Small Business Insider

June 27th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Karen Kerrigan – Let’s hope not. But unfortunately, 88% of small business owners in the latest SBE Council/TechnoMetrica “Small Business Policy and the Economy Survey” express concern that a recession is around the corner. The small business owner’s view of the economy is quite dim – 44% rate economic conditions as […]

June 25th, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – Starting a business? Or looking to run it better? This week’s Business Intelligence roundup includes practical advice and information that can help. How to Start a Small Business, U.S. News and World Report “Starting a business can be an exciting time for entrepreneurs – one full of big dreams for the […]

June 24th, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman – Golden handcuffs are benefits provided by an employer to discourage an employee from leaving the company to take another job. Golden handcuffs have a bad connotation; it’s implied that they unhappily tie an employee to a job. But golden handcuffs may be a good strategy during this period of the Great […]

June 23rd, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its annual American Time Use Survey, and it offers some interesting data on where Americans worked in 2021. More Home-Based Work First, it’s not surprising given the impact of the pandemic that Americans were working at home in 2021 to a far […]

June 16th, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman –  Merriam-Webster defines intellectual property, or IP, as “property (as an idea, invention, or process) that derives from the work of the mind or intellect; also: an application, right, or registration relating to this.” IP can be a boon to a business (think about the Coca Cola formula, the Nike trademark, and the patent for […]

June 15th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Karen Kerrigan –  Bipartisan Boost for Small Businesses On June 8, 2022, the House of Representatives passed seven bipartisan Small Business Committee bills. H.R. 7352, the “PPP and Bank Fraud Enforcement Harmonization Act of 2022”: The bill would establish a 10-year statute of limitations for all forms of PPP loan fraud, […]

June 11th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – Amidst myriad economic problems and concerns, one source of encouragement has been new business applications (i.e., “applications for tax IDs as indicated by applications for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) through filings of the IRS Form SS-4”) over the past two years, as reported by the U.S. […]

June 10th, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – Access to broadband is essential to modern entrepreneurship and small business creation. The tools of, and participation in, the digital economy is essential to business growth and operations, productivity and competitiveness. And that is why SBE Council has remained a lead advocate for policies that encourage and strengthen investment in broadband […]

June 6th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  The rough economic ride of the past 27-plus months continues, and in some key ways, it has only gotten rougher. As a result, perhaps we shouldn’t be all that surprised by a sad pessimism reported in the latest survey of American adults by The Wall Street Journal and NORC at […]

June 2nd, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman –  Disasters can happen at any time. They can be natural disasters, such as storms, earthquakes, and mudslides. Or they can result from human activity, such as arson and riots. Certain periods see more frequent natural disasters. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 through November 30, the Atlantic hurricane […]

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