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February 25th, 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. RESOURCE OF THE WEEK: SBA’s Local Assistance Interactive Map Find local support, Small Business Development Centers and other resources for your small business or startup on the Small Business Administration’s […]

February 24th, 2017 by

by Raymond Keating- The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis earlier this month reported on third quarter 2016 real GDP growth state by state. As noted in the already-reported national GDP data, the third quarter of last year was the lone standout quarter in terms of annualized real growth (3.5 percent) in an otherwise grim year […]

February 24th, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Michigan ranked 12th 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: Michigan ranked 14th […]

February 22nd, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Free trade – that is, trade between businesses and individuals across international borders largely unencumbered by excessive or burdensome governmental measures (such as tariffs, quotas, and regulations) – has been taking a beating of late in the world of politics. Fortunately, though, according to the new Gallup poll on the […]

February 18th, 2017 by

  Governor Greitens Delivers on Right-to-Work by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Missouri ranked 20th among the 50 states in this year’s annual Index. 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 […]

February 17th, 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. BRANDING, MARKETING, SALES & PR How to Tell if Your Brand Needs an Overhaul, Inc. “Unfortunately, many marketers (especially in big companies but in many small ones as well) […]

February 17th, 2017 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- Small businesses and entrepreneurs got some very good news earlier this month with the U.S. Chamber’s publication of its international rankings of intellectual property systems titled The Roots of Innovation: U.S. Chamber International IP Index. The Index ranks the 45 economies representing roughly 90 percent of global GDP […]

February 15th, 2017 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating- According to the news out on the morning of February 15, the industrial sector of the U.S. economy continues its lackluster ways, while CPI inflation is on the rise. That leaves some scratching their heads. It shouldn’t. The Consumer Price Index rose by 0.6 percent in January. Of […]

February 10th, 2017 by

“Federal regulations have a disproportionate effect on small businesses — businesses that are often the linchpin of a more competitive marketplace and that don’t necessarily have compliance resources. Accordingly, I believe the FCC should be sensitive to the impact regulations can have on such businesses.” – Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, January 27, 2017 […]

February 9th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: California ranked dead last – that is, 50th – 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 […]

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