Stories tagged: "small business"


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Republican Tax Plan Would Raise Taxes on Most Wisconsin Small Businesses, According to Analysis

The Biden administration estimates 52% of small business owners in the state would face a tax hike under Sen. Rick Scott’s plan, with the typical business paying an extra $700 per year in taxes.

In this June 25, 2020 file photo, a price sign is displayed at a retail store as a store employee wears a mask while working in Niles, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
State Democrats Propose Greater Healthcare Coverage for Small-Business Workers

Lower-income childless adults would also have access to a basic health plan if the proposal could pass the Legislature.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks at his US Senate campaign launch event July 20, 2021, in Milwaukee. (Photo by Olivia Stern)
This Week on the Senate Campaign Trail

For the week of Feb. 21: Barnes talks business, Nelson criticizes Barnes, Battino drops out to run for a different office.

Alyson Leahy, assistant director of the Wausau River District that works with business owners in that city, said some small businesses have altered their business models, such as increasing online sales, to remain financially viable during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Nearly Two Years Into Pandemic, Some Small Businesses Still Struggling

Many entrepreneurs say they continue to face challenges amid continuing COVID-19 infections, a labor shortage, and supply chain disruptions.

John R. Hopkins and Susan Lince are the co-owners of Artists Squared Gallery and Artists on the Byway Gallery in Washburn. (Photo submitted)
Opinion: Why Wisconsin’s Main Streets Are Booming

Government investment has helped small businesses and Wisconsin's economy thrive despite the pandemic, two business owners write.

Shawn Phetteplace, Midwest regional manager for Main Street Alliance. (Photo courtesy of Shawn Phetteplace)
Main Street Alliance Looks to Continue Growing as an Alternative to Big-Business Lobbies

Shawn Phetteplace, regional manager for the Main Street Alliance, lays out the organization's top priorities for next year.