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  • Disaster or protection? Investor rule Trump delayed starts June 9 (Palm Beach Post)

    May 24, 2017

    One business group called the survival of a proposed retirement investment rule “disastrous” this week, blasting the Trump administration. A consumer group says just the opposite — that it keeps alive the hope investment advisers and companies won’t be allowed to put their “profits ahead of your retirement security.”

  • This Obama-era retirement rule survived Trump (CNN Money)

    May 23, 2017

    Despite early opposition from the Trump administration, an Obama-era retirement rule is going forward. The so-called fiduciary rule will roll out on June 9, Labor Department Secretary Alexander Acosta wrote in an opinion article in The Wall Street Journal.

  • Trump’s Tax Plan Could Turn ‘Everyone and Their Dog’ Into an LLC (Bloomberg)

    Apr 28, 2017

    The Trump administration’s proposal to slash the tax rate on partnerships and limited liability companies could set off a stampede of individual taxpayers trying to reclassify themselves as so-called pass-through businesses in order to take advantage of the savings, according to tax experts.

  • How Trump’s tax plan would affect Californians (San Francisco Chronicle)

    Apr 26, 2017

    President Trump’s tax proposal for individuals would give California taxpayers some tax breaks but take away others. Without more details, it’s impossible to say what the net effect would be, but here are a few things we can surmise from the bare-bones plan released Wednesday.

  • Small businesses see 'mixed bag' from Trump so far — but they're hopeful (CNBC)

    Apr 26, 2017

    Main Street sentiment has soared in the wake of the election of Donald Trump on hopes that the Washington outsider will usher in an era of business-friendly policies to bolster the economy.

  • 10 Low-Hanging Fruit Ideas to Skyrocket Your Earnings This Year (Forbes)

    Apr 15, 2017

    According to data collected from CB Insights, 29% of startups fail because of a cash flow crunch. It ranked as number two on the list of reasons why businesses fail, right below “lack of market need for a product or service.”

  • 7 Tax Facts Entrepreneurs Need to Know Before Filing This Year (Entrepreneur)

    Mar 26, 2017

    As the Tuesday, April 18th tax-filing deadline looms ahead, you probably have already started to gather all of your necessary tax documents and are likely spending your afternoons organizing them into neat piles of paperwork. This may include business receipts to W-2 forms, investment statements, student loan documents and other important, personalized financial documents necessary for filing a complete and accurate 2016 tax return.

  • Small-business groups glad to see mandates go in GOP health care plan (CNBC)

    Mar 07, 2017

    House Republicans released a plan Monday evening to replace the Affordable Care Act, which eliminates a key provision in that law: The employer mandate. The mandate requires businesses with at least 50 or more full-time employees to offer workers insurance or face penalties for failing to comply. The GOP plan, called the American Health Care Act, eliminates a similar rule for individuals that requires them to seek coverage or face fines.

  • Obamacare coverage freed her to start a business. Now she’s worried about repeal. (Miami Herald)

    Mar 02, 2017

    With two daughters heading to college, Suzanne Boyd was ready to take her fledgling business to the next level and make it her full-time career. Boyd had run a special-events business for years on a part-time schedule that fit around her other responsibilities — driving the kids to and from school, helping them with homework, preparing meals and keeping up the family home in Cooper City.

  • Fiduciary Rule: Wise Safeguard or Unfair Burden? (New York Times)

    Feb 21, 2017

    I respectfully disagree with your Feb. 12 editorial “Retirement Advice in the Trump Era,” because the fiduciary rule is not a “common-sense safeguard”; rather, it’s a complex and burdensome regulation that imposes an unfair cost onto America’s smallest businesses.

  • Spotlight on Small Business Health Coverage at House Hearing (Medpage Today)

    Feb 08, 2017

    Members of a House committee tangled over the effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on small businesses and what the best solutions could be, although there were a few hints of areas for agreement. "The fact that there are people who couldn't get insurance before because of a preexisting condition -- I think the ACA did well in that area," said Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed

  • Entrepreneurs: Health law changes may mean finding new jobs (Associated Press)

    Feb 01, 2017

    Stay in business for yourself or go back to working for someone else? That's the choice some small business owners and freelancers are worried they may have to make, depending on what changes Congress makes in the health care law.

  • What Can Entrepreneurs Expect from President-elect Trump’s Administration in 2017?

    Dec 18, 2016

    This was an uncertain year for small business owners, much of it centered around the presidential election. Since then, the NFIB Small Business Optimism is up and Donald Trump has nominated WWE co-founder Linda McMahon to be the new SBA chief. We talk to Dennis Bradford with the Trump/Pence Small Business Advisory Council and Katie Vlietstra with the National Association for the Self-Employed about the state of small business in 2017.

  • Trump taps wrestling executive to lead Small Business Administration (Washington Post)

    Dec 07, 2016

    McMahon, 68, a co-founder and former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment, was one of Trump’s early backers and contributed more than $6.5 million to support his campaign. She and Trump have had business ties for decades, dating to the late 1980s when WWE, then known as the World Wrestling Federation, held WrestleMania, an annual pay-per-view event, at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.

  • Judge blocks Obama-backed rule extending overtime pay (Biz Jounals)

    Nov 23, 2016

    A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday blocked a U.S. Department of Labor rule extending overtime pay to roughly 5 million workers nationwide. The President Barack Obama-backed rule had been scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, and many employers nationwide, including many in the Triad, had changed or made plans to change the way they pay workers to meet the rule's requirements.