Small Business Insider

March 30th, 2023 by

In testimony before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Health on March 24, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan reviewed the state of small business health coverage in the U.S., specifically how high costs continue to burden small firms and put coverage out of reach for many. (See House Ways and […]

March 30th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, working with MetLife, has released its Small Business Index for the first quarter of 2023. The findings show that small business owners continue to be worried about inflation, and a weaker economy ahead. At the same time, being optimists at their core, […]

March 21st, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – No matter what ‘verse one might be working in, the laws of economics hold. And in the Metaverse, the entrepreneur remains the driver of creativity and growth. It was nice to see this recognized in Cathy Hackl’s new book Into the Metaverse: The Essential Guide to the […]

March 17th, 2023 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN – March is Women’s History Month and a good time to reflect on how women are doing in business. Women now account for more than 10% of the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. But many women also own and run their own companies. The numbers have been growing year after year. But how are they […]

March 13th, 2023 by

By Barbara Weltman –  SECURE Act 2.0, which was part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, that became law on December 29, 2022, makes a number of dramatic changes for retirement plans designed to enhance retirement savings for employees. Some of the changes must be made by employers with qualified retirement plans, while others are […]

March 12th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – We could all use some good news, and there were bits of positives regarding entrepreneurship in various indicators released on Friday, March 10. Self-Employment Data The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report offered updated measures on self-employment, or what amounts to, full-time entrepreneurship. Unincorporated self-employed (seasonally adjusted) increased for the […]

March 7th, 2023 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN If you need to hire additional employees, it means your business is good. You’re probably well aware of the additional costs for each new employee—wages, employment taxes, insurance, and employee benefits. But also take into account the fact that having more employees could trigger your becoming subject to federal and state employment […]

February 27th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER RENEWED IRS WARNING ISSUED ON MARCH 7: “False Claims Generate Compliance Risk for People and Businesses Claiming Credit Improperly. See the March 7, 2023 warning here. By Karen Kerrigan – For the past six months or more, my inbox has been flooded with offers to “quickly assess” how SBE Council qualifies for “the […]

February 24th, 2023 by

Small Business Policy Insider by Raymond J. Keating – Small business owners understand that you can create a truly valuable good or service, but if you don’t invest in making sure potential customers know about it, then your enterprise is doomed. Businesses must advertise to build awareness, drive sales, and to survive. But advertising long […]

February 23rd, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Real economic growth for the fourth quarter 2022 was revised down in the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis most recent report. Revisions: GDP down, Inflation Up Real GDP growth for the fourth quarter (on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis) was revised down from 2.9 percent to 2.7 percent. At the […]

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