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Auto Body and Glass Repair Shops Busy with Storm Damage in South Dakota

Glass companies are also incredibly busy as the extreme wind shattered glass in hundreds of vehicles caught out in the storm. Packages filled with replacement pieces have been arriving since the storm hit on Thursday but it could still be … Continue reading

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The Next Recession Isn’t Here Yet, But Here’s When You Should Start to Worry

Leading indicators offer economists the closest thing to a preview of economic growth, as they tend to reveal trends earliest. Reports including weekly jobless claims and factory orders can reveal the first signs of a coming downturn. Click here to … Continue reading

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Embrace Technology: Small Businesses Share Appreciation of Calibration

In celebration of National Small Business Week, glassBYTEs.com spoke with small business owners about why they got into auto glass, why they stay and what they think of the industry’s future. Innovation and Calibration Intermountain Auto Glass opened in Boise, … Continue reading

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How Much Money Shops Lose When Sending Away ADAS Work

ADAS services are set to experience at least a 17 percent increase through 2030. Click here to read more.  

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Small-Business Owners Say Inflation Has Become a Bigger Problem Than the Labor Shortage

Small-business owners are more pessimistic about the economy than they have been in decades, according to the Small Business Optimism Index released Tuesday by the National Federation of Independent Business. Click here to read more.  

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A New Inflation Reading Shows the Small Business Tipping Point Has Been Reached

The latest Consumer Price Index reading, the highest in four decades, isn’t the only sign that inflation is extending rather than giving up its hold over the U.S. economy in 2022. An increasing number of American small businesses say they … Continue reading

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New Law Will Save Small Business Owners in Illinois Thousands of Dollars This Tax Season

Small business owners in Illinois should see a reduced tax bill thanks to a new law. The new S.A.L.T. Deduction Law allows S-corporations and partnerships to avoid the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions on federal taxes. … Continue reading

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$64 Million in COVID-19 Grants Available for Minnesota Small Businesses

A 10-day window opens Monday for applications for a new state program that offers grants to Minnesota-owned small businesses that suffered economic hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more.

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Appellate Court: Yelp’s “Manipulation of User Reviews Not Harmful” to Small Businesses

Several small business owners, including an auto repair shop, filed a lawsuit against Yelp claiming the company “extorted or attempted to extort advertising payments from them by manipulating user reviews and penning negative reviews of their businesses in violation of California state law.” After the lower court dismissed the complaint, the business owners appealed the decision to the Ninth Circuit Court. The appellate panel of judges agreed with the lower court’s decision. Three automotive glass company owners, meanwhile, disagree with the court’s decision. Continue reading

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