Small business

Coronavirus has many U.S. firms waiting for products to ship

NEW YORK — When the factory in China that makes Romy Taormina's anti-nausea wristbands closed for the Lunar New Year in late January, she expected pro...
16:59 12 February 2022

Hand sanitizers, flu shots _ businesses’ defense against flu

NEW YORK — As this winter's flu outbreak intensifies, small business owners try to keep their companies from being overwhelmed by employee absences.
17:31 22 January 2022

Want to sell on Amazon? Businesses must weigh pros, cons

NEW YORK — While many small manufacturers and retailers believe Amazon is the place to be, Lyris Autran is forgoing the opportunity.
15:43 15 January 2022

New law may encourage businesses to offer retirement plans

NEW YORK — A new law expanding retirement plan options for small businesses may encourage more companies to offer the benefits to their workers.
19:03 6 January 2022

2020 brings higher labor costs for small businesses

NEW YORK — Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins — higher labor costs for many companies, and some owners will disc...
17:28 2 January 2022

Calif law will force small businesses to rethink staffing

NEW YORK — A California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors takes effect next week, forcing small busin...
16:28 26 December 2022

Businesses facing new overtime rules in new year

NEW YORK — The new year brings new overtime rules for employers including small businesses and in turn, a pay raise for an estimated 1.3 million worke...
18:00 23 December 2021

Online shoppers boost small business sales

SAN FRANCISCO — Shoppers, many of them using smartphones, spent $3.6 billion buying online from small businesses on Saturday.
19:15 1 December 2021