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November 3rd, 2017 by

NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MONTH, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION National Entrepreneurship Month celebrates one of our Nation’s proudest qualities: our innovative, hardworking, entrepreneurial spirit. American entrepreneurs invent and sell fascinating and endlessly useful new products and services, creating millions of jobs and driving American global leadership along the way. […]

November 2nd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- It’s fitting that Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives released their tax plan on the same day that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest take on labor productivity. After all, a tax plan that incentivizes entrepreneurship and investment would be good news for faster productivity growth, and […]

October 30th, 2017 by

by Karen Kerrigan- On October 27, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the economy grew at 3.0 percent in the third quarter of 2018.  In a media release, SBE Council observed that stronger growth is being driven by high confidence among businesses and consumers and that continued progress on key policy issues – such as tax reform […]

October 29th, 2017 by

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.   Countdown to Small Business Saturday 2017, November 25 It’s almost time to celebrate Small Business Saturday®.  SBE Council is once again a partner in this national event, which has proven to […]

October 27th, 2017 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- International trade often gets portrayed as being all about the big guys – whether it’s big businesses or even big cities. Reality is quite different. International trade is very much about small businesses and, as noted in a new Pew Research analysis, small counties across America. Trade and […]

October 25th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- There’s good news to be heard from small businesses in a survey from Dun & Bradstreet and Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management. Indeed, the news is good largely across the board compared to a year earlier, except for demand for financing. Positive About Growth, Profitability, Hiring A few of […]

October 25th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Virginia ranked 17th 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 2017: Virginia ranked 22nd among […]

October 20th, 2017 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- I took heart in seeing the latest Gallup poll offering a quick take on Americans’ views on regulation. Upon more reflection, however, my enthusiasm was reined in just a bit. Gallup reported, “For the 12th year in a row, more Americans say there is ‘too much’ government regulation of […]

October 20th, 2017 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN-  Cybersecurity describes measures you take to protect your computer and information from unauthorized access. Concerns about cybersecurity are relatively new. According to the dictionary, the term “cybersecurity” wasn’t even in use before 1989, the first viruses started a decade later, but large-scale computer attacks didn’t make headlines until about 10 years ago.  The IRS […]

October 20th, 2017 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- It’s kind of amusing to witness the contortions that left-wing economists go through to essentially ignore basic economics when arguing for, what amounts to, their politically-driven and desired outcomes. The latest example has to do with opposition to reducing the federal corporate income tax rate from 35 percent […]

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