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September 9th, 2021 by

By BARBARA WELTMAN – September is National Preparedness Month, an observance created by the Department of Homeland Security. This year’s theme: “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” The theme for week one is “Make a Plan.” With the hurricane season underway as demonstrated by Hurricane Ida and disasters in Tennessee […]

September 8th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – According to the latest edition of the Federal Reserve’s “Beige Book,” economic growth has been downgraded from “moderate to robust” in the previous report to “moderate.” According to this snapshot of the economy based on interviews with business contacts, economists, and assorted experts, along with Fed analyses, the slowdown culprits […]

August 31st, 2021 by

  by RAYMOND J. KEATING –  The enormous benefits generated by tens of billions of dollars in annual investments made in broadband networks have been evident for many years now, but they have been truly driven home during this pandemic. As entrepreneurs, small businesses and workers have had to deal with an unprecedented scenario, and […]

August 27th, 2021 by

BY SHANNON FLYNN – Cybersecurity isn’t just for big companies. While small businesses may not be as tempting targets for cybercriminals, they have comparatively more to lose from a data breach. In light of this risk, small business security is essential. In 2019, 43% of online attacks targeted smaller companies. More worryingly, these incidents cost $200,000 on […]

August 21st, 2021 by

Reaching the Rising Global Middle Class, The Hill As consumers adopt a predominantly digital lifestyle, how can innovations in technology power the global economy and support the needs of the rising global middle class? SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined a panel led by Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large of The Hill on August 12, […]

August 20th, 2021 by

The PRO Act and a New Death Tax are Threats that Could Block this Critical Path to Financial Security by Karen Kerrigan –  New research from the SBA’s Office of Advocacy underscores the importance of business ownership to wealth creation. As noted in the report: “A substantial amount of family wealth is in business ownership. […]

August 19th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN – The pandemic has been such a strain on many small business owners that some matters have been pushed into the “do it later” file. Now’s the time to get up to date with various matters. It requires you to put in some time, but actions now can save you time and […]

August 18th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Ben Franklin once said, “Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Unfortunately, various politicians missed the point of this quote, and decided that it would be a dandy idea to join together these two […]

August 17th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Raising taxes as the economy tries to recover from a pandemic is not a smart idea. Small business owners certainly understand this bit of economic common sense. Unfortunately, politicians often lack economic common sense, and hence, we have President Joe Biden and assorted Members of Congress looking to inflict additional […]

August 17th, 2021 by

By Karen Kerrigan – Never doubt the ingenuity of American entrepreneurs or those who see a business opportunity in the marketplace. Even in the midst of a pandemic, Americans across the country – in record numbers – are starting their own businesses. For example, recent data found that there were 492,333 new business applications in […]

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