Small Business Insider

November 19th, 2019 by

By Karen Kerrigan– Gallup and the National Retail Federation both predict a very positive holiday shopping season. That’s good news for small businesses. With things kicking into high-gear shortly – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber-Monday are upon us – I’ve selected some practical resources and content to help small businesses not only survive, […]

November 17th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The holiday shopping season is a critical time for the health of so many businesses – big and small. There’s reason for some holiday cheer based on a couple of early takes on the 2019 Christmas shopping season. First, on November 1, Gallup reported: “Gallup’s initial read on Americans’ 2019 holiday […]

November 13th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Entrepreneurs are a positive, resilient bunch, and that was made clear, once again, in the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey. Gallup reported that “the overall index is at +142, up from +136 in July and +129 in April. The index is a measure of owners’ present and future optimism […]

November 12th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- There was a time when politicians on both sides of the aisle at all levels of government were highly supportive of policies that encouraged technological innovation and the internet ecosystem that eventually brought the U.S. to dominance in this space. U.S. entrepreneurship and small business growth have benefitted tremendously […]

November 11th, 2019 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- In the 1978 movie “Animal House,” when Flounder is completely stressing out, Bluto says, “My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.” While funny, that’s probably not a sound option for entrepreneurs facing stress. And yes, entrepreneurs face plenty of stress. According to a recent report from SCORE, “One […]

November 11th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider By Victoria Ellwood- There’s magic afoot in Bellefontaine. Stroll down the main streets of this small Ohio town and find fairytale fashions and frothy caramel cappuccinos. Lemon-lavender bagels and brick oven pizzas. Rocking cardio and calming yoga. Vintage treasures. Glamorous gifts. Parisian macarons. And wake-you-up coffee. That’s a smidgen of what local […]

November 8th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Often times, elected officials and voters need to be reminded that public policies affect incentives and costs in the private sector – often to a substantial extent. And that is the case in the states, as well as at the national level. Let’s take the example of the latest report from […]

November 5th, 2019 by

by Karen Kerrigan- Happy National Entrepreneurship Month! Did you know President Trump has declared November as such? Every day we honor the individuals who take big risks in order to start or grow their businesses. Here’s my weekly selection of quality content to help you start an enterprise, or more effectively compete in the marketplace. […]

November 4th, 2019 by

The SECURE Act Passed the House by a Vote of 417-3. It’s Time for Senate Action   By Barbara Weltman- Nearly half of America’s workers (48%) are employed by small businesses. Yet only 44% of companies with fewer than 50 employees offer a retirement plan, which means an estimated 38 million workers do not have […]

November 3rd, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2019: Texas ranked the very best – #1 – among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2019” ranks the 50 states according to 62 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index […]

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