Politics

The Paid Sick Leave Battle Continues, State By State
Benefits

The Paid Sick Leave Battle Continues, State By State

As the benefit gains adoption, so does a counter trend to ban local governments from instituting their own paid sick day mandates.
Claire Zillman
6 Business Issues That Could Shape the Political Debate in 2015
Politics

6 Business Issues That Could Shape the Political Debate in 2015

A breakdown of the major issues that will likely be at the center of the debate as the next presidential campaign ramps up.
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
The Legal Issues That Could Change Franchising Forever
Franchises

The Legal Issues That Could Change Franchising Forever

Franchising has been in the hot seat in the past year, as a number of legal and political conflicts -- minimum wage, protections for frachisees and the role of franchisors in labor disputes -- have come to a head.
House Narrowly Passes Spending Bill, Averts U.S. Government Shutdown
Government Shutdown

House Narrowly Passes Spending Bill, Averts U.S. Government Shutdown

The $1.1 trillion spending bill was passed despite strenuous Democratic objections to controversial financial provisions.
A Young Mayor's Plan to Retain Tech Talent and 'Rev' Local Startup Activity
Politics

A Young Mayor's Plan to Retain Tech Talent and 'Rev' Local Startup Activity

27 year-old Mayor Svante Myrick's plan to boost Ithaca's startup ecosystem and its existing small-business community.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
From Startup to the White House: 3 Key Campaign Trail Lessons for Entrepreneurs
Leadership

From Startup to the White House: 3 Key Campaign Trail Lessons for Entrepreneurs

President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign chief shares what made the operation a resounding success.
Henry De Sio
Can Cities Be a One-Stop Shop for Entrepreneurs?
Politics

Can Cities Be a One-Stop Shop for Entrepreneurs?

Raleigh, N.C. Mayor McFarlane's take on building the next startup hub.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
What Midsize Cities Must Do to Boost Entrepreneurship
Politics

What Midsize Cities Must Do to Boost Entrepreneurship

Instead of trying to become the next Silicon Valley, the mayor of 'Gig City' says emerging tech hubs should focus on its own unique assets.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
FCC Chief in Tough Spot After Obama Takes Firm Stance on Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality

FCC Chief in Tough Spot After Obama Takes Firm Stance on Net Neutrality

The president's public stance on net neutrality seems to create more questions than answers.
Nina Zipkin
Why Rates of Entrepreneurship Remain Depressed
Entrepreneurship

Why Rates of Entrepreneurship Remain Depressed

Because of a range of factors, those looking for a rebound in entrepreneurship have a long wait.
Scott Shane
How You Compete Matters More Than Winning Or Losing
Fear

How You Compete Matters More Than Winning Or Losing

Do you operate on faith, or fear? When you play dirty and smear the competition, you can end up shutting down future opportunities.
John Brubaker
What It Takes to Build a Startup City: Meet 7 Mayors Promoting Entrepreneurship
Politics

What It Takes to Build a Startup City: Meet 7 Mayors Promoting Entrepreneurship

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies aren't enough to develop the next tech hub.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Main Street Eyes Taxes, Wages, Marijuana in Midterm Elections
Elections

Main Street Eyes Taxes, Wages, Marijuana in Midterm Elections

With small-business owners around the country casting their ballots, how Main Street votes could determine the outcome of some key initiatives.
Natalia Angulo