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My New Site Is Up. Did I Get My Money’s Worth?

The website developer charged me $26,500. And it probably cost another $32,000 to get the site up. What do you think?

Today in Small Business: Start-Ups Founded by Women

Seven-day postal service. Republicans don't always hate business regulations. Is maple syrup good for anything besides pancakes and French toast?

Introducing Laura Zander, a Business Owner Trying to Figure Out Social Media

Everyone told our new blogger she should go for it, and she went for it. And then the growth stopped. Now she is re-thinking everything, which is what she will be writing about.

Today in Small Business: Paternity Leave

The economy is producing steady gains on jobs. Oyster farming is booming. And here's why the new soda tax in Berkeley, Calif., may not reduce obesity.

Why It Took Us So Long to Finish Our New Website

In April, we finally had enough photographs ready to load into the development site to get a sense of how it looked. It looked horrible.

Assessing One Possible Change to the Affordable Care Act

The Save American Workers Act would raise the threshold for full-time work — and eligibility for employer-sponsored health insurance — from 30 hours to 40 hours a week.

Today in Small Business: Veteran-Owned Businesses

More business-related election returns. After 20 years, the banner ad is finally in decline. And there's a Bitcoin-only cafe in Prague.

Discouraged in School, Melody McCloskey Thrives as a Tech Entrepreneur

"I was the only woman in the class,” she said, “All the guys either wanted to talk to me or didn’t want me to be there.”

A Baby Food Company Grows Up

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.

What Does It Take to Sell Quinoa in the Land of Grits?

For Richard Thomas, it took many years of losing money and plugging away.

Today in Small Business: Election Fallout

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.

Facing Up to the Reality of a Layoff

It is not “right-sizing,” it is not a “reduction in force,” it is not a “rebalancing.” It is a layoff.

Why One Insurer Sees a Growing Market for Small-Business Health Insurance

Health Care Service Corporation sees an opportunity to attract small businesses that have not previously offered health insurance.

Today in Small Business: Minimum Wage and Marijuana

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?

A Builder Swears He’ll Stay at 49 Employees to Avoid the Mandate. Unless He Grows.

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.

Today in Small Business: ‘The Yelp of Business Software’

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.

Following Up on the Job Candidate Who Was ‘Checking Out the Waitress’

Almost every commenter who responded to the post advised that the candidate should not be hired.

Today in Small Business: The Halloween Industrial Complex

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.

Small Businesses Assess Their Apple Pay Options

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.”

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