Business Success Strategies

April 29th, 2018 by

Happy NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK (NSBW)!  While SBE Council celebrates entrepreneurs and small businesses every day, we are fully on board this national event that helps to focus our fellow citizens, elected officials, and policy leaders about the importance of small businesses and the critical role this big sector plays in our economy. In this […]

April 23rd, 2018 by

SMB Expert Karen Kerrigan Access to startup or growth capital is an enduring challenge for many small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) and as SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan notes in this Oracle SMB blog post: “The capital markets have been slow to heal from the financial crisis, and bank lending has not returned to pre-recession […]

April 19th, 2018 by

by Barbara Weltman- According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (11th Edition), there were over 53,000 incidents and 2,216 confirmed data breaches. Of these, 58% were categorized as attacks on small businesses. Exposure to attacks isn’t something new; I’ve previously written about protecting client and customer data. But this new report sheds some rather startling light on […]

April 18th, 2018 by

By Kristie Arslan- Whether you are launching a new business or looking to take your current business to the next level, here are five free resources to help you: Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) SBDCs offer free business counseling and low-cost business training to prospective entrepreneurs and growing businesses. ● The SBDC network, which is […]

April 11th, 2018 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN- Facebook has recently come under government scrutiny with lawmakers and the Federal Trade Commission demanding that the company explain its privacy practices … how it uses customer data and what it does to safeguard this information. Facebook, like all other big companies, have privacy policies explaining to website visitors and customers about collecting […]

April 3rd, 2018 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN- It’s probably no surprise to you that credit cards play an important role in financing for small businesses. During the Great Recession, they were about the only way to finance purchases and get capital. Now, financing options have loosened up a bit, but credit cards still are essential to your business. Here are […]

April 2nd, 2018 by

by Susan Solovic- #Deletefacebook How do you think Mark Zuckerberg – and dedicated Facebook employees – felt when they woke up one morning to discover that trending hashtag? It had to be their worst nightmare, right? In the immediate wake of the data-control controversy, Facebook stock lost almost 20 percent of its value, government officials […]

March 25th, 2018 by

Spring has arrived!  What facets of your business operations are in need of a clean up, or simple adjustment, to better compete in the growing economy? This week’s “tips and trends” selected by SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan cover the spectrum of business topics and “how to” content to help your small business […]

March 18th, 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. Human Capital and the Workplace Featured Event Tweetchat: Sustaining Company Culture in a Changing World March 22 3:00 p.m. ET Join SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan for this […]

March 11th, 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. Marketplace Trends and Growth Opportunities The Top Franchise Trends for 2018, The Franchise King.  All you need to know about the trends driving franchising, general growth for the industry in […]

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