PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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September 15th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN –   Two weeks from now, on September 30, 2021, a number of business tax credits end. Others are scheduled to expire at the end of the year. Of course, any of these credits may be extended by Congress. But in case they aren’t, here’s a list of business-related tax credits (and a […]

September 13th, 2021 by

To register for the online summit, or to view this week’s activities being hosted by the Small Business Administration click here.

September 9th, 2021 by

By BARBARA WELTMAN – September is National Preparedness Month, an observance created by the Department of Homeland Security. This year’s theme: “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” The theme for week one is “Make a Plan.” With the hurricane season underway as demonstrated by Hurricane Ida and disasters in Tennessee […]

August 27th, 2021 by

BY SHANNON FLYNN – Cybersecurity isn’t just for big companies. While small businesses may not be as tempting targets for cybercriminals, they have comparatively more to lose from a data breach. In light of this risk, small business security is essential. In 2019, 43% of online attacks targeted smaller companies. More worryingly, these incidents cost $200,000 on […]

August 21st, 2021 by

Reaching the Rising Global Middle Class, The Hill As consumers adopt a predominantly digital lifestyle, how can innovations in technology power the global economy and support the needs of the rising global middle class? SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined a panel led by Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large of The Hill on August 12, […]

August 19th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN – The pandemic has been such a strain on many small business owners that some matters have been pushed into the “do it later” file. Now’s the time to get up to date with various matters. It requires you to put in some time, but actions now can save you time and […]

August 6th, 2021 by

by BARBARA WELTMAN –  Kiplinger forecasts that the child tax credit payments being sent to parents each month from July through December will support more consumer spending at holiday time this year. Nonetheless, Clutch predicts that will be much harder for small businesses to compete with large companies (last year the top 100 online retailers accounted for 74.1% of […]

July 28th, 2021 by

UPDATED July 28, 2021   By Karen Kerrigan- This page, updated frequently, includes resources and important information from 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) as well as specific […]

July 26th, 2021 by

By BARBARA WELTMAN –  Living on the Eastern coast of Florida, I have the ability to view many of the space launches from Cape Canaveral. They are easily viewed from my driveway and are especially beautiful at night when the fiery exhausts contrast with the dark sky (being near the ocean there is very little […]

July 15th, 2021 by

by Barbara Weltman – Your company information is vital. This information includes financial data, trade secrets, confidential employee and customer information, and more. Recent well publicized ransomware attacks show the vulnerability of just about everyone. Harvard Business Review said ransomware attacks were up 150% in 2020 and are up even higher this year. Recognize where attacks may […]

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