2017-10-05

Tampa Bay Times: Bill helps small businesses thrive

Letter to the editor: From the charming downtown of Tarpon Springs to the award-winning beaches of St. Pete Beach, it's no surprise that Pinellas County is one of the top tourist destinations along the Gulf Coast. With more than 15 million visitors each year that create more than $10 billion in economic impact, the tourism industry is the backbone of the region's economy.

2017-10-05

Orlando Sentinel: Franchisees, Let us manage our companies without answering to franchiser

By Azin Saju | I am a Central Florida entrepreneur and a franchisee in the hotel business based in Ocala. When we hire, we invest in talent by paying a wage in addition to improving the employee’s skill set with online training. While the franchise business model gives us the national recognition of a brand and reduces some risk in starting our own business, we make localized decisions on promotions, scheduling and wages.

2017-10-05

The Fresno Bee: Help small businesses understand the rules of the game

By Ali Nekumanesh |

2017-10-05

Scottsdale Independent: Local business owners question the future under shifting joint employer rule

By Becky Renner | I always knew that there would be a certain amount of risk and uncertainty when I opened my business 5 1/2 years ago. But I never imagined that government rules and regulations would actively create confusion.

2017-10-05

BlackNews.com: Franchising Can Expand and Deepen Opportunity in Minority Communities

By Rep. Bobby Rush (IL) and Howard James |Good news just in from the U.S. Census Bureau – minority incomes are up. In fact, African-American and Hispanic households saw more than double the median income growth of their white counterparts from 2015 through 2016, according to a newly released report on income and poverty.