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July 21st, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The latest numbers on the federal budget should serve as a warning for federal lawmakers in terms of the need to rein in the growth of government, and to implement pro-growth tax and regulatory policies to get the economy moving. The first nine months of fiscal year 2017 is now in […]

July 21st, 2017 by

Get an inside look at the 25 things every business NEEDS for long-term success. Small Business Bootcamp July 26, 2017 8:00 p.m. ET You’ve done your homework and know whether your idea for a business makes sense and that you have the capabilities to do it. Now take the time to get started on the […]

July 20th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The most recent data on manufacturing generally is encouraging, though with some question marks persisting. The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index hit 57.8 percent in June. That was up by 2.9 percentage points from May, and the highest level hit since August 2014. Timothy R. Fiore, chair of the Institute […]

July 20th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The housing industry, of course, is dominated by small businesses. Consider, for example, that in the residential building construction industry, among employer firms, 81 percent have fewer than five workers, and 97.6 percent have less than 20 employees. Of course, housing was hit hardest during the recession, actually leading the nation […]

July 20th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Ohio ranked 10th among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2017” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index 2017: Ohio ranked 8th among […]

July 18th, 2017 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN Employers are required to verify the eligibility of an employee to work in the U.S. Hiring someone who is not eligible to work in the U.S. can result in penalties for the company. Verification is done on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Form I-9. On July 17, 2017, USCIS issued a new version of […]

July 15th, 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. FEATURED RESOURCE WEBINAR: Susan Solovic’s THE One Percent Edge Small Changes that Guarantee Relevance and Sustain Business Success July 20, 2017 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST Join award-winning […]

July 14th, 2017 by

    THE ONE PERCENT EDGE: Small Changes that Guarantee Relevance and Sustain Business Success Join award-winning serial entrepreneur Susan Solovic for a FREE video broadcast series. Speak LIVE with Susan from the comfort of your own computer and ask her your most pressing questions. Susan’s broadcast series is a “sneak peak” to some of the most important strategies […]

July 14th, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Illinois ranked 29th among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2017” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index 2017: Illinois ranked 25th […]

July 9th, 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. Resource of The Week SCORE Webinar Easy & Affordable DIY Infographics for Your Business Tuesday, July 11 | 1:00 p.m. ET | 10:00 a.m. PT Infographics are powerful marketing […]

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