Rauner: Small Business Built America

Rauner: Small Business Built America by Julie Kemp Pick HIGHLAND PARK – Gov. Bruce Rauner has been in office for 18 months but his time in office is more “like 15 years in dog years,” he told a crowd of small-business owners and their suppliers and employees… Read More

Small Business bus tour makes stop in West Michigan

Small Business bus tour makes stop in West Michigan by Alexandra Jokich GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Small Business bus tour is making a stop in Michigan, bringing together local companies and lawmakers. The goal, they say, is to give small business a larger voice. Small business pours… Read More

Small business event hosted by Blum focuses on challenges

Small business event hosted by Blum focuses on challenges BY THOMAS J. BARTON An onslaught of bad government policy, including an onerous overhaul of overtime pay protections, is stifling local job creation, a panel of Dubuque business leaders said Tuesday. About 25 small-business leaders gathered Tuesday afternoon at Giese Manufacturing… Read More

Ducey identifying doomed state agencies, regulations

Ducey identifying doomed state agencies, regulations By: Howard Fischer Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he already is preparing a shopping list of state regulations and state agencies he wants to kill. Speaking at a conference of small business advocates, Ducey boasted of legislation he championed since taking office… Read More

Ducey plans to eliminate more business regulations, agencies

Ducey plans to eliminate more business regulations, agencies By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services CHANDLER — Gov. Doug Ducey says he’s preparing a list of state regulations and state agencies he wants to kill. Speaking Tuesday at a conference of small business advocates, Ducey cited legislation he championed since taking… Read More

Nonprofit aims to engage small businesses in government policy

Nonprofit aims to engage small businesses in government policy By: Bridget Balch Melva Denson listened attentively to the Bring Small Businesses Back presentation put on by the Job Creators Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating workers on how government policies affect them. Denson went from being a stay-at-home mom… Read More