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Could being named the 'best ever' be bad?

Mar 26, 2013
Slate columnist Farhad Manjoo loves his hoodie from American Giant. But after he reviewed it online, all the sweatshirts sold out. And the company was forced to scale up before it was ready.
Posted In: American Giant, viral, Small Business

What the minimum wage means at work

Feb 13, 2013
President Obama proposed a minimum wage increase to help the lowest-paid workers. Opponents say businesses will just eliminate jobs. We go to a restaurant to talk to an employee and employer.
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, restaurants, Small Business

Boston pizzeria gets new ownership - its former employees

Feb 13, 2013
In a twist, former employees who'd been duped out of overtime pay become part-owners of a Harvard Square pizzeria.
Posted In: pizza, labor, overtime, Small Business

Increase in payroll tax raises concerns for Cleveland small business owner

Jan 2, 2013
Steve Presser, proprietor of Big Fun toy store in Cleveland, says although the deal to avert the fiscal cliff eases uncertainty among consumers, the payroll tax increase raises a whole other list of issues.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Small Business, payroll tax

Obamacare: The right medicine for small business?

Nov 7, 2012
Now that President Obama has been reelected, implementation of the Affordable Care Act will shift into high gear, which gives some small business owners a stomach ache.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, Affordable Care Act, Small Business

On the fence: A small business owner from Virginia

Nov 5, 2012
With less than a day to go until the nation selects a new president, small business owner Brett Fry's vote will go to the party that will be good stewards of the armed forces.
Posted In: Small Business, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 2012 election, military

On the fence: A small business owner wants her candidate to say the right thing

Nov 2, 2012
Marketing strategist Olalah Njenga is hoping her candidate will give her the "how" so she can give him her vote.
Posted In: Small Business, 2012 election, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Arizona manufacturer sees Mexico as key to growth

Oct 29, 2012
It's been 20 years since NAFTA was signed. These days, the mantra is that more manufacturing plants in Mexico should be good for the U.S.
Posted In: Mexico, NAFTA, arizona, Small Business, manufacturing

Two small businessmen, two views on taxes

Oct 24, 2012
Business owners share friendship and a passion for dirt bikes, but are far apart when it comes to taxes and politics.
Posted In: Election 2012, Taxes, Small Business, entrepreneurs

Campaigns don't help small businesses in swing states

Oct 15, 2012
You might think all that political activity in places like Iowa, Ohio and Florida would be great news for the local economy. But campaign spending isn't trickling down to the local level.
Posted In: 2012 election, Iowa, Small Business

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