Small Business Insider

February 25th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN On his first day in office, President Biden issued an executive order freezing for 60 days various federal proposed regulations as well as those finalized but not yet in effect. The purpose of the freeze is to allow the new administration time to review, and perhaps, change the rules. Some of these freezes impact small […]

February 23rd, 2021 by

Small Business Insider by Karen Kerrigan- ICYMI, last week was National Entrepreneurship Week and SBE Council celebrated by sharing the good news about the state of U.S. entrepreneurship and new business creation. Sadly, as a result of COVID-19, a massive number of businesses have shut their doors for good. However, according to the Census Bureau’s […]

February 22nd, 2021 by

curated by Karen Kerrigan- Smart Hustle Marketing Conference, March 10 Hosted by Ramon Ray WEDNESDAY,  MARCH 10, 2021   11am-2pm ET Insights and Strategies to Build Your Brand and Increase Customer Loyalty Hosted by Ramon Ray, founder of Smart Hustle Media, the Smart Hustle Marketing Conference gives you the BEST strategies and insights from leading speakers, […]

February 22nd, 2021 by

UPDATED February 22, 2021 By Karen Kerrigan- The effects of the COVID-19 have hit small businesses especially hard. Of course, certain state and local governments continue to place restrictions on business activity and public mobility. Sluggish demand continues to impact revenues, which is taking a toll on jobs and business viability. Let’s hope that mitigation […]

February 19th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- For those expecting a cranking up regulatory activity under a Biden administration, unfortunately, their expectations thus far have been met. Increasing regulatory burdens always take a toll on entrepreneurship; small business; American competitiveness; and economic, income and employment growth (for a refresher, see this SBE Council report), but ratcheting up such […]

February 18th, 2021 by

Looking for Fun in the Year of the Virus By Rieva Lesonsky- U.S. retail sales of toys generated $25.1 billion in 2020, an increase of 16% or $3.5 billion, according to a report from The NPD Group. The global research firm attributes much of the growth to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing consumer behaviors associated with the lockdowns […]

February 16th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many life changes as we are all well aware, including new ways in which many people work. Specifically, working from home, or working remotely, took a big jump. But what’s the latest on people working remotely and their attitudes toward doing so? Gallup released a […]

February 12th, 2021 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Karen Kerrigan- The COVID-19 relief package passed in the waning days of 2020 is providing a lifeline to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. This financial bridge will help many small firms and their employees, but the road ahead remains tough for the small business ecosystem given economic and COVID-19 uncertainties, and […]

February 10th, 2021 by

SBE Council’s Kerrigan Testifies before the U.S. House Committee on Small Business KEY ISSUES: Access to capital, economic and revenue growth, technology and online platforms, a proposed federal wage hike, technical support and training, access to broadband, regulatory certainty, policy stability and more. By Karen Kerrigan- Various congressional committees are now marking up the details […]

February 10th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Tune in to assorted talking heads on the economy via cable TV or online, and there’s been a resurgence in chatter about the possibility of inflation. The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics serves up data that either side of the inflation debate can […]

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