small business

Winter costs make region cold for business

Winter costs make region cold for business

New Englanders pay $1 billion more for energy than the rest of the country

TO SAY THAT this has been a tough winter is an understatement. Already, we’ve seen record cold snaps, soaring energy bills and story after story about how Massachusetts has burned 2 million barrels of oil to generate electricity because we didn’t have an adequate supply of energy. And it’s only February. Already, Massachusetts is one(...)

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Downsides of minimum wage boost and paid family leave

Downsides of minimum wage boost and paid family leave

Measures likely to hurt workers and small businesses

FOR MASSACHUSETTS small businesses, 2018 is shaping up to be a potentially devastating year. A coalition backed by big labor is making a strong push for both a $15 minimum wage and mandatory paid family and medical leave. If these costly policies fail to be enacted through the legislative process, proponents will then ask Massachusetts(...)

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