Small Business Insider

September 24th, 2021 by

ICYMI last week was National Small Business Week. Unfortunately, policy on Capitol Hill did not move in a pro-small business direction. Instead, tax increases were advanced in U.S. House committee work on the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, and the regulatory machine continues to crank across federal agencies. As SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan […]

September 22nd, 2021 by

By Rieva Lesonsky – If you sell retail goods, it’s vital to know the current trends so you can offer customers the latest products.’s “Must Stock Guide” shares four retail trends culled from Google Trends and data. Stocking up on the products consumers want is sure to help you sell more merchandise. And doing it […]

September 22nd, 2021 by

Dr. Kekai Namauu Discusses the Value of Innovative Learning Platforms and “Nontraditional” Colleges  “Having the flexibility and the agility to turn and bend and readjust to changes in the technology field is critical to the way we educate now and in the future.” – Dr. Kekai Namauu, Air Force veteran, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner who […]

September 16th, 2021 by

UPDATED September 16, 2021   By Karen Kerrigan- This page, updated frequently, includes resources and important information from the private sector and key government agencies on COVID-19 related programs and relief. We provide updates to CARES Act provisions and other relief packages affecting PPP, EDIL, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) […]

September 15th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN –   Two weeks from now, on September 30, 2021, a number of business tax credits end. Others are scheduled to expire at the end of the year. Of course, any of these credits may be extended by Congress. But in case they aren’t, here’s a list of business-related tax credits (and a […]

September 9th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Starting in April 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey has been providing some valuable information on the impact of the pandemic on small businesses. Let’s look at some of the results from the latest survey week, which were released on September 9th. Pandemic Continues to Negatively Impact […]

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 […]

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