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June 24th, 2019 by

Tips, Trends and Market Intelligence for Entrepreneurs Featured Event: #SBA Chat  July 1 The SBA along with small business experts, including SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, will join this July 1 tweetchat for veteran entrepreneurs.  Follow along and participate with the hashtag #SBAchat! Entrepreneurship and Startup Trends Foster Entrepreneurship in Your Kids, Start […]

June 21st, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Culture. Business culture. We all know culture is a big deal, right? Entrepreneurs and soon-to-be entrepreneurs certainly hear a great deal about “culture,” and that having the right culture in your company can be a make or break issue. That’s true, but let’s back up a minute, and ask a straightforward […]

June 21st, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2019: Arizona ranked 9th best among the 50 states.  SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2019” ranks the 50 states according to 62 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements.  Small Business Tax Index 2019: Arizona ranked 11th […]

June 20th, 2019 by

by the SBE Council Team- On June 14, the Trump Administration released a final rule on health reimbursement accounts (HRAs), and SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan said the announcement is a “very big deal” for small businesses and their employees. Kerrigan and several SBE Council members were at the White House for a Rose […]

June 19th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The latest report on housing construction from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed residential housing down … and up. How can that be? Well, housing starts in May were down by 0.9 percent compared to April. However, building permits – which serves as […]

June 18th, 2019 by

This week’s roundup of practical intelligence to help your small business succeed This past Friday, the White House announced an improved health coverage option for small businesses and their employees. A final rule was announced at a Rose Garden event, which made positive and useful changes to health reimbursement accounts (HRAs). I was honored to […]

June 16th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2019: Illinois 35th among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2019” ranks the 50 states according to 62 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index 2019: Illinois ranked 37th among the 50 […]

June 15th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- May retail and food services sales were up by 0.5 percent compared to April, with the April-vs.-March change revised from -0.2 percent to +0.3 percent, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. With the May data and revisions, the picture on retail sales through the first five months […]

June 12th, 2019 by

Thanks to FCC Action, the Internet is doing better than ever By Karen Kerrigan- It did not explode, it remains open, and did not meet an immediate demise following policy action by a federal regulatory agency. In fact, “it” is thriving and more people are benefitting this magnificent innovation. What is “it”?  The broadband internet. […]

June 12th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- It’s no secret that the U.S. economy has not exactly been a juggernaut since the Great Recession – in fact, one can argue since the start of the current century. But throughout the last near-15 years, energy has been a good news economic story. And that continued into 2018, as noted […]

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