Small Business Insider

April 24th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- News for entrepreneurs, small businesses and their employees in Nevada is not just good, but the best among the 50 states. Specifically, I’m talking about how governmental policies affect starting up, operating, expanding and investing in a business in the state. In the Small Business Policy Index 2018: Ranking the States […]

April 23rd, 2018 by

SMB Expert Karen Kerrigan Access to startup or growth capital is an enduring challenge for many small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) and as SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan notes in this Oracle SMB blog post: “The capital markets have been slow to heal from the financial crisis, and bank lending has not returned to pre-recession […]

April 20th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small business confidence remains high, and pro-growth policy changes on the tax and regulatory fronts have a lot to do with that optimism. Consider, for example, the Vistage CEO Confidence Index (Q1 2018) from small and mid-size CEOs. The Index finds confidence remains very high, although it slipped a bit at […]

April 19th, 2018 by

by Barbara Weltman- According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (11th Edition), there were over 53,000 incidents and 2,216 confirmed data breaches. Of these, 58% were categorized as attacks on small businesses. Exposure to attacks isn’t something new; I’ve previously written about protecting client and customer data. But this new report sheds some rather startling light on […]

April 19th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The next look at a major economic measure comes on Friday, April 27, when we get the initial estimate on first quarter GDP growth. In the meantime, however, a few tidbits of valuable information have been released this week. Consumer Spending Up First, we received a taste of what the consumer […]

April 18th, 2018 by

By Kristie Arslan- Whether you are launching a new business or looking to take your current business to the next level, here are five free resources to help you: Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) SBDCs offer free business counseling and low-cost business training to prospective entrepreneurs and growing businesses. ● The SBDC network, which is […]

April 11th, 2018 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN- Facebook has recently come under government scrutiny with lawmakers and the Federal Trade Commission demanding that the company explain its privacy practices … how it uses customer data and what it does to safeguard this information. Facebook, like all other big companies, have privacy policies explaining to website visitors and customers about collecting […]

April 6th, 2018 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- The latest monthly trade numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show that the U.S. trade deficit increased in February. In fact, the trade deficit has risen notably over the last six months. Uh-oh. Just kidding. Relax. Actually, the trade deficit doesn’t really matter. It’s not like the U.S. […]

April 4th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Focusing on the overall trade deficit and deficits with particular countries, President Donald Trump has been emphasizing the imposition of tariffs, along with quotas, on assorted products and/or nations. The latest action by the Administration on April 3 includes proposed tariffs on Chinese goods, which relate to intellectual property theft and unfair […]

April 3rd, 2018 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- Small business and consumers are looking forward to the deployment of 5G wireless technology. Already having benefitted from the investments made in broadband technology and networks – both wired and wireless – the entrepreneurial sector of our economy understands the further substantial innovations to be generated from the […]

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