Tax Crackdown Comes as Use of Contract Workers Grows; Companies Find Rules Unclear Angus Loten and Emily Maltby at the Wall Street Journal report thatÂ someÂ studies have shown that local businesses misclassify anywhere from 10% to more than 60% of their workers as independent contractors, and regulators are beginning to crack down in pursuit of more revenue. Â An excerpt:Â ...Read more ›
Small Firms Say LinkedIn Works, Twitter Doesn’t â€”Wall Street Journal Plus: YouTube Starts Charging
Six Out of 10 Small-Business Owners Buy Business Benefits of Social Media; 41% Prefer LinkedIn; Only 3% Vouch for TwitterÂ Not that that stopped Twitter from getting a $9B valuationÂ this last week. Â Emily Maltby and Shira OvideÂ report that the Wall Street Journal and Vistage International recently surveyed 835 small business owners. Â Here are the results. ...Read more ›
“Health Scare for Small Businesses” â€” WSJ Law Blog â€” Growing Trend â€” Stories in NYT, Economist, WaPo, CNN, Forbes, US News & World Report, The Hill, & More.
Ahead of the new health-care law, small firms worry about crossing the crucial 50-person threshold â€”Â and about rising premium ratesÂ Emily Maltby at the WSJ Law blog reports on increasing concerns about the forthcoming healthcare laws among small business owners. Â This seems to be a prominent issue and concern among small business owners, and has been noted in most every major media outletÂ in recent weeks, ...Read more ›