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August 14th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- According to the latest retails sales report from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. retail and food services sales continued to recover in July, but at a slower pace. Retail and food services sales increased by 1.2 percent in July. That was down markedly from growth of 8.4 percent in June and […]

August 12th, 2020 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Entrepreneurs and small businesses must understand the true outlook of Americans during this pandemic and tough economic period. And, as most small business owners know, they cannot afford to assume or hope that Americans hold certain views. Entrepreneurs need to look at where the public stands on key matters that […]

August 11th, 2020 by

  School Daze: New Rules for Back-to-School By Rieva Lesonsky- One of the biggest seasons for retailers is happening right now—back-to-school. But due to the COVID-19 global pandemic the back-to-school shopping season is going to look different than it normally does. According to PayPal, here’s what you need to know to prepare. PayPal just completed a survey of college […]

July 31st, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The latest report on personal income from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis basically sums up or reflects the story of the pandemic economy, so far. Out of all the measures coming from this report, the most relevant is disposable income, that is, personal income less personal current taxes. That’s the […]

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July 30th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- On the same day (today) that historically bad GDP numbers were released, the latest weekly unemployment claims report wasn’t exactly cheery. In fact, it was the opposite. Initial weekly jobless claims for the week ending July 25 came in 1,434,000, which was up slightly from the previous week’s 1,416,000. This compared […]

July 24th, 2020 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- When economists talk about free trade and its benefits, we’re not only talking about lowering or removing barriers to selling and buying goods and services, but also reducing governmental barriers to investment. Economic growth and development are enhanced by allowing for the efficient distribution of financial capital, based on market […]

July 22nd, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. is more than four months into this pandemic, along with the related economic ills and shutdowns that transpired. So, what’s the latest thinking among small business owners? A few recent reports provide some clues. Optimism on the Rise, Sober on Economic Recovery First, Gallup reported last week that small […]

July 20th, 2020 by

Here’s our weekly roundup of tips, content and events to help your small business navigate the COVID-19 economy, and thrive in the current environment. 6 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $1,000, Crowdspring “What do Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Disney all have in common? If you guessed that they all started as home […]

July 19th, 2020 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- It is great to see the collective work of small businesses everywhere translate into high trust among the public in terms of their preference for shopping and where they feel safe. Years of Gallup surveys have found that small business only ranks second to the military in terms of […]

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