PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Small Business Insider

March 26th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. economy, including small businesses and consumers, derive enormous benefits from international trade on the energy front, and policymakers need to appreciate this economic fact of life and not undermine such trade with misguided measures, including any undermining of free trade with Mexico and Canada via NAFTA renegotiations. The U.S. […]

March 25th, 2018 by

Spring has arrived!  What facets of your business operations are in need of a clean up, or simple adjustment, to better compete in the growing economy? This week’s “tips and trends” selected by SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan cover the spectrum of business topics and “how to” content to help your small business […]

March 22nd, 2018 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- Access to capital is an enduring challenge for most small businesses at every stage of growth.  As I report below, there is positive legislative movement on Capitol Hill to ease capital access including several opportunities to send legislation to President Trump’s desk this year. Capital access is a 2018 […]

March 20th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- During a time when the benefits of free trade are coming under fire in political circles, it’s encouraging to see high levels of American adults holding a positive view on foreign trade. Gallup reported earlier this month that 70 percent of U.S. adults hold a positive view on foreign trade – […]

March 18th, 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. Human Capital and the Workplace Featured Event Tweetchat: Sustaining Company Culture in a Changing World March 22 3:00 p.m. ET Join SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan for this […]

March 16th, 2018 by

Small Business Roundtable with FCC Commissioner Carr: Upcoming Vote Paves the Way for Deployment of Faster, More Reliable Wireless Service   by Raymond J. Keating- There’s a great deal of talk about infrastructure of late. But where real opportunity for productive, private-sector infrastructure investment exists is in the area of next generation, or 5G, wireless technology. […]

March 15th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The tax relief plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump in December was a major, positive step forward for America’s entrepreneurs, small businesses, workers and economy. For example, reducing the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%; providing a 20-percent deduction for pass-through business income for […]

March 15th, 2018 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Let’s be clear: inflation is never a good thing. Inflation is a rise in the general price level, and therefore, it is an erosion in the value of the currency and a decline in purchasing power. It means that a dollar is worth less tomorrow than it is today; it […]

March 12th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its latest report on international trade in goods and services on March 7. The numbers not only provide an opportunity to get a picture on the latest trends in U.S. trade, but also to reflect on the direction of U.S. trade policy and its possible […]

March 11th, 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. Marketplace Trends and Growth Opportunities The Top Franchise Trends for 2018, The Franchise King.  All you need to know about the trends driving franchising, general growth for the industry in […]

News and Media Releases