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November 22nd, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – We all know the story of how the pandemic led to an explosion of mobile, remote, or at-home work. What’s interesting – though not necessarily surprising – is to the degree that remote work has persisted. Recent polling from Gallup revealed some interesting data and trends. First, in September, 20% […]

November 19th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – In early November, two very different U.S. senators came together to propose “big tech” legislation. The “Platform Competition and Opportunity Act,” cosponsored by U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), would undermine not only U.S. firms that rank as global technology leaders, but also entrepreneurs, small businesses, investors […]

November 15th, 2021 by

By Karen Kerrigan- As SBE Council has noted time and again through our education and advocacy work, small businesses and startup entrepreneurs have benefitted greatly from our nation’s broadband networks and the innovative tools, services and consumer uses they’ve generated. We’ve been very excited about the next generation of wireless networks, and regularly communicate how […]

November 15th, 2021 by

  by Raymond J. Keating – There’s plenty of things for retailers, who are overwhelmingly small businesses, to be concerned about this year, so a solid Christmas holiday shopping season would be most welcome. As for expectations, it depends on which set of information you’re paying attention to in the end. The many worries include […]

November 8th, 2021 by

Following the inaugural Entrepreneurship Exchange 2021 (EX21) on October 13, 2021, the Small Business Roundtable (SBR), a coalition of leading small business and entrepreneurship organizations, and Intuit QuickBooks hosted and facilitated a conversation among international small business leaders that centered around digitization and trendsetting in entrepreneurship. The inaugural event’s theme was, “Supporting the World’s Job Creators,” and […]

November 8th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN –  Noncompete agreements are legal contracts between a business and another person—typically an employee or independent contractor—to bar a worker to compete with the business. Noncompete agreements may also be used by a business to bar a person who sold his or her interest in it to go into a new business […]

November 5th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – It’s always an interesting experience being able to testify before Congress. I had the privilege to offer testimony about entrepreneurship and the economy before the House Small Business Committee on November 3. Along with my fellow witnesses, I was able to discuss both opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs. Interestingly, among […]

November 3rd, 2021 by

UPDATED By Karen Kerrigan – As pointed out by SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating in a recent analysis of the global supply chain crisis and its impact on small businesses, 45.7% of respondents polled in the Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey (October 4-10) reported delays or difficulties with domestic suppliers. Three months ago, that […]

October 27th, 2021 by

  By Barbara Weltman- There are still many weeks before the traditional last minute holiday shopping rush. Business owners are generally feeling optimistic in light of the waning pandemic. But this year is different; there may not be much last-minute activity. In fact, Small Business Saturday may not be all that great this year. There […]

October 27th, 2021 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating –  Halloween is a major holiday for many American retailers. In fact, Halloween ranks as the second largest commercial holiday behind Christmas. After the pandemic hit last year and Halloween 2020 was, well, pretty scary, expectations run high that we’ll see a bounce back, with Halloween arriving this […]

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