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You’re the Boss Blog: A Baby Food Company Grows Up

November 6, 2014 - 9:58am
Fran Free faced a classic start-up dilemma: She needed to ramp up production to realize economies of scale and reduce her costs, but she lacked the large contracts that would allow her to raise the capital to do so.






State Wage Initiatives Fare Better Than Democrats

November 5, 2014 - 8:54pm
If the ballot measures on Tuesday were any measure, the issue has become unmoored from partisan politics, drawing support from both sides.






Business Leaders Cautiously Expect G.O.P. Win to Open Some Doors

November 5, 2014 - 8:07pm
Issues expected to get a new look include a corporate tax overhaul, environmental and financial regulation, trade deals and the Keystone oil pipeline.






You’re the Boss Blog: What Does It Take to Sell Quinoa in the Land of Grits?

November 5, 2014 - 1:31pm
For Richard Thomas, it took many years of losing money and plugging away.






You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: Election Fallout

November 5, 2014 - 1:21pm
The private sector created 230,000 jobs in October. New York is becoming doughnut city. And how did Taylor Swift sell a million copies of her album in a week? It’s called #taylurking.






Boutique Brands in Japan Keep Independent Watchmaking Alive

November 5, 2014 - 12:08pm
In a market dominated by industrial-scale brands such as Seiko, Citizen and Casio, niche businesses are fighting to keep artisan trades alive.






Conversations: The R. Thomas Deluxe Grill, an Atlanta Health-Food Restaurant, Took 10 Years to Become a Success

November 5, 2014 - 10:49am
Richard Thomas opened a health food restaurant after a nutritional consultant told him that fried food was bad for his customers.






You're the Boss: Facing Up to the Reality of a Layoff

November 5, 2014 - 7:00am
It is not “right-sizing,” it is not a “reduction in force,” it is not a “rebalancing.” It is a layoff.






You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: Minimum Wage and Marijuana

November 4, 2014 - 3:39pm
Why the economy and voter perception of the economy are two different things. A study shows that shorter email subject lines deliver higher open rates. Is it possible to go an entire week using only mobile payment?






You’re the Boss Blog: Why One Insurer Sees a Growing Market for Small-Business Health Insurance

November 4, 2014 - 1:38pm
Health Care Service Corporation sees an opportunity to attract small businesses that have not previously offered health insurance.






Providing Health Insurance Still a Struggle for Small Business

November 4, 2014 - 12:12pm
A year after the insurance marketplaces were introduced as part of the Affordable Care Act, provisions meant to help small businesses offer benefits to employees have yet to fulfill their promise.

You’re the Boss Blog: Searching for a Web Design Firm That Understands Search

November 4, 2014 - 7:00am
In the end, the owner identified six companies to contact.






You’re the Boss Blog: A Builder Swears He’ll Stay at 49 Employees to Avoid the Mandate. Unless He Grows.

November 3, 2014 - 1:01pm
The comment, an owner says, was an expression of his frustration with just how complex the Affordable Care Act is and how the resulting confusion has paralyzed his company.






You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: ‘The Yelp of Business Software’

November 3, 2014 - 11:52am
The rush is on for a new breed of marijuana capitalist in New York. How even a profitable company can run out of cash. Binding referendums in several red states Tuesday would raise the state minimum wage above the $7.25 an hour mandated by the federal government.






You’re the Boss Blog: Following Up on the Job Candidate Who Was ‘Checking Out the Waitress’

November 3, 2014 - 7:00am
Almost every commenter who responded to the post advised that the candidate should not be hired.






You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: The Halloween Industrial Complex

October 31, 2014 - 3:56pm
Why Tim Cook’s coming out is so meaningful. What a Republican-controlled Senate might mean for small businesses. How to raise money for a prototype.






You’re the Boss Blog: Small Businesses Assess Their Apple Pay Options

October 31, 2014 - 12:44pm
So far, a payment-processing executive said, businesses fall into one of three buckets: “those who actively want to use it, those who are exploring it and those that want to wait and see.”






You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: Jimmy Kimmel Pitches ‘Shark Tank’

October 30, 2014 - 4:21pm
Tim Cook says being gay has helped him as chief executive of Apple. Five ways to navigate the sale of your company. And the places where minimum-wage referendums are on the ballot.






You’re the Boss Blog: The Dangers of Relying Too Much on Data

October 30, 2014 - 7:00am
It’s easy to just “let the data decide,” but doing so can be a rookie mistake.






You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: Daring to Close on Thanksgiving

October 29, 2014 - 1:07pm
Apple Pay runs into competition. Does anyone really want a “smart” washing machine?






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