Tag Archives: Small business

Businesses face hard decisions on whether, when to hire

In this Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, photo, a bartender talks to a customer at the Gotham Bar and Grill in New York. The Manhattan upscale restaurant hopes to reopen by summer 2021 if government regulations permit, but will likely have just 35 staffers instead of the 100 the restaurant had before it closed in March 2020. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK — As the U.S. economy undergoes an uneven recovery from the virus pandemic, many small business owners face a tough decision on whether and when to take on employees. The pandemic forced Meghan Gardner to let go of ...

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Small business hiring lags behind larger companies, ADP says

Maryland Business Express, a website set up by the state of Maryland, is an effort to offer prospective small business owners one-stop shopping for forms, licenses and useful information. (Deposit)

New reports from payroll company ADP show that small businesses are lagging behind larger companies in hiring, a trend that’s not expected to change anytime soon. ADP’s monthly report on small business employment released last week showed companies with up ...

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The Barbour Group doesn’t shy from forging ahead into new territory

Karen Pecora-Barbour started her surety bonding and commercial insurance business in 2002.

In the arcane, male-dominated world of surety bonding, Karen Pecora-Barbour has been a pioneer her entire 33-year career. Surety bonds are legally binding contracts, typically used in construction projects, that ensure obligations will be met between the principal (usually the ...

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