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July 31st, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- A July 30th report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis offered news pointing to improvement on personal income. The topline story was solid, with personal income growing by 0.4 percent in June, matching the monthly rate for each of the previous three months. But the important story when it comes […]

July 29th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- As reported earlier this year, first quarter 2019 real GDP growth in the United States came in at a solid 3.1 percent rate. Looking at the latest report on GDP growth by state, released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on July 25th, we see that real growth in the […]

July 26th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan– The lead up to Congress’ traditional August recess was looking like it would end on a positive note for the small business community. The Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship was set to markup Chairman Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) bipartisan reauthorization of the Small Business Administration (SBA) following weeks […]

July 26th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- On July 26, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that real GDP slowed markedly in the second quarter of 2019. Real GDP growth decelerated from 3.1 percent in the first quarter to 2.1 percent in the second. While growth in consumer spending accelerated in the second quarter – with real […]

July 26th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2019: Ohio ranked 13th best 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 2019: Ohio ranked 7th […]

July 19th, 2019 by

A Look at The Candidates’ Plans and Ideas for the U.S. Tax System by Raymond J. Keating- When taking a first look at the tax plans or ideas being served up by various candidates for the Democrats’ presidential nomination, two common threads can be found. First, they favor increased taxes on earnings in the private […]

July 18th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2019: Indiana ranked 6th best 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 2019: Indiana ranked 14th […]

July 17th, 2019 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Blockchain and cryptocurrencies hold great promise for entrepreneurs at home and abroad. By Karen Kerrigan– How sad it is that, for the most part, the political class in Washington now scorns cutting-edge technologies rather than reacting in an inquisitive way to innovative solutions that solve big problems. America’s innovative fierceness used to […]

July 16th, 2019 by

Tips, Trends and Market Intelligence for Entrepreneurs Trends in the Marketplace Attention Small Businesses: Gen Z Consumers Most Money-Driven, Powerful Generation Ever, Small Business Trends. “This was the finding of a new report released by Morning Consult. It’s titled ‘Understanding Gen Z: How America’s Largest, Most Diverse, Best-Educated, and Most Financially Powerful Generation Will Shape […]

July 16th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Industrial production (i.e., the real output of the manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities) saw no growth in June, according to the latest report from the Federal Reserve. However, manufacturing output, which makes up the biggest chunk of industrial production, grew for the second consecutive month. The main negative was […]

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