Small Business Insider

October 22nd, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2018: Florida ranked fifth best – number 5 – among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2018” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements.  Small Business Tax Index […]

October 22nd, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its first look at employment and unemployment by state for September on October 19. Unemployment Rate Unreliable The opening line of that report was, “Unemployment rates were lower in September in 9 states, higher in 4 states, and stable in 37 states and the […]

October 19th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider A proposed government mandate for advertising won’t lower prices, and will confuse consumers By Karen Kerrigan– The issue of price transparency and prescription drugs is getting some attention. The federal government just proposed a new regulation mandating that pharmaceutical companies include list prices in their direct-to-consumer (DTC) television advertisements. If you are […]

October 16th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider: The Economy by Raymond J. Keating- On October 11, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that real average hourly earnings on private nonfarm payrolls grew solidly by 0.3 percent in September versus August. In addition, real average hourly earnings have increased in six of the last seven months. That’s welcome growth. Of […]

October 15th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA) was signed into law on December 22, 2017, and the U.S. Treasury Department continues to work on guidance for some of its more complex provisions. A good number of these provisions impact entrepreneurs and small businesses, and the IRS has established an […]

October 14th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider by Karen Kerrigan- The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a growth engine for many American small businesses. There is no doubt, however, that the trade agreement required an update. One of those key areas is intellectual property (IP). The recently unveiled United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the “new NAFTA,” has […]

October 13th, 2018 by

Tips, Trends and Resources for Entrepreneurs This week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and upcoming events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. October is National Cybersecurity Month This Week’s Theme: It’s everyone’s job to ensure online safety at work The online safety and security of your […]

October 12th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider The horrific limousine accident in Schoharie, N.Y on October 6 is a reminder that some companies do bend rules or ignore laws. Unfortunately, the outcome was tragic in this case with twenty lives lost in the vehicle crash.  According to reports, the limo involved in the crash failed inspection and the driver […]

October 11th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider   by Raymond J. Keating- Good news on the inflation front came via the Bureau of Labor Statistics latest report on the Consumer Price Index. Specifically, CPI inflation ran at a mere 0.1 percent in September. In fact, from February to September, inflation has been very tame. And if we look over […]

October 8th, 2018 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Karen Kerrigan- The U.S. House of Representatives is out of session until November 13, and the U.S. Senate is expected to remain in session for a good portion of October. The Kavanaugh-SCOTUS confirmation battle dominated media headlines over the past two weeks, but progress is being made on many other issues […]

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