Small Business Insider

June 6th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  The rough economic ride of the past 27-plus months continues, and in some key ways, it has only gotten rougher. As a result, perhaps we shouldn’t be all that surprised by a sad pessimism reported in the latest survey of American adults by The Wall Street Journal and NORC at […]

June 2nd, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman –  Disasters can happen at any time. They can be natural disasters, such as storms, earthquakes, and mudslides. Or they can result from human activity, such as arson and riots. Certain periods see more frequent natural disasters. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 through November 30, the Atlantic hurricane […]

June 1st, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Who Small Business Owners and Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Follow for Advice By Karen Kerrigan- Given the surge of new business applications filed over the past two years, SBE Council is often asked about who entrepreneurs should turn to for guidance and support. Here is my list of “go to” small business […]

May 27th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Ironically, more government regulation will only serve to distort markets, drive costs higher, create new barriers that impede entrepreneurship, and ultimately fuel consolidation. Larger businesses have the scale and capital to absorb these costs and navigate the regulatory morass. Small businesses do not have that expertise or the resources. By Karen Kerrigan […]

May 25th, 2022 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN –  Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you must pay workers subject to minimum wage rules for the time that work is performed. This rule applies whether they’re working at your company site, in their homes, or on location. This simple statement is more complex when you try to define […]

May 25th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Karen Kerrigan – While the biggest challenges facing small businesses are inflation, supply chain challenges, labor costs and shortages, high health coverage costs, and the direction of the economy in general, there are legislative initiatives moving through Congress that would assist the small business community with training, regulatory compliance, guidance and […]

May 18th, 2022 by

By Barbara Weltman – It’s common for business owners to pay various expenses from their own pockets. It just may be easy to do. But it can impact who takes the deduction for these business expenses. The entity used by your business dictates this…but you can change the results with reimbursement arrangements. Impact of your […]

May 16th, 2022 by

by Karen Kerrigan –  SCORE Webinar: Your Roadmap to Success – How to Create a Business Plan May 17 – 1:00 p.m. ET The first step to starting a business is just the same as starting anything else. It begins with creating a plan. But what is a business plan, what does it need to […]

May 13th, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman –  Getting insurance is an integral part of running a business. Some insurance is mandatory, some is highly advisable, and some is merely good to have if you can afford it. Understand which insurance to get when starting out and consider some ideas you can use to make it affordable. Must-Have Insurance […]

May 13th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – For over 130 years now, antitrust law, its interpretation, and its application have been anything but models of clarity, consistency, predictability and sound economics. Unfortunately, matters would only get worse if assorted legislation put forth in Congress, including, for example, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S. 2992), were […]

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