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:: Tell Your Business Story
03/21/2014 Drawing from that experience, he has learned
a number of lessons about how to and how not to convey a
the backstory behind any given company, and he shared several
tips this week with entrepreneurs, filmmakers and music
producers, and one journalist at a small gathering in Austin
during South by Southwest.
:: Small Businesses Hurt
By Change to Overtime Laws
03/19/2014 President Obama told the Labor Department to come
up with new overtime rules that would make more workers
eligible for time and a half pay for their extra hours of
The rules are aimed at salaried workers who make more than
$455 a week and are ineligible for overtime because they
hold a manager or supervisor position.
Ty Spatta started his own painting business 20 years ago. He
enjoys being a small business owner, but gets frustrated
when he hears the government wants to step in and make businesses
pay employees more.
03/18/2014 Take a good look at that store on the corner. There
is a 10 percent to 12 percent chance it will not be there
next year, according to the Office of Advocacy for the Small
03/17/2014 Tradition has it that where big businesses are
rooted, vibrant small business communities follow. It happened
in Harrison, N.Y., when Mastercard and PepsiCo set up shop.
It happened in Redmond, Wash. after Microsoft moved in.
It is happening in Greenville, S.C., where BMW built an
SUV manufacturing plant.
02/27/2014 A survey of business owners finds small businesses
may remain small to avoid employee health coverage required
by the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.
Oklahoma City-based staffing firm Express Employment Professionals
surveyed business owners, hiring managers and human resource
professionals on the ACA and its impact on hiring decisions.
The survey found that 70 percent of survey respondents whose
companies have 45 - 49 employees said they would try to
remain under 50 employees. Businesses with 50 or fewer full-time
employees do not face a penalty for not offering health
coverage under Obamacare.