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3 hrs ago | Newsday
Brian Valdini, owner and chef at fatfish Wine Bar & Bistro, in Bay Shore on Sept 4, 2014. A visit from an inspector or regulator can spark fear and trepidation in even the most confident small-business owners.
7 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions
BodeTree , an online service that helps small business owners better understand their finances, today announced it has partnered with the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center , an affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, to provide an online platform specifically built for greater small business success. The platform, named " ," is built to further grow and support consulting and development efforts already in place with the Small Business Development Center to ensure that Colorado continues to remain a top state for small business growth.
11 hrs ago | USA Today
Business owners are reporting better earnings and reinvesting in their businesses and that's translating into a rebound in loan demand, says Gohman, the head of small business banking at the McLean, Virginia-based bank. But there's still caution out there.
13 hrs ago | Examiner.com
On the first Tuesday of every month from 10am to Noon the Division of Purchasing and Supplies hosts open houses for minority owned, female owned and Cleveland small businesses to educate attendees on how to compete for City business. Participants receive a tour and meet one-on-one with City Buyers assigned to purchase their type of products.
Things go wrong. People make mistakes. Natural disasters are a fact of life. Protecting your small business from these unforeseen events with the right insurance policies could mean the difference between prosperity and going belly up.
If you're tech savvy, you also know that it's smart to optimize your website for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. But do you know exactly why? You might be surprised.
Earlier this year, Thumbtack.com , a consumer service that links individuals to business professionals, released the results of our third annual survey on Small Business Friendliness. Thumbtack's is the only nationwide survey that measures sentiment directly from business owners - asking nearly 13,000 entrepreneurs to fill out a survey, the company ranked 38 states across 11 metrics.
Decision-making for business owners often involves going with their gut. With limited information, entrepreneurs face situations where they'll have to make important choices based on intuition.
Governor Robert Bentley on Monday will hold a news conference to announce the creation of a special commission to assist new small business start-ups and expansion of existing small businesses. He will be joined by House Speaker Mike Hubbard, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh and NFIB State Director Rosemary Elebash for the announcement.
Greater Louisville Inc. announced the winners of its 2014 Inc.credible Awards during a luncheon today at the Galt House hotel. This year's competition drew more than 750 nominees and 117 candidates, according to a news release from GLI, the metro chamber of commerce.
Given the weak state of the labour market in many parts of Canada, government has a role to create a more attractive environment for business to hire new workers. As such, I was enthused to hear that the government was planning on reducing Employment Insurance costs for firms.
Think about what you'd really like to do on your vacation and create a list to narrow your choices - whether it's hitting the beach, going shopping, climbing a mountain or visiting a museum. Consider whether you can do this somewhere nearby, or whether you know anyone who has done your chosen activities before on a similar budget.
Some warn that a proposal to allow employers to keep buying cancelled health insurance plans could undermine the new online SHOP marketplaces. House lawmakers have approved an amendment to the president's health care law intended to make the looming changes an easier pill to swallow for small businesses and their employees.
STAFF PHOTO BY MAAYAN SCHECHTER Shawn Ledford, Mellow Mushroom franchise owner, said he hopes to be finished with the restaurant's construction by the end of October. Within minutes of interviewing Mellow Mushroom franchise owner Shawn Ledford, an Aiken resident and downtown store owner greets Ledford, sharing her excitement for what's to take place in the former West Side Bowery restaurant.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced sweeping cuts to employment insurance costs for small businesses across the country Thursday, but one Toronto business says the changes will do little to help improve their bottom line. The government made the move in an attempt to kick start sluggish job growth numbers , and it will see an average drop of 15 per cent in EI costs for individuals businesses.
The House Thursday approved Rep. Bill Cassidy 's bill that would allow small businesses and their employees to choose health plans that don't provide the minimum coverage required by the Affordable Care Act . It passed 247-167 , with 222 GOP votes and 25 from Democrats.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:20 pm
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