Archive: November 2, 2008 - November 8, 2008

Maryland Gov. O'Malley Touts Small Business Insurance Program

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and John M. Colmers, secretary of Maryland's Health and Mental Hygiene Department, met with small-business owners in Montgomery County yesterday to spread the word about the state's $15 million Health Insurance Partnership program that helps small businesses offer insurance to their...

By Sharon McLoone | November 7, 2008; 11:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Small Business Centers Offer Help to New and Established Firms

Small Business Development Centers are spread throughout the United States to help both new entrepreneurs start businesses and established businesses to flourish. The centers, which offer free consulting and training for nominal fees, are hosted by universities, colleges and state economic development agencies. The program was founded in 1979 and...

By Sharon McLoone | November 5, 2008; 3:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

D.C. Tax Holiday Begins Nov. 28

The District will offer its second tax holiday this year from Friday, Nov. 28 through midnight on Sunday, Dec. 7. All clothes, shoes and accessories purchased during that time period will be exempt from the 5.75 percent sales tax. The exemption will apply to each eligible item costing $100 or...

By Sharon McLoone | November 4, 2008; 11:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Boosting Business Relationships with Holiday Cards

The holiday season usually brings good tidings and cheer that businesses like to pass on to their customers and staff, but for some businesses this year, it may bring the realization that finances are tighter than ever. Is this the year to cut back on holiday cards? Marc Wagenheim is...

By Sharon McLoone | November 3, 2008; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (2)


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