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Seattle's Minimum Wage and Franchise Discrimination

Last week, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next several years.  While many businesses will struggle to adjust to the new

Oregon Couple Named National Small Business Persons of the Year

Billy Taylor and Brook Harvey-Taylor, a married couple who founded Pacifica, a company based in Portland, Oregon, were named this year's National Small Business Persons of the Year.

SBA Announces Small Business Person of the Year Today

The SBA is announcing the Small Business Person of the Year today (Friday, May 16), the final day of National Small Business Week, as they wrap up a week of celebrating and assisting America's small business owners.

Watch Day 4 of Natl Small Biz Week Online

Today's National Small Biz Week featured speakers are Fed Chair Janet Yellen and founder, owner and CEO John Schnatter of Papa John’s Pizza.

National Small Business Week Begins Today

National Small Business Week kicks off today at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. You can watch the live stream of the kickoff event, which started at 11:40 a.m. EST, at

Landscape Business Owners Named Kauai's Small Business Persons of the Year by SBA


Husband and wife Frank and Abby Santos of No Ka Oi [Hawaiian for "the best"] Landscape Services, after a rough and lean start years ago, have been named Kauai's Small Business Persons of the Year for their inspirational small business story by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Corporation or LLC, What State is Right for Your Entity?

Everyone planning to set up a new corporation or LLC faces the question of what state should they form the entity in. You read on the Internet or see ads on television about the "wonders" of incorporating in some particular state. The half of the truth that the proponents generally don't tell you is what can later bite you.

Franchise Jobs Grow by 12,050 in February

Now hiring at Sonics, photo taken and retouched by Blue MauMauROSELAND, N.J. – Private-sector franchise jobs in the United States increased by 12,050 during the month of February 2014.

White House Postpones ObamaCare for Small Biz Again

The President's signature on the Affordable Care Act
The President's signature making the Affordable Care Act law, 2010. Photo:Chuck Kennedy, White House

WASHINGTON — On Monday the White House announced that employers with 50 to 99 employees will receive an additional year reprieve from the Affordable Care employer mandate, pushing its already delayed implementation from 2015 to January 1, 2016.

Funding vs Financing a Franchise

Financing implies you owe money, funding implies you don't. Funding is best, here is how to get funded.