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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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  • 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...
  • Lebanon moves to quell Syria spillover violence, sends army into Tripoli

    BEIRUT Lebanese security forces on Tuesday took control of the restive northern city of Tripoli, driving out sectarian militias sympathetic to both sides of the civil war in Syria that had brought the city to the brink of chaos. The Lebanese military...
  • U.S. small business borrowing slows in February

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small businesses borrowing hit a five month low in February, in the latest indication of slower economic growth in the first quarter after an unusually harsh winter. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index,...
  • Building a second chance for job hunters with felony convictions

    Months out of jail and several weeks into the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh's masonry training program, Ryan Kelley and Scott Snyder aren't making any excuses. Kelley's decision to drive with a suspended license and the crash that seriously injured at...
  • Yelp's practices sound to some like extortion

    Yelp just can't stop living the thug life. Five years ago, I asked whether the popular review site was a shakedown racket for merchants. I quoted a number of small-business owners who said Yelp had threatened to run negative reviews more prominently...
  • Baltimore Development Corp. still in flux after months with new leader

    Baltimore Development Corp. still in flux after months with new leader
    When the new head of the Baltimore Development Corp. started 15 months ago, she replaced a man who'd become synonymous with development in the city and accepted the task of changing the agency's focus from real estate deals to economic strategy. Much of...
  • READER SUBMITTED: East Hartford Chamber Of Commerce Elects 2014 Board Of Directors

    The East Hartford Chamber of Commerce recently announced that three new members and three current members have been recommended to their Board of Directors. The East Hartford Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors officially elected the following...
  • Chinese firm may lose bus contract with Long Beach

    Chinese firm may lose bus contract with Long Beach
    Chinese automaker Build Your Dreams is close to losing a $12-million contract to deliver a fleet of electric buses to Long Beach Transit, a deal the company hoped would jump-start its U.S. operations. Federal transit officials said that BYD violated...