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Welcome to Main Street Morning, The Washington Post’s daily collection of news affecting entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses with a special focus on policy and government.

Here’s what‘s affecting my small business, my clients and other entrepreneurs today.


  • The head of the House’s Small Business Committee has a plan to get the government off the backs of this country’s 28 million small businesses.
  • President Obama meets with young girls showing space craft at White House science fair.
  • Elizabeth Warren pushes a bill to make it easy to do taxes online — and for free.
  • High-skilled H-1B visa applications hit a record high.
  • The House Financial Services Committee plans to discuss a “Fix Crowdfunding Act” and other bills.
  • As the National Restaurant Association kicks off its annual public affairs conference in Washington on Tuesday, labor and union activists are kicking up pressure on the industry amid a continued push to increase wages.
  • Apparently, President Obama is going to know what happens to Jon Snow before the rest of us.

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Around the Country

  • North Carolina’s governor struggles to undo damage from the state’s anti-LGBT law.
  • Local entrepreneurs in Southwest Virginia compete to win part of $95,000 award.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers are set to launch a lab designed to help local start-up companies at their new training complex.
  • North Carolina’s governor tweaks its controversial law — just a bit
  • Virginia’s governor announced Tuesday a new $1 million program to help businesses with up to 250 employees provide training and credentialing for their workers.
  • A handful of small-business owners in New York urged the state’s economic development arm to back off issuing tax credits to big corporations, which they said come at their expense.

Around the World

Gene Marks owns the Marks Group,  a Bala Cynwyd  PA  consulting firm that helps clients with customer relationship management. Follow Gene Marks and On Small Business on Twitter.

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