Monthly Archives: June 2012

Small Business Headlines – June 13th

Six legislative session days left….no lack of news…and lots of chatter.. Remember last year when businesses received a bill, called an “interest assessment surcharge”?  Be prepared, because it is headed in our direction once again. Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos … Continue reading

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Not Quite “Open for Business”

“Gamechanger”…”Open for Business”….”Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”…sound familiar?  If you follow politics in New York, it should!  Each of those phrases has been trumpeted over the last 16 months by both Governor Cuomo and members of the legislature.  Ahh..the spirit of exuberant … Continue reading

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NFIB/NJ Member Joe Olivo Appears on MSNBC to Debate Minimum Wage

New Jersey printer Joe Olivo, a member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), appeared Sunday on national television opposite Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Il), to debate legislation that would raise the national minimum wage nearly 40 percent. “My … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – June 11th

As we start the second to the last week of the legislative session.  Will it be a quiet finish as many suggest (and I expect) or will we see drama? Siena College released a new poll this morning.  Among the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Message to New York – “You Can Do it!”

I started to put some headlines together for a brief news update, but notice a common theme – Wisconsin.  The results from Governor Walker’s recall vote and the message it should give Governor Cuomo and lawmakers in Albany is simple … Continue reading

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NFIB, Chase and the Center for Women’s Business Research Release Study on Women-Owned Businesses

Coming to you from both Washington D.C. and Wilmington, Delaware, NFIB proudly partnered with the Center for Women’s Business Research and Chase Card Services for a comprehensive study on women-owned businesses and their battles in the economic recession.   The full … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – June 6th

Today represents the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy.  A day of heroism and courage that represented one of the major turning points of World War II.  I remember the famous “Boys of Pointe Du Hoc” speech that … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – June 5th!

Alot in the news, but not so much in the world of small business.  In many ways, with the legislative session winding down, less can be best for small business owners in this state. More on the recently introduced, NFIB/NY … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – June 4th

As we start the final 10 or so days of the legislative session, the next few days will see an enormous push to get bills passed and deals made (or collapse).  This is one of the busiest periods of the … Continue reading

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Small Business Headlines – June 1st

Busy day for news yesterday! The proposed “modest” 45% toll increase for commercial vehicles was a much discussed topic.  NFIB/NY issued a response (which you can see here) and I had the opportunity to respond here and here. Unshackle Upstate … Continue reading

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