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June 2nd, 2020 by

By Karen Kerrigan- Federal government agencies are continuing to find ways to provide relief and support to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issuing temporary rules that makes it more practical and less costly to launch a Regulated Crowdfunding campaign, to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. […]

May 27th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- American entrepreneurs remain an optimistic, resilient bunch – thankfully. A new poll from Verizon, conducted by Morning Consult, surveyed “500 small and medium businesses that are currently open or plan to reopen.” So, among these small firms able to stay in business during the pandemic or ready to reopen, the key […]

May 26th, 2020 by

SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan Joins Former FEMA Director James Lee Witt and Former Rep. Patrick Murphy (FL) as Co-Chairs, Working to Help Businesses Weather the COVID-19 Storm and Get Our Nation Back to Business SBE Council President and CEO Karen Kerrigan, Former FEMA Director James Lee Witt, and former Rep. Patrick E. […]

May 21st, 2020 by

By Sherwood Neiss- A new report released today by Crowdfund Capital Advisors summarizes 4 years of data since Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) started.  Key findings include: ● Almost 1,500 companies in 49 states plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico have raised over $367 million online. ● Average success rate for companies seeking money online was 60%; […]

May 19th, 2020 by

A key element of “payroll protection” in the COVID-19 economy is the technological infrastructure and and tools that enable small businesses to process payroll seamlessly through the click of a mouse or using a mobile device. By Karen Kerrigan- Even before COVID-19 hit, small businesses were digitizing business operations and broadly adopting technology and internet […]

May 14th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating-The costs of the coronavirus and related government shutdowns have been brutal, and are evident – or should be – to most everyone. The latest numbers on, for example, GDP, jobs and income certainly confirm the breathtaking economic decline. So, amidst the chaos and costs of a pandemic and deep recession, what’s […]

May 1st, 2020 by

Are consumers ready? By Rieva Lesonsky – (This article has been distributed by Small Biz Daily and re-posted here with the editor’s permission.) There’s a lot of talk in the country about either “getting back to normal” or adjusting to the “new normal.” As small business owners we may need to face the reality that […]

April 29th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- We all knew an ugly first quarter GDP number was coming due to COVID-19-related government “stay at home” orders, “non-essential” business closures and the limitation placed on restaurants, among other service firms. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report, it turned out a big uglier than some assumed. Real […]

April 27th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in government shutting down big parts of their economies, resulting in unprecedented jumps in unemployment and declines in business activity, with some industries simply ceasing operations. Small businesses, obviously, have been suffering greatly, and will continue to do so. These actions have been taken to limit […]

April 22nd, 2020 by

The Latest Gallup Economic Confidence Index: Americans will “wait and see” what happens by Raymond J. Keating- The sudden and sharp drop in Americans’ economic confidence, according to Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index, seems to be without precedent. The Index dropped by 54 points in April, which followed on a 19-point decline in March. As Gallup […]

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