In the US, many entrepreneurs see grants as “free money,” since they are not loans and don’t have to be repaid. A grant is not an equity investment, so the entrepreneur doesn’t have to give up a stake in the company either. Typically they can be used to fund product development and commercialization that would otherwise require outside investors.
For three decades, OSHA has helped employers prevent injuries and save lives by protecting the workforce. If a workplace is OSHA-compliant, the employer will be empowered to recognize work hazards, protect employees from illness and injury, prevent death, and cultivate educated employees who foster general safety for the entire workplace.
Will the Volcker Rule end up having a significant impact on small business lending? Only time will tell. If you’re a little confused about the rule and the role it’s going to play in the small business sector, you’re not alone.
There are some grants available even for one person shops, from cities, corporations and even non-profits for just your type of business, especially if you support a social cause, can employ more people, or help turn around a geographic area in need of upgrade.
All of the energy and focus on the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) has lulled many online sellers into a false belief that they do not need to collect retail sales tax on their online sales until Congress takes action on the MFA. What many online sellers forget is that states can still require online sellers to collect retail sales tax if the online sellers have physical presence nexus in a state.
Congress is looking to encourage more angel investors to put more of their money behind companies as a way to reignite the American economy. Small businesses and startups drive U.S. economic growth, which is why lawmakers are looking into legislation that can support this initiative.
Whenever you’re starting a business, whether you’ll be working from home or setting up a store on Main Street, there are a number of legal considerations to explore. The specific licensing requirements vary state by state, as well as by business type.
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