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Stephen Barlas

30 Recent Stories

An Ergonomic War

OSHA and the GOP clash over a new rule
September 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Off The Shelf

The FTC takes a second look at retailer slotting fees.
August 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Something Ventured

Encourage SBICs and you encourage small-business growth.
July 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

In Other News...

Updates on small-business legislation
July 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Capital Gains Pain

New legislation hurts both buyers and sellers of businesses.
June 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Stock Value

Calculating stock options into a worker's base pay is creating debate.
June 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Blue-Collar Blues

Proposed tax credit promises to fill the labor gap for small manufacturing companies.
May 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

The Parent Trap

Let parents stay home to care for a newborn-and pay them for it? The debate rages on over employee rights.
April 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

No Pain, No Gain?

OSHA's ergonomics proposal causes a sore spot in the business community.
March 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Inner-City Innovation

Clinton and Congress move toward increasing incentives for entrepreneurs ready to take on low-income communities.
February 1, 2000 in Management & Operations

Industrial Cleanser

The EPA is targeting small business for pollution cleanup.
January 1, 2000 in Legal Center

Indecent Proposal

Changes to OSHA's consultation program could mean trouble for entrepreneurs.
December 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Rumor Has It

Forget burden of proof. A new proposal says allegations alone should prevent businesses from receiving federal contracts.
November 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Piece By Piece

Tax cuts here, managed care there: Bits of bills push their way through Congress.
October 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Decent Proposal

As bogus lawsuits continue to rise, Congress fights to keep entrepreneurs out of court.
September 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

In The Clear?

A bill to ease National Labor Relations Board action against small business is up for a fourth time. Will it pass?
August 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Forging Ahead

White House labors to put procurement projects into entrepreneurs' hands.
July 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Put It In Motion

Will entrepreneurs be hurt by OSHA's attempt to ease the pain of repetitive-motion injuries?
June 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Decent Proposals

The latest on SBIC investments, independent contractors and contract bundling.
May 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Decent Proposals

The latest on SBIC investments, independent contractors and contract bundling.
May 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Headed For A Showdown?

An inside look at the issue that promises to get the attention of an apathetic Congress
April 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

No Harm Done?

A proposed OSHA rule could create business hazards in more ways than one.
March 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Playing Fair

A new law may finally help entrepreneurs get more government work.
February 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Fast Forward

It's a new year for small business. We asked the SBA's Jere Glover for a glimpse of what's to come.
January 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

To The Rescue

Help for Y2K shows up in the form of a loan bill in Congress.
November 1, 1998 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Looking For Cover

Struggling small businesses could be out in the cold if a bankruptcy reform bill passes.
October 1, 1998 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Healthy Returns

Small businesses cheer the 100 percent health insurance deduction.
September 1, 1998 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Off The Hook

Proposed bill gives small business a break for first-time paperwork violations.
August 1, 1998 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Run For Office

Republicans push for a congressional office that would make it easier to challenge federal regulations.
July 1, 1998 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Taking An Interest

Small-business checking accounts may get their due.
June 1, 1998 in Entrepreneur Magazine