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2 min ago | Business Journal

Sawant: Higher minimum wage could benefit small businesses

Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant speaks about Mayor Ed Murray's committee to study the $15-an-hour minimum wage.

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4 hrs ago | North Sound

SBA offers disaster loans to those impacted by mudslide

As the area public information offer for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Kevin Wynne has been meeting with chambers of commerce, service clubs and other community groups to make sure everyone in the area knows about the disaster loans that are available to residents of not only Snohomish County, but also members of the Stillaguamish and ... (more)

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8 hrs ago | JD Supra

Old Days - Remembering When Small Business Had Pension Plans

We lived in politically charged times. Congress seems unable to reach any consensus on anything including where to have the annual Congressional Christmas Ball! Years of political crossfire over the Affordable Care Act have drawn renewed focus on employee benefits in general.

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Related Topix: Pension, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WBNS

Neighbors Work To Help Small Businesses Damaged In Downtown Columbus Fire

"Everything's pushed over. The product's on the floor, it's in water, it's in ashes," said Robert Grimmet, owner of Robert Mason.

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Patch.com

Sente Named Small Business Legislative Advocate of the Year

Vernon Hills, Ill. - State Representative Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, was presented with the Small Business Legislative Advocate award by the Illinois Small Business Advocacy Council at their Annual Advocacy Dinner & Awards Ceremony Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Vernon Hills, IL

Small Business Trends

Senator Sherrod Brown Announces $18 Million Fund for Ohio Small Businesses

This is federal funding designed to give Ohio small business and manufacturers access to credit.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Banking, Financial Institutions, Financial Services

Brandon Sun

Mentors play important role in keeping entrepreneurs focused and accountable

It may have been a love of cats or rock climbing that first gave shape to a quirky business idea but, for many entrepreneurs, the difference between success and failure of their dream company often comes down to the support and advice they've received from mentors.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Personal Finance

CBS 3 Springfield

Business owner with unsecured Wi-Fi questioned during child porn investigation

A convicted sex offender is back in jail after police said they caught him sending child porn over the internet.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Personal Finance, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Greenwich Citizen

Lawmakers approve final attempt to expand Medicaid

As the legislative session wound down on Thursday, Maine's Democratic-controlled Legislature approved a final attempt to expand health care coverage to about 70,000 low-income residents under the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US News, US Governors, Paul LePage, Personal Finance

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Poughkeepsie Journal

Small business: Mentors help minority firms

Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Charlotte, NC, Greenville (Charlotte, NC)

Small Business Trends

A Plug-and-Play Customer Loyalty Program for Small Businesses

Punch cards for your repeat customers will soon be a thing of the past. But it's difficult for small businesses to afford those plastic key cards that you might get from a place like a grocery store or gas station.

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Freshnews

Ardian Group Inc. Awarded Department of Homeland Security Small Business Achievement Award

For the second year in a row, Ardian Group Inc. is proud to be the recipient of the Department of Homeland Security's Small Business Achievement Award.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Secret Service, US News

The Willits News

Average American foots the bill when firms sidestep taxes, report says

The average American would have to fork over an extra $1,259 in state and federal income taxes this year to make up for the revenue lost because of offshore tax havens used by corporations and wealthy individuals, according to a new report.

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Small Business Trends

Strengthening Your Small Business With Subcontractors

Dealing with the ebb and flow of workloads can be challenging for small businesses.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Law, Social Security, Medicare, Health, Employment / Labor Law

CBC News

Halifax Water bill for $9K shocks small business

The controversy of Halifax Water's stormwater surcharges continues. David Barettt, co-owner of Barrett Lumber Company, got a surprise bill in the mail a few weeks ago.

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National Public Radio

When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business

Rhonda Sanderson and her ex-husband, John Amato III, shown here in 2010, helped make a business thrive after they divorced.

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WGBH

When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business

Rhonda Sanderson and her ex-husband, John Amato III, shown here in 2010, helped make a business thrive after they divorced.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Business Journal

Hawaii Health Connector's next target: small business owners

Small businesses will be the next target for the Hawaii Health Connector as it focuses its outreach and education efforts to employers, interim executive director Tom Matsuda told PBN in an exclusive interview.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Hawaii, Hawaii Government

The Kansas City Star

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

On Wednesday, rails to be used by the new downtown streetcar were delivered to a staging area at 19th and Walnut streets.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Kansas City, MO

CBC News

Reimaging Toronto's apartments as small businesses

Shazia Iqbal cooks for friends and neighbours, and hopes to one day cook for many more, in her apartment's small kitchen.

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Related Topix: Canada, Personal Finance,

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