Monthly Archives: May 2012

Small Business Headlines – May 7th

On a sunny Monday and the day before the President arrives in the Capital District (and commuting chaos begins), some small business news.. The property tax cap enacted last year was never the sole fix to our escalating tax burden … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – May 4th

No shortage of small business news today as the week comes to an end.. Another day, another interesting comment from Governor Cuomo regarding the minimum wage issue.  Yesterday, when asked about the hike’s chances, he called it “dubious”.  We’ll see … Continue reading

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Small Business Jobs Report Shows Mixed Results

Almost half of all small businesses last month hired or tried to hire new workers, but nearly three quarters of them reported difficulty finding qualified applicants, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). According to the monthly NFIB Economic … Continue reading

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As We Wait For The SCOTUS Ruling…

It has been more than a month since the Supreme Court of the United State (SCOTUS) heard the historic NFIB argument against the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  As we wait for the Court’s ruling, I found a recent Kaiser Family … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines..May 3rd

A quiet news morning on a rainy Thursday… It comes as no real surprise given the lead up for the past 10 days or so, but Governor Cuomo took a official position on the minimum wage hike.  The New York … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Hike More Than A “Philosophical Discussion”

Today Governor Cuomo described the contested debate on hiking New York’s minimum wage as a “philosophical discussion”, and the more I have thought about this, the more troubled I have become. While political ideology rules the roost in the hallowed … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – May 2nd

A quiet day for headlines… The New York Enterprise Report covers a fact sheet released by NFIB last month on taxes. The writer agrees that uncertainty over tax rates and credits negatively affects small business growth. Former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin … Continue reading

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May Day’s Small Business Headlines

On  a rainy May 1st, some small business news… To little surprise, the New York Times calls on Governor Cuomo to move beyond supporting a minimum wage hike in principle and back Speaker Silver’s legislation. The New York City Council … Continue reading

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