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UMB: 2015 economy will continue its climb

UMB: 2015 economy will continue its climb

The national economy this year will continue to improve, following the slight upward trend of the 2014 economy, according to a certified financial planner with UMB Financial Corp. Business owners remain optimistic and will spend more money and hire more people this year, predicted KC Mathews. Mathews, executive vice president and chief investment officer at… Continue Reading UMB: 2015 economy will continue its climb

NFIB sues state over small business fees

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NFIB sues state over small business fees

Seeking enforcement of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights under the state’s constitution, Colorado’s largest and leading small-business association Monday sued Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler in a filing with the District Court of the City and County of Denver. According to the lawsuit, NFIB v. Scott Gessler, the state collects approximately $20 million per year… Continue Reading NFIB sues state over small business fees

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A poll of Colorado small-business owners found that they were opposed to extending state sales tax to labor and services – but supported the use of credit reports in making hiring decisions. The National Federation of Independent Business polled members about state and national issues related to the way they operate. NFIB has 7,500 members… Continue Reading NFIB: Small businesses oppose sales tax for labor, Medicaid expansion

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The National Federation for Independent Business is now accepting applications for its Young Entrepreneur’s scholarship. The federation awards scholarships between $1,000 and $10,000 to high school seniors who are running their own business. Scholarship recipients can use the funds to pay tuition at the university, college, community college or vocational institute of their choice, according… Continue Reading Colorado students are eligible for NFIB Young Entrepreneur scholarship

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Small businesses could be held legally responsible if customers use Wi-Fi internet access for illegal downloads. That’s the word from the National Federation of Independent Business, which noted that record labels and movie studios struck a deal this month to issue warnings to Internet providers whose accounts are used to steal content. Small businesses that… Continue Reading Business could be responsible for customers’ Wi-Fi use

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Colorado small business owners favor penalizing employers who hire illegal immigrants, privatizing some functions of state government and incentives promoting economic development. The findings are part of this year’s National Federation of Independent Businesses member survey. The NFIB asked the following questions this year: Do you support legislation that provides tax incentives or public money… Continue Reading NFIB survey: Penalize those who hire illegal immigrants

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NFIB joins health reform lawsuit

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The National Federation of Independent Business today said that it will join 20 states, including Colorado, in a historic lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The NFIB’s rationale: the newly enacted health care law directly undermines the rights of small businesses and the self employed. “We didn’t enter into… Continue Reading NFIB joins health reform lawsuit

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As the General Assembly opens this morning for the 2010 session, elected officials are facing the grim task of cutting nearly every area of state government. And no one thinks the session is going to be particularly friendly for business, higher education or Medicaid. Legislators are considering tax increases, the end of enterprise zones, curtailing… Continue Reading General Assembly opens with budget, business issues

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The National Federation of Independent Businesses and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce say the health care reform bill, dubbed America’s Affordable Health Choices, could have a devastating effect on the nation’s smallest employers and derail the economy for decades. “House Bill 3200 falls short – and it’s disheartening how people keep saying this is a… Continue Reading Small businesses: reform bill bad economic medicine

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Local NFIB scholars named

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Among this year’s National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation scholarship winners in Colorado are seven local students. The YEF award winners are: • Jessica Hooker of Peyton, $1,000, Mitchell High School • Rebekah Hoover of Peyton, $1,000, Peyton High School El Pomar/YEF winners: • Justin Belanger of Colorado Springs, $2,000, Thomas P. Doherty High School… Continue Reading Local NFIB scholars named

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