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May 21st, 2018 by

by Karen Kerrigan- May is Global Trade Month, which serves as a great reminder that 95% of the world’s consumers live outside of U.S. borders. America’s small businesses already dominate the global marketplace. Did you know that 76.2 percent of U.S. exporters have fewer than 20 employees, and 86.7 percent have fewer than 50 workers? […]

May 18th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- On Wednesday, May 16, I had the opportunity to testify at a United States Trade Representative hearing on “Proposed Determination of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation.” Specifically, the USTR sought comments on proposed tariffs on some $50 billion […]

May 12th, 2018 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. Startups and Entrepreneurship Ted Allen’s Awesome Tips for Future Restaurant Owners, Small Business Trends. “He recently shared some of his top tips for young people looking to become the next […]

May 12th, 2018 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN Inventory is short, money is missing from the till, or you’re reimbursing an employee for bogus T&E costs. These are all examples of employee fraud. It’s probably not a question of whether you experience it but rather how much employee fraud is costing your business. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ 2018 […]

May 4th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- In the post-World War II-era, annual U.S. nonfarm labor productivity – that is, output per hour calculated by dividing an index of real output by an index of hours worked by all persons – has averaged 2.1 percent. Unfortunately, productivity growth has been a hurdle to faster economic growth since 2006, […]

May 3rd, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2018: California ranked worst – number 50 – 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 measurements. Small Business Tax Index 2017: […]

May 1st, 2018 by

by Karen Kerrigan- Accessing startup or growth capital is an enduring challenge for entrepreneurs.  The good news for small business owners is that legislative proposals and efforts to improve capital access are generally supported on a solid bipartisan basis by our elected officials in Washington, D.C. The bad news, unfortunately, is that bills often get […]

May 1st, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- With National Small Business Week upon us, it’s a great time for a reminder on the importance of entrepreneurship and small business to the U.S. economy. Successful Big Businesses Started as a Small Business First, let’s state the obvious because even the obvious somehow manages to elude many, including assorted so-called […]

April 30th, 2018 by

By Karen Kerrigan- During National Small Business Week, we are reminded about the significant role America’s small businesses play in supporting communities across the United States and contributing to our national economy. And in a business landscape that is becoming increasingly digital, it’s important to remember that sound internet policy is essential to creating an […]

April 30th, 2018 by

By Kristie Arslan- As a business owner, it is easy to get mired down in the day to day operations of managing your business.  However, the more information you have about your bottom line, the better you will be able to make spending and staffing decisions as well as plan for growth.  Set aside some […]

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