Author Archives: BridgeTower Media Newswires

Small Business Administration lending increases

Michelle Robey and Patty Nappo secured a $1.9 million SBA loan to help make their dreams of business ownership in Medford, New York come true. (photo by Judy Walker)

The U.S. Small Business Administration had approved $15.2 billion in loans in fiscal year 2018 by mid-May, up 1.9 percent from the $14.9 billion approved in the same period in fiscal 2017.

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Cici’s, other franchisees, use SBA program for financing

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Greg Costley doesn’t need the Small Business Administration’s assistance to secure entrepreneurial capital at BancFirst anymore because his first experiences as a new restaurant franchisee years ago were so successful.

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Here’s how to make sure your company’s holiday party isn’t a sexual harassment fiasco

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Your company’s upcoming holiday party provides an opportune time to review your company’s anti-harassment policies and procedures. Employers responding to claims of hostile work environment must demonstrate that they exercised reasonable care to prevent and correct promptly any harassing behavior. ...

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Here’s how minimum wage lawsuits fare across the U.S.

Business groups’ lawsuits against municipal minimum wage mandates have produced mixed results across the country. The Washington-based Employment Policies Institute has counted 30 challenges to minimum wage mandates in the United States, and said about two-thirds of the wage ordinances ended up being trumped ...

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