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November 16th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- At a November 15 Small Business Roundtable (SBR) event on Capitol Hill, members of the coalition unveiled the results of a post-election survey, which found that health care ranks #1 when it comes the chief concerns of small business owners. In a question posed by the SBR survey: “If […]

November 16th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Retail and food service sales bounced back nicely in the most recent month’s data. October retail and food service sales grew by 0.8 percent, according to the latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau. That was a welcome shift up from 0.1 percent declines in both August and September. Source: Federal […]

November 14th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that the Consumer Price Index increased by 0.3 percent in October. That was the fastest monthly increase since January of this year. Over the past year, CPI inflation registered 2.5 percent. But over the past six months, the annualized inflation rate came in at […]

November 12th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider The 3 Key Areas: Access to capital via JOBS Act 3.0, cost certainty with HIT Tax Relief, regulatory improvement and reform By Karen Kerrigan– Congress reconvenes on November 13, and there is much work to do before the 115th session ends sometime in December.  America’s entrepreneurs remain confident about the economy, but […]

November 8th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2018: SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2018” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index 2017: SBE Council’s “Small Business Tax Index 2017” ranks […]

November 7th, 2018 by

H.G. Wells said: “Adapt or perish, now as ever; is nature’s inexplorable imperative.” – As in nature, so too in business. By Barbara Weltman- On October 14, 2018, Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after being unable to pay a debt. Sears started business in 1886 (132 years ago). By using Chapter 11, Sears hopes […]

November 7th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- State policymaking affects entrepreneurs, small businesses, investors and workers. SBE Council’s Small Business Policy Index 2018 and Small Business Tax Index 2017, which rank the states on their policy and tax climates for small business, showcases that effect. There were 36 races for governor on November 6, and the […]

November 4th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider Will the Good Times Get Better for Entrepreneurs and Small Business? By Karen Kerrigan- The outcome of Election Day 2018 will determine whether policy momentum from Washington continues on its productive pro-growth, pro-entrepreneur path or comes to a screeching halt. The marked shift in the direction of policy over the past 21 […]

November 3rd, 2018 by

Tips, Trends and Resources for Entrepreneurs This week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and upcoming events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. November 6 is Election Day How to Handle Employee Requests for Time Off to Vote, SHRM. “Many employees will be eligible to cast their […]

November 1st, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2018: Nevada ranked best – number 1 – among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2018” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements.  Small Business Tax Index 2017: […]

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