As a business owner, you know how important your web presence is in reaching customers. You may therefore be wondering about the decision this month by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to eliminate so-called "net neutrality" rules.Those rules have regulated internet service providers since 2015. They have prevented internet service providers (ISPs) from taking actions such as blocking certain websites or charging more for faster load times or other higher-end service. Here are five important things to know about how the new regulations could affect your business.
Sometimes big cities don't seem like the most welcoming places. In the Pacific Northwest, however, our cities offer much of the big city accessibility while maintaining a small-town quality of life. It turns out those welcoming qualities extend to small businesses, where both Portland and Seattle were recently rated among the top cities in the country for thriving small business.