Dinah Wisenberg Brin

Dinah Wisenberg Brin

Dinah Wisenberg Brin is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. She has covered business, politics, healthcare and general news for wire services, newspapers, blogs and other publications.

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Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage
The 'Treps

Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage

(Closely-Held) corporations aren’t just people, they’re religious people. Supreme Court decision finds certain private companies can sidestep birth control mandate.
What the Self-Employed Need to Know About Obamacare
Compensation and Benefits

What the Self-Employed Need to Know About Obamacare

5 options for sole proprietors sorting through their health insurance options.
With One Exception, Most Small Business Exchanges Will Be Ready in 2014
Compensation and Benefits

With One Exception, Most Small Business Exchanges Will Be Ready in 2014

Though Washington state's small business insurance exchange won't be ready until at least 2015, many states will provide a range of choices.
Profiles

A Dorm-Room Startup for Dorm Rooms?

While the holidays are prime time for most U.S. businesses, back to school is this startup's sweet spot.
Profiles

How This Car-Sharing Company Is Growing Up, Fast

In the sharing economy, customers are your sellers, buyers and inventory. While efficient, the model may attract unwanted questions from regulators, as many startups are beginning to learn firsthand.
Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options
Compensation and Benefits

Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

A recent webinar outlines the choices businesses need to make under the Affordable Care Act.
Starting a Business

Team That Landed $1 Million After Answering Branson Tweet Sells Company

The young founders who cosmically met Richard Branson and got him to make a nearly $1 million investment just sold their company. See what they plan to do next.
Obamacare Answers a Few Clicks Away
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Obamacare Answers a Few Clicks Away

The new healthcare reforms can be confusing. Here are a few resources to get you the guidance you need.
Health Care Reform: Procrastinate No More
Compensation and Benefits

Health Care Reform: Procrastinate No More

2014 requirements for businesses remain, despite the recent penalty delay. Understand what you should be doing now to prepare for Obamacare.
How One Young Entrepreneur Built a Credit Card Processing Empire at 16
Starting a Business

How One Young Entrepreneur Built a Credit Card Processing Empire at 16

You know what they say about one man's trash? It's another man's goldmine. Here's the story of how Harbortouch's Jared Isaacman saw an opportunity and grabbed.
Insurance

Your Obamacare Confusion Is an Insurance Broker's Opportunity

Health reform's complexities have spurred some brokers to re-boot their approach to clients.
Questions About Health Reforms? Ask the SBA
Employment Law

Questions About Health Reforms? Ask the SBA

The agency has trained partners and employees to guide businesses through the upcoming health care reforms.
College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University
Startup Financing

College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University

One of the largest -- and richest -- business plan competitions in the country kicks off today.
Some Small Businesses See Obamacare as Welcome Relief
Compensation and Benefits

Some Small Businesses See Obamacare as Welcome Relief

The NFIB famously opposed the Affordable Care Act, but some groups say it could help entrepreneurs and their employees.
Small Businesses Continue to Air -- and Vent -- Obamacare Opinions
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Small Businesses Continue to Air -- and Vent -- Obamacare Opinions

House Small Business Committee shares sometimes heated comments from entrepreneurs on the changes employers may be facing under the law.
SBA Aims to Clarify Health-Reform Law
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SBA Aims to Clarify Health-Reform Law

The agency is seeking to dispel what it calls a common misconception: that all businesses will be required to provide health coverage to all employees.
Need to Vent About Obamacare? Try These Portals
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Need to Vent About Obamacare? Try These Portals

Entrepreneurs can sound off about the Affordable Care Act or any number on regulations at these government sites.
Obamacare 101: How Business Owners Can Prepare in 2013
Compensation and Benefits

Obamacare 101: How Business Owners Can Prepare in 2013

We look at what the new health law requires, and how businesses can prepare for new rules, shop exchanges and avoid penalties.
The New Cool Kids: Teenage-App Developers
Technology

The New Cool Kids: Teenage-App Developers

Seventeen-year-old Nick D'Aloisio is fueling headlines over his news-summary app Summly, but he's not the only teenage-app maker in town. Here's a look at the rising trend.
Catch Me a Catch: Franchise Industry, Shopping Centers Play Matchmaker
Franchises

Catch Me a Catch: Franchise Industry, Shopping Centers Play Matchmaker

Move over, eHarmony, JDate and ChristianMingle. There's a new player in the online matchmaking space.
A&E's 'Be the Boss' Gives Employees a Chance to Win a Franchise
Franchises

A&E's 'Be the Boss' Gives Employees a Chance to Win a Franchise

A new reality show gives star employees a chance to compete for a huge promotion, and gives franchises valuable brand exposure.
Fast-Food Workers Protest for Higher Pay, Unionization
Franchises

Fast-Food Workers Protest for Higher Pay, Unionization

Whether the walk-off in New York this week will have impact remains to be seen, but the dispute is continuing to echo on social media.
Can Your Startup Snare the Likes of Billionaire Investor Richard Branson?
Angel Investors

Can Your Startup Snare the Likes of Billionaire Investor Richard Branson?

After landing a top-dollar investment from the famed entrepreneur, the young founders of MySocialCloud.com have found continued success. But could their strategy work for you?
Black Friday Burritos? Moe's Serves Hungry Retail Workers
Franchises

Black Friday Burritos? Moe's Serves Hungry Retail Workers

The restaurant franchise Moe's Southwest Grill has figured out a way to make money on Black Friday: Feed all those shop employees ringing up purchases.
Extrabux: From Campus Startup to Social-Shopping Goldmine
Business Ideas

Extrabux: From Campus Startup to Social-Shopping Goldmine

Many college students dream of starting up a business that rakes in millions of dollars. This guy did it by age 24.
Franchises Get Into Halloween Spirit
Franchises

Franchises Get Into Halloween Spirit

Roto-Rooter says it ain't afraid of no ghosts. Meanwhile, Baskin-Robbins and Party City jump on the Halloween hay ride.
For Franchises, All's Fair in Food and Politics
Franchises

For Franchises, All's Fair in Food and Politics

Ben & Jerry's, 7-Eleven and Pizza Hut use the 2012 election as a platform for marketing campaigns.
How Teen Inventor Went From Sketch to Prototype in 6 Months
Business Ideas

How Teen Inventor Went From Sketch to Prototype in 6 Months

Fourteen-year-old entrepreneur Carter Kostler is hoping his fruit-infused water bottle will be his ticket to entrepreneurial success.
The Man Who Owns (Almost) All the Burger Kings
Franchises

The Man Who Owns (Almost) All the Burger Kings

Giullermo Perales, the country's biggest Latino franchisee, talks about why he likes to control the market.
Kidworth Hopes to Turn Enterprising Youngsters into Kidpreneurs
Business Ideas

Kidworth Hopes to Turn Enterprising Youngsters into Kidpreneurs

See how the youth-oriented financial services company aims to cultivate more than one million young entrepreneurs.

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