According to the NFIB Monthly Index of small business indicators, the outlook registered its 4th highest rating since the Great Recession began. Despite the July improvement however, business optimism continues to lag significantly behind solid growth. The July rating of 94.1 is still well below the average reading for the prior 35 years!
North Carolina’s Changing Environment – North Carolina takes a different view of environmental considerations when it comes to rezoning proposals and the jobs it can represent. Currently, in Charlotte, residents may protest rezoning issues and force a supermajority requirement on the Charlotte City Council. The legislature however is within one final vote of passing the Create…
Sara Dorn of the Battle Creek Enquirer writes Tom Winchell said “cheers and tears” have been the reactions of loyal Dunkin’ Donuts patrons when they hear he will close his doors Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. after 37 years as Urbandale’s doughnut man.
Boston Herald – The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce threw its support today behind a new health-care payment reform bill filed by the Legislature’s conference committee, saying it was a step forward for health-care affordability and transparency. “It sets a goal for health-care costs that builds on the progress we’ve made over the last 18…
DDIFO applauds the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business and its co-Chairs, Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and Representative Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester), for their efforts on behalf of franchise owners throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Republicans rammed an election-year, $46 billion tax cut for most of America’s employers through the House on Thursday, ignoring a White House veto threat in a debate both parties used to show voters how they would bolster the economy.
From time to time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. Guest commentaries feature the views, and opinions of the contributor and are not necessarily the opinions of DDIFO and it’s Board of Directors. The following is information submitted by Barbara Arena, Vice President of Granite State Development Corporation (GSDC) 131 Whitman Street, Hanson, MA 781-294-2244, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.granitestatedev.com, regarding refinancing opportunities thru the SBA’s Temporary 504 Loan Refinancing Progam.
Susan Kezios outlines on BlueMauMau that Franchisors are against California’s fair franchising bill 2305, known as the Level Playing Field for Small Businesses Act. Here are what opponents postulate and these are the actual facts on why the assembly bill is good for California business.