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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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  • Yelp's tactics feel 'nefarious' and 'fishy,' even if they're legal

    Among the frequently asked questions on Yelp's website, there's this: "Will Yelp remove or reorder bad reviews if a business pays for sponsorship?" And the answer: "No. You can't pay us to remove or reorder your bad reviews — it's just that...
  • Two names added to list of missing in mudslide

    ARLINGTON, Wash. Two more names were added Thursday to the list of those missing and presumed killed by the deadly March 22 mudslide, including a man known only as John Doe. The list now totals 17 names, including that of Victor W. Ford, 44, of...
  • Consumer Confidential: Yelp's tactics feel 'nefarious' and 'fishy,' even if they're legal

    Among the frequently asked questions on Yelp's website, there's this: "Will Yelp remove or reorder bad reviews if a business pays for sponsorship?" And the answer: "No. You can't pay us to remove or reorder your bad reviews it's just that simple." It'...
  • Tax season's spotlight shines on retirement accounts too

    Like it or not, financial adviser Mari Adam knows the days leading up to the April 15 tax-filing deadline are often the one time of year people really think seriously about their retirement savings. "Unfortunately, it's not just a good time of year to...
  • Women-owned 'mini' businesses on the rise, poll finds

    Women-owned 'mini' businesses on the rise, poll finds
    Women-owned "microbusinesses" with five employees or fewer are on the rise in the U.S., according to a new quarterly poll released Thursday by retailer Sam’s Club and Gallup. Nearly half of new microbusinesses are owned by women, according to...
  • Trade show strategies help small-business owners pull in clients

    Frankel Staffing Partners' goal when participating in local business expos is to use creativity to open an invisible door to potential clients. The recruiting and placement firm's expo strategy centers on an elaborate theme. Representatives wear costumes...
  • Hope for mudslide survivors 'almost nonexistent' as search continues

    SEATTLE The man often called upon to deliver heartbreaking news to families of mudslide victims says some relatives hold out hope that their loved ones might still be pulled out alive from the rubble. But 12 days after a massive hillside gave way and...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Bed And Breakfasts Are Dying Out In Connecticut

    In September 2013, according to the CLA, there were 145 bed and breakfasts in Connecticut. In March of 2014 there were only 93 full time B&Bs in the state. It is a crisis for this small business industry. We are governed differently from hotels in...
  • Even Scott Randolph wades into the politics of tax cuts

    Even Scott Randolph wades into the politics of tax cuts
    TALLAHASSEE -- Today, Gov. Rick Scott signed a $395 million tax cut package for motorists, and lit into Democratic opponent Charlie Crist for signing the fee increase when he was governor. But House Democrats have also bee trying to score political...
  • Amid SportsNet LA dispute, bars are a hit with Dodgers fans

    Amid SportsNet LA dispute, bars are a hit with Dodgers fans
    Joseph Serxner threw on his Dodgers T-shirt and headed to Public House 1739, a Los Feliz bar, hoping to spend the afternoon watching the Boys in Blue battle the San Diego Padres. Instead, he is staring at the hated New York Yankees playing the Houston...
  • Obamacare passes first big test

    WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act has passed its first big test, but the law's distribution of winners and losers all but guarantees the achievement will not quiet its political opposition. White House officials, who had a near-death experience...