This option for entrepreneurs within the same industry to band together for health benefits has many potential upsides and obstacles. Lydia Belanger Published 6:00 am PDT, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Photo: Stuart Kinlough | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Stuart Kinlough | Getty Images 10 Things to Know About Association Health Plans, a Potential Solution to Entrepreneurs' Healthcare Problem 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Editor’s Note: In this series, The Way We Work, Entrepreneur Associate Editor Lydia Belanger examines how people foster productivity, focus, collaboration, creativity and culture in the workplace. Whether you’re an independent contractor, freelancer or even a small-business owner, you shouldn’t expect to face entrepreneurship and all of its responsibilities … [Read more...] about 10 Things to Know About Association Health Plans, a Potential Solution to Entrepreneurs’ Healthcare Problem
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opinion Ryan Young Published 3:00 p.m. UTC Jul 10, 2018 President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum against allies like Canada, Mexico and the European Union are only the latest skirmish in a long-term attack on America’s free-market economy. So now that Trump is also mulling tariffs on foreign automobiles, renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, and raising trade barriers against China, will that finally be the death knell for free enterprise? Hardly. The president’s threats must be fought, but the good news is America’s fundamental institutions will withstand Trumpian bluster. For one thing, our economy remains a powerhouse. America’s $19 trillion economy already withstands an annual $1.9 trillion in annual regulatory costs from Washington. On top of that, Trump’s tariffs will cost “only” a few billion dollars. In short, the economy is dragging along a big, deadweight burden, but it can still get the … [Read more...] about Opinion: Will Trump’s tariffs kill free markets?
Martin Crutsinger, Ap Economics Writer Updated 1:02 am, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Moves by the Fed and other major central banks to raise interest rates after a long period of keeping them low should not be disruptive to the global economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday, May 8, 2018. less FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Moves by the Fed and other major central banks to raise ... more Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP Fed's Powell: Rate hikes should not upend the global economy … [Read more...] about Fed’s Powell: Rate hikes should not upend the global economy
FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 19, 2018--The Food Corridor, in partnership with Fruition Planning & Management and Purdue University Extension Services, has launched a comprehensive Shared Kitchen Toolkit. Shared Kitchen Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Planning, Launching, and Managing a Shared-Use Commercial Kitchen will assist organizations and businesses in developing and operating shared kitchens and food incubators.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180419005106/en/The Shared Kitchen Toolkit is a free web-based resource that delivers guidance on feasibility and planning for new kitchen projects, as well as management practices for the day-to-day operations of shared-use kitchens. (Photo: Business Wire)Artisanal food sales are on the rise and the sharing economy continues to surge. The economic potential for consumer packaged foods is great, however scaling can be difficult due to high production … [Read more...] about Shared Kitchen Toolkit Launched to Help Plan, Market, and Grow Shared Kitchens
Reuters Urban planners say the dispute over the reliability of the city’s projection of land demand has exposed a deep-rooted problem in the system and that Hong Kong should learn from Singapore. “How can a city rely on a department head to request his seniors to reserve a certain amount of land for various purposes? Unlike the chief secretary, the Planning Department has little power,” Professor Ng Mee-kam, director of the urban studies programme at Chinese University said. “We need high-level leadership to steer a territory-wide strategy.” Under the city’s existing planning mechanism, the assessment of land requirements involves two major processes. While the Planning Department projects demand for various land uses based on population, the department also relies on the advice of individual bureaus on the respective sectors under their purview. Members of the Task Force on Land Supply, appointed by the chief executive, have contested the … [Read more...] about Singapore model could be the answer to Hong Kong’s urban planning problems, experts say