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August 13th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider   by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2018: South Dakota ranked third best – number 3 – 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, regulatory and government spending and performance […]

August 12th, 2018 by

Tips, Trends and Business Intelligence for Entrepreneurs Here’s the latest roundup of the best content, “how to” information, and tips from a variety of our favorite sources and experts. In addition: upcoming webinars, policy news, and inspirational success stories. Yours in entrepreneurship and small business success,   Karen Kerrigan President & CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship […]

August 9th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider   by Raymond J. Keating- Normally, you can count on the states of California and New York to inflict the most burdensome taxes on pretty much anything. Well, that’s not the case when it comes to at least one product – wine. Along with Kansas, Wisconsin and Texas, California and New York […]

August 9th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- It’s always troubling when after reading an article, you have to go back to see if the piece appeared in the news, analysis or commentary section of the newspaper or website. That was the case with an August 6 Wall Street Journal piece titled “U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts […]

August 7th, 2018 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Special Edition By Karen Kerrigan- Big health care reform died in Congress in 2017, but significant policy movement and private sector initiatives are occurring that will help to bring down costs, improve choice, accessibility and quality of care. Small businesses and the self-employed continue to struggle with the cost of health coverage, […]

August 6th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider National Farmer’s Market Week, August 5-11 By Karen Kerrigan- Who doesn’t love a farmer’s market? The colors, sounds and atmosphere are lively but relaxing. The experience can be highly cathartic. And of course, there’s the opportunity to support local farmers and food entrepreneurs. August 5-11 is National Farmer’s Market Week, and I […]

August 5th, 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. Sales, Marketing and Branding Twitter Chat Roundup: How to Attract and Retain Customers, Groupon Merchant.  “On July 26, small business thought leaders, advocates, and industry experts came together to share […]

August 3rd, 2018 by

Employment Population Ratio Highest Level Since January 2009   by Raymond J. Keating- The July jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was generally solid. The establishment survey pointed to a gain of 157,000 in payrolls. That’s not exactly robust, and down markedly from the gains in the two previous months (+268,000 in May […]

August 3rd, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that was passed and signed into law in December 2017 served as a good start in moving our burdensome tax system in a pro-growth, pro-entrepreneur, pro-investment direction. The House Ways and Means Committee is working to keep the ball rolling forward with its Tax Reform […]

August 1st, 2018 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- It’s actually hard to imagine a more positive declaration on the economy than the monetary policy statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee on August 1. The opening paragraph speaks of strong growth, solid job gains, and strong growth in business and consumer spending, along with tame […]

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