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Business owners face health care dilemma

December 3, 2012 NEW YORK — Rose Wang looks at her staff of 70 employees and wonders if she’ll have to lay off some of them to comply with the health care law. The owner of Binary Group Inc. more »»

Facing the fiscal cliff

November 26, 2012 NEW YORK — Small business owners who are worried about the so-called fiscal cliff are concerned beyond their own finances — they're also uneasy about higher taxes on consumers, according to a survey... more »»

Small business owners reinvent to survive and grow

November 19, 2012 NEW YORK — One of the most painful moments small business owners can face is when they realize: It's not working. more »»

Comprehensive orthopedic care very close to home

November 12, 2012 MARQUETTE — When it comes to caring for an orthopedic injury or condition, Advanced Center for Orthopedics is there for its patients, from the first examination through the recovery process. more »»

A taxing proposition for small businesses

November 5, 2012 NEW YORK — Taxes and uncertainty. Those words sum up one of the biggest worries facing small business owners. With the scheduled expiration on Dec. more »»

When trick-or-treating, it pays to plan ahead

October 30, 2012 MARQUETTE — As hordes of ghouls, goblins and political look-alikes take to the streets for trick-or-treating this week, safety should come first. more »»

Hearing aid technology goes wireless

October 29, 2012 MARQUETTE — Technology has made huge strides in recent years with the development of wireless including Bluetooth. more »»

Wyatt’s World

October 22, 2012 ISHPEMING — With pizza, soda, bounce houses, slides and other fun to be had, Wyatt’s World is a fun and safe place for kids to have a party. more »»

Stronger Together: Two fitness companies become one

October 15, 2012 MARQUETT — Synergy Fitness LLC, is the parent company of Synergy Fitness (formerly Ringside Fitness), a full service health club focusing on premiere fitness services and AdvantEdge Training, the... more »»

Interiors by Design

October 8, 2012 MARQUETTE — There is no store like it in the Upper Peninsula. Walk into Interiors by Design, at 201 N. Front St., Marquette, where you will be treated to a vision of quality and diversity. more »»

Old-fashioned paper stocks still hanging on

September 24, 2012 Bob Kerstein loves his paper stock certificates. At a time when stock trading is dominated by rapid-fire computers, he relishes paper stocks for their palpability. more »»

Small business leaders talk about election issues

September 17, 2012 NEW YORK — Small business owners’ concerns about government policies that affect their businesses have intensified after the deep recession and a recovery that doesn’t feel much better. more »»

Convention was profitable for small businesses

September 10, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For entrepreneurs outside the Democratic National Convention, the easy part were the hours of smoking meat, screen-printing T-shirts or pumping out pedicab rides. more »»

Franchise finance

September 3, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — When Rick Kimsey decided to start a business, a franchise seemed like the best way to go. more »»

Loss of Sawyer traffic troubling

September 3, 2012 We’ve all heard the phrase “fly from nearby,” which has the same message as “shop locally” or “support your local. more »»

Superior Watershed recieves grant

September 3, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Superior Watershed Partnership announced the completion of three new restoration projects in the Salmon Trout River watershed in northern Marquette County. more »»

Jilbert has become the U.P.’s dairy

August 27, 2012 MARQUETTE — No matter where you go in the Upper Peninsula, it’s hard not to spot the Jilbert Dairy logo somewhere in a grocery store aisle, proudly posted outside an ice cream stand or in your own... more »»

Cost cuts put Sears in better position

August 20, 2012 Sears Holding Corp.'s push to turn around its ailing business is showing early signs of paying off, even as the retailer failed to stem declining sales. The Hoffman Estates, Ill. more »»

New options meeting credit needs for immigrant and minority entrepreneurs

August 13, 2012 MIAMI — Do an Internet search for microcredit, and images of colorfully dressed women in Africa, South Asia and Central America pop u. more »»

Food trucks, carts provide on-the-go education for budding restaurateurs

August 6, 2012 NEW YORK — Putting the cart before the store was the right recipe for ice cream maker Buck Buchanan. more »»



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