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November 22nd, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – We all know the story of how the pandemic led to an explosion of mobile, remote, or at-home work. What’s interesting – though not necessarily surprising – is to the degree that remote work has persisted. Recent polling from Gallup revealed some interesting data and trends. First, in September, 20% […]

November 8th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN –  Noncompete agreements are legal contracts between a business and another person—typically an employee or independent contractor—to bar a worker to compete with the business. Noncompete agreements may also be used by a business to bar a person who sold his or her interest in it to go into a new business […]

November 3rd, 2021 by

UPDATED By Karen Kerrigan – As pointed out by SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating in a recent analysis of the global supply chain crisis and its impact on small businesses, 45.7% of respondents polled in the Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey (October 4-10) reported delays or difficulties with domestic suppliers. Three months ago, that […]

October 27th, 2021 by

  By Barbara Weltman- There are still many weeks before the traditional last minute holiday shopping rush. Business owners are generally feeling optimistic in light of the waning pandemic. But this year is different; there may not be much last-minute activity. In fact, Small Business Saturday may not be all that great this year. There […]

October 25th, 2021 by

UPDATED October 25, 2021   By Karen Kerrigan- This page, updated frequently, includes resources and important information from the private sector and key government agencies on COVID-19 related programs and relief. We provide updates to CARES Act provisions and other relief packages affecting PPP, EDIL, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) […]

October 19th, 2021 by

by Barbara Weltman –  As the challenges of the pandemic continue and the hours of daylight get shorter, it’s understandable that you and your employees may feel fatigued, distracted, and perhaps mentally exhausted. Nonetheless, the company benefits when you and your employees are working at optimal levels and this can’t be done when you’re feeling […]

October 19th, 2021 by

The Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation introduced a new resource that aims to help entrepreneurs and small business owners explore pathways to raising capital. The Capital Raising Navigator Tool includes useful features, which will help save entrepreneurs time and money in their search for raising capital. The tool introduces the user […]

October 13th, 2021 by

by BARBARA WELTMAN –  Late with filing a tax return with the IRS? Didn’t correctly figure and pay what you owe? Did something you weren’t supposed to do? Don’t worry. While the tax law has multiple penalties in place to discourage and punish mistakes, there are many ways in which you can get them lifted. […]

September 29th, 2021 by

by Barbara Weltman – When the pandemic began, remote work arrangements were the only option for some companies to stay in business. Now, remote work arrangements—full-time or hybrid—have become the norm, with many companies deferring return-to-office policy until 2022. Telework, as it used to be called, offers benefits for both employers and employees. The pros […]

September 28th, 2021 by

BY SHANNON FLYNN –  There’s no denying that, year after year, cybersecurity risks tend to increase in number and complexity. New York joined the growing list of states enacting legislation to try and regulate the use of private, personal data. The New York Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, known as the SHIELD […]

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