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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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  • Give Maryland's millionaires a reason to stay [Commentary]

    Give Maryland's millionaires a reason to stay [Commentary]
    Maryland has the most millionaires per capita (170,000, or 7.7 percent of households), but those families who make their money here don't stay here Although Florida has 31 percent fewer millionaires living in the state (per capita) than Maryland,...
  • Settling the estate tax [Editorial]

    Settling the estate tax  [Editorial]
    Last week, the two top leaders of the Maryland General Assembly expressed interest in reducing the estate tax for the heirs of wealthier residents. It's an idea that's been trotted out before, usually by Republicans, and it seldom gets very far in...
  • Don't forget the ACA's true purpose [Commentary]

    Don't forget the ACA's true purpose [Commentary]
    As we wind down 2013, Marylanders are hearing a lot about health care — on the news, in the paper, maybe even over dinner or at the local coffee shop. With all the numbers and terms out there, and all the talk from politicians and pundits, it's...
  • Westminster small business owners look to attract more people downtown

    Westminster small business owners look to attract more people downtown
    When asked about the goals of the Downtown Westminster Coalition, local public relations professional David Baker will normally begin gesturing with his right index finger as if he is connecting an imaginary set of dots. Although he catches good-hearted...
  • Mixed feelings about Baltimore's coming casino [Letter]

    Mixed feelings about Baltimore's coming casino [Letter]
    As the owner of a small business that produces events in Baltimore, I have been pleased to see the continued growth of entertainment and cultural options in Baltimore City. However, I have mixed emotions about the large casino taking shape on Russell...
  • Philip L. Marcus, lawyer and social activist

    Philip L. Marcus, lawyer and social activist
    Philip L. Marcus, a former engineer and teacher who became a lawyer and social activist, died Nov. 4 of bladder cancer at his home in Beaverton, Ore. The former Columbia resident was 71. The son of Carl Marcus, an accountant, and Ida Marcus, a...
  • 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...
  • Revitalizing Baltimore through immigration [Commentary]

    Revitalizing Baltimore through immigration [Commentary]
    In the midst of the debate over the largest potential immigration reform legislation in 50 years, American communities struggling with decades of population loss and economic decline are being revitalized by newcomers. The economic contribution of...
  • 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...
  • Ocean City businesses can't afford to pay higher minimum wages [Letter]

    Ocean City businesses can't afford to pay higher minimum wages [Letter]
    Small business owners on the Eastern Shore, especially Ocean City, may not be able to afford to pay an employee more than $8.25 per hour. And we are not alone; many small towns in Maryland have Mom and Pop businesses. In Ocean City, we have a four-month...
  • 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...
  • Neighborhood well represented in Baltimore Magazine's '101 Reasons to Love Baltimore'

    As a Messenger columnist, this time of year can be rough to write about. The post-New Years lull, as many of us are recovering from our Christmas and New Year's Eve festivities, can, traditionally, leave a gap in the calendar. But instead of taking some...