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New York Times - Small Business

The Agenda: Why Employers Will Stop Offering Health Insurance

March 26, 2014 - 7:50pm
Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel makes the case that freeing employers from the burdens of providing health insurance is a good thing.

Dashboard: Today in Small Business: Personalized Shopping

March 26, 2014 - 12:39pm
And will President Obama’s new rules for overtime pay hurt the very people it is supposed to help?

You’re the Boss Blog: What Would You Ask Michael Fertik About Your Online Reputation?

March 26, 2014 - 11:53am
Here’s your chance to ask (almost) anything about dealing with Yelp and other review sites.

Conversations: Dealing With Online Reviews: ‘You Can’t Take This Personally’

March 26, 2014 - 11:42am
The founder of a company that helps people and businesses control their online reputations recommends acknowledging errors.

Dashboard: Today in Small Business: The Failure Fetish

March 25, 2014 - 12:15pm
How to start a delivery business. How to find happiness after selling a business. Is a third of all Internet traffic bogus?

You’re the Boss Blog: Hiring Employees on a Trial Basis

March 24, 2014 - 2:38pm
You seem to know what you want, said one owner, but how do you determine whether your employees have these qualities before you hire them?

You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: From the Web to Bricks and Mortar

March 24, 2014 - 1:08pm
Getting people to read your emails. How G.M. is using social media to manage its reputation. Are you really as busy as you say you are?

You’re the Boss Blog: Why I Redesigned My Website

March 24, 2014 - 7:00am
The first law of website design is that the owners of a company usually hate their new site within 24 months.

You’re the Boss Blog: Why an Atlanta Institution Can’t Seem to Expand

March 20, 2014 - 7:00am
The Varsity created its own menu language from top to bottom, and that is surely a big part of the reason it has achieved world renown.

The Story Exchange: Shouldn’t Your Dog Be Gluten-Free, Too?

March 19, 2014 - 10:06pm
To label its pet food “human grade,” the Honest Kitchen had to demonstrate that it used only ingredients that could go into food eaten by humans.

Start-Ups Try for a Piece of the Lucrative Industry of Catering to Pets

March 19, 2014 - 11:10am
A number of trends, including widespread pet ownership and the rising incomes of owners, are combining to spur a growing pet product industry.

Start: Dispatches from SXSW: Social Media Start-Ups

March 19, 2014 - 8:37am
Notes on some of the intriguing start-ups at SXSW that are focused on social media.

Thinking Entrepreneur: On Hiring and Autism

March 19, 2014 - 8:33am
David Geslak, whose company works with children who have autism, is hesitant to tell parents or children that they have to use “the label.”

You’re the Boss Blog: Starting Up Is Hard to Do

March 18, 2014 - 7:00am
There is a constant battle between producing quality work and rushing to test. Time is a luxury few start-ups can enjoy.

You’re the Boss Blog: Why This Has Been the Winter of My Discontent

March 17, 2014 - 7:00am
Right now, the owner is focusing on one issue, trying to decide whether his company’s sudden failure to make sales is a blip or a disaster.

You’re the Boss Blog: Trying to Drive Sales by Giving Away Diamond Rings

March 14, 2014 - 1:32pm
How to run a social media contest.

You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: Was a Viral Video a Fraud?

March 14, 2014 - 10:54am
It turns out that the “First Kiss” video that went viral was a commercial. Does it matter? Did it increase sales?

You’re the Boss Blog: The I.R.S.’s Final Mandate Reporting Rules? Still Complicated

March 14, 2014 - 7:00am
The final regulations have been released, and business groups are complaining that the only streamlining the I.R.S. appears to have achieved is for itself.

You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: Clueless Sales Representatives

March 13, 2014 - 1:00pm
Why celebrities are entering the wine business. And how to manage a budget.

You’re the Boss Blog: What North Dakota’s Public Bank Does for Small Businesses

March 13, 2014 - 7:28am
And would other states benefit from having public banks?


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