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February 12th, 2021 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Karen Kerrigan- The COVID-19 relief package passed in the waning days of 2020 is providing a lifeline to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. This financial bridge will help many small firms and their employees, but the road ahead remains tough for the small business ecosystem given economic and COVID-19 uncertainties, and […]

February 10th, 2021 by

SBE Council’s Kerrigan Testifies before the U.S. House Committee on Small Business KEY ISSUES: Access to capital, economic and revenue growth, technology and online platforms, a proposed federal wage hike, technical support and training, access to broadband, regulatory certainty, policy stability and more. By Karen Kerrigan- Various congressional committees are now marking up the details […]

February 10th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Tune in to assorted talking heads on the economy via cable TV or online, and there’s been a resurgence in chatter about the possibility of inflation. The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics serves up data that either side of the inflation debate can […]

February 1st, 2021 by

By Karen Kerrigan– MARKETING, BRANDING & SALES 7 Trends That Will Define the Future of eCommerce in 2021, Bplans. “As a result of the pandemic, trends in eCommerce advanced at an incredibly fast rate in 2020. And it’s likely that the changes we listed here will continue to solidify as necessities throughout 2021. Be prepared […]

January 29th, 2021 by

Much of the government relief provided to small businesses was keyed toward their employees. They could qualify for the SBA’s EIDL grant of $1,000 per employee (up to a max of $10,000). They could claim a tax credit for keeping employees on the payroll (“employee retention credit”). And employees could avail themselves of a number […]

January 26th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN The deadline for providing employees with their Form W-2 for 2020 and independent contractors who received at least $600 in 2020 with their Form 1099-NEC is fast approaching. Because January 31, 2021, the usual deadline is on a Sunday, the due date for 2020 forms is February 1, 2021. Here are some last […]

January 26th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- While labor unions continue to carry weight in the halls of political power, while also claiming a significant share of government workers as members, their long decline in the private sector has largely continued. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its “Union Members – 2020” report. Of course, with […]

January 21st, 2021 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- The devastation from COVID-19 has been brutal. According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (accessed on January 20), global deaths due to the pandemic have topped 2.06 million, and that includes more than 401,000 in the U.S. And if that weren’t bad enough, people have suffered from an economic […]

January 18th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN When the pandemic hit, most businesses that were able to do so scrambled to transition their employees to working remotely from their homes. Likely, many small businesses did this without adopting comprehensive policies to make the arrangement workable for employees while protecting the company from potential threats and addressing various issues. With the […]

January 14th, 2021 by

by Rieva Lesonsky- Last year was as challenging for B2B businesses as it was for B2Cs. Mike Crosby, industry analyst, B2B Technology for NPD Group says, “In the B2B tech channel, companies were challenged by the total disruption of the education system to large and small businesses having to instantly pivot from office to work-from-home settings.” Plus, […]

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