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Business Success Strategies

September 2nd, 2019 by

by Karen Kerrigan- Hurricane season is in full swing, but a disaster can hit your business at any time. Developing a plan and getting employees engaged will improve your business’s odds of survival. Here are some resources to help. Have a plan! Disasters can be devastating for a small business – 40% to 60% permanently […]

August 30th, 2019 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined an hour-long panel on Cavuto’s Coast-to-Coast with Neil Cavuto on August 29, 2019. One important segment focused on preparedness ahead of Hurricane Dorian.  Financial expert Chris Hogan listed several important steps that individuals need to take ahead of any storm, and Kerrigan noted that focusing on critical […]

August 19th, 2019 by

Here is our latest roundup of articles, blog posts, upcoming events, and “how to” content to help your startup or small business succeed! Sales, Marketing and Branding Looking for tips on how to attract or retain customers? Join @SBAgov and industry experts, including SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, for a Twitter chat that […]

August 17th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- So, do Americans want to embrace entrepreneurship or not? Some interesting answers come courtesy of “Freshbooks Third Annual Self-Employment in America Report.” The good news from this Freshbooks 2019 survey of 4,000 Americans is that “large numbers of American workers are thinking about abandoning their full-time jobs in favor of self-employment. […]

July 16th, 2019 by

Tips, Trends and Market Intelligence for Entrepreneurs Trends in the Marketplace Attention Small Businesses: Gen Z Consumers Most Money-Driven, Powerful Generation Ever, Small Business Trends. “This was the finding of a new report released by Morning Consult. It’s titled ‘Understanding Gen Z: How America’s Largest, Most Diverse, Best-Educated, and Most Financially Powerful Generation Will Shape […]

July 14th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- As an economist, author, entrepreneur, and professor who taught innovation and entrepreneurship to MBA students for a decade, I’ve come across seemingly countless articles and books serving up tips on how to start a business. And there’s a lot of good stuff out there. For example, I used Start Your Own […]

July 1st, 2019 by

Tips Trends and Market Intelligence for Entrepreneurs   Trends in the Marketplace Are We in the Middle of a Baby Bust?, Small Biz Daily. “U.S. birthrates hit record lows—but it’s not all bad news.” UNDERSTANDING GEN Z: How America’s Largest, Most Diverse, Best-Educated, and Most Financially Powerful Generation Will Shape the Future, Morning Consult. “Based […]

June 24th, 2019 by

Tips, Trends and Market Intelligence for Entrepreneurs Featured Event: #SBA Chat  July 1 The SBA along with small business experts, including SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, will join this July 1 tweetchat for veteran entrepreneurs.  Follow along and participate with the hashtag #SBAchat! Entrepreneurship and Startup Trends Foster Entrepreneurship in Your Kids, Start […]

June 21st, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Culture. Business culture. We all know culture is a big deal, right? Entrepreneurs and soon-to-be entrepreneurs certainly hear a great deal about “culture,” and that having the right culture in your company can be a make or break issue. That’s true, but let’s back up a minute, and ask a straightforward […]

June 18th, 2019 by

This week’s roundup of practical intelligence to help your small business succeed This past Friday, the White House announced an improved health coverage option for small businesses and their employees. A final rule was announced at a Rose Garden event, which made positive and useful changes to health reimbursement accounts (HRAs). I was honored to […]

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