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October 20th, 2017 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- I took heart in seeing the latest Gallup poll offering a quick take on Americans’ views on regulation. Upon more reflection, however, my enthusiasm was reined in just a bit. Gallup reported, “For the 12th year in a row, more Americans say there is ‘too much’ government regulation of […]

October 20th, 2017 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN-  Cybersecurity describes measures you take to protect your computer and information from unauthorized access. Concerns about cybersecurity are relatively new. According to the dictionary, the term “cybersecurity” wasn’t even in use before 1989, the first viruses started a decade later, but large-scale computer attacks didn’t make headlines until about 10 years ago.  The IRS […]

October 20th, 2017 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- It’s kind of amusing to witness the contortions that left-wing economists go through to essentially ignore basic economics when arguing for, what amounts to, their politically-driven and desired outcomes. The latest example has to do with opposition to reducing the federal corporate income tax rate from 35 percent […]

October 19th, 2017 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- It’s not a secret – or at least it shouldn’t be – that the burdens of regulation fall most heavily on small businesses, with consumers in the end footing the ultimate bill via increased costs and/or reduced choices. That is the case, once again, with a recent ruling […]

October 18th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Politics and government always trail behind private sector advancements. Normally, in a market economy, that’s just fine. After all, only costly problems arise when government tries to guide, dictate, project or regulate the future of our economy. Quite simply, we don’t want government getting in the way of entrepreneurship, investment, innovation […]

October 16th, 2017 by

by Susan Solovic- Get your productivity boosted, your hiring strategies improved, and your fear beaten into submission with this week’s collection of excellent business articles from around cyberspace. Leadership, management, and productivity Lauren Liss, who spearheads digital partnerships with companies like U.S. Card, Capital One, Uber, Netflix and others is the subject of this entry […]

October 13th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- When able to sort out the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the jobs data for September actually turned out to be solid, as noted in a recent SBE Council analysis. It also turns out that retail sales, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, did pretty well. Another good piece […]

October 13th, 2017 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN- The hurricanes got me thinking … do employers have to pay their staff during the period that a company is shut down? Hurricanes aren’t the only situation in which a temporary shutdown can arise. A fire, blizzard, government-ordered closure, or any number of other reasons may temporarily force you to close your doors. […]

October 13th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Hawaii ranked 45th 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: Hawaii ranked 45th among […]

October 12th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- In some circles, when it comes to the current debate over tax relief and reform, apparently almost anything goes. Consider the rather detailed projections recently served up by the Tax Policy Center (TPC), operated by the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, on the basic tax plan framework offered by the […]

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