PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Business Success Strategies

October 20th, 2017 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN-  Cybersecurity describes measures you take to protect your computer and information from unauthorized access. Concerns about cybersecurity are relatively new. According to the dictionary, the term “cybersecurity” wasn’t even in use before 1989, the first viruses started a decade later, but large-scale computer attacks didn’t make headlines until about 10 years ago.  The IRS […]

October 18th, 2017 by

Video Series Offers Market Trends, Valuable Tips, and Public Policy Updates to Help Small Business with Strategy and Growth The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) and SAP have worked together over the past three years to bring small to mid-size businesses important content and “how to” information to help firms grow and better compete in […]

October 16th, 2017 by

by Susan Solovic- Get your productivity boosted, your hiring strategies improved, and your fear beaten into submission with this week’s collection of excellent business articles from around cyberspace. Leadership, management, and productivity Lauren Liss, who spearheads digital partnerships with companies like U.S. Card, Capital One, Uber, Netflix and others is the subject of this entry […]

October 13th, 2017 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN- The hurricanes got me thinking … do employers have to pay their staff during the period that a company is shut down? Hurricanes aren’t the only situation in which a temporary shutdown can arise. A fire, blizzard, government-ordered closure, or any number of other reasons may temporarily force you to close your doors. […]

October 8th, 2017 by

This week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and future events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. National Cyber Security Awareness Month The theme for week two: Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone’s Business. Small businesses of all types can protect themselves, their employees and their customers against […]

October 5th, 2017 by

by Susan Solovic- Success in business is a moving target, and today the target is moving more quickly than ever before: • Competitors push the target further away. • Changes in technology move the target to one side or the other. • Consumer preferences and demographics evolve, changing the size and shape of the target. […]

September 28th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- ABC’s “Shark Tank” kicks off its ninth season with a two-hour premiere on Sunday night, October 1st. People thinking about starting up and/or running their own businesses should tune in. Even entrepreneurs and small business owners currently running a business can learn a lot, especially if they are “stuck” or want […]

September 27th, 2017 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN While wreathes, mistletoe, and menorahs may seem a long way off, businesses should be gearing up now for the holiday season. Kiplinger is predicting better sales this year than last year, with e-commerce sales taking a bigger chunk of consumer dollars. If you haven’t already begun your holiday activities, get started now. 1. Determine your […]

September 23rd, 2017 by

The past week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and future events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Access to Capital SmartBiz Loans Hit $500 Million Mark in SBA Loans for Small Businesses, Small Business Trends. “This milestone follows a series of recent successes for SmartBiz, including […]

September 20th, 2017 by

by Susan Solovic- We’re surrounded by the cyber-sphere today almost as much as we are surrounded by the air we breathe. And, for many, maintaining a constant connection to this digital reality is almost as important as inhaling and exhaling. While this is true for members of every consumer demographic, it’s especially true for today’s […]

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