...
  • 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...
  • Elysia Root, pastry chef

    Elysia Root, pastry chef
    It's not about the recipes, or vanilla spongecake versus chocolate, or square layers versus round. For Elysia Root, cake is the medium to create memories and happiness. The satisfaction of being a cake designer is hearing love stories, making kids smile...
  • Stop griping and get a grip [Commentary]

    Stop griping and get a grip [Commentary]
    I came of age in 1980, just as the women's movement hit its full stride, and those were the days. At my first real job I had sign that read: "Women have to do twice as much to be thought of half as good as men; luckily, this is not difficult." Unlike...