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August 22nd, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- California’s Ranking on SBE Council Indexes Small Business Policy Index 2016: California ranked dead last – number 50 – among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2016” ranks the 50 states according to 50 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and […]

August 22nd, 2016 by

By Barry Moltz- I just lost an opportunity that I thought I should have won. After the company informed me that I did not get the gig, I started to question the price I was proposing. Should I have lowered the price just to land the opportunity? I thought that maybe I should have asked for […]

August 22nd, 2016 by

  By Susan Solovic- It looks like a lot of people are thinking about entrepreneurship right now. I’m especially heartened by the fact that some of them are working on ways to teach our youth about being a successful entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation One tech entrepreneur sees coding as a way for underprivileged young […]

August 20th, 2016 by

The past week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. SUCCESS, INSPIRATION & STARTUP IDEAS How a 34-year-old former bodybuilder became one of the richest young tech founders in America, Business Insider. “Brian Chesky didn’t know much about tech […]

August 18th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- ObamaCare is turning into a mess from many perspectives. For example, it has raised taxes and health insurance costs via mandates and regulations, and the latest news that Aetna will pull out of most exchanges means “choice” will be vastly limited. State co-ops are failing miserably…and the list of woes goes […]

August 16th, 2016 by

By Susan Solovic- NPR’s Planet Money once followed the top vendor at Fenway Park as he plied the stands and introduced listeners to a slice of life that’s a microcosm for sales everywhere. But before we get into the habits that make Jose Magrass the highest-earning vendor at Fenway Park, there’s another lesson here that management needs […]

August 16th, 2016 by

By Karen Kerrigan- As our members and supporters are aware, SBE Council has expressed grave concern about the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) “set-top-box” plan.  Our concerns, which were expressed to the FCC in comments and to members of Congress, question the rationale for this regulatory intrusion. As we noted in our comments: “SBE Council and […]

August 16th, 2016 by

On the morning of August 16, the Federal Reserve released its first look at industrial production for July 2016. Total industrial production – i.e., the real output of the manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities industries – in July was up 0.7 percent. That was the second month in a row of growth (+0.4 […]

August 15th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- How many startup entrepreneurs completely think through the intellectual property (IP) aspects of their new business? Unfortunately, not enough, it appears. In Cityam.com article, Sally Britton, a partner in Mishcon de Reya’s intellectual property department, offers a worthwhile rundown or review on why thinking about and protecting IP at start up […]

August 13th, 2016 by

The past week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. ACCESS TO CAPITAL & FINANCE Crowdfunding Investor Commitments Surpass $5 Million in Three Months, Crowdfund Insider. “Investment crowdfunding has experienced world-wide recognition as an important innovation in the democratization […]

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