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Judge Rejecting Settlement with Drivers May Give Uber Upper Hand

SAN FRANCISCO – After a federal judge on Thursday rejected a proposed $100 million settlement of a class action lawsuit between Uber Technologies Inc. and 385,000 California and Massachusetts drivers to determine if drivers should be classified as employees instead of independent contractors, some are wondering if the ruling is a victory for Uber or drivers.

Unanimous SCOTUS Decision Forces VA to Buy More from Small Businesses

A decade ago Congress directed that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) "shall" send more business to veteran-owned small businesses, a directive which was largely ignored. In June the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the directive means what it says, that "shall" does not mean "may."

Health Insurance for Small Businesses Made Simple

Obamacare makes more insurance options available to small business owners, increasing the chances of their finding one that will fit the needs of them and their employees.

Mailchimp Thrives by Sending Small Business's Mass Emails

The lifeblood of Mailchimp is its small business customers. Founded in 2001, with over 500 employees, the company says that it runs the world’s leading email marketing platform, with more than 12 million people and businesses around the world using its services, sending more than a billion emails a day.

SBA Course: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts

This SBA course is designed to provide an overview of federal contract procedures and describe how to sell to the government. The duration is 30 minutes plus time to do the follow-up.

Unaffordable Housing Causing Exodus of Valuable Employees in Bay Area

Photo by Thomas Hawk

The high cost of housing in many urban areas is causing employees to pack up and move for a location where the cost of living is more affordable. Here’s the story of one small business in the notoriously expensive Bay Area.

Nine Out of Ten Small Business Owners Say It's Worth It

A survey of small business owners conducted by Harris Poll for Bank of the West found that although 82 percent say that they've put everything they have into their business, 86 percent say it's worth it.

SBA Introduces Free Online Tutorials

The U.S. Small Business Administration released its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) online tutorials to help small businesses navigate the SBIR program.

Wells Fargo Calls Loan Applicants It Rejected to Explain Why

Wells Fargo calls their rejected small business loan applicants to talk about the reason they were turned down and to coach them on how they can increase their chances of a favorable decision when they try again later on.

Guide to Selling Your Small Business

If you're thinking of selling your small business, there are some encouraging signs that this might be a good time. Here's a quick overview of the preparation required and how to calculate a realistic sales price: