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The American Job Market and the Moonlighting Internet Entrepreneur

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 3:47 PM

Despite what might be considered an improvement in employment rates overall, many Americans still have to burn the midnight oil to make the kind of money they did before the economy went bust. What's surprising is how many people are actually doing that -- working long after most are asleep,...

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Why Amazon Is Bad for (Small) Business

(7) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 9:13 AM

When you think of Amazon, do you think of small businesses? Do you think of them as a champion of mom and pop?

I don't.

When I think of Amazon, I think of a behemoth masquerading as a platform that helps small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) compete against big-box...

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Why the Internet Sales Tax Increase Is a Dream Crusher for Small Business

(12) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 6:31 PM

Monday's Senate decision drew shock and concern across the nation from small businesses who sell online, and rightfully so.

The Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) would grant states the authority to compel online retailers, no matter where they are located, to collect sales tax at the time of a transaction. Today,...

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