Massachusetts: The Gas Tax & Stealing over your Weight

If you are a conservative in Massachusetts there isn't a lot to cheer about this morning. Yes Charlie Baker has won the corner office which means that Big Government in Massachusetts will be run by an honest man who is a competent manager, that's an improvement. However he had all the coattails of a streaker … Continue reading Massachusetts: The Gas Tax & Stealing over your Weight

Why would anyone stay in Massachusetts who can leave?

Scarecrow: What happened? Cowardly Lion: Somebody pulled my tail. Scarecrow: You did it yourself. The Wizard of Oz 1939 Via Right Wing Granny Massachusetts continues to jump the Shark of Liberalism: Right now, a committee consisting of 3 House and 3 Senate members are meeting to negotiate the differences between the two tax bills. It … Continue reading Why would anyone stay in Massachusetts who can leave?

Why the Left Makes Small Business Pay

Today I stopped by one of my older advertisers Little's floor covering in Fitchburg. The owner's daughter was there working on the book while holding new child. I mentioned that perhaps some day she would be at the same desk doing the book for the family business. Her mom said she hoped for something better. … Continue reading Why the Left Makes Small Business Pay

DaTechGuy on DaRadio Saturday AM 830 WCRN 10 a.m. The small business show

It's Tax weekend and tomorrow's edition of DaTechGuy on DaRadio belongs to the small businessman. Instead of our usually array of Bloggers we have invited small businessmen from the area to talk about running a business in tough economic times. Do you own a business and want to share your experience? We'd love you to … Continue reading DaTechGuy on DaRadio Saturday AM 830 WCRN 10 a.m. The small business show

Join me for lunch 1 p.m. Next Saturday the 16th and enjoy last week’s show

For those of you who missed yesterday's show with Sister Toldjah, Steve Foley, The Right Winger Gamer, Tom Bowler, Brian Henchey and of course John Weston of Conservatively Speaking here is the podcast. Next week we will have a special tax weekend show, with local businessmen, you know the people who actually have to make … Continue reading Join me for lunch 1 p.m. Next Saturday the 16th and enjoy last week’s show

Voices of Small Business Pro-Stone

I interviewed several small business people at the Worcester Spring Home show. One was the folks at Pro Stone. Take a look at that guys arms. They just scream "I carry huge pieces of stone for a living" You can find pro stone here.

As someone who spends a good chunk of his day visiting small business door to door…

I can tell you for a fact that yesterday killing of the Omnibus spending bill will be cheered by almost every business I've talked to as I stated in my Examiner column today: I submit that if a congressman, state rep or MSM reporter came with me for a week door to door; they would … Continue reading As someone who spends a good chunk of his day visiting small business door to door…

“they did what they needed to do to survive”

Michelle Malkin talks a bit about the Wavers and what position the administration has put business: One company official expressed concern to me that media coverage was demonizing businesses who applied for the waivers. I certainly don’t see these waiver applicants as villains. They were potential victims of top-down government mandates and they did what … Continue reading “they did what they needed to do to survive”

Voices of Main Street Chris Vasiliadis of Williams Resturant and Tavern

Chris has been in business for 27 years so he knows how to stay in business during good times and bad: His advice keep up or increase quality, decrease quality and give some low-end options for people who can't afford a $20 steak but can afford a $9-$12 meal. It sounds like some business didn't … Continue reading Voices of Main Street Chris Vasiliadis of Williams Resturant and Tavern

Voices of Main Street: Mary Giannetti at the Moran Square Diner

If you have watched Mike Barnicle on TV you have probably heard him say the phrase "The people at Moran Square Diner" when talking about the average person and what he thinks. Well the Moran square diner is a real place that has been cooking breakfast and lunch for people for over 70 years. It's … Continue reading Voices of Main Street: Mary Giannetti at the Moran Square Diner

Voices of Main Street Ray Tower of Viola’s Fitchburg Tire

One of a series of occasional posts containing interviews with people from local businesses concerning their area of expertise: Ray Tower has known Tires for longer than I've been alive. He talks about the incredible advances in tire technology in his lifetime and some of the big mistakes that people make where the rubber meets … Continue reading Voices of Main Street Ray Tower of Viola’s Fitchburg Tire

You mean business might not keep health care? No!

Here is what appeared on this blog March 24th: Remember it is a lot cheaper to pay the fine than to actually cover the employee, so who is going to have to pay that cost? Back to Dennis: Next year you’re going to have to purchase the insurance yourself or pay a large fine and … Continue reading You mean business might not keep health care? No!

I’m going to give a caveat to Market Basket for their “Holiday Dinner” poster…

Market Basket supermarkets Friday had a big poster up on the windows offering a fully cooked and prepared "Holiday" dinner for purchase. The poster showed all the fixing of either Ham and Turkey etc. I was ready to get upset when I took a closer look at the poster and realized that it was something … Continue reading I’m going to give a caveat to Market Basket for their “Holiday Dinner” poster…

Small Business talks: Belanger’s Hardware Fitchburg

One of the things that I have done a bit has been to talk with people who run small business about their businesses. One of those businesses is Belanger's Hardware which has been on Water street in Fitchburg since 1946. We come to the front door and prepare to enter. For what is pretty much … Continue reading Small Business talks: Belanger’s Hardware Fitchburg