An entire cottage industry has emerged for products that help people evade the baggage-check fees, according to Kate Hanni, director of FlyersRights.org, a consumer group that represents airline passengers.
The information was certainly interesting: The Aviation Department announced it had spent $40,000 on a study that justified levying exorbitant new fees against the ground-transportation companies that serve airport travelers.
Last week, the Department of Justice and seven states filed a lawsuit that charged Visa, MasterCard and American Express with engaging in anti-competitive practices.
Businesses with 20 employees or fewer pay 36 percent more than their larger counterparts (defined as those with 500 or more employees), says the report – called “The Impact of Regulatory Costs on Small Firms” — from the SBA’s Office of Advocacy.
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One area many business owners struggle with is keeping track of their finances, but it is one of the most important areas given that cash flow is the lifeblood of the business.
Boulton says he’d rather have a bank line of credit, but he’s been repeatedly turned down.
Have a good explanation for your customers as to why you’re doing it.
The process of creditors and lenders reporting information on an ongoing monthly basis to the credit reporting agencies is purely voluntary.
Effective October 2, 2008, the United States Patent Office fees will once again be changed, which is a yearly or bi-yearly event.