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July 7th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Innovation is the act of bringing new and improved goods, services, technologies and methods – that is, new ideas – to the marketplace. Innovation is vital to economic growth and improved quality of life. That most certainly is the case across health care, from pharmaceuticals to medical devices to the variety […]

July 7th, 2020 by

  June 30th marks the mid-point of the calendar year and typically is a time to reflect on business thus far and what can be expected for the remainder of this year. But 2020 isn’t typical. For many businesses, the second quarter of 2020 has been dismal due to COVID-related stay-at-home and closure orders. But, […]

June 27th, 2020 by

UPDATED June 27, 2020 By Karen Kerrigan- The effects of the coronavirus have hit small businesses more painfully. Governments have placed restrictions on business activity and public mobility. Plunging small business revenues are taking their toll on jobs and small business viability. Let’s hope that mitigation strategies and state “re-openings” will allow our nation to […]

June 23rd, 2020 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN Thousands of small businesses have been seriously impacted by the pandemic. It’s been reported that more than 100,000 small businesses closed permanently in New York. Nationwide statistics aren’t available, but anecdotal evidence shows that despite Congressional action so far—with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other measures—it just hasn’t been enough to sustain many small […]

June 18th, 2020 by

When the Going Gets Tough…The tough go online shopping by Rieva Lesonsky-  (This article originally appeared on Small Biz Daily and has been re-posted with the author’s permission.) Last week, we told you about the state of retail, which wasn’t good, with the exception of online retailers which, according to the NRF reported a 21.2% increase in […]

June 17th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau “Monthly New Residential Construction” report, building permits in May were up 14.4 percent compared to April, and housing starts rose by 4.3 percent. Before anyone gets too excited, however, these numbers merely reflect minor, one-month growth given the declines in February, March and especially […]

June 16th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Census Bureau reported that U.S. retail and food services sales in May experienced a jump of 17.7 percent. That was a record monthly increase in a dataset going back to 1992. This certainly is a welcome bounce back after declines of 14.7 percent in April, 8.2 percent in March, […]

June 10th, 2020 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- For those who were reluctant to utilize digital tools prior to the coronavirus pandemic, that’s no longer an option for most entrepreneurs. And when this crisis passes, entrepreneurs will continue to embrace change, innovation, and build upon a digital transformation. Those notes were struck in some recent articles that warrant […]

June 4th, 2020 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- As the mailing, logistics, and e-commerce industries operate in a state of flux, a refreshing change is coming to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The beleaguered agency needs new ideas combined with basic financial discipline, and that is what stakeholders hope will transpire when a new leader takes the […]

June 3rd, 2020 by

26 percent of small business owners are still unsure if they will ever get back in business, according to a LendingTree survey  by Raymond J. Keating- If you’re a small business owner and feeling anxiety during these times of pandemic, stress and uncertainty, you are not alone. According to a LendingTree survey of small business […]

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