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March 5th, 2021 by

UPDATED March 5, 2021 By Karen Kerrigan- The effects of the COVID-19 have hit small businesses especially hard. Of course, certain state and local governments continue to place restrictions on business activity and public mobility. Sluggish demand continues to impact revenues, which is taking a toll on jobs and business viability. Let’s hope that mitigation […]

March 4th, 2021 by

Consumers over age 65 are now the fastest-growing category of e-commerce shoppers by Rieva Lesonsky- Last week we told you retail sales did better than anyone expected in 2020 and are poised for even bigger growth this year.  Fueled by skyrocketing online sales, online revenues are expected to grow between 18%-23%, reaching at least $1.14 trillion (topping […]

February 25th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN On his first day in office, President Biden issued an executive order freezing for 60 days various federal proposed regulations as well as those finalized but not yet in effect. The purpose of the freeze is to allow the new administration time to review, and perhaps, change the rules. Some of these freezes impact small […]

February 22nd, 2021 by

curated by Karen Kerrigan- Smart Hustle Marketing Conference, March 10 Hosted by Ramon Ray WEDNESDAY,  MARCH 10, 2021   11am-2pm ET Insights and Strategies to Build Your Brand and Increase Customer Loyalty Hosted by Ramon Ray, founder of Smart Hustle Media, the Smart Hustle Marketing Conference gives you the BEST strategies and insights from leading speakers, […]

February 1st, 2021 by

By Karen Kerrigan– MARKETING, BRANDING & SALES 7 Trends That Will Define the Future of eCommerce in 2021, Bplans. “As a result of the pandemic, trends in eCommerce advanced at an incredibly fast rate in 2020. And it’s likely that the changes we listed here will continue to solidify as necessities throughout 2021. Be prepared […]

January 29th, 2021 by

Much of the government relief provided to small businesses was keyed toward their employees. They could qualify for the SBA’s EIDL grant of $1,000 per employee (up to a max of $10,000). They could claim a tax credit for keeping employees on the payroll (“employee retention credit”). And employees could avail themselves of a number […]

January 26th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN The deadline for providing employees with their Form W-2 for 2020 and independent contractors who received at least $600 in 2020 with their Form 1099-NEC is fast approaching. Because January 31, 2021, the usual deadline is on a Sunday, the due date for 2020 forms is February 1, 2021. Here are some last […]

January 21st, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- For better and for worse, 2021 promises to serve up some big policy changes from Congress and the White House. But that process is already underway in various states – again, for better and for worse. Consider some key state tax changes affecting entrepreneurship, small business, working, and competitiveness. Arizona. Small […]

January 18th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN When the pandemic hit, most businesses that were able to do so scrambled to transition their employees to working remotely from their homes. Likely, many small businesses did this without adopting comprehensive policies to make the arrangement workable for employees while protecting the company from potential threats and addressing various issues. With the […]

January 6th, 2021 by

By Ami Kassar, CEO of Multifunding LLC and Author of the Growth Dilemma – As part of the new Covid Relief Act, there are tremendous benefits for new SBA borrowers.  These benefits will run out on September 30, 2021, or sooner if funding runs out.  As part of the benefits, borrowers will receive a waiver […]

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