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August 19th, 2019 by

Here is our latest roundup of articles, blog posts, upcoming events, and “how to” content to help your startup or small business succeed! Sales, Marketing and Branding Looking for tips on how to attract or retain customers? Join @SBAgov and industry experts, including SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, for a Twitter chat that […]

August 17th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- So, do Americans want to embrace entrepreneurship or not? Some interesting answers come courtesy of “Freshbooks Third Annual Self-Employment in America Report.” The good news from this Freshbooks 2019 survey of 4,000 Americans is that “large numbers of American workers are thinking about abandoning their full-time jobs in favor of self-employment. […]

August 14th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- As we’ve seen a variety times over recent decades, the Federal Reserve can get distracted, or even lost in visions of grandeur, forgetting what the true job of a monetary authority is. The lone job that the Fed is fit to do is to work to maintain price stability. That usually […]

August 12th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2019: Florida ranked 3rd – or third best – 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 government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index […]

August 12th, 2019 by

What they are saying… The last thing a patient needs after getting hit by a surprise medical bill is to endure a federally established “arbitration” process to settle the dispute.  The idea is being advocated by some – largely hospitals and specialty physicians – to include an arbitration scheme in legislation moving through Congress to […]

August 10th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- In December 2018, President Donald Trump tweeted, “I am a Tariff Man.” In fact, Trump’s pro-tariff stance goes back to the 1980s. However, higher tariffs – like any other tax increases – are bad news for U.S. consumers, entrepreneurs, businesses and workers. Indeed, the anti-growth trade policies of the Trump administration […]

August 8th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics latest report on job openings and labor turnover pointed to job openings, hires and quits remaining at healthy rates. The job openings rate (i.e., job openings divided by total employment plus job openings) in June came in at 4.6 percent, and has remained in a […]

August 2nd, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- If you look at the media headlines, or even what’s emphasized by assorted economists, the July jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics would be a middling affair. That is, the establishment survey pointed to a payrolls gain of 164,000. For good measure, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at […]

August 2nd, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2019: New York ranked 47th – or the fourth worst – 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 government spending and performance measurements. Small Business […]

July 31st, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- A July 30th report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis offered news pointing to improvement on personal income. The topline story was solid, with personal income growing by 0.4 percent in June, matching the monthly rate for each of the previous three months. But the important story when it comes […]

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