Monthly Archives: May 2012

Small Business Headlines – May 22nd

On a rainy Tuesday…some small business news.. Yesterday, the Governor again stated that he did not see a deal on the minimum wage issue before the legislative session ends in a few weeks.  Speaker Silver, however, feels that the Senate … Continue reading

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Small Business Week Kicks Off; Job Creators Overwhelmed by Tax Costs, Uncertainty

From Washington D.C., the following release kicks off a series for Small Business Week and the concerns small businesses have across the country – WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2012 — Today marks the beginning of Small Business Week, and the … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – May 21st

As we start the week, just a few headlines… Is the property tax cap override provision constitutional?  The teacher’s union seems to think it is not. Members of Governor Cuomo’s party continue to push for action on the minimum wage … Continue reading

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SBA Deadline for Low-Interest Loans Coming Soon!

The United States Small Business Administration issued the following press release on Wednesday.  If your business suffered significant economic loss as a result of the environmental disasters from last fall’s tropical storms, this may be of interest to you. “Businesses … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – May 18th

On a terrific, sunny Friday….some headlines.. Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin pens a terrific guest blog post for Unshackle Upstate highlighting his commitment and the need for more focus on New York’s small businesses. Public employees, despite recently negotiated contracts that did … Continue reading

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Headlines, Recaps and Statements…

This week I had the fortunate opportunity to spend some time in Washington DC with small business owners from across the country.  It truly was a tremendous event for NFIB and the voice of small business was ringing in our … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – May 11th

On a beautiful Friday and the end of a long and rainy week…here are some small business headlines..(remember it is Mother’s Day on Sunday!!) Some more proof that cutting taxes, in this instance corporate franchise taxes, will spur job creation … Continue reading

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New York’s Small Biz Policies Earn a D!

Yesterday, the Kauffman Foundation released results from a survey that showed New York as a recipient of one of the worst ratings in the nation when it comes to small business. The full report can be found here. Below is … Continue reading

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The Property Tax Cap and the Need for Mandate Relief

With less than a week before school budget votes are taken, and reports that an overwhelming majority of New York’s school’s are complying with the cap, it is important to look at the whole picture. Prior to enacting the tax … Continue reading

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Small Business News – May 8th

President Obama will be in the rainy Capital District today, laying out his “to do” list.  And with that, some small business news.. Governor Cuomo announced plans to create a new State agency aimed at providing oversight and protections for … Continue reading

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