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February 17th, 2018 by

The year is moving along at a fast clip, and hopefully your business is on the road to achieving the goals you have established for 2018.  It goes without saying that revenue growth is the top priority for entrepreneurs, and this week’s roundup of “how to” information and resources provides some solid ideas for achieving […]

February 16th, 2018 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN According to Upwork’s Freelancing in America: 2017, 57.3 million Americans (36% of the U.S. workforce) are freelancing. Freelancers contribute an estimated $1.4 trillion to the economy each year, and the numbers are growing. It’s predicted that the majority of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2027.  Freelancers experience challenges that employees do not. But […]

February 16th, 2018 by

By Karen Kerrigan- On February 14, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hosted a confirmation hearing on the nomination of David C. Tryon as the Chief Counsel for the Office of Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration. The position, which leads an independent office within the SBA, is an important one for […]

February 15th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Industrial production – the output of the nation’s industrial sectors, i.e., manufacturing, mining and utilities – stalled in January (actually declining by 0.1 percent), according to the latest report from the Federal Reserve. Given that one month does not make a trend, and that the fourth quarter of 2017 experienced strong […]

February 14th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- According to reports published on the morning of February 14, we saw that inflation ran too hot in January, and retail sales were too cold. Inflation According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CPI inflation hit 0.5 percent in January. Over the past year, inflation registered 2.1 percent. That’s quite […]

February 10th, 2018 by

Ouch! Only 1/3 of sales time is spent selling! How to fix the problem by Susan Solovic- What if you owned an auto repair garage and your mechanics only spent about 1/3 of their working hours actually fixing cars for your customers? It would be an intolerable situation, wouldn’t it? That’s essentially what a Hubspot survey discovered […]

February 9th, 2018 by

by Karen Kerrigan- On February 8, the U.S. Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) released the 2018 International IP Index titled “Create.”  The annual global ranking is important as the findings offer key insights for policy makers and elected officials who want to improve their business environments, the performance of their economies, and the innovative capacity of […]

February 5th, 2018 by

By Karen Kerrigan– Entrepreneurs have entered 2018 with solid optimism and a strengthening economy.  Indeed, the keys to small business growth and healthy entrepreneurship hinge on strong and sustainable economic growth and the continuance of policies that lift government imposed barriers, encourage capital formation and investment. To that end, entrepreneurs are hopeful that President Trump and Congress will […]

February 4th, 2018 by

There were 200,000 jobs created in January, which is a very solid number. In addition, wage growth is stronger with average hourly earnings up 2.9 percent on an annualized basis (the best gain since 2009).  The good news doesn’t stop there. New business creation and entrepreneurship are steadily rising.  The climate for starting and expanding […]

February 2nd, 2018 by

Good News Continues on Entrepreneurship by Raymond J. Keating- The January jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics offered up solid news in terms of maintaining the positive trend in entrepreneurship. But first, in terms of jobs, employers added 200,000 to payrolls in January. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent. Wages […]

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