Category : Marketplace-Fairness-Act

Should Niche Retailers Be Added to The Endangered Species List?

Should Niche Retailers Be Added to The Endangered Species List?
From Main Street to .com there is growing alarm among niche retailers, especially those who market product nationally. This concern is not new. I recall having the same worries as a young High School student working in my families lumberyard when Home Depot came to town. That said, the battle seems to be becoming more and more difficult.  
Google and Facebook seem to be devaluing pages and posts by small…

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Marketplace Fairness Act Part 3

Yesterday’s pre vote discussion on the Marketplace Fairness Act was very frustrating. I have to admit, we have used some of the soundbites against the Senators who made them on our Twitter feed. Sometimes humor is simply the best way to make a point and we mean no disrespect to any Senator on any side of the aisle. There are several misconceptions that need to be cleared up.
The single most important thing to me is that we reframe this…

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Marketplace Fairness Act Part 2

The Marketplace Fairness Act, and specifically the opposition to the Marketplace Fairness Act has been very much misunderstood and misrepresented. This has happened in my opinion for several reasons. Not the least of these reasons are that the primary two groups claiming to represent Small Business are actually special interest groups funded by Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon.
Important Note: We are 100% Opposed to this legislation as a consumer and as a business. This article is only designed to discuss…

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Problem With The Marketplace Fairness Act

The Problem with the Marketplace Fairness Act
In early May, 2013 the Senate is set to vote on a bill ironically named the Marketplace Fairness Act. The bill seeks to reverse the 1992 ruling In Quill Corp. v. North Dakota. The Supreme Court ruled that a business would have to have a physical presence in a state to in order for that state to be able to force a business collect sales tax. The court, however, left the doors open…

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