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January 25th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – The latest “State Employment and Unemployment” report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics pointed to a no-growth payroll picture in 49 states in December 2022 compared to the previous month. One state – West Virginia – experienced a statistically significant decline (-1.4 percent) in employment. However, […]

January 17th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Karen Kerrigan – Will the metaverse disrupt business as we know it? Is it really a thing? Many entrepreneurs and small business owners I talk to are curious and excited – some fearful – about the next wave of Web3 technology, its connectivity, and how their businesses need to adopt.  They […]

January 13th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Politics often strays from economic reality. That’s certainly the case with Washington’s crusade against so-called “Big Tech” – from Democrats attacking leading U.S. technology companies because of default anti-big-business politics, to some Republicans who wish to use big government to bash companies with whom they have real or perceived differences. Some of […]

January 11th, 2023 by

By Karen Kerrigan – It’s a new year with new laws (of course). The dynamics affecting markets, consumer behavior and policy will continue to remain somewhat volatile. This week’s Business Intelligence roundup includes some helpful content and resources to help your small business navigate through all these areas. Small Business to Tackle Long List of […]

January 11th, 2023 by

by Barbara Weltman –  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 , which was signed into law on December 29, 2022, made a number of changes impacting qualified retirement plans and IRAs. Some of these changes are in effect now, while others don’t kick in until next year or even much later. The year in which a particular change […]

January 10th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – How about a bit of good economic news? According to self-employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the total number of fulltime entrepreneurs hit a high in 2022. In August, SBE Council pieced together the post-pandemic puzzle on entrepreneurship. And in terms of updated data, […]

January 3rd, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – To say that the last few years have been rough from an economic standpoint would be an understatement. So, let’s hope that matters improve in 2023 and beyond. Unfortunately, policymakers are making it hard to keep hope alive. Let’s take a quick look at where we’ve been […]

December 29th, 2022 by

TRENDS 2023 By Karen Kerrigan – The countdown to 2023 begins, and during the waning days of 2022 I’ve enjoyed perusing scores of articles, reports and blog pieces about what’s hot and what’s not for the new year.  What’s new, what’s different, and what is simply an acceleration of certain trends established during the past […]

December 22nd, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – The U.S. Census released its U.S. population estimates for 2022 on December 22. For economists such as myself, this is exciting stuff – like Santa Claus came a few days early. Anyway, as for the total U.S. population, Census reported: “After a historically low rate of change […]

December 20th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – Christmas is a season for giving. And make no mistake, entrepreneurship is a gift to our economy, and it is the gift that keeps on giving. And what about gifts for entrepreneurs? No matter the personal motivations, in order to succeed, entrepreneurs must fulfill the needs or […]

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