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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 23 May, 2015, 10:24 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. ACCESS TO CAPITAL & FINANCE A Startup That Makes Loans Based on Loyalty When Banks Will Not, New York Times. A Ypsilanti, Michigan cafe “is the first guinea pig for ZipCap, a […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 16 May, 2015, 9:41 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan.   5 Mistakes Every Small Business Owner May Be Making, Forbes. “Investment of time and investment of dollars certainly makes an impact, but some of the more important variables come down to […]

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Business Tips & News Trends Highlights

By at 9 May, 2015, 8:23 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. STARTUP OPPORTUNITIES & ADVICE From Passion to Profit: How to Make Money Doing What You Love, Fast Company. “Thanks to online platforms, it is now possible for anyone to transform their passion […]

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Are Automatic Enrollment 401(k)s for You?

By at 7 May, 2015, 8:16 am

By Barbara Weltman- Small business owners may be reluctant to offer a qualified retirement plan because of concerns about cost, liability, and hassle. However, failing to offer this benefit is a detriment to attracting and retaining talented workers — and it also costs owners the opportunity to shelter current income and save for retirement (believing […]

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Advanced Small Business Goal Setting

By at 7 May, 2015, 7:37 am

4 Steps to Prepare for Financing By Ty Kiisel- It’s not uncommon for small business owners to set annual, quarterly, and monthly goals. They include such things as production goals, sales goals, and revenue goals. Because so many small businesses rely on financing to fuel growth and fund short-term working capital needs, it makes sense […]

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Susan Solovic on Wall Street Journal Live: “Hurry Sickness” and Using Time Productively

By at 28 April, 2015, 10:55 am

SBE Council media director Susan Solovic appeared on Wall Street Journal Live to provide tips on working productively. When you look back at what you’ve accomplished for the week can you say it was productive? Or did you spend your time doing the wrong things? You might have “hurry sickness.”      

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 25 April, 2015, 10:56 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. CYBERSECURITY & ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS Is Your Business EMV Ready?, SBE Council/BarbaraWeltman. “From the merchant perspective, changing to EMV-acceptance terminals is necessitated by a shift in liability that’s about to occur. At present, […]

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For Great Twitter Engagement, Pretend You’re in a Granite State Coffee Shop

By at 23 April, 2015, 1:48 pm

By: Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert- As you have probably noticed, we’re heading into a presidential election cycle and that means we’ll be getting about 72X the news stories out of New Hampshire than we normally receive. One of the things I like best about this season, is when candidates and reporters head into […]

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Are You Ready for EMV?

By at 23 April, 2015, 9:04 am

By Barbara Weltman- No, this is not a brand of car or model type. EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, is a chip-and-pin technology for credit/debit cards. Also referred to as smart cards, EMV technology replaces the current strip that appears at the back of cards in the United States (Europe and most […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 11 April, 2015, 9:20 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. TWO IN ONE LESSON Meet the 67 Year Old App Developer Set to List His Startup on the ASX, BRW. Two lessons in this piece – Number One: You are never too […]

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