Small Business Insider

February 8th, 2017 by

By Raymond Keating- For the 21st year, SBE Council has published its Small Business Policy Index, which ranks the 50 states based on their policy climates for small business and entrepreneurship. The Small Business Policy Index: Ranking the States on Policy Measures and Costs Impacting Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth is based on 55 different […]

February 6th, 2017 by

By Susan Solovic- We get some great business insights and challenges from the point of view of some very accomplished professional women this week. And Millennials, don’t miss the advice on how to achieve financial success. Leadership, Management, and Productivity Kathleen Buse, adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University, makes the case from a business […]

February 5th, 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 The Most Important Steps to Establishing Your Brand Online, Small Business Trends. “Building a strong online presence takes a lot of time and hard work. […]

February 3rd, 2017 by

Each year, the January jobs report requires a bit of sorting. As always, there are two surveys that make up the jobs report. The establishment (or payroll survey) showed a gain of 227,000 in employment for January. That’s a respectable level (though in a strong economy, we should be above 250,000). It’s also a welcome step up from three sluggish months in a row.

February 2nd, 2017 by

  President Barack Obama ranked as one of the most active presidencies in history in terms of regulation, and the predictable result was to raise costs for entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes. The burden and uncertainty associated with new and excessive regulation across the board took a serious toll on U.S. economic growth, small […]

January 28th, 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. January 28 is Data Privacy Day Privacy is Good for Business – Learn more here. 10 Tips to Protect Your Data and Customers on Data Privacy Day, Small Business Trends. […]

January 28th, 2017 by

By Raymond Keating- Imposing additional regulatory costs on entrepreneurs, businesses, investors and banks was a hallmark of the Obama administration. Early signs from the Trump administration point to a major shift in direction on regulatory policy. My recent report on regulation – Regulation: Costs, Incentives, and the Need for Reform — included assessments of regulation […]

January 27th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Significant changes were and are expected on a variety of policy fronts with the Obama administration gone, and the arrival of the Trump administration. Interestingly, one of the clearest shifts in regulatory policy is set to occur at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). As noted on its website, the FCC “regulates […]

January 27th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Economic growth during the last quarter and final year under President Barack Obama was, unfortunately, dismal. A Story of Weak Economic Growth Real GDP in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to data released on January 27 by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, came in at a mere 1.9 percent, […]

January 25th, 2017 by

  By Barbara Weltman- President Trump promised tax reform, and Congress is poised to deliver on that promise. The final package will likely be the product of much debate, compromise, and tweaking. Small business owners should follow the process and stay up-to-date with SBE Council’s work in this area (sign up for Small Business Insider […]

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