Business Success Strategies

July 7th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN The pandemic has created a great need in a number of communities and for a number of special causes and organizations. But charitable giving is a perennial practice with an unending number of people and causes in need. According to an American Express and The Chronicle of Philanthropy report last year, charitable giving by small […]

June 28th, 2021 by

By Rieva Lesonsky –  The global sports market is booming. This, according to a new report from SIGNA Sports United (SSU), a leading sports e-commerce and tech platform, and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report predicts global sports participation will reach 3.5 billion people by 2025 and says international sports is a $1.1 trillion market today. The report, […]

June 17th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN With the pandemic waning, the time for government assistance programs ending, and the economy growing, your business may need money now. Additional financing may be useful to expand your activities, hire additional employees and increase compensation and employee benefits, or just to pay for the rising price of inventory or other items […]

June 3rd, 2021 by

RE: What We Urge You To Do To Protect Against The Threat of Ransomware In a memo sent to business association leaders including SBE Council, a June 3 Memo from Anne Neuberger, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology is urging CEOs and the business community to […]

June 3rd, 2021 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By KAREN KERRIGAN- Memo from the White House, June 3: What We Urge You to Do to Protect Against the Threat of Ransomware According to an early January 2021 TIPPS survey, “Eight out of ten Americans are concerned about cyber attacks and cybercrimes in the U.S.  53% think the situation surrounding cyber-attacks […]

June 2nd, 2021 by

by RIEVA LESONSKY – Even though we were stuck at home for most of 2020, or perhaps because of it, Americans eagerly embraced transforming their spaces, according to consumer research giant The NPD Group. Last year consumers spent more money on their kitchens and baths (revenues were up 28%), overall home improvement revenues grew 22%, and paint sales […]

May 21st, 2021 by

UPDATED on May 21 by KAREN KERRIGAN- A round up of ten great pieces of helpful content and tips to help your small business or startup compete and navigate all things digital. Gary Vaynerchuk: These three social platforms are a ‘requirement’ for small businesses to succeed “The VaynerMedia CEO says business owners who know how […]

May 20th, 2021 by

By RIEVA LESONSKY – By now, it should be evident that social media is no longer “new” nor a passing fad. It is not something to try – it is something to do. Hootsuite, a leading social media management tool, calls social media a “primary lifeline by which businesses can connect with customers, drive sales, […]

May 20th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN The federal government has told us that the more…and more quickly…people get COVID-19 vaccines, the faster the pandemic will disappear because of herd immunity. There are already favorable signs that the spread is slowing down. But employers may be wondering what they can or should do about their company policy and vaccines. There […]

May 6th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN You gotta eat, right? But when it comes to meals, what’s business and what’s personal? If it’s personal, nothing is deductible, but if it’s a business meal, how much is deductible? The federal income tax rules are very confusing and were made more so by a temporary change under the American Rescue […]

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