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California Gov. signs medical marijuana regulation laws

Gov. Brown signed the Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act on Oct. 9. The Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act would require that individuals and businesses that participate in the industry maintain a license for indoor or outdoor cultivation, distribution, transportation and more, and set up guidelines for individuals who want to grow their own medicinal plants.…

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MYB honored to receive Blanket Purchase Agreement designation

HENDERSONVILLE, NC, September 9, 2015 — Mind Your Business is thrilled to be a recipient of a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from the Social Security Administration, under its GSA Schedule. This honor is granted to small businesses that serve as contractors to federal agencies and meet certain qualifications. A BPA is a means for federal agencies…

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MYB staff attends National 8(a) Winter Conference

Mind Your Business’ acceptance into the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program, a few members of the MYB staff had the opportunity to attend the National 8(a) Winter Conference at the beginning of February. The conference took place in Orlando, Fla., and included seminars on how best to navigate frequently changing policies, ways to…

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MYB CEO completes Goldman Sachs’ ‘10,000 businesses’ program

Hendersonville, N.C., December 17, 2014 — Mind Your Business CEO Karen Caruso has graduated from the “10,000 Small Businesses” course, an exclusive business-management program hosted by the Goldman Sachs Foundation. She was accepted into the program this fall, and completed the curriculum at Babson College, MA. During her time in the program, Caruso attended 100…

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Newly passed Act includes improvements to WOSB procurement program

how money can be appropriated each year for the U.S. Department of Defense’s activities. The law was originally written in 2000, and is updated each year, but it contained limitations on the way that woman-owned small businesses could participate. The law prevented woman-owned small businesses from proposing contracts that were comprehensively over $5 million (among…

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MYB CEO speaks at business development seminar aimed at women business owners

Asheville business development seminar, hosted by the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center. Over the past month, the SBTDC has hosted several of these seminars for female small business owners, with a variety of topics covered. Each of the seminars included discussions about marketing your company as a woman-owned small business and how…

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MYB CEO accepted into Goldman Sachs’ ’10,000 Businesses’ program

Hendersonville, NC, August 13, 2014 — Mind Your Business is thrilled to announce that its CEO, Karen Caruso, has been accepted into Goldman Sachs’ exclusive 10,000 Small Businesses program. The purpose of the 10,000 Small Businesses program is to foster the creation of jobs and economic growth by providing small business owners and entrepreneurs with business…

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Small businesses: EEOC background check guidance ‘confusing’

During a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives in mid-June, a conversation about employers conducting criminal background checks on prospective employees led to a discussion about whether or not the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Enforcement Guidance is clear and fair to those who own small businesses. The document spans 58 pages, and can occasionally…

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Calif. county may instate employee criminal history checks on ice cream truck vendors

Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors has proposed new regulations requiring ice cream truck operators, and other street vendors whose primary clientele consists of unsupervised children, to undergo fingerprinting and background checks before being licensed to run their businesses in Los Angeles County. Conducting these employee criminal history checks prior to licensing could potentially keep…

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