Denton’s first liquor store is officially here. The Liquor Outpost opened Saturday and is the first place to sell bottles of hard liquor in the city limits.
Imagine you are in your 60s, looking over your shoulder for signs that your job will soon disappear. Imagine you don’t have a pension. Imagine you don’t have much money in your 401(k) plan. Indeed, you may have next to nothing. What you have is your home, one you have lived in for a long time — long enough to have paid off the mortgage.
NEW YORK — Complying with the health insurance law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn’t have to spend before the new regulations went into effect.
Acouple of weeks ago while visiting my family in East Texas, I took my parents out to lunch. My dad loves to chat with servers, and this occasion was no exception. In the course of their conversation, our young server mentioned that she had attended the University of North Texas in Denton until recently. I piped in telling her UNT was also my alma mater and that I stayed in Denton after finishing school.
NEW YORK — Fifteen minutes of Internet fame can create long-term riches for a small business.
March is here and with its arrival, winter finally blew in. That old groundhog got it right this time around. He predicted six more weeks of winter, and since the season seemed to have skipped Texas all together this year, we may have wondered if his forecast was for everywhere but here. Apparently what he meant to say for us is that winter was yet to come.
PALMETTO, Florida — Judy Smith slides her white convertible into a parking spot. She greets me at the door to the Country Lakes Co-Op Inc., a resident-owned manufactured home community. The clubhouse overlooks a sylvan lake. Many of the houses sport embroidered flags, waving in the breeze. Golf carts abound. Traffic is far away.
NEW YORK — Are franchises small, independent businesses or should they be considered part of a much larger company? The question is at the heart of two upcoming legal cases. The outcomes could affect profits and change how franchisees hire, fire, manage and pay workers.
Last Tuesday, someone on Facebook posted a picture of freshly sprouted flowers laid flat, only their little green leaf tips visible. The photo caption referenced our mini-Icemageddon: “This ice is a life ruiner.”
Even a gently thrown rock can bring down a glass house. That image came to mind last summer as I read a research note by two Ph.D.s in finance, Jason Hsu and Vitali Kalesnik. Both work at Research Affiliates, of which Hsu is a co-founder.
Couch Potato investors trumped the big dogs again! In 2014, the basic Couch Potato Portfolio, a 50/50 mix of two low-cost index funds, returned 8.16 percent while the Morningstar average for all “moderate allocation” funds was only 6.21 percent.
DALLAS — United Airlines said Friday that it has a tentative agreement with a union to outsource about 1,150 airport jobs while sparing another 800 positions.
NEW YORK — The new chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship has big issues on his agenda, but he’ll have to fit them in with a high-profile gubernatorial campaign.
MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook and LinkedIn want to boost dwindling numbers of women studying engineering and computer science with a collaborative initiative announced Friday that they hope will eventually fill thousands of lucrative Silicon Valley jobs long dominated by men.
Readers often ask, “Don’t you ever run out of ideas to write about?” Honestly, no. There are limitless nuances about our culture and the way we go about life here in Denton, not to mention a never-ending parade of colorful characters, past and present. I mean that in the most positive way.
NEW YORK — Some entrepreneurs looking for startup funding got a wad of money near the end of last year, but there are concerns the boom may not last.
The Subway sandwich shop on the downtown Square is now closed and will become part of Barley & Board, a new brew pub and restaurant slated to open this spring. The restaurant will now occupy the entire first floor of the Texas Building at the corner of Oak and Locust streets, instead of the ground floor of the property being split between two businesses.
The U.S. stock market capped a rough month Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year.