Business Success Strategies

March 4th, 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 AND MANAGEMENT Forget CEO: It’s Time Small Business Owners Became Chief Growth Officers, Forbes. “If you discover the secret to growth, you can call yourself anything you want. It’s […]

February 25th, 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 and Management #MeToo on Main Street: Small Business Can’t Overlook Workplace Harassment, CNBC. “A survey of more than 2,000 small business owners found that half of small-business owners […]

February 22nd, 2018 by

A February 21 story by Kate Rogers reported on a recent CNBC/Survey Monkey survey, which found “that half of small-business owners have a formal policy on how to handle harassment claims. But at businesses with zero to four employees, only 39 percent had such policies, compared to 85 percent of businesses with 50 or more […]

February 17th, 2018 by

The year is moving along at a fast clip, and hopefully your business is on the road to achieving the goals you have established for 2018.  It goes without saying that revenue growth is the top priority for entrepreneurs, and this week’s roundup of “how to” information and resources provides some solid ideas for achieving […]

February 16th, 2018 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN According to Upwork’s Freelancing in America: 2017, 57.3 million Americans (36% of the U.S. workforce) are freelancing. Freelancers contribute an estimated $1.4 trillion to the economy each year, and the numbers are growing. It’s predicted that the majority of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2027.  Freelancers experience challenges that employees do not. But […]

February 10th, 2018 by

Ouch! Only 1/3 of sales time is spent selling! How to fix the problem by Susan Solovic- What if you owned an auto repair garage and your mechanics only spent about 1/3 of their working hours actually fixing cars for your customers? It would be an intolerable situation, wouldn’t it? That’s essentially what a Hubspot survey discovered […]

February 4th, 2018 by

There were 200,000 jobs created in January, which is a very solid number. In addition, wage growth is stronger with average hourly earnings up 2.9 percent on an annualized basis (the best gain since 2009).  The good news doesn’t stop there. New business creation and entrepreneurship are steadily rising.  The climate for starting and expanding […]

January 31st, 2018 by

by Susan Solovic- The other day on Fox Business, Charles Payne noted how the Long Island Iced Tea Corporation changed its name to include the word “blockchain” – it’s now The Long Blockchain Corporation – and its stock price tripled overnight. Such is the power of blockchain. Okay, I’m kidding about the “power” of blockchain; […]

January 27th, 2018 by

The latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index finds that business owners are the most optimistic since early 2007. They have a healthy outlook on cash flow, capital spending and expect that obtaining credit will ease. The top business concerns all sound familiar – attracting customers and finding new business, finding and retaining high quality staff, […]

January 22nd, 2018 by

by Susan Solovic- Sometimes I think Mark Zuckerberg sees the people and businesses who inhabit his world – aka Facebook – like dolls at a 4-year-old’s tea party. He sits us where he likes. He makes us interact with each other however the mood strikes him on any given day. Currently, Zuckerberg is in the […]

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