Small Business

Op-ed: How America can help mint more million-dollar businesses amid the pandemic

Waring Abbott | Michael Ochs Archives | Getty Images When architect David Mason started David Mason & Associates, his infrastructure engineering company in St. Louis in 1989, it was a two-man operation, run from a 10 x 12...

Employers may pay higher payroll taxes as state unemployment benefit trust funds run dry

A store displays a sign before closing down permanently in Arlington, Virginia. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images States are poised to raise taxes on businesses starting next year and cut jobless benefits for workers as the coronavirus-fueled downturn continues to...

As Main Street crisis worsens, Facebook launches new small business platform

Jon Nazca | Reuters Facebook is increasing its focus on the small business community, launching a new interface called "Business Suite" on Thursday which is targeted at small businesses that have struggled throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The platform is...

Former ‘Shark Tank’ contestant reaches a breaking point as federal aid runs out

The U.S. economy may be starting to recover from the coronavirus crisis, but many small-business owners are not.   After appearing on "Shark Tank," Kelsey Moreira, 29, opened an edible cookie dough bar called Doughp on the Las Vegas Strip in...

Why Trump’s payroll tax holiday may be a lose-lose for workers and their firms

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Smith Reynolds Regional Airport in Winston-Salem, N.C., September 8, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters It's been nearly two weeks since President Donald Trump's payroll tax deferral took effect – and...

Op-ed: Communities across America rush to save Main Street as federal relief for small...

A man walks his dog past a placard stating "ALL SMALL BUSINESS IS ESSENTIAL" outside Atilis Gym on May 20, 2020 in Bellmawr, New Jersey. Mark Makela | Getty Images Last week, the U.S. Senate gave up the fight to...

Why third-quarter taxes are confusing for small businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

Thomas Barwick | DigitalVision | Getty Images A key tax deadline is just around the corner, and small-business owners who are in distress are still uncertain of what they'll owe the IRS. For taxpayers who pay quarterly estimated taxes,...

Senate Democrats are pushing to undo the payroll tax deferral

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters during a news conference on Democrats' demand for an extension of eviction protections in the next coronavirus disease (Covid-19) aid bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 22,...

When it comes to Apple and Tesla stock splits, investors should tread lightly, advisors...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at an opening ceremony for Tesla China-made Model Y program in Shanghai on Jan. 7. Aly Song | Reuters With Apple and Tesla's shares trading at lower prices after their stock splits on Monday, you...

House Democrats say coronavirus small-business program helped businesses, but wasted billions in the process

A federal coronavirus small-business loan program has helped millions of companies stay afloat during the pandemic, but may have also sunk billions of dollars on "fraud, waste, and abuse," House Democrats said Tuesday. The conclusion from majority staff on the...

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