Monthly Archives: November 2012

As November Ends..Where Things Stand in New York

As November draws to a close and the Holiday season is in full throttle, I thought it would be a good time to recap where things stand in New York.  November started with uncertainty in respect to natural gas development, … Continue reading

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You’ve Got the Cure for “Washington-itis”

Feel nauseous? Got headaches and fatigue? You’re in good company. A majority of small-business owners have the same flu-like symptoms. But the flu-bug hasn’t bitten you. You’ve got a bad case of “Washington-itis,” a condition of over-exposure to empty political … Continue reading

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Can Government Hold Your Permit Application Hostage?

Florence Dolan ran a plumbing and electric supply store in Tigard, Oregon—a suburb of Portland. Like many other small business owners, she had plans to expand her store. But, she hit a brick wall when seeking the necessary approvals. This … Continue reading

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Increased Awareness Leads to Small Biz Saturday Success..

Washington, D.C., November 27, 2012 – Small businesses across the country got their holiday season off to a strong start as millions of U.S. consumers “shopped small” on Small Business Saturday and made a big impact on local communities. According … Continue reading

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Death of an Icon

It has now been widely reported that Hostess Brands, a legendary icon of the snack industry and a beloved maker of such childhood favorites as Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Ho’s and Snoballs, will soon shut its doors forever.  The cause? … Continue reading

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Election Results Spur Small Business’ Will to Fight

Despite the Election Day hoopla, the political environment for American small-business owners is virtually unchanged from Nov. 6. Many of the challenges they’ve long faced still loom large: An administration hostile to free enterprise (“You didn’t build that…”), an earnings-looting … Continue reading

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Governor Cuomo Announces Extensions for State Permits, License Renewals and Payments for Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Extensions by State Liquor Authority and Department of Environmental Conservation Help Businesses Meet Deadlines Albany, NY (November 7, 2012) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced extensions provided by the State Liquor Authority and the Department of Environmental Conservation for license … Continue reading

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Questions Abound…

Sometimes it is best to wait until the smoke clears from the field of political battle to weigh in.  As Tuesday night unfolded here in New York, it instantly became apparent that the prevailing winds brought a shroud of uncertainty … Continue reading

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Ok So What Now?

As the mercurial and punctually-challenged front man Axl Rose of Guns N Roses famously sang on the 1987 classic “Sweet Child of Mine,” where do we go now?  Well that’s the question a lot of business owners are asking after Tuesday’s … Continue reading

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What You Do Best

As much of the east coast recovers from a devastating storm, we at NFIB hope that you and your families are safe and sound. In the coming days, I know that the small-business community will be doing what you always … Continue reading

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