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June 12th, 2019 by

Thanks to FCC Action, the Internet is doing better than ever By Karen Kerrigan- It did not explode, it remains open, and did not meet an immediate demise following policy action by a federal regulatory agency. In fact, “it” is thriving and more people are benefitting this magnificent innovation. What is “it”?  The broadband internet. […]

June 12th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- It’s no secret that the U.S. economy has not exactly been a juggernaut since the Great Recession – in fact, one can argue since the start of the current century. But throughout the last near-15 years, energy has been a good news economic story. And that continued into 2018, as noted […]

June 10th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2019: Nevada ranked number two – or second best – among the 50 states, while California ranked 49th – or second worst. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2019” ranks the 50 states according to 62 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and […]

June 9th, 2019 by

Tips, Trends and Market Intelligence for Entrepreneurs   Curated by Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council president & CEO Market Trends Why Some Americans Won’t Move, Even for Higher Salary, NextGov. “Mobility in the United States has fallen to record lows. In 1985, nearly 20 percent of Americans had changed their residence within the preceding 12 months, […]

June 6th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Data and news continue to serve up a conflicting look at the U.S. economy. Measures swing between points indicating solid, middling and weakening growth. The latest take via the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book released on June 5 seems to point to growth being middling, or in Fed-speak, “modest.” Consider 10 […]

June 5th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Taxes impact small businesses year-round, and state lawmakers are continually making changes to either lift tax burdens or make them heavier for entrepreneurs, so let’s take a look at how the states rank in terms of their tax policy climates. The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council just published the “Small Business […]

June 1st, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- I’m in a ranking kind of mood. What I mean by that is with the recent publication of SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2019: Ranking the States on Policy Measures and Costs Impacting Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth – which ranks the 50 states according to 62 different policy measures, including […]

May 30th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- So, which metropolitan areas are excelling in terms of job growth? SBE Council just took a look at the latest state data on employment, and now the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest report on “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment.” First, it’s interesting to note that employment growth […]

May 30th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Texas is #1 for Policy Friendliness   Small Business Policy Index 2019: Texas ranked the very best – that is, #1 – among the 50 states.  SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2019” ranks the 50 states according to 62 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and […]

May 28th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- New Jersey Ranks Dead Last for Small Business Policy Friendliness Small Business Policy Index 2019: New Jersey ranked 50th, or dead last, among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2019” ranks the 50 states according to 62 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and […]

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