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Stopping Extra Charge for Cash

North Carolina bills looks to stop fees for those who pay cash, reports WSOCTV.

Small businesses in North Carolina could be required to accept cash under a new bill. The bill, called the Cash Commitment Act, would ban extra charges to customers who pay with cash


What to Do About Copycats

Businesses have recourse if someone copies their ideas, reports Entrepreneur. 

I still remember the big plagiarism lecture from high school — this was back in the early days of the Internet, and our teacher said, "If you rip a report off the Internet and use somebody else's work as your own — it's a legal violation!"


Small Businesses Fear Debt Default

According to a new survey, 65% of small businesses feel they would be impacted by the debt default, reports the Guardian. 

The US is careening towards a debt crisis the likes of which we haven’t seen since 2011 when Barack Obama faced off against the Tea Party. 


Optimism Falling

Small business optimism is falling, reports Small Business Trends. 

Small businesses are facing heightened challenges due to labor quality and inflation, according to the NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index. 


Small Businesses Slow Due to Work From Home

Work from home options leave many office buildings nearly empty, affecting the small businesses that rely on office worker foot traffic, reports NPR. 

James Wallace Sears has more shoes at his repair shop these days than he knows what to do with.


Debt Ceiling Crisis Could Hurt Small Business

Small business owners fret over debt ceiling crisis, reports NBC News.

Over the past three years, Rosemary Swierk, the president of Direct Steel and Construction, has navigated Covid shutdowns, rising inflation, a spike in interest rates and worker shortages.


Facebook Making Reels More Discoverable

According to Small Business Trends, Facebook is making it easier for Reels to be discovered. 

Facebook is introducing new personalization controls for its Reels feature, allowing users to better tailor their experience to their preferences.


TurboTax Pays For Deceptive Advertising

TurboTax will begin sending out settlement payments for deceptive advertising, reports Inc.

Next week, Intuit will begin mailing out payments as part of a $141 million settlement arising from accusations that the company used deceptive advertising and practices to lure customers into paying for TurboTax products they did not need or believed would be free


Employers Back in Charge

According to the Guardian, the pendulum has swung back to the businesses having the power not the workers. 

It seems that it was only yesterday that the media was filled with stories about workers calling the shots. 


Chamber Grants for Small Business

The US Chamber of Commerce has several grants and programs to help small businesses, reports the US Chamber.

Whether you’re starting a new small business or looking to grow the one you already own, finding funding can be a challenge for businesses of all sizes. If you’re looking for a small business loan or grant, CO— is here to help.


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