I don't know about you, but last week seemed a little crazy to me. Black Friday was absolutely madness (we avoided the stores), and Small Business Saturday was the biggest to date. But you likely saw that news, so we're going to bring what you might have missed. It looks like there are some issues with the campaign donation tax laws in California that need corrected. Speaking of taxes, there is a new tax proposed for business services that might hurt many business models (including ours). And the comeback of the record store has been good news for many entrepreneurs. Here's what's happening this week!
Wow! I can't believe that it's already almost the end of the year! Things have been so busy for us that Black Friday and Small Business Saturday snuck right up on us. It looks like the annual shopping frenzy hasn't slowed the news down a bit either. A California based company showcased it's 3D printed automobile process with the worlds first 3D printed supercar. This month shows job growth by a little over 41,000 jobs in the state, putting things back on par with the annual average. And Taco Bell has been relocated. Here's what's going on this week.
There is sort of a wide array of stuff going on in the world of small business this week. I'm actually surprised considering the usual ramp up for Black Friday that makes everything else fade into the background. But it's interesting. State Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen of Modesto was honored as the Legislator of the Year by the California Small Business Roundtable Retreat. Yelp has set out on a mission to fix it's relationship with small business. And postal service rate hikes have negatively impacted small eCommerce businesses. Here's what's happening this week.
It's been busy out there in the world this week. Agricultural industries have been showing interest in new technology to make farming far simpler. Major financial institutions have decided to take on personal finance startups over security concerns. And developers' environmental impacts will be a decision for the people. Check out what's happening this week in the news.
This week has an amalgam stuff to report on in the news. It's so dramatically varied by type that it's a little refreshing, let me tell you. Beacon technology has become useful and affordable for small businesses as well as big. Small businesses have begun to snub the SHOP exchanges, raisin questions about its value. And local laws that have been encouraged by the feds are becoming too difficult for many small businesses, leaving speculation that there will be a backlash. Here's what's going on this week in the news.
Another week and another batch of news. As the year starts winding down, we'll see less legal and more retail stories in the news. But for now, here's yet another batch of law-focused news for your Monday. Recently, studies have shown that paid leave benefits small businesses more than large ones. California relaxed it's "Made in America" claim laws, allowing more of the components to be internationally sourced. And Sacramento drew up a city minimum wage law that has both sides of the argument against it. Here's what's going on in this week's news.
There isn't a lot to talk about this week in the news, but I did find a few stories that you probably need to know about. The new proposed Aetna rate hike for small businesses is being deemed unfair by the California state DOI. NFIB is trying to get the Supreme Court to hear a major property rights case. And Governor Brown signed a law that will improve microlending for small businesses. Here's what's going on this week.
Amid a major series of business focused laws signed in to effect and vetoed out this week, there were a few key takeaways that could prove to have huge impacts, though how positive or negative is yet to be seen. An interesting "fair wage act" was just signed in to effect by Governor Brown that changes the way sexual discrimination can come in to play. Facebook has introduced a dramatically different shopping experience for it's platform. And Governor Brown also put a huge legal protection forth for franchise owners. Here's what happened this week in the news.
There's been a lot to take our eyes off work this week. With all that's gone on in the world, it's easy to lose sight of the things happening that can change the way we do business. Some research is pointing to a stronger employment outlook in California over the next few years. Small business owners in Long Beach are voicing concerns about the number of vulnerabilities they face as lawsuit targets. And it looks like California is leading a quiet revolution in renewable energy. Here's what's happening this week in the news.
This week, there is a lot that affects small businesses in the Golden State. Chipped credit cards become the mandatory standard in card processing. Micro-loans get identified as not only a necessity in the US, but also a growing availability. And it looks like there is some realization that minimum wage laws impact more than just the employees earning the new wage, and the "Most Liberal Chamber of Commerce in America" is even beginning to realize that. Here's what's happening this week.