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Business Success Strategies

Heartbleed: How Small Businesses Can Take Precaution

By at 18 April, 2014, 1:49 pm

SBE Council has been delivering tools and resources to help small businesses with the “Heartbleed” threat.  An alert was issued on April 8 regarding a critical vulnerability in OpenSSL. According to our friends at SmallBizTechnology.com: “Heartbleed is a security flaw that enables unauthorized users to access your encrypted information.” As noted by Visa in a […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 12 April, 2014, 8:26 am

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 […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 22 March, 2014, 8:27 am

This past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: What’s Next for the Collaborative Economy?, Forbes. “Craftsmen and cooks; designers and drivers — the collaborative economy is welcoming new professions and skills every day, meaning there has never been a better time to move […]

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Navigating Obamacare: What are my options?

By at 20 March, 2014, 2:48 pm

The question most small business owners are asking: I am lost on what to do about health coverage: What are my options? Small business owners and entrepreneurs across the country are confused and troubled by the new health care law. They are digesting all the new regulations, delays and ongoing changes, and asking – what […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 19 March, 2014, 9:23 am

This past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: The Surprising Secret Behind Small Business Success, Forbes. “What does it take to survive? Aside from manic drive, moxie, hard work, creativity and luck … maybe a sense of connectedness to a community, local or […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 8 March, 2014, 9:12 am

This past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: Top Five Regrets of New Entreprenuers, SCORE.  “Restrospective wisdom” shared by several entrepreneurs. Why Scaling Up Sometimes Requires Slowing Down, Forbes.  Seven questions you should ask before deciding to scale up. 11 Web Analytics Tools […]

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Business Success Strategies with Barbara Weltman: Writing Off the Cost of Government Mandates for Small Business

By at 2 March, 2014, 12:29 pm

by Barbara Weltman- Small businesses must take actions — often costly — to comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Here is a roundup of when you can and cannot deduct the costs of compliance. Providing Safety Equipment for Employees The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency that seeks […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 1 March, 2014, 10:16 am

The past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: Startup Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs, Fundable. “The best advice often comes straight from the horse’s mouth – from those who have been there and done that. Below we have compiled some of our favorite and […]

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Business Tips and Trends: “How To” News Highlights and Resources

By at 22 February, 2014, 9:40 am

This past week’s articles and business news stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: The Amazon Startup Story – How Jeff Bezos Did It, Fundable. “Twenty years ago Jeff Bezos quit his job to pursue an idea he had. This year, that “idea” reached $61+ Billion in Revenue and now employs over […]

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Sherman at TEDx: Commit to Finding New Ways to Re-deploy, Re-cycle, Re-use Intangible Assets

By at 20 February, 2014, 2:12 pm

by Karen Kerrigan - Long time author, lawyer, speaker and business growth advisor to SBE Council – Andrew Sherman – gave his first TEDx talk on “Harvesting Intangible Assets.”  Andrew’s January 24 presentation can be accessed here. In his presentation, Andrew discusses the strategic importance of being an “entrepreneurial environmentalist” by finding new ways to re-deploy, […]

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