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4 ways to protect your small business from cyberattacks

May. 12, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses have quickly adopted remote working and transitioned to new technologies, such as contactless payments and online ordering. Unfortunately, these adjustments have come with increased risks. According to a 2022 report from Barracuda, a...

WVa woman selected as national small business person of year

May. 09, 2022 03:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who owns a learning center for children with autism has been selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration small business person of the year. Jill Scarbro-McLaury is the first person in West Virginia to receive the award, Gov. Jim...

Missouri ballot measures on marijuana, ranked voting advance

May. 08, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Campaigns to legalize recreational marijuana use and allow ranked-choice voting in Missouri on Sunday both turned signatures they'd gathered to get the measures on ballots. In order to get a proposal on the ballot, campaigns need to collect enough voter...

Small businesses still struggle to find enough workers

May. 05, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some small businesses are still struggling to hire qualified workers, even as Americans return to the U.S. job market in droves. Hiring and retaining employees remains the top challenge for small businesses, according to a survey of 1,100 businesses by Goldman...

Evers launches his 1st TV ad buy of Wisconsin governor race

May. 02, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday unveiled his first television ad buy of his reelection bid, marking an uptick in activity in the governor’s race that comes on the heels of other large advertising buys by Republicans in recent weeks. Millionaire...

What to do if there's a mistake on your business taxes

Apr. 28, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

For small-business owners, preparing an income tax return is far from simple, which can increase the chances of making a mistake. Here are six steps that small-business pros say you can take to cope with that hair-on-fire feeling of discovering an error after you’ve filed — plus how to get...

Grower reflects on state of marijuana and hemp in Virginia

Apr. 23, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Anthony Mijares is a small business owner in Richmond who’s dabbled in a few businesses including restaurants such as Burger Bros., a marketing and signage store called Richmond Signscapes and most recently a 7,000-square-foot seed-to-sale dispensary called Old Manchester...

Algae a winner in Elon Musk-funded greenhouse gas contest

Apr. 22, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — From algae farming to producing a sort of artificial limestone, ideas for reducing greenhouse gas in the atmosphere are getting a funding boost from famed entrepreneur Elon Musk. The Tesla electric vehicle and SpaceX rocket company developer is bankrolling a...

Ecoshed uses co-share concept, helps small businesses grow

Apr. 17, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Poppy Pies launched in January. Owner Gray Welch has three portable ovens, which he sets up at markets, festivals and private events to make classic Neapolitan-style pizzas. His business is always on the go, but he needed a place to store his dough. ...

US, allies aim to force Russia to shift money away from war

Apr. 12, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and its allies are pushing ahead with sanctions aimed at forcing Vladimir Putin to spend Russia's money propping up its economy rather than sustaining its “war machine” for the fight in Ukraine, a top Treasury Department official said Tuesday. ...