Uncertainty holding back farm businesses with red tape also stifling growth

Cedric Porter on November 09, 2019.

Despite the rise, farms still lag behind other smaller businesses when it comes to market uncertainty, with 39 per cent of general businesses saying it is a barrier to growth…

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Why 2020 will be an easy year for small businesses

Gene Marks on December 31, 2019.

The one thing I’ve learned from writing about small business owners is that it’s never smart to generalize. There are 30 million of us around the country. You can’t just make a blanket comment like “things are good” or “things are not good” for small businesses, because all of that depends on what industry the business is in, where they’re located or what specific circumstances a business owner may be facing that’s unique to what they do…

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In California, New Year Brings New Regulations for Businesses

Christine Mai-Duc on January 01, 2020.

California ushered in a host of laws Wednesday—the first day of the year—that will mean major changes for consumers, workers and businesses…

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Quantum Supremacy and the Regulation of Quantum Technologies

Walter G. Johnson on December 30, 2019.

After a false-start in September, Google provided the first peer-reviewed evidence of “quantum supremacy” a month later in the prestigious journal Nature. The announcement was the latest crescendo in the development of quantum computers—emerging technologies that can efficiently solve complicated computational problems with hardware that takes advantage of quantum mechanics…

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10 predictions for health-care regulation and legislation in 2020

Michael P. Strazzella on December 27, 2019.

As presidential hopefuls jockey for position leading up to election day, health care is set to be perhaps the most hotly debated topic in 2020…

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The New York City Restaurant Business Is So Much More Than Just The Center Of The Plate

Gary Occhiogrosso on December 20, 2019.

The restaurant business in New York City is like no other business in the world. The rent structure, the volume of business, minimum wage pay scale, spotlight and notoriety, 3rd party online order, celeb chefs, and delivery platforms, as well as the ever-increasing regulation set forth by NYC, make operating a restaurant in NYC exciting, exhausting, and sometimes as nerve-wracking as bungee jumping. As a result, national organizations established to support restaurant operators in other parts of the country very often do not connect with restaurant issues in New York City. The unique rewards and challenges facing restaurateurs are often more complicated, misunderstood, or not embraced at all. As a franchise consultant in the restaurant development space, my experience has been that when it comes to addressing and assisting restaurateurs in New York, one size does not fit all…

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Whether a rule is cruel or kind, regulatory analysis shines a light

Bridget C.E. Dooling on December 12, 2019.

Whether you prefer to excoriate or celebrate the Trump administration’s new rule to strengthen work requirements for food stamp recipients, an aspect of the rule has gone unnoticed…

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The Uber and Lyft of dog walking fight state oversight

Elaine S. Povich on December 15, 2019.

All Connecticut state Rep. Kim Rose wanted was to make sure home-based “doggie day cares” followed the same health and safety rules as commercial kennels. It sounded deceptively simple…

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Better government begins with transparent information

Rick Manning on December 08, 2019.

Limited government demands that the administrative state base regulations upon a foundation of sound science and transparency. But transparency and evidence-based science are not just a limited government issue; they’re a better governance issue that should enjoy bipartisan commitment…

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Senators threaten to regulate encryption if tech companies won’t do it themselves

Lauren Feiner on December 10, 2019.

Lawmakers on Tuesday threatened to pass litigation that would force technology companies to provide court-ordered access to encrypted devices and messages unless the businesses can come up with a solution…

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