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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

This past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: If All You Demand of Your Employees is Answers, You Can Say Goodbye to Innovation, Microsoft for Work. “In the business world there are two competing cultures—the startup culture fueled by burning questions, and the […]

States Hiking Minimum Wages

by Raymond J. Keating- Economic growth has lagged badly in the United States for more than seven years now. It follows, therefore, that job creation and income growth have performed poorly as well. Unfortunately, a host of politicians – at the federal level and in a variety of states – have responded by threatening to […]

Capital & Credit Watch: Small Business Loans – Slowing the Decline?

by Raymond J. Keating- When will growth resume in terms of small business borrowing, which serves as an indicator of small business confidence and expansion? Incredibly, the latest data from the SBA’s Office of Advocacy show that small business loans outstanding continued to decline in 2013. Consider the trend on small business loans:  Year Small […]


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