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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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  • 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,...
  • Presentation July 10 On Affordable Care Act For Small Businesses

    With rules on small business Obamacare health coverage creating ongoing confusion, the Community Economic Development Fund is hosting a free presentation next week for small business owners on the Affordable Care Act. The meeting is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:...
  • Wrigley rooftops' political donations dry up

    Wrigley rooftops' political donations dry up
    The bitter quarrel between the Chicago Cubs and nearby rooftop owners over signs at Wrigley Field remains hot, but the rooftops' political contributions have cooled off this year. The city's landmarks commission has approved a plan to upgrade the...
  • On this Independence Day, gay rights are on the march

    More than 1,300 legally married same-sex couples in Utah, where the Mormon Church is headquartered? Who would have thought it possible 10 or even five years ago? Marriage licenses issued to more than 500 gay and lesbian couples in the politically...
  • Economy adds 288,000 jobs in June, surpassing expectations

    Five years after the recession, the job market is finally hitting stride as small businesses add workers and local governments restore battered payrolls. U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in June across a broad spectrum of businesses, the Labor...
  • Business owners rally to save Export-Import Bank from extinction

    Business owners rally to save Export-Import Bank from extinction
    On top of hawking his company's concrete additives, Gabriel Ojeda has been trying to sell something else lately — the virtues of the endangered Export-Import Bank. He's among dozens of small-business owners enlisted by the bank's supporters in...
  • Small businesses at high risk for data breach

    To the money managers at Silversage Advisors in Irvine, it seemed like a no-brainer to store backup computer drives far from the main office to ensure seamless operations in case of a calamity. Then professional burglars hit the home where the drives...
  • 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...
  • Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans

    Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans
    Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday. The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
  • 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...