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May 24th, 2017 by

“Taxachusetts” Living Up to Its Name? by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Massachusetts ranked 37th 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 […]

May 20th, 2017 by

  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 in the Economy & Market Why Amazon is Leaving Legacy Retailers in the Dust, Knowledge @Wharton. “Amazon has expressed a mission to take over the retail world, and […]

May 19th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- As the tax reform debate proceeds, it’s important to understand that entrepreneurs and businesses are not only concerned about the corporate income tax rate, but also the individual income tax rate. After all, roughly 95 percent of U.S. businesses as non-C-Corps pay the personal rather than the corporate income tax. For […]

May 17th, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Small business optimism remained strong heading into the second quarter of 2017, according to the latest Gallup/Wells Fargo Small Business Index. While down slightly from a measure of 100 in the first quarter, the second quarter came in at a solid 95. Those are by far the strongest levels since […]

May 17th, 2017 by

Damaging to Small Business Growth, Competitiveness and Investment by Raymond J. Keating- As the tax reform debate proceeds, it’s important to understand that the U.S. currently imposes one of the highest corporate income tax rates on the planet, and that rate affects small companies as well as large firms. Consider some key points, based on […]

May 17th, 2017 by

by Susan Solovic- One of the biggest skills required in today’s social-media powered world is the ability to respond properly to negative comments. I’ve written before on how to handle negative online reviews and from a customer service stand point, I think we all understand the necessity to respond quickly. Today I want to emphasize […]

May 15th, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Texas ranked second best 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 2016: Texas ranked […]

May 14th, 2017 by

By Susan Solovic- All the tips we’ve collected for you this week should have you firing on all cylinders in your personal productivity and career success. Start with getting your office desk in order and then move on to your career. Leadership, management, and productivity This infographic by Rose Leadem gives us 12 office desks […]

May 12th, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- First quarter economic growth was very disappointing at a woeful 0.7 percent. But crawl inside the data, and it gets a bit strange. Private investment has under-performed since before the Great Recession, but it showed some life in the first quarter. Meanwhile, it was consumer spending that slowed dramatically. See […]

May 12th, 2017 by

By Karen Kerrigan- On May 8th, fourteen female United States Senators signed a letter addressed to Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai that essentially expressed opposition to his announcement to reform excessive regulations on broadband service and the internet. They claim Chairman Pai’s initiative would have a negative impact on women-owned businesses across the […]

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