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June 23rd, 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. Entrepreneurship & Startups Looking for a New Venture? These are the Seven Best Local Businesses to Start in Your Community, Forbes.  “Despite the rise of online shopping, one survey shows 85% of […]

June 23rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Broadband access has brought amazing benefits to individuals, families and small businesses. Of course, challenges still persist, for example the lack of access in rural America, and on June 22, House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade held the first of an expected series of hearings focused on the […]

June 23rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Access to quality broadband is critical to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  And if we want entrepreneurship to flourish wherever opportunity may present itself, then broadband deployment must be a priority in rural America and other pockets of the country where there is no, or limited, access. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal […]

June 20th, 2017 by

THE SLANTS win their case, and entrepreneurs win too by Raymond J. Keating- If you deal with the public, chances are these days that you – whether intending to or not – will somehow offend someone. Businesses and individuals now operate in the era of the easily offended. Indeed, so pervasive is the ability to […]

June 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. Startups & Entrepreneurship The Passenger Economy: A $7 Trillion Opportunity, Inc.  “With the rise of autonomous vehicles and the passenger economy, there will be plenty of opportunities for startups […]

June 16th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Unevenness and under-performance persists in the U.S. economy as entrepreneurs, businesses and investors await strong pro-growth policies from Washington, D.C., in terms of tax and regulatory relief and reform. May’s Report and Recent Months Industrial production in May, according to the Federal Reserve, showed no growth. (Industrial production measures the real […]

June 16th, 2017 by

Are you a night owl or a morning person? If you’re more active at night, there’s a decent chance you’ll also be more inclined to respond positively to that coupon or special offer you just found when you started to go through your email. That’s one of the conclusions you might make after you check […]

June 15th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small businesses always face a tough time in gaining access to credit. But it’s been particularly difficult over the past near-decade, given the recession, the poor economic recovery, and excessive and costly regulation on financial institutions. That has been made clear in various SBE Council analyses – such as here, here […]

June 12th, 2017 by

Can Anyone Lead the State Out of Its Deep Policy Hole? by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: New Jersey ranked 49th, or second worst, 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 […]

June 10th, 2017 by

By Susan Solovic- Are gigs starting to dominate? Are you up to speed on NMT? These are some topics explored in my wrap-up of great content this week.  As usual, you’ll find a lot of sound leadership, management and marketing advice in this collection of curated content. The Economy John White covers how the rapid rise of the gig economy is […]

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