State Builds an Express Lane for New Businesses

Sarah Shemkus of the Cape Cod Times writes if you are looking to start a business in Massachusetts? You could start at the Web site of the state’s office of Housing and Economic Development. A few clicks could take you to a page describing the regions of the commonwealth and the possible advantages of doing business in each.

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Federal Legislative Initiatives

Federal Legislative Initiatives for: Small Business Expensing, Tax Holiday, Jobs, Paid Sick Leave, and Health Care. Restricted Content for DDIFO Members.

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Political Action Committee Benefits Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners

In 2010, Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners will have the opportunity to get more involved in government relations beginning with the creation of the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners Massachusetts Political Action Committee (DDFO MassPAC). Created as an independent entity, DDFO MassPAC is completely separate from the DDIFO, but exists to leverage the combined resources of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners to promote and protect the business interests of that group.

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What’s on the menu in Pennsylvania? Food facts

Don Sapatkin of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes at Philly.com that Swati Kapoor, 25, was about to order a double chocolate cake doughnut when she noticed something new on the rack at Dunkin’ Donuts. A tag said 290 calories. In an instant, she switched to a chocolate frosted doughnut (230 calories).

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DDIFO Fights to Change Massachusetts Tip Pooling Law

Boston — Massachusetts Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners went to bat for their employees this week, asking the state legislature to modify a state law that has limited or stopped many shops from accepting tips from their customers. DDIFO Member Restricted

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