• Requiring corporations to follow 'progressive labor standards' by providing higher wages and better benefits can help even the playing field for small businesses and workers

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Zach Silk is the president of Civic Ventures and recurring co-host on the Pitchfork Economics podcast.
    In this opinion piece, he says that opposition to a minimum wage raise - especially at the expense of small businesses - has proven to be unfounded in Seattle.
    Now, Civic Ventures is proposing "progressive labor standards" that require larger businesses - like Walmart - to pay a higher wage, as well as provide good benefits and a solid retirement plan.
    For
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  • I closed my Business Platinum card, but I'd still recommend it to small business owners for these 9 reasons

    I closed my Business Platinum card, but I'd still recommend it to small business owners for these 9 reasons

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    The Business Platinum® Card from American Express charges a high annual fee, but it can be worth it after you factor in travel rewards, credits, and other benefits.
    I closed my Business Platinum when the annual fee increased and opened the Chase Sapphire Reserve instead, because its benefits were a better fit for me. But if you own a small business and you travel a lot, the Business Platinum is a great option.
    Until December 4, the card is offering a welcome bonus of up to 100,000 points for new accounts. You'll earn 50,000 points after spending $10,000 and an extra 50,000 points after...
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