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June 14th, 2018 by

By Barbara Weltman- As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, small businesses are now at an advantage for some tax rules…as long as they remain small. In this case, “small” means keeping revenues below a $25 million tax tipping point. The expansion and simplification of these rules allows many small businesses to […]

June 14th, 2018 by

SBE Council has partnered with SCORE to offer a live webinar with Sherwood Neiss, Principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors, and the co-author of the Crowdfunding Framework in the JOBS Act. To date, almost 1,000 small businesses have raised or are raising funds – via regulated crowdfunding. Sherwood has been tracking their success and the data, and […]

June 10th, 2018 by

This week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and upcoming events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Operations. Management and Growth This is How You Can Grow Your Small Business Faster, CrowdSpring. “Focusing solely on selling a product or service to a customer doesn’t cut it anymore. […]

June 4th, 2018 by

by Susan Solovic – You don’t need to pull together costly consumer panels to find out what they like or dislike about a product; all you have to do is read online reviews. However, it’s easy to be discouraged if you start scrolling through Amazon reviews, for example, looking for the meaty, actionable insights. There […]

June 2nd, 2018 by

Here’s this week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and upcoming events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Branding, Marketing and Sales Growth Small Business Branding: What Color Says About Your Business, CrowdSpring. “According to a study examining the effect of color on sales, 92.6% of people surveyed by […]

May 30th, 2018 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN The financial markets are all abuzz about cryptocurrency. But as a small business, should you be accepting payment in this virtual currency? A growing number of companies, including a number of small businesses, accept Bitcoin; a list of them was last updated in March. There are certainly pros and cons to consider before you move […]

May 21st, 2018 by

by Karen Kerrigan- May is Global Trade Month, which serves as a great reminder that 95% of the world’s consumers live outside of U.S. borders. America’s small businesses already dominate the global marketplace. Did you know that 76.2 percent of U.S. exporters have fewer than 20 employees, and 86.7 percent have fewer than 50 workers? […]

May 12th, 2018 by

This week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and upcoming events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Startups and Entrepreneurship Ted Allen’s Awesome Tips for Future Restaurant Owners, Small Business Trends. “He recently shared some of his top tips for young people looking to become the next […]

May 12th, 2018 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN Inventory is short, money is missing from the till, or you’re reimbursing an employee for bogus T&E costs. These are all examples of employee fraud. It’s probably not a question of whether you experience it but rather how much employee fraud is costing your business. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ 2018 […]

April 30th, 2018 by

By Kristie Arslan- As a business owner, it is easy to get mired down in the day to day operations of managing your business.  However, the more information you have about your bottom line, the better you will be able to make spending and staffing decisions as well as plan for growth.  Set aside some […]

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