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Business Tips & News Trends Highlights

By at 21 August, 2015, 12:16 pm

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. STARTUP ADVICE, IDEAS, & MARKET INTELLIGENCE Six Suggestions for an Aspiring Startup Founder, BufferApp. Wisdom and advice from a successful entrepreneur who is still on the journey. Need a Business Idea? Here […]

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Labor Department Moves Against the Gig Economy

By at 19 August, 2015, 11:18 am

by Susan Solovic- If you use independent contractors in your small business, you may find yourself being targeted by the Department of Labor (DOL), again. You’ll recall that the DOL recently started the process of redefining exempt and nonexempt employees in a way that would make employers liable for a boatload of new overtime payments. […]

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What to Know about Permatemps

By at 24 July, 2015, 3:18 pm

By Barbara Weltman- Temporary workers can be a great way for companies to fill a staffing need without taking on new employees or using independent contractors. (My first job out of college was as a placement counselor for temp agency where I placed temporary clerical workers at some of the biggest companies in New York […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 24 July, 2015, 3:06 pm

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan. ACCESS TO CAPITAL AltLend Summit 2015: Big Changes Benefiting the Small Business Owner, Lendio. As a small business owner, the world of lending may seem complicated and frustrating. At the AltLend Summit 2015, […]

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Reimbursing Employees for their Health Insurance May Trigger Penalties

By at 17 July, 2015, 7:34 am

By: Barbara Weltman Small employers who are not required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to provide health coverage to their employees nonetheless seek to do so for important reasons: they want their staff to be healthy, and they need to be competitive with larger firms when it comes to talent. For years, one of […]

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Higher Penalties for IRS Information Return Failures

By at 16 July, 2015, 2:49 pm

By: Barbara Weltman “We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming,” said Wernher von Braun (father of the U.S. space program). That’s how small business owners feel; they innovate and make things and service customers. But their paperwork is time consuming and, if wrong, subject to penalty. And the penalty related to tax […]

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#SmallBizHillUpdate: A Summary of SBE Council’s July 9 Twitter Chat

By at 13 July, 2015, 3:29 pm

  By Susan Solovic- Were you able to participate in our Twitter chat with House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot and Karen Kerrigan, president and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council?   #SmallBizHillUpdate If you participated in or watched the chat session unfold, thank you. The more people we get involved in our […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 11 July, 2015, 3:58 pm

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. NETWORKING Become a Networking Beast by Following This 5-Step Plan, Entrepreneur.  “Networking is a major part of being a successful entrepreneur, so it’s in your best interest to get good at it […]

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5 Tips for Succeeding in a Family Business

By at 6 July, 2015, 11:51 am

By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert Mom and pop shops are a big part of our American culture.  It’s the picture many of us conjure up when we visualize a small business — very Normal Rockwell.  But technology has dramatically changed the small business landscape to the point where you might think the family-owned […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 3 July, 2015, 12:58 pm

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. INSPIRATION & SUCCESS Startups on a Shoestring: 5 Successful Tech Companies that were Started for Under $10,000, Forbes. “There’s good news if you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a future technology entrepreneur. You […]

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