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October 19th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating –  The latest report from the Federal Reserve showed industrial production up solidly in September, with August’s reading being revised up as well. Industrial production – i.e., the physical output, free from price changes, of the manufacturing, mining and utility sectors of our economy – grew by 0.4 […]

October 13th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – The latest Consumer Price Index report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was disappointing, but not surprising. Inflation ran at 0.4 percent in September. As noted in the following chart from the BLS, that was up markedly from the two previous months. And for the past […]

October 12th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating –  Federal spending stands far above where it was pre-pandemic, and actually has been notably on the rise for the past eight years – before and during the pandemic. Federal debt outstanding has topped $31 trillion. To say that federal spending and debt are out of control would […]

October 5th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Technology and broadband access continue to play a central role in driving entrepreneurial innovation, small business resiliency and growth. Of course, these tools were critical during the pandemic when entrepreneurs, business owners and their employees – and entities large and small across the United States – were able to “pivot” to digital tools […]

October 5th, 2022 by

By Sherwood Neiss – On September 28-29, the Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) partnered with SBE Council for a series of meetings on Capitol Hill and at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to provide an update on the success and progress of investment crowdfunding, and to review policy fixes that would enhance this […]

September 29th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – The latest “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment” report for August from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics offers assorted bits of information worth pondering from an economy perspective and a policy-making point of view. Please note that given that this data is not seasonally adjusted, the proper […]

September 26th, 2022 by

by Karen Kerrigan –  Cybersecurity is critically important to small business growth and success. In fact, given the risks and costs that many small business owners possibly face if hit with a cyber attack – including the potential loss of the business if financial and/or reputational costs become too great – many have taken protective […]

September 25th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Karen Kerrigan – Next month, the U.S. State Department will enter into conversations with member nations of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) to discuss important international postal rate structures and frameworks. This is an important issue for America’s small businesses, as they depend heavily on smart mail delivery and logistics services […]

September 16th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER   by Raymond J. Keating – At the start of Friday, September 16, the financial markets made very clear that they didn’t like what Fedex Corp. had to say about the state of their delivery business, the current economy, and the outlook for what lies ahead in terms of the U.S. and […]

September 15th, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman – Most small business owners use their personal vehicle for business driving. And some small businesses own vehicles used exclusively for company driving. If your current car, truck, or van is aging, is now the right time to buy an electric-powered vehicle (EV) or a plug-in electric-powered vehicle (PHEV)? There are many […]

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