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October 18th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The Federal Reserve recently released its latest take on industrial production. In September, industrial production was effectively flat (growing at a mere 0.1 percent) versus August, and that was after a 0.5 percent decline in August output. As for manufacturing output, it inched ahead at a mere 0.2 percent, and this […]

October 17th, 2016 by

By Susan Solovic – The experts speak in this week’s collection of curated content. The topics are many and varied: Travel tips, Instagram marketing tips, the importance of women entrepreneurs, and many more. Don’t put off reading through this…and if you tend to procrastinate, skip down to the advice from Jayson DeMers. Leadership, management, and […]

October 13th, 2016 by

By Karen Kerrigan- The numbers are beginning to pour in, and they are not pretty. Many small business owners and self-employed Americans are shocked by their health insurance costs for next year. Plans and choices in the marketplace are disappearing, and many business owners and individual entrepreneurs are in angst about what to do next. […]

October 12th, 2016 by

By Karen Kerrigan- A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit declared the power structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) unconstitutional, stating that its Director isn’t sufficiently accountable. SBE Council has long expressed our deep concerns about CFPB’s transparency, accountability, and broad authority that Director Richard Cordray has […]

October 10th, 2016 by

  The story, once again, was mixed on the jobs front for the U.S. economy in the latest data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, October 7. Overall Jobs Picture According to the establishment (or payroll) survey, job creation slowed in September to 156,000, down from 167,000 in August and 252,000 […]

October 9th, 2016 by

By Susan Solovic- Discover how entrepreneurship is an addiction, content marketing is more than writing, and why women-owned businesses are on the rise. – these, and more (even a movie review!), in this week’s collection of curated content. Entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation Grant Cardone says that great entrepreneurs are addicts. See if you agree. Have you heard […]

October 4th, 2016 by

By Leonard Steinberg– The release of Donald Trump’s 1995 partial tax return has generated a media frenzy. While the technical information is correct, the American electorate really needs to know the whole story. Most of the news reporting reveals that the media knows very little about tax law or our tax system, and most reporters […]

September 28th, 2016 by

By Karen Kerrigan- UPDATE:  The FCC pulled the set-top-box vote from the September 29  agenda.  NOW they need to make the plan public so entrepreneurs, small businesses and impacted stakeholders can provide comment on it.  Small businesses, and all Americans deserve a transparent and responsive regulatory process.  The public should be allowed to provide input […]

September 28th, 2016 by

By Karen Kerrigan- Well, the first presidential debate was disappointing if you were interested in learning more about how the candidates would address specific issues that matter to small businesses. Many entrepreneurs felt cheated by the debate, as the candidates didn’t drill down on details or their policy positions.  True, Lester Holt did not ask […]

September 28th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Private-sector investment within a free enterprise system is central to economic growth and development. Sluggish investment – for example, as noted in the recent SBE Council Gap analysis on a decade of lost private investment  – has been a key underlying reason why this economic recovery has been so poor. The […]

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