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Business Success Strategies

Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 27 September, 2014, 9:57 am

Successful entrepreneurs continually absorb and seek knowledge. “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death,” said Albert Einstein. Here is the most recent “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: Don’t Waste Your Time and Effort, Barbara’s Blog-Barbara Weltman. “Here are 5 actions […]

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Business Success Strategies: What Does the IRS Have Against Food?

By at 23 September, 2014, 8:47 am

By Barbara Weltman-  Nothing, unless you want to deduct it or otherwise get a tax benefit from it. There are only limited situations in which you can get a tax break for eating, or feeding others. Pizza dinners for children-employees One mom who put her three children to work paid them in pizza, along with […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 13 September, 2014, 7:38 am

Albert Einstein said, “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” Successful entrepreneurs continually seek knowledge. Here are the past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: The 15 Most Profitable Industries, Inc.com. “Accounting services tops the list, but roughly half of the 15 most profitable […]

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Business Tips and Trends News Highlights

By at 6 September, 2014, 9:59 am

The past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: Want to Double Profits? Send a Survey, Small Business Trends. “Surveys engage people. But did you know they can actually influence customer loyalty and profits? Research from the Harvard Business Review shows that simply sending […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 30 August, 2014, 10:23 am

The past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: How an Entrepreneur’s Passion Can Destroy a Startup, Wall Street Journal. “Call it the paradox of entrepreneurship: The very thing it takes to start a business often ends up destroying it….as Steve Jobs warned, ‘Follow […]

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BUSINESS SUCCESS STRATEGIES: Rising Interest Rates and Your Business

By at 19 August, 2014, 7:59 am

By Barbara Weltman- The Federal Reserve has indicated that rates will be rising, albeit very slowly. What do rising interest rates mean for you? Borrowing The most obvious and immediate impact that rising rates have is an increased cost of borrowing. If you have a fixed-rate loan, you are not affected by any change in […]

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Vacation Time and the Entrepreneur

By at 5 August, 2014, 12:27 pm

by Raymond J. Keating- Starting up and operating your own business requires a tremendous investment in time for most entrepreneurs.  Still, there is the need to occasionally get away from things, at least to some degree, in order to rest and re-energize. A new Gallup poll provides some interesting information on vacations for microbusiness owners, […]

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BUSINESS SUCCESS STRATEGIES: Encouraging Employee Education

By at 5 August, 2014, 11:04 am

By Barbara Weltman-  On my desk I have a quote from Benjamin Franklin that reads: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Employers who embrace this philosophy can reap rewards from a better educated — and more satisfied — staff.  As the fall semester approaches, there are a number of ways in which to […]

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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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