Tiffany Cabán’s latest knife to the heart of NYC businesses

True to her socialist ideals, Queens City Councilman Tiffany Cabán is on a new crusade against the city’s private sector and seeks to ban shooting. The city’s “Just Cause” law prohibits fast food companies from firing or firing employees or even reducing their hours by more than 15% “without a valid reason or a legitimate … Read more

The layoffs are piling up and Main Street still can’t get anyone to take jobs

On the window of an IN-N-OUT fast food restaurant in Encinitas, California, May 9, 2022, is a “Hiring Now” sign. Mike Blake | Reuters When it comes to salary, small business owners generally don’t play in the same league as larger companies. Things are even trickier now in a tight labor market with rising wages … Read more

“3 Side Activities You Can Start for $50 or Less”

In 2018, I started experimenting with sideline activities to pay off my $40,000 debt in credit cards and student loans. Today I achieved that goal – and more. By 2021, I’ll have built up enough income sources to quit my $98,500-a-year tech job and work full-time on my business. At 28 I am my own … Read more

“3 Side Activities You Can Start for $50 or Less”

In 2018, I started experimenting with sideline activities to pay off my $40,000 debt in credit cards and student loans. Today I achieved that goal – and more. By 2021, I’ll have built up enough income sources to quit my $98,500-a-year tech job and work full-time on my business. At 28 I am my own … Read more

Record number of Australians turn to side hustles for an income boost

Aleks Nikolic works full-time as a lawyer. She loves her job, but she is also passionate about sharing the career and budget lessons she has learned in life through her social media business. She runs her small business – or side business – Broke Girl Wealth, from her rented flat in Waterloo, west of Sydney. … Read more

The Main Street Rental Crisis Just Worn

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Friday that “pain” will come to the economy as a result of the central bank’s struggle with inflation, and right now small businesses are experiencing pain on both sides of the battle. . Inflation has long been the top concern of small businesses as high prices for raw … Read more

Small businesses feel the pain of slowing housing market

NEW YORK (AP) — The chill in the housing market is spreading to the carpenters, landscapers and other small businesses who suffer as fewer homeowners renovate their properties. Inflation has already caused some homeowners to postpone major renovation projects as prices for building materials, fixtures and appliances soared. More recently, higher mortgage rates have put … Read more

Secret Service recovers $286 million in stolen pandemic loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service said Friday it has recovered $286 million in fraudulently obtained pandemic loans and is returning the money to the Small Business Administration. The Secret Service said an investigation initiated by the Orlando office found that alleged conspirators applied for an economic injury loan by using false or stolen … Read more

Skills shortages in auto industry reach ‘crisis’ levels as companies close

Clinton Godde gets enough work in his WA garage for more than half a dozen employees, but an “abnormal” skill shortage in the auto industry has meant that he hasn’t been able to get enough skilled workers to turn a profit. Most important points: Clinton Godde is one of many garage owners who struggle to … Read more

Gracemere companies view closing their doors as ‘nightmare’ roadworks scaring off customers

After nearly 30 years in business, Barb Moffat considers closing the doors of her beloved bakery as customers stop coming. “We hardly have any customers because they can’t park,” says Ms Moffat. When COVID-19 restrictions eased in 2021, the high street in central Queensland town of Gracemere returned to the usually busy thoroughfare. But in … Read more