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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 24 January, 2015, 11:17 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, business new stories and educational resources recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT? Wheelys is a Low-Cost Green Business Model, Small Business Trends. “Mobile food carts aren’t exactly a brand new idea. But this one does offer an interesting all-inclusive model. […]

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Create a Culture of Privacy within Your Small Business

By at 22 January, 2015, 8:23 pm

Data Privacy Day, January 28 SBE Council is a partner in the eighth annual Data Privacy Day on January 28. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) urges all businesses to create a culture of privacy by initiating more transparent data collection and usage practices and, where possible, offering easy-to-use controls for consumers to manage their […]

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Three Business Lessons About Invention and Innovation

By at 19 January, 2015, 10:34 pm

by Raymond J. Keating- Innovation doesn’t just happen. It not only requires vision, talent and creativity, but also discipline, hard work, tenacity and an understanding of the marketplace. Consider three points that should help entrepreneurs and managers to think more clearly on innovation. Lesson 1: Invention and innovation are not the same. Invention and innovation […]

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Biz Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 17 January, 2015, 9:57 am

The week’s “How To” articles, business new stories and educational resources recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Why Didn’t I Think of That? Rethinking the Nail Salon by Glancing at the Starbucks Model, New York Times. “The idea to reshape the nail business wasn’t born out of Mr. Hamel’s frustrations. Until 2007, […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 11 January, 2015, 11:30 am

The week’s “How To” articles, business new stories and educational resources recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan.   Startup Ideas & Business Growth 15 Best New Business Ideas for 2015, Business Insider. “There’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur. Technology is more powerful and affordable than ever and social […]

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WEBINAR, January 21: LAYERING SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES TO STRENGTHEN PAYMENT CARD ENVIRONMENTS

By at 10 January, 2015, 9:20 am

Merchants accepting payment cards are targeted by fraudsters and hackers trying to obtain their customers’ cardholder data.  This webinar will highlight secure technologies designed to act independently or in concert with one another to strengthen the protection of payment card data. Technologies such as EMV chip, point-to-point encryption and tokenization can work independently to devalue […]

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Starting the New Year off Right for Tax Savings

By at 5 January, 2015, 8:48 am

by Barbara Weltman – Taxes may not be the primary issue on the minds of business owners at this time of the year, but they perhaps should be. Essentially taxes are the difference between what you earn and what you keep. Some simple actions at the start of the year can lead to tax savings […]

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Expert Picks: The Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

By at 1 January, 2015, 9:44 am

A blue-ribbon panel of business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs select their go-to books for successful entrepreneurship. By Karen Kerrigan- Successful entrepreneurs are voracious consumers of “how to” information and business intelligence. If your goal is to make your business more competitive in 2015, or to launch a successful start-up, then the acquisition of new skills, […]

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Please Don’t Forget About Ferguson’s Small Businesses: Support a Crowdfunding Campaign

By at 20 December, 2014, 10:18 am

By Karen Kerrigan- Entrepreneurs and small businesses are raising significant capital through crowdfunding. It will be another blockbuster year for crowdfunding in 2014 as investors and donors continue to enthusiastically finance the entrepreneurs and businesses they believe in through online platforms. Some of the entrepreneurs whose businesses were damaged or destroyed during the riots in […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 6 December, 2014, 8:16 pm

The past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: SALES GROWTH 7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Conversion Rate, Killer Startups. “A high bounce rate on a business website is a clear indicator that the site needs to be redesigned. A business that can’t […]

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