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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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  • Bobby Shriver widens fundraising lead in supervisors' race

    Bobby Shriver widens fundraising lead in supervisors' race
    Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has widened his fundraising lead over his two chief rivals to replace Zev Yaroslavsky, adding an additional $700,000 in personal funds to his campaign account and raising $332,500 more from a wide...
  • Bob Hertzberg's old-fashioned way to cut through campaign clutter

    Bob Hertzberg's old-fashioned way to cut through campaign clutter
    The state's primary election is less than two weeks away, and my mailbox is jammed with campaign mailers. They began trickling in last week and now I'm getting several each day, often from a single candidate. They are all the same style: lots of...
  • 'Patent Trolls' Damage Businesses, Economy

    Rheo Brouillard knew he was in the crosshairs of a "patent troll." Brouillard is the president of Savings Institute Bank & Trust in Willimantic. Other small banks here and around the Northeast had been getting letters claiming patent infringement....
  • Weekend preview: Love thirsty, hungry for meatloaf!

    Weekend preview: Love thirsty, hungry for meatloaf!
    When Cinema Paradiso Hollywood on Saturday unveils a new monthly gathering aimed at the nexus of local music and film called CineMusique, it will shine the spotlight on a performer who has always had a cinematic bearing. A showcase of local musicians,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ehrlich's small business rhetoric rings hollow [Letter]

    Ehrlich's small business rhetoric rings hollow [Letter]
    I always have to laugh when I read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column in your paper. He's always pitching his fantasy of the Republican party as the champion of "small business," when in fact we all know the Republican party is the champion of big,...
  • Tax policy, dumbed down for the campaign trail [Letter]

    Tax policy, dumbed down for the campaign trail [Letter]
    Two things jumped out at me in the article "Candidates for governor differ on economic plans" (May 10). One was the proposals by Republicans to lower taxes and state expenditures to increase over-all economic activity in the state and the statement by...
  • L.A. Council seeks to curb new adult businesses in parts of Valley

    L.A. Council seeks to curb new adult businesses in parts of Valley
    New strip clubs, massage parlors and other “adult entertainment” will be temporarily barred fromĀ getting city permits alongĀ four streets in Sun Valley and Van Nuys, under new rules that the Los Angeles City Council voted to draft Tuesday....
  • Volunteers help clean up Fort McHenry Wetland while organizers talk Chesapeake restoration

    Volunteers help clean up Fort McHenry Wetland while organizers talk Chesapeake restoration
    Discarded bottles, empty bags of chips and errant playground balls littered the shoreline of the Fort McHenry Wetland, a 7.5-acre hub of biodiversity home to hundreds of plant and animal species. "Anything that floats ends up downstream," said Laura...
  • Rep. Michael Grimm surrenders to authorities in fraud case

    Rep. Michael Grimm surrenders to authorities in fraud case
    WASHINGTON -- New York Rep. Michael Grimm, facing indictment on charges in connection with allegedly fraudulent business practices, surrendered to federal law enforcement Monday. In a federal indictment unsealed Monday at the U.S. Courthouse in...