small business

Reader Input: Keep hometown prices down

Almost every day there is something in the paper about people not wanting Walmart or Costco in Auburn.   Why don’t these small business people give it a rest? You peop ...

Reader Input: Raising wage minimum harms many

The people who benefit most from increasing the minimum wage are dishonest politicians. The people who are damaged most are the minimum-wage-earners. Here’s why: When the ...

Who benefits from ADA lawsuits?

Who cannot, by now, legitimately question the motives of this attorney who launches all these essentially frivolous lawsuits against small businesses (Weimar Country Store struggle ...

Community Portrait: In fat times and lean, Jason Keim is in Auburn for keeps

Auburn’s Jason Keim is pretty much a regular guy. Keim is 37 years old and has been living in Auburn since 1989. By trade he’s a painter. He’s also family man, married to Tif ...

Our View: Access and education are needed

It’s a tale of two struggles. The Americans with Disabilities Act has been in existence since 1990. Its ultimate goal of creating access for all, especially those with disabilit ...

California, sadly, not business-friendly

In 1980 I quit my job at Hewlett-Packard as a software engineer and started a small business in San Jose, which our two oldest sons took over in 2005. I became semi-retired and mov ...

Attorney harms ADA intention

I find the doings of the attorney using the ADA laws abhorrent (Journal, July 10). The intent of the organization has its merits, but now this yahoo attorney is giving them a reput ...

Rewrite ADA rule book

I would like to respond to Allen Cassidy’s letter of Monday (July 11) regarding Scott Johnson’s continual use of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) law against small bus ...

Local business owners 'Meet the Feds'

From bookkeeping to taxes, regulations, social networking and marketing, local business owners have a bounty of training options right here in Auburn. The Sierra Economic Developm ...

Costco bad for small biz

There have been recent talks about a Costco coming to our beautiful town of Auburn. If I think from the perspective of a layman, it sounds very exciting, and for a lot of people it ...