Small Business Insider

December 12th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, joined SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan at the RIGHT NOW Summit for a fireside chat on the resiliency of small businesses and the need to protect them from unwarranted and burdensome regulation. SBE Council president & […]

December 8th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Each year, an important publication arrives that drives home the burdens of the federal regulatory system. The 2023 edition of “Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State,” authored by Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., was just published by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Crews is the Fred L. […]

December 6th, 2023 by

By Rieva Lesonsky – As I mentioned last week, the report on Thanksgiving weekend sales from the National Retail Federation showed fewer consumers shopped on Small Business Saturday this year—59 million versus last year’s 63.4 million. This is disappointing, but I hope it doesn’t mean small business retailers will have a tough holiday season. American Express just […]

November 30th, 2023 by

One Down, Another Must Go: IRS Delays $600 1099-K Reporting Threshold for 2023 ($5,000 threshold established), New CTA “Beneficial Ownership” Reporting MUST be Next by Karen Kerrigan –  1099-K Reporting Threshold Delayed On November 21, the IRS announced that it will once again delay implementation of the lower threshold for 1099-K reporting, which dropped from […]

November 28th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER The federal regulatory agencies are humming with costly ideas and proposals. From raising bank capital standards that would further tighten capital access for small businesses to special interest regulation benefitting labor union bosses (not workers), federal regulators are busy pushing burdensome rules and red tape that will disproportionately hit small businesses. SBE […]

November 22nd, 2023 by

November 25 is Small Business Saturday: Support Main Street…In-Store and Online! By Karen Kerrigan – It’s been a challenging year for many small businesses. Inflation and economic uncertainty continue to bear down on the outlook of business owners…and their bottom lines. In the latest SMALL BUSINESS CHECKUP SURVEY (Q3 2023) conducted by the Small Business […]

November 21st, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Even with all of our troubles, Americans have a great many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. And that includes an economy that – even though it under-performs due to a host of wrongheaded policies – remains relatively free. And economic freedom is something for which to be thankful. […]

November 16th, 2023 by

83% plan significant AI investments in the coming year ● Small businesses embrace AI for a competitive edge in a challenging economy ● AI helps business owners address challenges like inflation and labor shortages, driving profits, resource redirection, new investments and growth ● AI is being widely used in financial management, email marketing, cybersecurity, and inventory management, along […]

November 14th, 2023 by

By Karen Kerrigan – In 2022, U.S. small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) sold more than 4.1 billion products on Amazon. SMB sales made up 60% of total Amazon sales. According to SBE Council’s most recent Small Business Checkup Survey Q3, 22% of small businesses reported that they sell on Amazon, and these small sellers report […]

November 9th, 2023 by

by Rieva Lesonsky –  The National Retail Federation (NRF) just released its holiday spending forecast—and the news is good for the nation’s retailers. Holiday spending will likely hit record levels from November 1 to December 31—growing between 3% and 4% to a total between $957.3 billion and $966.6 billion. And online shopping (which is included […]

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