Entrepreneurs discouraged by red tape even before COVID-19 need officials to leave them alone.
Determined To Kill Businesses That Survived Lockdowns, New York Plans Minimum Wage Hike Later This Month
New York's unemployment rate is nearly 10 percent and roughly one-third of small businesses in New York City may have closed forever. Seems like a great time to make it more expensive to employ people, right?
The governor's latest order dials up restrictions on whole swaths of California's economy in an effort to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed.
Pelosi and Schumer Agree to Bipartisan $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Bill as McConnell Pushes for $500 Billion
The top Democrats originally supported a $2.2 trillion measure.
Restaurant owners speak out about the "crippling" order, which will last at least three weeks.
Job losses and business closures loom as more cities and states once again shut down their hospitality industries.
California's COVID-19 business closures have turned Ghost Golf into a shadow of its former self. Its owner is now suing the governor for the right to reopen.
Prop H will make it easier for businesses to set up shop or readapt their space, all while preventing nosey neighbors from bringing everything to a halt.
A government survey finds that prepping for hard times can have wide benefits.
The PPP hasn't worked as planned, and one cheery exception does not disprove the rule.
He Wanted To Make Some Money for School Clothes by Selling Mexican Street Corn. The Government Says He Owes $1,415 in Permit Fees.
"I just wanted to help out my community and family," said Miguel Lozano.
Data from Yelp shows that the long-term economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic is only starting to be realized. And federal unemployment data shows layoffs are climbing again.
Did Trump's Coronavirus Stimulus Save 51 Million Jobs? The Claim Relies on Shaky Math and Questionable Economics.
Even if it's true, taxpayers paid $58,000 for each saved job.
Making a living is a right, not a privilege, and should be respected as such.
The Small Business Administration will always fail the people it's meant to help.
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Making businesses close early will not stop the spread of COVID-19.
In a nation of edicts, we serve at the pleasure of the king.
Gov. Greg Abbott made the change after a Dallas salon owner was jailed for reopening her salon.
Texas salons are allowed to reopen on Friday. Shelley Luther will be sitting in jail.
St. Louis tattlers discover their complaints about open businesses are public records.
Undercover Cops Arrest 2 Women for Operating Home Beauty Businesses In Violation of Coronavirus Lockdown Order
Lockdown enforcement is becoming more authoritarian.
Restaurants and shops are already suffering enough.
The libertarian-leaning congressman says the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses discriminates against those that most need it.
And Georgia will reopen select businesses beginning April 24.
The company says it will return the money after it was announced that the Paycheck Protection Program ran out of funding.
The $349 billion loan program is meant to help small companies hit hard by social distancing.
Unclear terms, unrealistic loan forgiveness, a site unprepared for launch, and a bottomless demand for cash
Lawmakers are still seeking a compromise.
City reports and industry find taxes, regulation, and permitting delays are often a bigger drag on small businesses than rising rents.
The initiative would leave untouched all the city regulations that've made it so hard to start a business in the first place.
Green Angel CBD had the proper documentation for their shipment, but that didn't stop the New York cops.
The company was criticized for serving ICE employees, then criticized for apologizing.
By one vote, the city's planning commission denied a business's request to stop a competing falafel shop from opening up down the block.
Dump intrusive trade policies to give a real boost to consumers and entrepreneurs.
A weekend where a few items are free of sales taxes is a poor substitute for permanent reforms.
Warren proposes giving grants to minority-owned small businesses, but regulations she supported reduced access to capital for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Prohibiting businesses from going cardless ignores the choices of consumers and businesses alike.
An overlooked ruling could force small businesses to pay sales tax in dozens, even hundreds, of jurisdictions where they have no representation.
They say it discriminates against those without checking or savings accounts.