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Small Businesses

Small Businesses
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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Top Small Businesses Articles

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  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ACA providing Americans with health care they need

    Late last year I was contacted by one of my constituents, Martin West. A small business owner and moderate Republican, Martin wanted me to know that despite his party affiliation, he and his wife Melinda were grateful for the Affordable Care Act....
  • Businesses urged to create "digital storefront"

    Businesses urged to create "digital storefront"
    When the economy gets rough, Kelly Lafferman noted, there’s a trend among many businesses to look at marketing as a luxury, not a necessity. And as those companies ponder possible cuts, they often turn to their marketing expenses for a spot on the...
  • Ex-Microsoft designers create 'Slide Bureau' for iPad

    A new productivity app to help small-business owners get more out of their iPad was released recently by a team of former Microsoft designers in Seattle. Called Slide Bureau, the app offers templates for quickly building brochures, menus, presentations...
  • Governor Signs Bill To Increase Minimum Wage

    Governor Signs Bill To Increase Minimum Wage
    He broke bread with Barack there. And Thursday night, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was back at the New Britain restaurant saying he was breaking ground for hard working Connecticut citizens by making Connecticut the first state to sign into law a $10.10...
  • Maria Contreras-Sweet confirmed as SBA chief

    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former California official who founded a Los Angeles community bank, to head the federal Small Business Administration. Contreras-Sweet was approved Thursday by voice vote to the Cabinet...
  • L.A.'s Contreras-Sweet confirmed to head Small Business Administration

     L.A.'s Contreras-Sweet confirmed to head Small Business Administration
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former California official who founded a Los Angeles community bank, to head the federal Small Business Administration. Contreras-Sweet was approved on a voice vote to the Cabinet...
  • Sen. Mark Warner pushes for reforms to Affordable Care Act

    Sen. Mark Warner pushes for reforms to Affordable Care Act
    The Affordable Care Act needs another option for people who say the premiums of its Gold, Silver and Bronze plans are too high, Sen. Mark Warner says. And, he adds, its size cut-off for businesses that are supposed to offer coverage needs to be reset....
  • Richard Salem, mediator, 1930-2014

    Richard Salem graduated from Antioch College in Ohio, a school first led by public education reformer Horace Mann, whose words, "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity," are repeated each year at commencement. Mr. Salem took those...
  • Minimum Wage Boost Wins Senate And House Approval

    Minimum Wage Boost Wins Senate And House Approval
    HARTFORD — The state's minimum wage will increase to $10.10 per hour by 2017 under a controversial bill approved Wednesday by both the state Senate and the House of Representatives on largely party line votes. The Senate passed the measure by 21...
  • Tinley Park electrical savings with alternative supplier may shrink

    Tinley Park electrical savings with alternative supplier may shrink
    As Tinley Park approaches the end of its two-year electricity contract with an alternative electricity supplier, Trustee Tom Staunton is cautioning residents and small business owners to lower their expectations for savings in the coming year....
  • Higher Minimum Wage Benefits Workers, Businesses

    Perception often lags behind reality, particularly when it comes to the minimum wage in Connecticut and the country. Because of the unfortunate — but not unusual — time lag in recognizing facts on the ground, much of the resistance to the...