Cook County, IL Sweetened Beverage Tax (Jul 2017)

Should The Popularity of Bitcoin Spur You To Accept It? (Jul 2017)

Higher Taxes for IL Small Businesses (Jul 2017)

British Companies Buy Up Bitcoin for Ransoms As Costs of Attacks Surge
Bitcoin Split Is Nothing to Fear
California looks to expand overtime pay
 States With No Corporate Income Tax Rate
South Dakota
Key Economic Indicators 
Item  Rate 
CPI: 0.1% (Jul 2017) 
GDP Growth:   2.6% (2ndQTR 2017)
Bank Prime Interest Rate:   4.25%
Consumer Confidence:  121.1% (Jul 2017) 
Small Biz Confidence:  105.2% (Jul 2017) 
Avg Gas Price:  $2.35 












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Laws and Regulations have an impact on the way that businesses operate.  Entrepreneurs must be cognizant of federal and state laws that impact their businesses.

The resources listed below provides access to laws and regulations at the federal and state levels.  Use them to research information for your specific industry and location.



Organization Description
EPA Federal environmental laws by industry.
FindLaw FindLaw lets you find business laws by state.
SBA This SBA resource lets you drill down to specific areas of law and learn what it means for your business.
The World Bank Doing Busniess This resource lets you find business laws in any country and learn how it impacts your business.



Make Comments on Pending Law or Rules or Existing Laws:

The House Committee on Small Business offers the entrepreneurs the opportunity to make comments on pending legislation or Rules as well as to give their feedback on the impact of existing legislation on their businesses.

Small Biz Regulatory Watch
Small Biz Open Mic


States Religious Freedom Restoration Laws:

States are increasingly passing laws that restores religious freedoms.  These laws impact what an entrepreneur can and can't do with regard to the practice of their business. 

National Conference of State Legislatures
Use this resouce to stay up to date on pending legislation in your state.

See a map that shows where each state stand on this legislation.



















































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