Business Success Strategies

March 7th, 2023 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN If you need to hire additional employees, it means your business is good. You’re probably well aware of the additional costs for each new employee—wages, employment taxes, insurance, and employee benefits. But also take into account the fact that having more employees could trigger your becoming subject to federal and state employment […]

February 27th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER RENEWED IRS WARNING ISSUED ON MARCH 7: “False Claims Generate Compliance Risk for People and Businesses Claiming Credit Improperly. See the March 7, 2023 warning here. By Karen Kerrigan – For the past six months or more, my inbox has been flooded with offers to “quickly assess” how SBE Council qualifies for “the […]

February 17th, 2023 by

By Karen Kerrigan – It’s National Entrepreneurship Week (February 11-18) and this week’s Business Intelligence roundup focuses on resources, ideas and advice for starting and building a successful business. Of course, even long-time business owners can learn from the wisdom provided by these tips and resources aimed at helping new entrepreneurs. New business applications continue […]

January 31st, 2023 by

BY ANNIE BUTTON A marketing strategy is essential for any small business or start-up, but it’s more than just writing out a few targets and hoping for the best. To market your business successfully, you need to plan and carefully consider who you’re targeting and how to really build brand awareness effectively. Here are a few […]

January 17th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Karen Kerrigan – Will the metaverse disrupt business as we know it? Is it really a thing? Many entrepreneurs and small business owners I talk to are curious and excited – some fearful – about the next wave of Web3 technology, its connectivity, and how their businesses need to adopt.  They […]

January 11th, 2023 by

by Barbara Weltman –  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 , which was signed into law on December 29, 2022, made a number of changes impacting qualified retirement plans and IRAs. Some of these changes are in effect now, while others don’t kick in until next year or even much later. The year in which a particular change […]

December 29th, 2022 by

TRENDS 2023 By Karen Kerrigan – The countdown to 2023 begins, and during the waning days of 2022 I’ve enjoyed perusing scores of articles, reports and blog pieces about what’s hot and what’s not for the new year.  What’s new, what’s different, and what is simply an acceleration of certain trends established during the past […]

November 29th, 2022 by

Curated by Karen Kerrigan – How to Turn Holiday Shoppers Into Year-Round Customers ZenBusiness: “Right now your holiday shoppers are visiting your website, social media pages, and store. In just a few short weeks, though, the holiday shopping will be over, but you can get those holiday shoppers back and turn them into loyal, year-round customers […]

November 3rd, 2022 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN – Bank of America’s 2022 Workplace Benefits Report found employers play an important role in their employees’ financial wellness. Employees are stressed (62%) by current economic conditions and employers (97%) today feel very responsible for employee financial wellness (only 41% of employers felt this way in 2013). Offering financial wellness support can lead to […]

September 15th, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman – Most small business owners use their personal vehicle for business driving. And some small businesses own vehicles used exclusively for company driving. If your current car, truck, or van is aging, is now the right time to buy an electric-powered vehicle (EV) or a plug-in electric-powered vehicle (PHEV)? There are many […]

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