Business Success Strategies

April 10th, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – Did you know that the United States is experiencing a big uptick in entrepreneurship? As measured by new business applications, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that in 2021 alone, 5.4 million people filed business applications, which is a 53% increase over the 3.5 million in 2019. People want flexibility and to […]

April 1st, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – This week’s roundup focuses on digital tools and marketing.  As I note in the first item below, two new Deloitte studies reveal how the growth and use of digital tools are shaping the behavior of consumers when it comes to shopping online and off. Consumers are “seamlessly using both digital and […]

March 28th, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – A White House warning to the American business community that Russia is ramping up cyberattacks against the U.S. did not come as a big surprise. The announcement, which also came with steps businesses should take, serves as a reminder about the need for small business owners to take seriously the threat […]

March 28th, 2022 by

By Barbara Weltman – Anne M. Mulcahy, former CEO of Xerox, said: “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” In this tight labor market, employers are looking for […]

March 21st, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – Our weekly roundup and tip sheet includes important information for your 2021 business tax return, changes to the COVID EIDL program on deferment, and general information and resources to help your startup or small business succeed! 5 New Things to Note on Your 2021 Business Tax Return, Small Business Insider In […]

March 18th, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman –  Entrepreneurs, by definition, are entrepreneurial. They don’t necessarily limit their business activities to a single endeavor. Some may have one business venture after another—serial entrepreneurs. Or they may run various business activities at the same time. How to handle having different activities simultaneously impacts business operations, legal matters, and, of course, […]

March 12th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER   by Raymond J. Keating – How do you expect the unexpected? And how does a small business owner handle or prepare for unexpected, unknown, exogenous, or black swan – pick your term – events? Consider what’s happened over the past two-or-so years. Indeed, one could argue that a lifetime worth of […]

March 1st, 2022 by

In an interview with Inc.’s Kevin Ryan, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan discussed the opportunity that powerful 5G technology will bring to small businesses and entrepreneurs and how it will benefit their competitiveness by strengthening the customer and employee experiences. Kerrigan said: “5G is going to offer amazing opportunities for customers to experience and interact […]

February 16th, 2022 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN –  The pandemic caused many small business owners to abandon their offices—and the rent for them—in favor of working from home and allowing staff to do the same. If you operate your business from home, as do about half of all small businesses, you may be able to deduct some of the personal […]

February 6th, 2022 by

Startup Steps for Your Digital Business, SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER, SBE Council In a Small Business Insider blog post, small business expert Barbara Weltman writes that 2022 is looking to be another good year to start an online retail business. Based on the current new business application data, entrepreneurs obviously see opportunity in the growing digital […]

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