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January 27th, 2019 by

Focus on Data Privacy- January is quickly coming to a close, and it is a good time to review your 2019 plans to determine if the right systems are in place to achieve the sales growth and other goals you’ve set for your business. This week’s Small Business Accelerator includes solid sales, marketing and branding […]

January 26th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating – A surefire way to finish off innovation in health care would be to adopt a single-payer “Medicare for All” system.  Even incremental expansion of government’s role – the latest is “Medicare for More” – would fuel the perverse incentives that undermine innovation. Enhancing consumer control over health care spending is the ultimate […]

January 26th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- China’s economic growth in 2018 registered 6.6 percent. If the U.S. were to experience such a level of growth, the reaction would be part euphoria, while others would speak dramatically about the economy “overheating.” But real growth of 6.6 percent in China was the slowest pace of growth in 28 years, […]

January 24th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- It’s Day 34 of the partial government shutdown. SBE Council continues to hear from a variety of our members whose firms are impacted by the impasse of our elected leaders. The shutdown is especially difficult for small government contractors. They are reporting that employees are actively looking for new […]

January 19th, 2019 by

Effective Communication and Success Everyone can work on their communication skills.  Even the best communicators strive to get better. Being a better communicator pays dividends for your business and personal life. As noted in this Inc. article on the power of effective interpersonal communication skills, Warren Buffet is dead on when he explains the weight […]

January 19th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The latest industrial production report released on January 18 by the Federal Reserve showed that the industrial sector of our economy, for the most part, finished 2018 strong. 2018: Fast Growth Overall industrial production – the output of the nation’s industrial sectors, i.e., manufacturing, mining and utilities – grew by 0.3 […]

January 17th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2018: New Hampshire ranked 30th among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2018” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. When it comes to its public policy climate […]

January 15th, 2019 by

By Karen Kerrigan- Entrepreneurs have entered 2019 with confidence about their businesses.  Business owners ended the year with record-level optimism, according to key surveys, but see red flags when it comes to the direction of policy given the new political dynamics on Capitol Hill.  While some news headlines are expecting doom-and-gloom for the economy in […]

January 13th, 2019 by

Tips, Trends and Market Intelligence for Entrepreneurs Here’s the latest roundup of helpful content from some of our favorite resources to boost the growth of your business, or to help you start a new one! Trends in the Marketplace 6 Hot Trends Driving Business Growth in 2019, Bank Of America. “Consumers have rising expectations…so you’ll […]

January 11th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider   by Raymond J. Keating- More good economic news emerged on Friday (January 11) with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) actually declined by 0.1 percent in December. For good measure, from December 2017 to December 2018, CPI inflation ran at only 1.9 percent. The […]

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