Why Are So Many California Businesses Changing Hands?

Why Are So Many California Businesses Changing Hands?

Photograph by Ian Stanley/Alamy This summer, Bloomberg News published research indicating that California lost 5.2 percent of its business establishments in 2012. Why were California’s businesses disappearing at the nation’s fastest rate? High taxes and over-regulation, said a torrent of commenters on a blog post from July, echoing the often-repeated theory that Golden State business […]

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Why Are So Many California Businesses Changing Hands?

Why Are So Many California Businesses Changing Hands?

Photograph by Ian Stanley/Alamy This summer, Bloomberg News published research indicating that California lost 5.2 percent of its business establishments in 2012. Why were California’s businesses disappearing at the nation’s fastest rate? High taxes and over-regulation, said a torrent of commenters on a blog post from July, echoing the often-repeated theory that Golden State business […]

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In California, a Bill to Protect Franchise Buyers Gains Ground

In California, a Bill to Protect Franchise Buyers Gains Ground

Photograph by Craig Cozart California franchise owners may get stronger protections in their dealings with franchise systems if a bill passed Tuesday in the state’s Senate becomes law. The bill would require franchisors and franchisees to deal with each other “in good faith” and protect franchisees’ right to band together in associations. It also specifically […]

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Why Are California’s Businesses Disappearing?

Why Are California’s Businesses Disappearing?

Photograph by SIME/eStock Photo Every now and then, one state governor or another will head to California to pitch businesses on leaving the Golden State. Canada’s immigration chief has been trying his luck, too. The coaxing usually provokes some pundits to bash the state’s high taxes and others to reassure middle-class Californians that employers aren’t […]

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