- Brick-And-Mortar Relief Bill Passes US Senate
by Scott Webb May 2013
A bill which supporters say will provide substantial relief to brick-and-mortar retailers in their struggle to compete with online sellers has passed the US Senate, 69-27.
The bill would authorize states to compel online merchants to collect sales tax in a similar manner that traditional merchants do, thereby leveling a playing field that has been tilted toward digital commerce.
Heretofore, online merchants have been able to sell their goods tax-free, giving them an...
- Health Insurance Reform: Good or Bad for Your Bottom Line?
by Phillip M. Perry April 2013
Will “Obamacare” batter or bolster your bottom line?
The federal “Affordable Care Act (ACA)” comes at a time of rising health insurance costs for small business owners. Annual premiums for employer-provided family coverage grew to just under $16,000 in 2012, a rate some four percent higher than 2011 according to a report from...