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.
Yelp faces serious allegations of extortion from businesses who don't advertise. Covered California faces public concern over corruption after $184 million in no-bid contracts were awarded. And it looks like Kmart is the newest hacking target in retail. All this in this week's small business news.