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Business Intelligence: Tips, Trends and Resources for Entrepreneurs

By Karen Kerrigan – Last week, the nation celebrated Small Business Week! Of course, SBE Council celebrates entrepreneurs and small businesses every day and we know how important it is for you to have access to tools and information that can help your business compete and thrive during this challenging period for our economy. This […]

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SUMMER INTERNS: An Answer to the Employee Shortage?

by Barbara Weltman –  Walk down Main Street and you can’t help but notice “Help Wanted” signs in a great number of shops, restaurants, and other establishments. NFIB’s Monthly Report found that inflation is now the top business problem for small businesses, but labor issues remain a close second. Forty-seven percent of owners had job openings they […]

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The Metaverse and Small Business

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER The media is ablaze with references to the metaverse, but an exact meaning is difficult to pin down. The term refers to various new technologies and how we relate to it. Essentially, it’s cyberspace and it encompasses such things as virtual reality platforms, digital currency, and virtual identities (e.g., avatars). The term […]

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INFLATION HELP: 25 Ideas on Cutting Business Expenses

By Barbara Weltman – Inflation is making it costlier to do business. Many small businesses are reluctant to raise prices or hike them high enough to maintain their profit margin. An alternative for remaining profitable is to reduce costs and be frugal. Here are 25 ways you can cut expenses without hurting your business. Some […]

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Business Intelligence: Tips, Trends & Resources

By Karen Kerrigan – Did you know that the United States is experiencing a big uptick in entrepreneurship? As measured by new business applications, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that in 2021 alone, 5.4 million people filed business applications, which is a 53% increase over the 3.5 million in 2019. People want flexibility and to […]

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Thwarting the Bad Guys Online: Small Businesses Must Strengthen Cyber Defenses

By Karen Kerrigan – A White House warning to the American business community that Russia is ramping up cyberattacks against the U.S. did not come as a big surprise. The announcement, which also came with steps businesses should take, serves as a reminder about the need for small business owners to take seriously the threat […]

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Business Intelligence: Tips, Trends and Resources for Entrepreneurs

By Karen Kerrigan – Our weekly roundup and tip sheet includes important information for your 2021 business tax return, changes to the COVID EIDL program on deferment, and general information and resources to help your startup or small business succeed! 5 New Things to Note on Your 2021 Business Tax Return, Small Business Insider In […]

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Kerrigan’s SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER: Court Ruling is a Boost for Entrepreneurship

A Win for Independent Contractors and the Gig Ecosystem -by Karen Kerrigan –  Entrepreneurship and economic freedom got a boost last week, as a federal court tossed out an attempt by the Biden Administration to rescind a much-needed regulatory improvement (enacted in the previous Administration) that clarified the rules governing independent contractor status. The court […]

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President Biden’s DOL Preps for Big Overtime Changes: Will Small Businesses Be Heard?

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Karen Kerrigan – There are several issues that have soaked up a lot of media coverage and inside-the-beltway attention over the past year or so. But moving under the radar screen are significant policy changes being advanced by powerful federal regulatory agencies. President Biden is moving very fast to put his […]

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5 Things to Know About the Home Office Deduction

BY BARBARA WELTMAN –  The pandemic caused many small business owners to abandon their offices—and the rent for them—in favor of working from home and allowing staff to do the same. If you operate your business from home, as do about half of all small businesses, you may be able to deduct some of the personal […]

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