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News, articles and information about small businesses, starting and owning and operating a small business, employment law, employment taxes, minimum wage. (Photo iTOWNS)
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  • Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange

    Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange
    Small businesses buying health coverage for their employees through a new state insurance marketplace could pay anywhere from 5 percent less to 15 percent more in premiums next year under rates Maryland regulators approved Tuesday. The Maryland Insurance...
  • Health care tax credit promoted to small businesses in Arundel

    Health care tax credit promoted to small businesses in Arundel
    Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and the Maryland Health Care For All Coalition are encouraging small businesses in Anne Arundel County to use federal tax credits available through the Affordable Care Act to cover some of the costs of providing...
  • Mayor comes to Hampden to promote micro-loan program

    Mayor comes to Hampden to promote micro-loan program
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake came to The Charmery on Wednesday to promote Hampden's new ice cream parlor as a success story of the city's fledgling micro-loan program for small businesses — and to try the new "S.R.B." flavor , a swirl of...
  • Taxes, penalties for individuals, companies who opt out of health reform law

    Taxes, penalties for individuals, companies who opt out of health reform law
    Under the health reform law, everyone who files a federal income tax form is required to have insurance. Most employers also have to offer it. The idea is that for reform to work, everyone needs to enroll so that there is a good mix of healthy and sick...
  • Obama blames Boehner for 'reckless' shutdown

    Obama blames Boehner for 'reckless' shutdown
    President Barack Obama used a speech Thursday in Maryland to sharpen his critique of Republican leaders, who responded by pointing a finger at Democrats in a budget showdown that left the government closed for a third day. Speaking at a Rockville...
  • Don't penalize Korean-American business owners

    Over the years I have represented many Korean-American small business owners when Baltimore City acquired their stores, which included liquor outlets, as part of neighborhood renewal. Korean-American small business owners embody the American dream of...
  • Payroll services study panel created in wake of AccuPay scandal begins investigation

    Payroll services study panel created in wake of AccuPay scandal begins investigation
    A nine-member commission headed by Deputy State Comptroller David Roose is in the beginning phases of a study to determine if Maryland should regulate private payroll services companies. The study comes after Bel Air-based payroll services company,...
  • In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses

    In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses
    At least 100 federal workers usually crowd the Salsa Grill in Woodlawn for lunch. By Friday, the fourth day of the partial federal government shutdown, their numbers dwindled to three. The Peruvian eatery — across from the Social Security...
  • Board of Trade offers Saturday craft, flea market on Main Street

    Local small business owners and crafters are participating in the Laurel Board of Trade's Saturday craft and flea market, held in the 300 block of Main Street at the site of the regular Thursday Farmers Market. The craft and flea market will continue...
  • The shutdown's forgotten victims: Government contractors

    The shutdown's forgotten victims: Government contractors
    In a city where government contracts make up a multi-billion dollar industry, it is surprising that with the exception of a couple of articles that received moderate attention, the mainstream media has largely ignored the impact of the shutdown on federal...
  • Laurel small business owner has White House meeting on shutdown

    Laurel small business owner has White House meeting on shutdown
    As owner of the Laurel production company Breasia Studios, Jamal Lee has worked with award-winning musicians, large corporations and major film studios. On Friday, he met with another notable client: President Barack Obama. Lee was one of nine small...
  • Breakfast seminar focuses on small business contracting

    The NCMA [National Contract Management Association] Free State Chapter, located in Laurel, is holding a breakfast seminar Wednesday, Oct. 23, with registration and breakfast buffet at 7:30 and program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics...