Small Business Insider

February 22nd, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – People, including politicians, love entrepreneurs. And understandably so. The individuals who start up, build, own and operate businesses of all types and sizes are the most critical players in the economy. They drive innovation and growth. They are incentivized, in part, by profits, but no matter their […]

February 17th, 2023 by

By Karen Kerrigan – It’s National Entrepreneurship Week (February 11-18) and this week’s Business Intelligence roundup focuses on resources, ideas and advice for starting and building a successful business. Of course, even long-time business owners can learn from the wisdom provided by these tips and resources aimed at helping new entrepreneurs. New business applications continue […]

February 14th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – It’s National Entrepreneurship Week – a time to appreciate the invaluable contributions that entrepreneurs make to our economy. No doubt, many positive declarations about entrepreneurs, and the small businesses they start, build and operate, will be served up by elected officials. Unfortunately, many of these same politicians will advocate and […]

February 6th, 2023 by

Entrepreneurs and small business owners continue to grind it out under challenging economic and marketplace conditions. However, many are hopeful about the future of their businesses and ability to compete. Thankfully, digital tools and platforms are making it easier to find, keep, service, and communicate with customers and prospective customers, and to operate businesses more […]

February 3rd, 2023 by

A Look at the Latest Employment Picture and Assorted Data Questions by Raymond J. Keating – As an economist, the January employment report can give me a bit of a headache. Why? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does its annual revisions in terms of the number of businesses for the establishment survey to […]

January 31st, 2023 by

BY ANNIE BUTTON A marketing strategy is essential for any small business or start-up, but it’s more than just writing out a few targets and hoping for the best. To market your business successfully, you need to plan and carefully consider who you’re targeting and how to really build brand awareness effectively. Here are a few […]

January 31st, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – In recent times, technological advancements and innovations have transformed the landscape of industry after industry – indeed, across our entire economy. Critical aspects of this transformation have been expanding opportunities and reducing costs for entrepreneurs. While the need for creativity, ideas, vision, hard work, willingness to take […]

January 30th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Barbara Weltman – At the start of this year, the Biden Administration released its regulatory agenda for 2023. There are more than 600 new regulations, some of which have already been proposed and waiting to be finalized, while others are in preliminary stages. These regulations can affect every aspect of your […]

January 25th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – The latest “State Employment and Unemployment” report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics pointed to a no-growth payroll picture in 49 states in December 2022 compared to the previous month. One state – West Virginia – experienced a statistically significant decline (-1.4 percent) in employment. However, […]

January 17th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Karen Kerrigan – Will the metaverse disrupt business as we know it? Is it really a thing? Many entrepreneurs and small business owners I talk to are curious and excited – some fearful – about the next wave of Web3 technology, its connectivity, and how their businesses need to adopt.  They […]

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