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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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What the Self-Employed Need to Know About Obamacare

What the Self-Employed Need to Know About Obamacare

5 options for sole proprietors sorting through their health insurance options.
September 25, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
With One Exception, Most Small Business Exchanges Will Be Ready in 2014

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.
September 11, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits

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.
August 29, 2013 in 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.
August 14, 2013 in Profiles
Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

A recent webinar outlines the choices businesses need to make under the Affordable Care Act.
August 7, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits

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.
July 24, 2013 in Starting a Business
Obamacare Answers a Few Clicks Away

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.
July 24, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Health Care Reform: Procrastinate No More

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.
July 17, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
How One Young Entrepreneur Built a Credit Card Processing Empire at 16

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.
July 7, 2013 in Starting a Business

Your Obamacare Confusion Is an Insurance Broker's Opportunity

Health reform's complexities have spurred some brokers to re-boot their approach to clients.
May 17, 2013 in Insurance
Questions About Health Reforms? Ask the SBA

Questions About Health Reforms? Ask the SBA

The agency has trained partners and employees to guide businesses through the upcoming health care reforms.
April 25, 2013 in Employment Law
College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University

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.
April 11, 2013 in Startup Financing
Some Small Businesses See Obamacare as Welcome Relief

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.
April 4, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Small Businesses Continue to Air -- and Vent -- Obamacare Opinions

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.
March 7, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
SBA Aims to Clarify Health-Reform Law

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.
February 25, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Need to Vent About Obamacare? Try These Portals

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.
February 12, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Obamacare 101: How Business Owners Can Prepare in 2013

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.
January 22, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
The New Cool Kids: Teenage-App Developers

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.
January 15, 2013 in Technology
Catch Me a Catch: Franchise Industry, Shopping Centers Play Matchmaker

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.
December 19, 2012 in Franchises
A&E's 'Be the Boss' Gives Employees a Chance to Win a Franchise

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.
November 30, 2012 in Franchises
Fast-Food Workers Protest for Higher Pay, Unionization

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.
November 30, 2012 in Franchises
Can Your Startup Snare the Likes of Billionaire Investor Richard Branson?

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?
November 24, 2012 in Angel Investors
Black Friday Burritos? Moe's Serves Hungry Retail Workers

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.
November 19, 2012 in Franchises
Extrabux: From Campus Startup to Social-Shopping Goldmine

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.
November 9, 2012 in Business Ideas
Franchises Get Into Halloween Spirit

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.
October 23, 2012 in Franchises
For Franchises, All's Fair in Food and Politics

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.
October 8, 2012 in Franchises
How Teen Inventor Went From Sketch to Prototype in 6 Months

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.
September 15, 2012 in Business Ideas
The Man Who Owns (Almost) All the Burger Kings

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.
September 10, 2012 in Franchises
Kidworth Hopes to Turn Enterprising Youngsters into Kidpreneurs

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.
August 17, 2012 in Business Ideas
Chick-fil-A in Gay-Rights Fracas as Supporters Line Up

Chick-fil-A in Gay-Rights Fracas as Supporters Line Up

Proponents of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's same-sex marriage position keep the culture war going today with an unofficial "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."
August 1, 2012 in Franchises