Business Success Strategies

November 5th, 2019 by

by Karen Kerrigan- Happy National Entrepreneurship Month! Did you know President Trump has declared November as such? Every day we honor the individuals who take big risks in order to start or grow their businesses. Here’s my weekly selection of quality content to help you start an enterprise, or more effectively compete in the marketplace. […]

October 31st, 2019 by

By Barbara Weltman- Self-Employed Individuals Self-employed individuals are sole proprietors, independent contractors, partners, and members of limited liability companies. They’re business owners. They’re not employees, they don’t receive wages, and they’re not covered by income tax withholding on wages. They have their own challenges and opportunities—in taxes, finances, and business. In 2020, some tax-related things […]

October 21st, 2019 by

Curated content and upcoming events to help your startup or small business grow and succeed. STARTUP SUCCESS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 24  12:00 PM ET – 5:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM PT Hosted by SCORE Join SCORE and FedEx for the Startup Success Virtual Conference. This half-day conference takes place completely online and registration is […]

October 21st, 2019 by

The federal overtime pay rule takes effect January 1, 2020 By Barbara Weltman- If certain employees work more than 40 hours in a workweek, they must be paid time and a half. This requirement can’t be avoided in most cases by giving workers comp time. A federal overtime pay rule that becomes effective on January 1, 2020, […]

October 14th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider BY BARBARA WELTMAN- October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, making it a great time for companies to “audit” their cybersecurity practices. Here are some ideas to consider in becoming prepared for a cyber attack. Understand your risk The Keeper Security’s 2019 SMB Cyberthreat Study released in the summer found that 43% of all attacks are against small […]

October 7th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The New Oxford American Dictionary defines a “trait” as “a distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person.” So, what are the key traits one needs in order to be an entrepreneur? Of course, a great deal of ink has been spilled – as they used to say in […]

September 27th, 2019 by

Ramon’s Smart Hustle Growth Conference October 25, 2019 NYC   Join SBE Council and hundreds of business owners at the 14th Annual Smart Hustle Growth Conference in New York City. Use code “SBECOUNCIL” to get 20% off Register here. This all day event brings together Mark Levy, Simon Sinek’s brand coach; Josh Cohen founder of […]

September 3rd, 2019 by

September is National Preparedness Month Visit SBE Council’s website for the latest planning and preparedness tips. Businesses that have a plan and engage employees in preparation improve their odds of business survival following a disaster. Get a plan!   Branding, Marketing and Sales How New Ventures Can Avoid Conventional Media Costs, Startup Professionals. “The power […]

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 […]

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