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April 13th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: New York ranked 48th 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 and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index 2016: New York ranked […]

April 12th, 2017 by

  Second in a Two-Part Series by Raymond J. Keating- The emphasis on the regulatory front has switched dramatically in a short period of time. During the Obama administration, the default was to increase regulation – in fact, it was eight years of hyper-regulation. Part of that hyper-regulation was passage of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory […]

April 10th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- On Sunday, April 9, 2017, most of the golf world rejoiced at Sergio Garcia’s win at The Masters at Augusta National.  Garcia was the latest top golfer to shed the sad title of “best golfer never to win a major tournament.” (Golf’s four majors are The Masters, US Open, British Open […]

April 10th, 2017 by

By Susan Solovic- At the end of the day, I think many of the winners will be those who best understand and utilize social media marketing. This week, we found a lot of excellent advice on that topic across the Internet. Leadership, management, and productivity If for nothing else, you need to check out the […]

April 7th, 2017 by

  Is More Tax Relief on the Way? by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: North Carolina ranked 14th 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 and government spending and performance measurements. […]

April 3rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Under its previous chairman, Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) managed to find, or more accurately, seemed to manufacture reasons to regulate the broadband industry. Of course, this effort stood in stark contrast to the realities of robust innovation and competition that have blossomed and spread throughout the broadband market […]

April 2nd, 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. THIS WEEK’S KEY TREND Millenials are Changing the Housing and Retail Markets – Is Your Business Ready? The Business Journals. “Since 2005, I’ve watched as American households have increasingly sought […]

March 31st, 2017 by

(and why we need to clean up the mess) First in a Two-Part Series by Raymond J. Keating- It’s not unusual for politicians to react to a real or perceived crisis by haphazardly doing “something.” We saw this during the debate over ObamaCare. That is, our health care system was declared a mess (despite it […]

March 31st, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- The February personal income report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis offered a few numbers that warrant concern for early 2017. First, real disposable income (i.e., personal income less personal current taxes, which is the amount of income left for spending, saving and investing) rose by 0.2 percent in […]

March 29th, 2017 by

State May Get Costlier and Less Competitive by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Delaware ranked 34th 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 and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business […]

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