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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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  • State won't enforce $10,000 limit on campaign contributions

    State won't enforce $10,000 limit on campaign contributions
    After a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Maryland election officials said Friday that they will no longer enforce a state law that imposes an overall limit of $10,000 on campaign contributions in a four-year election cycle. State officials said...
  • Bars showing Pacquiao-Bradley fight must pay big — or else

    Saturday night is fight night, with the highly anticipated rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley set to be broadcast on big screens across the nation. As thousands of fans traipse into bars and restaurants to catch the big fight, a small...
  • Want small low-tech business? Here's a flowering new twist

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm thinking about operating my own small business but I have no interest in 3-D printing, dime-sized personal hearing amplifiers or the wonders of alternative fuel converted from cow manure. Too technical! Suggestions? -- M.H. How are you...
  • Homer Glen commission divided on 'feather' banners

    Homer Glen commission divided on 'feather' banners
    A Plan Commission vote on whether to recommend that "feather banners" be made legal for businesses in Homer Glen resulted in a tie vote. "I think it's distracting (to drivers)," said Plan Commission member Joseph Maska at the panel's April 7 meeting....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Time to give America a raise [Commentary]

    Time to give America a raise [Commentary]
    As Americans, we believe that honest work should be rewarded with honest wages. That certainly means that no one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. In the coming weeks, your senators will have a chance to stand up for...
  • Baltimore Development Corp. still in flux after months with new leader

    Baltimore Development Corp. still in flux after months with new leader
    When the new head of the Baltimore Development Corp. started 15 months ago, she replaced a man who'd become synonymous with development in the city and accepted the task of changing the agency's focus from real estate deals to economic strategy. Much of...
  • Yelp's practices sound to some like extortion

    Yelp just can't stop living the thug life. Five years ago, I asked whether the popular review site was a shakedown racket for merchants. I quoted a number of small-business owners who said Yelp had threatened to run negative reviews more prominently...
  • Obamacare passes first big test

    WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act has passed its first big test, but the law's distribution of winners and losers all but guarantees the achievement will not quiet its political opposition. White House officials, who had a near-death experience...