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May 18th, 2021 by

Growth Without Barriers Podcast: Digital Edition Highlights In this week’s Growth Without Barriers Podcast – Digital Edition, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan expands on the message in her latest Townhall Op-ed about how legislative efforts in Congress could undermine America’s tech ecosystem, and by extension cause great damage to small businesses and U.S. […]

May 17th, 2021 by

UPDATED May 17, 2021   By Karen Kerrigan- The effects of the COVID-19 have hit small businesses especially hard. Of course, certain state and local 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 […]

May 17th, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING- Amidst the economic mess brought on by COVID-19, one measure in particular has been a beacon of hope. Specifically, signs of increased entrepreneurship. The latest U.S. Census Bureau report on business formation statistics showed an 8.9 percent jump in “business applications for tax IDs as indicated by applications for an Employer […]

May 6th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN You gotta eat, right? But when it comes to meals, what’s business and what’s personal? If it’s personal, nothing is deductible, but if it’s a business meal, how much is deductible? The federal income tax rules are very confusing and were made more so by a temporary change under the American Rescue […]

May 4th, 2021 by

Eric Groves, CEO of Alignable, doesn’t mince words about the PRO Act: “Just as small business owners are starting to feel more optimistic about surviving the COVID Crisis, certain legislators in Washington are plotting to crush them once again — this time with what we’re calling the ‘PRO Act Virus.’” A recent Alignable survey of […]

April 29th, 2021 by

by RIEVA LESONSKY- Unlike most TrendCasts, this doesn’t address a “hot” market or business opportunity. But trends that affect remote workers are a vital issue for most small business owners, so this survey from Zippia caught my eye. The State Of Remote Meetings shows that many employees are getting burned out on virtual meetings, especially those with cameras on. […]

April 26th, 2021 by

By KAREN KERRIGAN– As part of the American Rescue Plan signed by President Biden, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) were expanded for one year. As the Biden Administration and Congress propose and debate various approaches to lifting people and families out of poverty, including making these tax credit […]

April 22nd, 2021 by

by BARBARA WELTMAN- Long before climate change entered the vernacular, environmentalism was alive and well. Earth Day started more than 50 years ago to raise awareness of environmental dangers; the annual celebration continues today. (Those of you old enough will remember the PSA featuring the crying Native American.) The theme for Earth Day this year […]

April 22nd, 2021 by

by RIEVA LESONSKY- How green is your business? It’s Earth Month, which is an excellent time to take stock of your business operations and up your green business practices. Why is that important? A survey taken a few years ago shows most Americans would pay more for eco-friendly products, including 58% of Gen Z, 61% […]

April 21st, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING- The impulse to heavily regulate particular businesses, industries or sectors tends to spring from politics, special interest influences, and/or economic confusion, rather than from sound economics. That has long been the case with antitrust regulation, including the current antitrust drive in Congress against leading U.S. technology firms. After a series of […]

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