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Business Success Strategies

Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 28 March, 2015, 9:10 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. FINANCE & ACCESS TO CAPITAL Startup Equity 101, Startups.co. “Equity investment means you’re trading funding for a stake in your company. Unlike a debt provider like a bank or lender, an equity […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 21 March, 2015, 11:28 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, business news stories and educational resources recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. IDEAS & INNOVATION Investors Back Pet Sitters in Search for Next Sharing Success, Bloomberg. “Some investors fueling the competition between ride-sharing services Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are supporting rivals in pet-sitting, seen […]

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Buy or Lease Your Next Business Vehicle?

By at 16 March, 2015, 4:28 pm

by Barbara Weltman- Last year was the best year for the automotive industry since 2005, with more than 16.4 million vehicles sold. This year is expected to be even better, with new models and generous financing offers attracting attention. If you’re in the market for a new car, truck, or van for your business, decide […]

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Ideas and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs: Try Piggybacking

By at 11 March, 2015, 11:07 am

By Susan Solovic- A friend of mine likes to watch the gold mining shows on cable television. He recently noted how the miners are lucky to break even each year, but the guys who lease heavy equipment and sell replacement parts are making out like bandits. That story is as old as the California Gold […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 7 March, 2015, 10:32 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, business news stories and educational resources recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan.   At one Philly pizza parlor, customers can “pay it forward,” Upworthy. “Mason Wartman abandoned his life on Wall Street to start a pizza shop. Everything was normal until a customer gave Mason an idea […]

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SBE Council Media Director Susan Solovic Discusses Software for Digital Tracking on WSJ Live

By at 5 March, 2015, 4:50 pm

  Digital Tracking in the Workplace SBE Council Media Director Susan Solovic sat down for this Wall Street Journal Live online interview with Tanya Rivero to discuss software for digital tracking. If you are a business owner who is thinking about or uses software to track the browsing activity of your company’s computers, Susan shares […]

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Three Lessons for Entrepreneurs: Age Matters, But Maybe Not Like You Think

By at 3 March, 2015, 3:28 pm

by Raymond J. Keating- In a recent undergraduate business class, I assigned each student a notable business leader to research and write a paper on and then to present their findings. The person assigned McDonald’s effective founder Ray Kroc was amazed that Kroc launched the business at the age of 52. I believe the student […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 21 February, 2015, 11:19 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, business news stories and educational resources recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan.   WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT? ‘Piggybackers’ Hitch Themselves to Airbnb, Uber. Wall Street Journal. “Derivative startups, pegged to others’ success, are springing up faster than ever.” FINANCE & ACCESS TO CAPITAL  Top […]

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Business Success Strategies: Don’t Depend on Homeowner’s Insurance for Your Home-Based Business

By at 20 February, 2015, 6:38 pm

By Susan Solovic- Here’s a scenario for anyone running a home-based business: The UPS guy makes a business delivery to your house, but slips, falls and sues. Are you covered by your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance? You’re probably not, and that’s just one example of why owners of home-based businesses need to seriously consider their […]

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Does a Business Plan Make Sense? (Part II)

By at 17 February, 2015, 11:03 pm

Three Lessons for Entrepreneurs by Raymond J. Keating- Crack open a business how-to book or take a class on starting up a new enterprise, and one suggestion is nearly ubiquitous: Make sure you create a business plan. But is it really so cut and dry? Well, as noted in part one of this look at […]

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