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February 20th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- It’s National Entrepreneurship Week. This week-long observance is a congressionally-chartered event dedicated to showcasing entrepreneurship and its importance to the United States economy.  Unfortunately, the growth of entrepreneurship remains tepid in the United States. The solution to the dearth in startup activity lies in common-sense policies, and a national […]

February 17th, 2019 by

Tips, Trends and Market Intelligence for Entrepreneurs By Karen Kerrigan- National Entrepreneurship Week is February 16-23. This week-long observance is a congressionally-chartered event dedicated to showcasing entrepreneurship and its importance to the United States economy. You can follow all the action on Twitter @NatlEshipweek or #NatlEshipWeek This week’s Small Business Accelerator provides useful content, advice, […]

February 15th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider The Costs of Inaction Weigh Heavily on America’s Small to Mid-Size Businesses On February 5, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted Time to Invest! – a conference focused on helping our elected officials understand the importance of prioritizing America’s infrastructure needs. In his State of the Union address, President Trump called for […]

February 14th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on February 13th that the Consumer Price Index was unchanged in January. That is, CPI inflation was flat in January. In fact, inflation has been nonexistent for three straight months, i.e., 0 percent in each of the past three months. Over the past year, […]

February 13th, 2019 by

By Barbara Weltman- The determination of whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor has wide-ranging ramifications for both the company for which work is being performed and the person doing it. The matter of worker classification is ongoing because there is no single definition that can be relied upon. What’s more, the […]

February 12th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that in December 2018, job openings hit 7.3 million. That’s an all-time high for a data set that began in 2000. Also during December, hires registered 5.9 million, with separations (i.e., including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations) coming […]

February 7th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- Proponents of excessive regulation of the internet will never give up. On February 7, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hosted the hearing, “Preserving an Open Internet for Consumers, Small Businesses and Free Speech.”  The hearing offered a renewed chance for activists to […]

February 7th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- As federal agencies serving up data on the economy work to catch up after the partial government shutdown, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its report on November trade numbers on February 6. The data told a troubling story in terms of both exports and imports. Exports fell in November, […]

February 3rd, 2019 by

by KAREN KERRIGAN- Was it me, or did January 2019 fly right by? In my recent conversations with business owners and entrepreneurs, some feel a bit behind in keeping up with their 2019 goals. Things in business sometimes do not go as planned, and that is why flexibility and resilience are incredibly important traits to […]

February 1st, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the jobs picture in the U.S. continues to be outstanding. First, nonfarm payrolls, based on the establishment survey, grew by a robust 304,000. Employment growth registered across many industries, including professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, construction, […]

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