Small Business Insider

September 25th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- With it being National Small Business Week and a national election looming just a few weeks away, it’s the right time to look at a key burden for entrepreneurs, small firms, investors, and businesses across industries: regulation. A few years ago, SBE Council laid out the costs of regulations in a […]

September 24th, 2020 by

By Karen Kerrigan- The need for businesses of all sizes to do more virtually, safely and efficiently in the COVID economy has underscored the need for government at all levels to modernize or change rules and policies to enable consumer purchases and engagement under restrictive conditions. The utilization of tech tools and platforms are playing […]

September 22nd, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- We’ve hit National Small Business Week, and no doubt, there are small business owners across the country trying to gauge Americans’ economic confidence, and what that in turn means for the well-being of their businesses. Indeed, this is a symbiotic relationship. That is, Americans’ views of the economy matter to the […]

September 16th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey shows small businesses reclaiming some optimism since April, though with continued deterioration in an important look at how things are going now and still a long way to go overall compared to before the pandemic hit. Specifically, the latest take on this Small […]

September 12th, 2020 by

By Karen Kerrigan- Here’s our weekly roundup of tips, content and data to help your small business navigate, survive, and yes thrive in the COVID-19 economy. HEADLINE STORIES Negative Impact on Small Business is Weakening, Small Business Trends: “According to the latest results of the US Census Bureau Small Business Pulse Survey, fewer businesses than ever are […]

September 9th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small business owners and executives at larger firms should take note of a new poll from Gallup that gauges Americans’ views of particular industries. Gallup asked, as it has been doing for decades, about one’s “overall view” of specific business sectors and how they are viewed in the following terms: “very […]

September 3rd, 2020 by

By Barbara Weltman– COVID-19 triggered stay-at-home orders, business closures, and government shutdowns. To try to preserve jobs and save businesses, federal policy created various tax credits to help employers and employees weather the pandemic. Some comparable tax breaks have been provided to self-employed individuals. And there’s an opportunity to defer a portion employment taxes. Here […]

September 3rd, 2020 by

Consumers ‘Like’ Shopping on Social Media by Rieva Lesonsky- The Bazaarvoice blog recently reported on a new survey conducted by Influenster showing how shopping behaviors have changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly when it comes to social selling in the North American (NA) market. Customers are scrolling and shopping—54% of NA survey respondents say they’d shop on social […]

August 27th, 2020 by

UPDATED August 27, 2020 By Karen Kerrigan- The effects of the COVID-19 have hit small businesses very hard. Of course, many governments continue to place restrictions on business activity and public mobility. Sluggish demand continues to impact revenues, which is taking a toll on jobs and business viability. Let’s hope that mitigation strategies and state-based […]

August 26th, 2020 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN Legal terminology is bantered about among lawyers, but business owners should be aware of certain legal terms and how they may affect a company’s obligations. It can impact whether you’re liable for contract performance, debts, or other obligations. You don’t have to go to law school to know where you stand; just read […]

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