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July 21st, 2018 by

Small Business Insider: Business Success Strategies By Barbara Weltman- In today’s highly partisan environment, there have been numerous stories reported in the media of merchants and restaurants refusing service to certain patrons. Leaving politics aside, if you own a store, restaurant, or other business, can you legally refuse service. Does the phrase “we reserve the […]

July 21st, 2018 by

Here’s this week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and upcoming events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Marketing and Branding The Psychology of Logo Design: How Fonts, Colors, Shapes and Lines Influence Purchase Decisions, CrowdSpring. “Nothing should be arbitrary. It’s in your best interest to make […]

July 20th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- At a July 11 House Small Business Committee hearing on helping small businesses to protect their intellectual property (IP), Committee members examined how entrepreneurs in the digital technology industry use IP to help their business, and the issues they face when navigating the IP process. As noted by the […]

July 20th, 2018 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- If you doubt the importance of housing in the U.S. economy, consider that the Great Recession largely found its origins in a housing depression that began in mid-2005 and lasted until late 2011, with the mortgage mess mixed in. In addition, if you doubt the central role that small businesses […]

July 18th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- So, what’s the latest on economic growth? After topping 3 percent in the second and third quarters of last year, real GDP growth slowed to 2.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, and then to a mere 2.0 percent in the first quarter of this year. However, […]

July 18th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Texas is a big state that welcomes entrepreneurs and small businesses. Small Business Policy Index 2018: Texas ranked second best – number 2 – among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2018” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, […]

July 18th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider On July 17, the SBE Council supported JOBS and Investor Confidence Act (JOBS Act 3.0) passed by a vote of 406-4. JOBS Act 3.0 is a package of bipartisan bills that will improve the competitiveness of U.S. capital markets and directly help entrepreneurs and small businesses access the capital they need to […]

July 17th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider   by Raymond J. Keating- The Federal Reserve served up some good news in its latest estimate of industrial production, i.e., the output of the nation’s industrial sectors, i.e., manufacturing, mining and utilities. Specifically, industrial production bounced back from a 0.5 percent decline in May to grow by 0.6 percent in June. […]

July 14th, 2018 by

This week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and upcoming events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. AMAZON PRIME DAY There’s Room for Small Businesses to Compete with Prime Day (July 16), AP. “While entrepreneurs may not be able to go head to head with the online […]

July 14th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider   by Raymond J. Keating- On July 9, President Trump announced that he was nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh has served on the U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006. In a recent article, and prior to the nomination, I concluded: […]

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