No relief for Canadian small business on cost of credit card fees

As Canadians grapple with affordability of various commodities such as gas, food and other essentials, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s failure to provide relief for Canada’s small and medium size businesses from high credit card interchange fees remains inexplicable. You don’t need to be an economist to grasp that while there are a number of factors … Read more

Small businesses still struggle to find enough workers | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Some small businesses are still struggling to hire qualified workers, even as Americans return to the US job market in droves. Hiring and retaining employees remains the top challenge for small businesses, according to a survey of 1,100 businesses by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Voices out last week. Ninety percent … Read more

Minuteman Press Franchise in Westfield, NJ Wins Small

WESTFIELD, NJ, May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Minuteman Press franchise located at 334 South Avenue E in Westfield, New Jersey, has won the Small Business of the Year Award from the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce (GRCC). Owner Jim Mooney accepted the award on behalf of Minuteman Press in Westfield at the GRCC … Read more

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce B2B networking event set

$20 gives you an all-day access pass. EL PASO, TX (KTSM) – The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the 2022 Governor’s Small Business Series next month. On Thursday, May 5th the citywide business-to-business networking event will feature exhibitor showcases and workshops for business owners, senior management, business professionals, and company decision-makers. Organizers … Read more

Small business wages grew in March

Employment growth at small businesses moderated slightly in March, but wages continued to increase, according to the payroll giant Paychex. The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch, released Tuesday, found that small business job growth remained near its recent record high, but dipped 0.03% in March. However, the national jobs index at 101.29 … Read more

Business continues in downtown Naperville even as major renovations get underway

Business continues in downtown Naperville even as major renovations get underway The Downtown Naperville Alliance has erected clear acrylic panels where people can watch the construction without the dirt and dust flying their way. NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Drivers in downtown Naperville may need to navigate around street and lane closures on Main Street and Jefferson … Read more

Federal rate hike affects North Central West Virginia businesses | Harrison News

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Small Businesses Face Tax Headaches on Top of Pandemic Woes | Business News

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses that have been buffeted by the pandemic, inflation and shipping woes have another challenge to add to their plate: taxes. Tax season can be complicated for everyone, but as the April 18 filing deadlines looms, small-business owners, contractors, entrepreneurs and others face a … Read more

Women-owned businesses to support right now

Outdoor, socially-distanced pop-up shops emerged with the pandemic in 2020, and women-owned small businesses make up the majority of their vendors. Photo credit: Clarissa Arceo Women’s History Month is observed all throughout the month of March and recognizes and honors respected women throughout history. Women play an important role in everyone’s lives and take on … Read more

Former refugee, Ann Arbor small business owner pays it forward with nonprofit

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Pilar’s Tamales is more than just its food. Owned by Sylvia Nolasco-Rivers and her family, the restaurant is attached to Pilar’s Foundation, a philanthropic organization that has been quietly giving back to the Washtenaw County and global community for years. Although founded by Nolasco-Rivers back in 2019, it wasn’t until recently that … Read more