Seniorpreneur


If you hear the word entrepreneur and immediately picture a young person in a baggy hoodie working in a converted garage or dorm room, you may have some re-imagining to do. More baby boomers and senior citizens are starting their own businesses, proving that entrepreneurship really has no age limit.

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A Look at the Rapidly Emerging Nanny-state


While Montana has lots of its own regulations that curb small business and opportunities for making a living – everything from licensing bartenders and hair dressers to squeezing local food producers out of the market – perhaps there is some comfort in knowing that other states have it just as bad if not worse.
Here from Watchdog.com are some recent Nanny State of the Week award winners:

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State Chamber Applauds Signing of Biotech Bill to Set Standards


Bill Approves Nationwide Standards over State-by-State Implementation
The Montana Chamber of Commerce announced that it is pleased that President Obama signed the National Biotech Disclosure Bill.
“A state by state patchwork of labeling mandates would needlessly increase the regulatory burden placed on Montana small businesses and increase costs for Montana families across the state,” said Webb Brown, President/CEO of the Montana Chamber of Commerce.

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Farmers on Brexit


In explaining why farmers in the United Kingdom may have wanted to withdraw from the EU, Alan Guebert writing “Farm & Food” for the Western Ag Reporter said British journalist Nigel Farndale, urged farmers to vote to leave the EU because it makes “financial sense.”

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CPP Update - Further delays in Clean Power Plan



As a participant in the February amicus brief of 166 business associations in support of the US Chamber’s legal challenge to EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), The Montana Chamber of Commerce has provided an update on the case. As of the last week in May, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals decided to bypass oral arguments scheduled before a three-person panel June 2, and instead hear the case before the full court September 27.

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Distressed Real Estate Sales Down


Distressed sales, which include REO (real estate owned) and short sales, accounted for 11.1 percent of total home sales nationally in February 2016, down 2.9 percentage points from February 2015 and down 0.4 percentage points from January 2016. Oil states not only have the least distressed sales, but are trending even lower.

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