Business Success Strategies

December 4th, 2016 by

2017 TRENDS  Special Edition 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. Trends Watch for 2017 5 Consumer Trends for 2017, TrendWatching. “These innovations – and the 5 big consumer trends they represent – show you glimpses of […]

November 29th, 2016 by

By Karen Kerrigan- It was another banner year for Small Business Saturday! SBE Council is proud to continue its support of this special day for small businesses and Main Streets across America. Many of our members and network partners are successful at leveraging Small Business Saturday to increase sales and generate traffic, leads and interest […]

November 28th, 2016 by

By Barbara Weltman- Cash is tight and you are in a quandary about whether to pay your quarterly employment taxes to the federal government or pay your supplier for inventory you need to stay in business. A rock-and-a-hard-place barely describes the dilemma. Here are some thoughts on what to do. Understand your exposure for unpaid […]

November 27th, 2016 by

By Susan Solovic- It’s not every day (in fact there hasn’t been any day that I can remember) that Stoicism is discussed on these pages. We change that up today. Zeno of Citium would be proud. You’ll also discover great marketing tips and why young entrepreneurs should be living at home…and going to cocktail parties. […]

November 21st, 2016 by

Small businesses need to tap into big data for growth and profitability SBE Council joined SAP for our fourth SMB Talks event, a partnership to bring entrepreneurs and small business owners practical and important tools and information on the power of technology and how it can help your business grow and succeed in the competitive […]

November 19th, 2016 by

  Last minute tips and strategies By Karen Kerrigan- Here we go again! Small Business Saturday is November 26. This is the seventh annual year that America celebrates “shopping small” in support of Main Street businesses and entrepreneurs. SBE Council is a founding partner of Small Business Saturday, and we encourage small business owners everywhere […]

November 16th, 2016 by

by:   Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert “When you come to a fork in the road, take it!” Believe it or not, when we’re looking at the relationship between small business and Big Data, that sage advice from Yogi Bera makes complete sense. Let me explain. “Big” is a term that holds important truths when […]

November 14th, 2016 by

by Susan Solovic- Women in Business month is behind us now, but articles featuring successful women and their role in boosting our economy are still proving to be popular. We have three of them this week, along with other inspiration and practical advice for the entrepreneur and small business owner. Leadership, management, and productivity A. […]

November 7th, 2016 by

By Barbara Weltman- Small businesses and the self-employed are getting hit with higher health premium costs, and businesses that are required to provide health insurance for their employees also face daunting IRS compliance and reporting, which can be burdensome and expensive due to the complexity of the Obamacare law. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates […]

November 7th, 2016 by

Business Success Strategies Q&A with Wizard Wall CEO & Founder Mike Fogarty Our members are incredibly innovative and have started many interesting businesses. Wizard Wall is one of those businesses, founded by SBE Council member Mike Fogarty.  As a serial entrepreneur, Mike understands the power of innovation and the importance of collaboration in launching and […]

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