Dawn Starns

December 06, 2018 - 8:27 am
(WWL.com) It’s that time of year when businesses start planning their holiday parties, parties which have the potential to go horrifically wrong if things get out of hand, or the company does a poor job planning and preparing. National Federation of Small Business State Director Dawn Starns says...
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November 24, 2018 - 9:18 am
(WWL.com) Today is Small Business Saturday, a celebration of local business sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. State director of the National Federation of Independent Business, Dawn Starns, says if you spend local, that money tends to stay local. “67% of every dollar spent in a...
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David Blake
September 11, 2018 - 1:48 pm
The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index soared to 108.8 in August, a new record in the survey’s 45-year history, topping the July 1983 high-water mark of 108. The record-breaking figure is driven by small business owners executing on the plans they’ve put in place due to dramatic changes in the...
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June 13, 2018 - 11:52 am
(WWL.com) -- Small business optimism has reached its highest level in 34 years. That's according to the National Federation of Independent Business, who surveys its members regularly. NFIB state director Dawn Starns credits the federal tax reform legislation approved last December. "We certainly...
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March 27, 2018 - 9:48 am
(WWL.com) A bill to raise the minimum wage will be up for a vote before the full senate today. The legislation would boost the minimum wage to 8.50 an hour by 2020, and was a campaign trial promise for Governor John Bel Edwards. Edwards says paying the current minimum wage just isn’t right. “I don’...
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January 09, 2018 - 1:55 pm
(WWL.com) NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism is at an all-time high as we enter 2018. The yearly index is a barometer for the general mood of small business owners across the US. A sharp rise in optimism was logged after the 2016 election, and Louisiana NFIB Director Dawn Starns says a lot of...
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August 04, 2017 - 9:25 am
Today and tomorrow, Louisianans will be able to purchase school supplies and other items at a reduced state sales tax rate of 3%, compared to the normal 5%. National Federation of Independent Business State Director Dawn Starns says she hopes small businesses will see an increase in business but it...
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April 11, 2017 - 9:58 pm
(WWL.com) -- Small businesses oppose increasing the state’s gasoline tax, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. Dawn Starns, state director of the NFIB, says they surveyed their members and 73 percent oppose a gas tax hike. Starns says small business owners want to see...
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