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September 1st, 2017 by

The past week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and future events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Hurricane Harvey Resources For the most up-to-date information on recovery and assistance for small businesses impacted by Harvey, visit SBA’s web portal on disaster loans and other information here. […]

August 31st, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Mention Labor Day, and people tend to think about either the unofficial end-of-summer three-day weekend, or a symbol of the labor union movement. Most workers, however, are not celebrating labor unions on Labor Day. At SBE Council we believe it is important to celebrate all human capital, especially the entrepreneurs who […]

August 31st, 2017 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN How much can or should an employer intrude on employees’ personal activities? With technology, such as GPS, employer-provided cell phones, and company computers, employers have the ability to monitor employees’ phone calls, email, online searches, and even their whereabouts. And there can be testing for alcohol and drug use. The question is should […]

August 30th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Second quarter real economic growth was stronger than initially reported, as explained in the second estimate from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released on August 30. There were two pieces of good news that bumped growth up from an original estimate of 2.6 percent to 3.0 percent. First, personal consumption […]

August 28th, 2017 by

                By Susan Solovic- Grab your bootstraps, stay calm like Warren Buffet, and squeeze the most out of your tiny marketing budget! Those are some of the topics and advice you’ll glean from this week’s collection of curated small business content. Leadership, Management, and Productivity Looking for a […]

August 24th, 2017 by

Don’t Be Fooled by Meaningless “Relief” Efforts By Karen Kerrigan- From the first full day President Trump took office until now, the Administration has focused on removing regulatory impediments and overreach that are hurting our economy and its small businesses.  A series of executive orders, Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions signed by the President (14 […]

August 23rd, 2017 by

U.S. Capital Gains Tax Rate Ranks Poorly Internationally by Raymond J. Keating- As the tax reform debate heats up, it’s important to keep in mind that capital gains tax relief must be part of any pro-growth reform effort. After all, a capital gains tax is a direct tax on the returns on entrepreneurship and investment, […]

August 19th, 2017 by

The past week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and future events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Current Events and Key Data U.S. Business Sectors Gain or Hold Steady in Public Esteem, Gallup. “…a majority of Americans rate nine business sectors positively this year — the […]

August 18th, 2017 by

by Susan Solovic- I was reviewing a calendar of various “special days” recently and I noted that a few weeks ago it was “National Simplicity Day.” I guess things were a bit too hectic in my life to notice it at the time… Sorry. Generally, I load these pages up with things you need to […]

August 16th, 2017 by

A Tax Roller Coaster Ride in the Pine Tree State Ends Up Being No Fun by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Maine ranked 44th 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 […]

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