Small Business Insider

April 19th, 2018 by

by Barbara Weltman- According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (11th Edition), there were over 53,000 incidents and 2,216 confirmed data breaches. Of these, 58% were categorized as attacks on small businesses. Exposure to attacks isn’t something new; I’ve previously written about protecting client and customer data. But this new report sheds some rather startling light on […]

April 19th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The next look at a major economic measure comes on Friday, April 27, when we get the initial estimate on first quarter GDP growth. In the meantime, however, a few tidbits of valuable information have been released this week. Consumer Spending Up First, we received a taste of what the consumer […]

April 18th, 2018 by

By Kristie Arslan- Whether you are launching a new business or looking to take your current business to the next level, here are five free resources to help you: Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) SBDCs offer free business counseling and low-cost business training to prospective entrepreneurs and growing businesses. ● The SBDC network, which is […]

April 11th, 2018 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN- Facebook has recently come under government scrutiny with lawmakers and the Federal Trade Commission demanding that the company explain its privacy practices … how it uses customer data and what it does to safeguard this information. Facebook, like all other big companies, have privacy policies explaining to website visitors and customers about collecting […]

April 6th, 2018 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- The latest monthly trade numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show that the U.S. trade deficit increased in February. In fact, the trade deficit has risen notably over the last six months. Uh-oh. Just kidding. Relax. Actually, the trade deficit doesn’t really matter. It’s not like the U.S. […]

April 4th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Focusing on the overall trade deficit and deficits with particular countries, President Donald Trump has been emphasizing the imposition of tariffs, along with quotas, on assorted products and/or nations. The latest action by the Administration on April 3 includes proposed tariffs on Chinese goods, which relate to intellectual property theft and unfair […]

April 3rd, 2018 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- Small business and consumers are looking forward to the deployment of 5G wireless technology. Already having benefitted from the investments made in broadband technology and networks – both wired and wireless – the entrepreneurial sector of our economy understands the further substantial innovations to be generated from the […]

April 3rd, 2018 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN- It’s probably no surprise to you that credit cards play an important role in financing for small businesses. During the Great Recession, they were about the only way to finance purchases and get capital. Now, financing options have loosened up a bit, but credit cards still are essential to your business. Here are […]

April 2nd, 2018 by

by Susan Solovic- #Deletefacebook How do you think Mark Zuckerberg – and dedicated Facebook employees – felt when they woke up one morning to discover that trending hashtag? It had to be their worst nightmare, right? In the immediate wake of the data-control controversy, Facebook stock lost almost 20 percent of its value, government officials […]

March 28th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- Reforming and modernizing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in order to reduce complexity and cut the costs of tax compliance is a big priority for American small business. Therefore, it’s good to see bipartisan efforts moving forward in Congress on this front. Why does this matter? In October […]

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