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Is Small Business Getting a Dirty Deal With Clean Water Act Changes?
Regulations

Is Small Business Getting a Dirty Deal With Clean Water Act Changes?

A change to environmental law is being viewed as a massive land grab that hurts many small companies.
Susan Solovic
How Two New Trade Agreements Can Propel Your Growth
Free Trade

How Two New Trade Agreements Can Propel Your Growth

Small business runs on free trade. Two new agreements could have a big impact.
Susan Solovic
Franchisees Team Up to Urge Congress to Examine 'Joint Employer' Standard
Joint Employer

Franchisees Team Up to Urge Congress to Examine 'Joint Employer' Standard

Franchise industry leaders are lobbying to preserve the existing joint employer definition, in contrast to the National Labor Relations Board's recent decisions.
Kate Taylor
Déjà Vu 2012: A Zombie-Frankenstein JOBS Act 2.0 Is in the Works
Jobs Act

Déjà Vu 2012: A Zombie-Frankenstein JOBS Act 2.0 Is in the Works

President Obama signed a law more than two years ago expanding access to crowdfunding. The idea was almost universally popular in Washington, a rarity in and of itself, but codifying a plan for how to implement and regulate this new arm of crowdfunding has proven to be an epic challenge.
Catherine Clifford
Leadership Lessons to Learn from the New Republican Congress
Leadership Skills

Leadership Lessons to Learn from the New Republican Congress

Can you work with people whose views are diametrically opposed to yours?
Paul White
Congress Should Help Small Businesses Deter Patent Trolls
Patent trolls

Congress Should Help Small Businesses Deter Patent Trolls

The patent trolls are the only stakeholders who benefit from vague and unclear threats to sue for patent infringement.
Scott Shane
Why the SBIR Program Is Worth Funding
Research

Why the SBIR Program Is Worth Funding

By overcoming market failure in the development and financing of early-stage technology, the SBIR program makes possible commercial activity that would not otherwise have occurred.
Scott Shane
Congress Expected to Reboot Internet Tax Issues in 2015
Taxes

Congress Expected to Reboot Internet Tax Issues in 2015

We will wait until next year for any conclusive action on a tangle of Internet tax issues, including online access taxes and online state sales taxes.
Obama Faces Tough Road as Republicans Take Control of Senate
Congress

Obama Faces Tough Road as Republicans Take Control of Senate

Republicans strengthened their grip in Congress in a move guaranteed to limit President Obama's legislative agenda for his last two years in office.
Tim Cook Is Wrong: You Really Can't Fire Someone For Being Gay
Free Markets

Tim Cook Is Wrong: You Really Can't Fire Someone For Being Gay

Tim Cook, in acknowledging his homosexuality, perpetuated a politically charged myth about gays in the workplace.
Ray Hennessey
Franchise Industry Strikes Back at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Decision
Franchise

Franchise Industry Strikes Back at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Decision

The NLRB's recent ruling has the potential to tear the franchise model apart at the seams. So, franchisors and franchisees are taking action.
Kate Taylor
Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your Business
Patent trolls

Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your Business

They're just as bad as everyone says they are. Here's why.
Laura Entis
Congress Is Right to Challenge the SBA's Program Expansion
SBA

Congress Is Right to Challenge the SBA's Program Expansion

The Small Business Administration has done something rare: It united both sides of the aisle in opposition.
Scott Shane
The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever
Jobs Act

The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever

If the SEC allows Regulation A+ to pass without the requirement of state compliance, entrepreneurs could raise up to $50 million.
Kendall Almerico