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April 23rd, 2019 by

Small Business Insider “I’ve never seen any piece of legislation that allows more collaboration between Federal, state, and local government.” — Mayor George Flaggs, Vicksburg, MS It was a big day for Opportunity Zones on April 17. The White House hosted an Opportunity Zone conference, and the U.S. Treasury released proposed rules that provide clarity for investors, entrepreneurs […]

April 19th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Retail sales bounced back nicely in March, after a stretch of several sluggish months. This was the largest monthly gain since September of 2017, and it beat market expectations. As reported by the Census Bureau, U.S. retail and food service sales grew by 1.6 percent in March. That was up from […]

April 16th, 2019 by

2019 National Small Business Week Virtual Conference May 7-May 8    11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ET (each day) Registration is FREE for this 2-Day Event The conference will be hosted entirely over the internet and allow users to connect with industry experts, mentors and fellow business owners via a virtual, interactive environment.  This event will include eight free educational […]

April 15th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Many small business owners will tell you that regulatory burdens can be just as costly to their enterprises as taxes are. Indeed, some will say that the costs of regulations can be even weightier than the tax burden. And that’s the case not only for federal regulations, but also for state […]

April 12th, 2019 by

…it is bigger than what’s being formally reported. by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released a report early this month estimating the size of the “digital economy.” According to this analysis, the digital economy accounted for 6.9 percent of GDP, or $1.35 trillion, in 2017. As noted in the following chart, […]

April 11th, 2019 by

U.S. House Votes to Regulate the Internet and Re-Impose Utility-Style Red Tape By Karen Kerrigan– With so many other problems to solve, you would hope the new Democrat majority in the U.S. House would focus on the key issues that matter to the health and growth of small business. Instead, this week, they focused on […]

April 11th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider In the latest Forbes Books Radio-SBE Council Radio Network podcast, president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews several new announcements regarding the Small Business Administration (SBA). She praises the great work of outgoing Administrator Linda McMahon, who recently announced her resignation and whose final day is April 12. Kerrigan also praises President Trump’s […]

April 10th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- According to the latest estimate from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index jumped up by 0.4 percent in March. That’s a marked step up in CPI inflation from the previous four months in which inflation largely was absent. Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, FRED The […]

April 10th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Traditional C corporations are often thought of as big businesses. In reality, the bulk of C corps are small enterprises. And the 2017 business tax reform and relief measure has made the C corp a more appealing organizational structure for more entrepreneurs. Consider that, according to the latest data from the […]

April 6th, 2019 by

On April 5, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan appeared on Cavuto’s Coast-to-Coast on Fox Business where she and fellow guest Ed Mills discussed the latest on the economy, and President Trump’s displeasure with the current Fed’s actions on interest rates. Kerrigan argued that the President must focus on the policy levers under his […]

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