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Business Success Strategies

Business Success Strategies Q&A with Sara Hanks

By at 10 July, 2014, 4:41 pm

THE STATE OF JOBS ACT CROWDFUNDING AND WHAT ENTREPRENEURS NEED TO KNOW Equity and debt-based crowdfunding in the U.S. is partially up and running. President Obama signed the Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in April 2012, but the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has not fully implemented all of its provisions. While many entrepreneurs […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 28 June, 2014, 10:12 am

The past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: MAP: Some Parts of the U.S. Economy are Growing Really Fast, Business Insider. “This week the Philadelphia Fed released its map showing the economic strength of the states, measuring each one by indicators such as employment […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 21 June, 2014, 9:42 am

The past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: Who Are the Happiest Entrepreneurs in America? Babson College and Baruch College. This new GEM report (15th Annual) provides a comprehensive look at entrepreneurship on a global level. Great stats and data on entrepreneurship in […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 13 June, 2014, 4:24 pm

The past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: This Person Improved Every Tiny Thing By One Percent and This is What Happened, Entrepreneur. “The aggregation of marginal gains.” How to Blog Better: Blogger Lessons Learned, Tweak Your Biz. “Your blogging can be improved […]

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Keeping up With Global Trade and International Market Opportunities

By at 8 June, 2014, 10:24 am

Resources and Experts to Follow on Twitter by Karen Kerrigan- World Trade Month 2014 has come and gone, but entrepreneurs and small business owners can stay abreast of global market opportunities and training resources almost every minute through social media. As the U.S. Commerce Department revamps its National Export Initiative (NEI) initiative – called NEI Next […]

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Underutilized Mobile Technologies Add Up to $52 Billion in Lost Savings for Small Businesses

By at 29 May, 2014, 2:50 pm

By Karen Kerrigan- The latest SBE Council Technology & IP analysis by chief economist Ray Keating revisits the AT&T and SBE Council Mobile Technology Survey, which found that advancements and investments in mobile technologies and devices have created significant benefits for small businesses – nearly $124 billion in savings. The survey estimated hour and dollar […]

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Business Success Strategies with Barbara Weltman: PAYING EMPLOYEES IN PROPERTY…WHAT TO DO ABOUT EMPLOYMENT TAXES?

By at 19 May, 2014, 2:35 pm

By Barbara Weltman- Not every payment you make to employees must be in the form of cash. You may reward them with various fringe benefits, options or stock, or other property. While many small businesses use outside payroll companies to handle withholding on employee compensation, it’s up to you as the owner to understand the […]

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Visa Small Business Guide: Understanding Credit to Achieve Business Success

By at 14 May, 2014, 9:31 am

Visa has recently updated its comprehensive guide to credit for small business. The guide covers many important topics – personal credit, business credit, business credit report information, understanding and improving credit scores, and more. The guidebook is a helpful “how to” resource, as credit impacts your ability to secure financing and take advantage of growth […]

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Business Success Strategies with Barbara Weltman: Non-Compete Agreements – When to Use Them and How to Enforce Them

By at 2 May, 2014, 3:10 pm

by Barbara Weltman- Your company has many valuable property interests that you can’t see, feel, smell, or taste, such as your customer lists, trade secrets, and upcoming product launches. The best way to protect these and other interests from being used by employees after they leave your company is to have them sign a non-compete […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 27 April, 2014, 9:11 am

The past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: Biomimicry: How the Natural World Can Inspire Your Business, Microsoft at Work. “In business, biomimicry means innovations inspired by    nature, and so far, the greatest business advances in biomimicry have been design oriented.“ A Roundtable […]

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