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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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  • Time for Perdue to clean up its act [Letter]

    Time for Perdue to clean up its act [Letter]
    Regarding the recent article, "Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places" (June 15), it is important to note that legislation addressing the issues exposed has already been drafted. Farmers are often attacked for problems that stem beyond their...
  • 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...
  • Two Balto. Co. councilmen lose seats in primary

    Two Balto. Co. councilmen lose seats in primary
    Two Baltimore County councilwomen survived primary challenges Tuesday while two other incumbents lost their seats. Four of the council's seven members faced opposition in a primary election that had light voter turnout across the region. Councilman Todd...
  • Some incumbents trailing in high-profile General Assembly races

    Some incumbents trailing in high-profile General Assembly races
    At least six General Assembly incumbents were trailing opponents after early primary returns Tuesday evening — but many incumbents were turning back tough challenges. With early results reported from polls across the state, state Sen. James...
  • Colorado passes laws regulating Uber, other rides-on-demand services

    Colorado this week became the first state to regulate smartphone rides-on-demand businesses such as Uber. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Thursday measures that mandate drivers pass background checks, vehicles be inspected by mechanics and ride...
  • 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,...
  • Herbst: 'Humbled and proud' to have Kamenetz's support [Letter]

    Herbst: 'Humbled and proud' to have Kamenetz's support [Letter]
    Your editorial "Kamenetz the kingmaker" (May 22) was misguided conjecture based on a four-month-old campaign finance report. As The Sun recently reported, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz transferred the vast majority of the funds in the A Better...
  • Dividing up the casino winnings

    Dividing up the casino winnings
    Tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos since the state legalized slot machines and table games — spinning off funds for schools, the horse racing industry and local programs that have financed everything from paving and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Governor Tells Amistad America To Send Ship To Sailfest in New London

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent a letter Thursday to Amistad America, urging the financially troubled organization to bring the ship to Sailfest in New London this weekend or face the prospect of losing its nearly $400,000 in annual state funding. Malloy's...