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POLITICIANS COULD LEARN FROM SANDWICH MAKER

“If I started Subway today, Subway would not exist.” Fred Deluca, founder of Subway restaurants, made this statement on CNBC this week and caused a shudder throughout America.  Some because they love those tasty sandwiches, but most because it is … Continue reading

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Will Small Business Support Changes to Michigan’s Initiative Petition Process?

Michigan’s Constitution allows citizens to initiate legislation and also repeal existing Public Acts by gathering a required amount of signatures within a prescribed time frame and putting the proposed legislation (or rejection of current legislation) on a statewide ballot for … Continue reading

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NFIB/NY Talking Economic Development and Legislative Battles on the Tube!

Recently, I have had the fortune to discuss minimum wage, the State budget and the state of New York’s economy.  Hear what NFIB/NY has to say.. With Gannett’s Albany Bureau and on Capital Tonight with NFIB/NY’s partner Brian Sampson of … Continue reading

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Small Business Has Big Influence

New York Times columnist Paul Sullivan recently wrote an article entitled, “What the Small Player Can Expect When Using a Lobbyist,” and suggested that small businesses are at a disadvantage when it comes to having their interests represented before lawmakers. … Continue reading

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Is Flu Season Causing Havoc to your Small Business?

The NFIB Legal Center has produced these tips for small businesses on how to keep employees healthy during flu season. Flu Season Arrives – Prepare Now to Keep Businesses & Employees Healthy Even though nightly news stories warn of an … Continue reading

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A Holiday Gift for Small Business in New York! Toll Hike Averted!

You have seen me discuss the proposed (and insensitively called “modest”) toll hike.  Well, for small business owners, toll payers, and consumers in New York, a holiday gift for you. The Governor and Thruway Authority have announced that the toll … Continue reading

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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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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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FEMA Announces Federal Aid Available For New York

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New York and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected … Continue reading

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NY Small Business Calls Tax Report Embarassing, Calls for Change

Albany (October 9, 2012) – A new report by the non-profit Tax Foundation ranks New York again dead last among all states for its business climate.  That, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), is an embarrassing distinction … Continue reading

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