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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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  • Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum

    Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum
    The Des Plaines City Council debated recently whether residents and small-business owners would be interested in allowing city officials to negotiate a potentially lower monthly electric bill on their behalf. Illinois law allows municipalities and...
  • 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...
  • Lazy summer days are a time to recharge

    As the temperature rises and the day lengthens, summer slowdown creeps into almost every workplace. But this summer, a growing number of professionals are strategically using the downtime to rebalance. Experts estimate that when vacation mindset seeps...
  • ex-Del. Watson now working with state Chamber

    Former Del. Mike Watson, R-Williamsburg, is now working with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce to promote small business policies in the legislature. Colleague Rusty Carter reports. Watson will be coordinator of the chamber's Small Business Subcommittee....
  • 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...
  • Kamenetz, Zirkin endorse Herbst for County Council

    Kamenetz, Zirkin endorse Herbst for County Council
    Jonathan Herbst, a Pikesville attorney challenging Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond in the Democratic primary in June, picked up endorsements Thursday from County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and state Sen. Bobby Zirkin. In a statement, Kamenetz...
  • Quilters lose haven in Downers Grove

     Quilters lose haven in Downers Grove
    A Downers Grove quilting and sewing shop has shut its doors, becoming at least the third store in the downtown area to close in the past year. The Quilt Basket at 1012 Curtiss Street closed in late May after a going-out-of-business sale. Owner...
  • Candidates for governor differ on economic plans

    Candidates for governor differ on economic plans
    As Maryland looks to re-energize its economy amid federal budget cuts and slow growth in the aftermath of the recession, the three Democrats vying to be the next governor each developed distinct — and detailed — plans for how to improve...
  • Building a business is bad under Obama [Commentary]

    Building a business is bad under Obama [Commentary]
    Let's imagine for a moment a woman (we'll call her Nancy) who had a job but saw limited opportunity for advancement at her place of employment. So, Nancy began scribbling out unique product designs in her spare time — an exercise that eventually...
  • Democrats abandon small business [Letter]

    Democrats abandon small business [Letter]
    William Smith writes that Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column concerning the Republican Party being the champion of small business is a fantasy and sets forth his own storyline that he alleges to have a "ring of truth to it" ("Ehrlich's small business rhetoric...
  • Miramar to get police headquarters after 9 years

    Miramar to get police headquarters after 9 years
    After a nine year wait, Miramar is finally ready to rebuild its hurricane-destroyed police headquarters. The city agreed last week to spend $22.9 million for a three-story, 65,000 square foot building to house most of the police department's 270...