Small Business Insider

August 15th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  The good news from the U.S. Census Bureau on August 11 was that monthly new business applications (i.e., “applications for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) through filings of the IRS Form SS-4) increased in July. In fact, total new business applications (seasonally adjusted) increased by 3.7 percent versus June, with […]

August 10th, 2022 by

Curated by Karen Kerrigan – Crowdspring:  Marketing Funnels: The Definitive Small Business Guide [2022] “People rarely buy something from your company during their first interaction. Typically, they go through a series of stages as they consider whether to buy…Smart marketers and business owners proactively define those stages to maximize conversions by understanding, planning, and creating marketing […]

August 10th, 2022 by

By Barbara Weltman –  When starting in business you want to use all the resources you can, and that includes family members if you have them and they’re ready and willing to help. Here are some ways in which you can leverage family to help you get started. But beware: there are drawbacks to consider. […]

August 9th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – If you think that government raising costs, limiting investment and innovation, and doling out more subsidies will somehow reduce inflation, then you should like the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” that just passed the U.S. Senate. But if you believe this, that also would mean that a complete review of […]

August 3rd, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER   By Karen Kerrigan – Postmaster General Louis DeJoy recently announced that the United States Postal Service (USPS) would accelerate plans to close and consolidate facilities across the country in the hopes of reducing costs, increasing revenue and boosting efficiency. This comes on the heels of postal consumers – including small businesses […]

August 1st, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – Consumer Behavior: How Your Small Business Can Influence Purchasing Decisions CrowdSpring “By studying how consumers think, feel, and act about your product or service, you can better determine what messaging will resonate and how to position your offering in the marketplace. This is a guide to help you navigate through factors, […]

July 28th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating –  The back-of-the-envelope definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative real GDP growth. Well, based on the first estimate of gross domestic product for the second quarter of 2022, the U.S. has slipped into recession, with growth coming in at -1.6 percent in the first […]

July 26th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Americans are retiring later in life and starting businesses at a healthy rate in their older years. by Raymond J. Keating –  Gallup just released a poll highlighting that Americans retire, and expect to retire at a later age today than in the recent past. For example, in 1991, retirees reported that […]

July 25th, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – YOUR MARKETING ROADMAP: CONTENT, PUBLICITY AND PERSONAL BRANDING SCORE Webinar – August 2, 1:00 p.m. ET Join SCORE and small business expert and entrepreneur Ramon Ray for part 3 of a 4-part marketing series. The webinar discussion will take you through the ultimate marketing essentials you will need for your business […]

July 21st, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman-  When you go into business, the government is your silent partner in more ways than one. The government takes a chunk of your profits in the form of taxes. The government tells you what you can and cannot do (the rules and regulations applicable to your industry and location). And the government […]

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