IRS enhances health insurance tax credit for small businesses
Atlanta Business Chronicle
The Internal Revenue Service has given small businesses additional breaks in its guidance on the new health insurance tax credit. Beginning this year, businesses with fewer than 25 full-time-equivalent employees who make less than $50,000 a year, on average, are eligible for the tax credit.
Developers, restaurateurs find recipe for success
Daily Journal of Commerce
Across the U.S., restaurant trend forecasters are predicting an increase in casual dining restaurants, with a comfy atmosphere, high-value menu items and fun gourmet twists. Restaurateurs can boost struggling communities by filling vacant commercial space and attracting other tenants.
Grocers react to proposed measure to open up liquor sales
Whereas large grocers support the measure to open liquor sales and downsize the state liquor board, small grocers largely oppose Initiative 1100, saying it would be difficult for them to compete against big chains offering low liquor prices.
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