Small Business Insider

August 2nd, 2021 by

BY KAREN KERRIGAN –   On July 22, SBE Council hosted a virtual briefing: The State of Small Business and Startups in the Digital Economy. The nation’s leading small business experts, policy leaders, advocates and small business owners discussed the growth of the digital economy under COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns, and the critical role technology played […]

August 2nd, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Labor unions in the U.S. offer a fascinating case study of special interest politics. And it comes to the forefront with the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, passing the U.S. House of Representatives and being pushed by President Biden. The Decline of Union Membership Labor union […]

July 30th, 2021 by

By Karen Kerrigan – Once again, small business grabbed the number one spot when it comes to Americans’ confidence in institutions. In a blog post, SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating covers the findings of Gallup’s annual survey, which I also discussed on a recent Growth Without Barriers podcast. On the podcast, I reviewed specific […]

July 29th, 2021 by

Business Groups Express Concern About Unwieldy IRS Reporting Proposal In a joint letter to congressional leaders, a broad coalition of business groups – including SBE Council – objected to a broad and untargeted Treasury Department proposal, which would require financial institutions to report to the IRS on the deposits and withdrawals of all business and personal […]

July 29th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  The Federal Reserve remains blissfully oblivious as inflation runs hot. In the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement on monetary policy, the Fed made clear that it is undeterred in continuing to run historically loose monetary policy. As noted in the FOMC statement, the Fed declared, “Inflation has risen, […]

July 28th, 2021 by

UPDATED July 28, 2021   By Karen Kerrigan- This page, updated frequently, includes resources and important information from key government agencies on COVID-19 related programs and relief. We provide updates to CARES Act provisions and other relief packages affecting PPP, EDIL, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) as well as specific […]

July 26th, 2021 by

By BARBARA WELTMAN –  Living on the Eastern coast of Florida, I have the ability to view many of the space launches from Cape Canaveral. They are easily viewed from my driveway and are especially beautiful at night when the fiery exhausts contrast with the dark sky (being near the ocean there is very little […]

July 26th, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING – Three philosophies or concerns can be identified among American politicians when it comes to how they wish to tax U.S. businesses in the international marketplace. First is what might be called the “growth group.” They emphasize keeping taxes as low as possible so that economic growth, generated by entrepreneurship and […]

July 20th, 2021 by

BY RAYMOND J. KEATING – The various institutions of American life generally have suffered in terms of how Americans view them. Well, thankfully, except small business. The latest Gallup poll gauging Americans’ confidence in U.S. institutions – specifically,  “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence – shows that small business topped the list […]

July 15th, 2021 by

by Barbara Weltman – Your company information is vital. This information includes financial data, trade secrets, confidential employee and customer information, and more. Recent well publicized ransomware attacks show the vulnerability of just about everyone. Harvard Business Review said ransomware attacks were up 150% in 2020 and are up even higher this year. Recognize where attacks may […]

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