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July 16, 2019 - 2:02 pm
The optimism of small business owners has seen a modest downturn, according to the National Federation of Independent Small Business. Business owners are being cautious with spending according to NFIB State Director Dawn Starns. She credits politics on both the federal and state level. “When...
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April 25, 2019 - 7:31 pm
Kevin Barnhart | Following a 5-1 vote, a constitutional amendment that aims to raise the minimum wage in Louisiana to $9 an hour on July 1, 2020, is headed to the Senate floor, where the effort died last year. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter said a bump in the minimum wage would show people...
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December 06, 2018 - 8:27 am
( 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
( 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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April 17, 2018 - 10:41 am
( A bill by Slidell Senator Sharon Hewitt that would allow civil court judges to decide whether or not juries are allowed to know whether or not a crash victim was wearing their seat belt is being heard in committee today. Hewitt says crashes involving people not wearing seat belts end up...
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January 09, 2018 - 1:55 pm
( 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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December 13, 2017 - 6:38 am
Small business optimism nationwide is near a record high, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. NFIB Louisiana State Director Dawn Starns says we haven’t seen this kind of optimism in 34 years, when the economy was booming during the Reagan administration. Starns credits the...
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