Business Success Strategies

June 16th, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman –  Merriam-Webster defines intellectual property, or IP, as “property (as an idea, invention, or process) that derives from the work of the mind or intellect; also: an application, right, or registration relating to this.” IP can be a boon to a business (think about the Coca Cola formula, the Nike trademark, and the patent for […]

June 2nd, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman –  Disasters can happen at any time. They can be natural disasters, such as storms, earthquakes, and mudslides. Or they can result from human activity, such as arson and riots. Certain periods see more frequent natural disasters. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 through November 30, the Atlantic hurricane […]

June 1st, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Who Small Business Owners and Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Follow for Advice By Karen Kerrigan- Given the surge of new business applications filed over the past two years, SBE Council is often asked about who entrepreneurs should turn to for guidance and support. Here is my list of “go to” small business […]

May 25th, 2022 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN –  Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you must pay workers subject to minimum wage rules for the time that work is performed. This rule applies whether they’re working at your company site, in their homes, or on location. This simple statement is more complex when you try to define […]

May 18th, 2022 by

By Barbara Weltman – It’s common for business owners to pay various expenses from their own pockets. It just may be easy to do. But it can impact who takes the deduction for these business expenses. The entity used by your business dictates this…but you can change the results with reimbursement arrangements. Impact of your […]

May 16th, 2022 by

by Karen Kerrigan –  SCORE Webinar: Your Roadmap to Success – How to Create a Business Plan May 17 – 1:00 p.m. ET The first step to starting a business is just the same as starting anything else. It begins with creating a plan. But what is a business plan, what does it need to […]

May 13th, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman –  Getting insurance is an integral part of running a business. Some insurance is mandatory, some is highly advisable, and some is merely good to have if you can afford it. Understand which insurance to get when starting out and consider some ideas you can use to make it affordable. Must-Have Insurance […]

May 7th, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – Last week, the nation celebrated Small Business Week! Of course, SBE Council celebrates entrepreneurs and small businesses every day and we know how important it is for you to have access to tools and information that can help your business compete and thrive during this challenging period for our economy. This […]

May 3rd, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman –  Walk down Main Street and you can’t help but notice “Help Wanted” signs in a great number of shops, restaurants, and other establishments. NFIB’s Monthly Report found that inflation is now the top business problem for small businesses, but labor issues remain a close second. Forty-seven percent of owners had job openings they […]

April 19th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER The media is ablaze with references to the metaverse, but an exact meaning is difficult to pin down. The term refers to various new technologies and how we relate to it. Essentially, it’s cyberspace and it encompasses such things as virtual reality platforms, digital currency, and virtual identities (e.g., avatars). The term […]

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