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You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: ‘Mean People Fail’

December 1, 2014 - 1:00pm
There are pluses and minuses to collapsing oil prices. A California bill would require retailers and restaurants to pay double on holidays. A salad chain manages to attract tech investors.






You’re the Boss Blog: It’s Not All About the Premiums

December 1, 2014 - 7:00am
Last year, I decided to roll the dice and try a bronze plan. Now that we’re 11 months into the year, I can report what my “cheap” plan has cost me.






Long Overshadowed in Realm of Business Magazines, Inc. Grabs the Spotlight

November 30, 2014 - 6:46pm
Inc. is becoming a mainstream publication, turning out glossy covers that broaden its appeal.






Small Business: Shops on Wheels, but the Goods Aren’t Sold From the Trunk

November 26, 2014 - 12:12pm
Mobile businesses are increasing in cities across the United States, as entrepreneurs embrace the lower overhead and freedom to change locations.






You’re the Boss Blog: When a Business Owner Gets Cancer

November 26, 2014 - 7:00am
The phone call came, and suddenly, disaster planning was no longer an abstract thought for my business. Without my involvement, there is no business.






You’re the Boss Blog: My Mission to Buy Small Business Health Insurance Begins Again

November 25, 2014 - 7:00am
Based on past experience with the Affordable Care Act, this year’s search is likely to take about half of my working hours over a six-week span.






You’re the Boss Blog: Answering the Hard Questions on the A.C.A.: Which Employees Must Be Covered?

November 24, 2014 - 1:00pm
How can an employer know whether a worker with fluctuating hours will be entitled to insurance in advance of a given month?






You’re the Boss Blog: A Business Owner Blames Search Engines for Lost Sales

November 24, 2014 - 7:00am
A lawsuit by Baldino’s Lock & Key in Virginia claims that search engines profit from knowingly listing unlicensed locksmiths.






You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: ‘Big Cannabis’ Is Coming

November 21, 2014 - 11:53am
How the president’s immigration plan could help cities like Detroit. A lot of notable investors — and a former head of the Small Business Administration — are investing in a payroll start-up. A seasoned traveler says you can be more productive on a plane without Wi-Fi.






You’re the Boss Blog: In China, Success Depends on Mastering a Different Set of Details

November 21, 2014 - 7:00am
Discussing a common business problem candidly, the owner of an auction company was cautioned, would make her look stupid, and she was warned about wearing green for a speech.






You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: Why Typewriters Are Coming Back

November 20, 2014 - 12:39pm
What the Uber scandal says about start-up culture. How social entrepreneurs are changing the world. An experienced entrepreneur talks about work/life imbalance.






You’re the Boss Blog: Checking In on an Entrepreneur With Too Many Start-Ups

November 20, 2014 - 7:00am
The actual splitting of the two vastly different ventures, legally and financially, so each could “live or die on its own,” took more time and effort than Mr. Badshah expected.






You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: Pastry, Coffee and Cats

November 19, 2014 - 5:33pm
“Vape” beats “slacktivism.” A business owner in Washington state says FEMA’s red tape is forcing her out of business. And why businesses need to change the way they accept payments.






Bits Blog: Chasing Entrepreneurial Opportunity in the Affordable Care Act

November 19, 2014 - 4:15pm
The Affordable Care Act has opened up entrepreneurial opportunities for start-ups like Stride Health, a recommendation engine for health insurance.

You're the Boss: Cow Wow Picks a Target Audience for Its Flavored Milk

November 19, 2014 - 1:31pm
To reach older milk drinkers, Cow Wow is creating a campaign called “Never Grow Up.”






You’re the Boss Blog: A Start-Up Lets College Students Skip Washing Their Sheets

November 19, 2014 - 7:01am
Afresheet makes a fitted, disposable, 100-percent recyclable bed sheet.






You’re the Boss Blog: Regulators Warn Against Reimbursing Employees for Health Premiums

November 18, 2014 - 2:30pm
Even now, however, the issues remain complex and open to interpretation.






Bits Blog: Buying the Bricks for Your Online Storefront

November 18, 2014 - 1:24pm
E-commerce services help mom-and-pop shops achieve a more polished web presence.






You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: ‘Unrealistic Value Expectations’

November 18, 2014 - 12:47pm
A “beloved cookbook destination” loses its lease. A start-up that claims better search technology for real estate agents raises $6 million. Is celebrity-branded marijuana coming?

You’re the Boss Blog: Am I Too Important to Do Real Work?

November 18, 2014 - 7:00am
For years I’ve heard that leaders need to delegate and stay out of the daily work. But what if the work isn’t getting done?






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