David William

David William
David is a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends. He covers franchises, brick and mortar businesses, public policy and other small business issues. He is a studious, fun-loving introvert who prefers to keep a low profile, David is a web writer, publisher and entrepreneur with almost a decade of experience in the digital world. He is also a creative at heart and founding editor of the WebWriterSpotlight, a growing hub for passionate digital writers, entrepreneurs and other creatives. Over the years he has written for numerous high-profile online publications, including Lifehacker.com, HuffingtonPost.com, and Lifehack.org. Everything he writes is inspired by life experiences and study. Check out WebWriterSpotlight for more great stories.

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Seattle Minimum Wage Case Taken to Supreme Court

The International Franchise Association is looking to get a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. It wants a ruling overturned that would force many franchise businesses to increase the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 per hour by 2018.

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Super Soaker Entrepreneur Fought for $72.9 Million in Hasbro Royalties

The man who invented what many consider to be the toy of the 1990s, the Super Soaker water gun, has been awarded almost $73 million in back royalties from Hasbro. A deal struck when the toys were first introduced was to pay the inventor a percentage of sales of all products that spun off of the original Super Soaker.

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New York Restaurants Eliminate Tips to Offset Wage Hike

More than a dozen restaurants in New York City have eliminated tips and developed a no tipping policy for service employees. The elimination of tips is supposed to offset a recent rise in wages. Will other restaurants follow?

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Minneapolis Sick Leave Plan Will Hurt City’s Smallest Businesses

The City of Minneapolis is going forward with a plan to enforce a controversial sick-time protection plan for employees. The law would put the onus on small business owners to grant unprecedented paid time off for various situations and to provide work schedules far in advance to their employees.