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Jesse Petrilla: For Some Small Businesses, Tariffs Are Taxes

With all the talk of trade war and tariffs in the media lately, we often hear from economists and CEOs of major corporations, but we don’t often hear from the small business owners who feel the pain the most when costs are increased even by just a small amount.

President Donald Trump delivers brief remarks before signing an executive order entitled, 'Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch', beside members of his Cabinet in the Oval Office of the White House March 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Also pictured (L to R); Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of …

Record Number of Small Business Say Now Is a Good Time to Expand

Small business optimism is booming. Optimism among small businesses in the U.S. rose by more than expected, with a record number of small business owners saying now is a good time to expand, according to the National Federal of Independent Business survey released Tuesday.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's signatures is seen on new dollar bills, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. The new Mnuchin-Carranza notes, which are a new series of 2017, 50-subject $1 notes, will be sent to the Federal Reserve to issue into circulation. (AP …

Home Depot Co-Founder: Small Businesses Need GOP Tax Bill

Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Job Creators Network and the retired co-founder of The Home Depot, writes in an op-ed in the Hill that the Republican tax bill will provide small businesses with much-needed relief.

FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, waitress Laura Haege carries a breakfast to be serve at the Waveland Cafe, in Des Moines, Iowa. Payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in October on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Ortiz: Pass Small Business Tax Reform Now

An op-ed by Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators Network, points out that “small business expansion is negligible” in the U.S., and “there has been a decades-long slowdown in new business creation.”

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Trump Victory Sends Small Business Optimism Skyrocketing

The November Index of Small Business Optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business shows small businesses have gained confidence with the expectation of better conditions under the new Trump administration.

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Cleveland Business Owners: We Are Stranded in the Protest Zone

CLEVELAND, Ohio- Small businesses in the immediate area surrounding the Republican National Convention are bracing for possible violence and criticizing the local government and the RNC for leaving them essentially stranded in the convention’s designated “protest zone.”

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Congress Owes it to Small Businesses to Pass Patent Reform This Year

I know firsthand how detrimental patent trolls can be to small businesses, as my Connecticut small business, Capstone Photography, was recently the victim of abusive patent litigation in which bad patents were used as weapons of financial intimidation against my small business.

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Conservatives Cheer Texas Senate’s Passage of Franchise Tax Reform

The Texas Senate has passed a package of bills that include substantial reforms to the state’s franchise tax, a tax on a business’ gross margins. Conservatives are cheering the news, and turning a hopeful eye toward the House, where the fate of these reforms now rests.

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Texas State Senator Critical of Big Business’ Opposition to Tax Relief Bill

AUSTIN, Texas — State Senator Dr. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) sent an open letter on Tuesday to a group of business associations, challenging their opposition to SB 8, the Small Business Tax Relief Act. The bill was filed by Schwertner filed in February. The letter acknowledges the contribution that big businesses make to the Texas economy, but accuses them of neglecting the state’s small businesses in favor of protecting the interests of powerful big businesses.

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Senate Targets Obama ‘Ambush’ of Small Business

The Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions Committee will hear from two owners of small businesses, who will discuss a recent ruling by the NLRB’s general counsel that could potentially block entrepreneurs from opening their own businesses.

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‘Tawni’s Ponies’ Win First Round in Defamation Case

Small business owner Tawni Angel has won the first round of her court battle against a radical animal rights activist who is attempting to ban Angel’s popular pony rides from a weekly Santa Monica farmers’ market. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa Hart-Cole ruled last Thursday that Angel’s lawsuit against activist Marcy Winograd can proceed, finding that Angel demonstrated a “sufficient probability of prevailing” on the question of whether Winograd had defamed her.