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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 26 June, 2015, 4:50 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 & START UP How 3 Entrepreneurs Went from Welfare to Multi-Million Businesses in Five Years, Entrepreneur. “With no formal business background and no college degree, [Zaycon Fresh CEO Mike] Conrad talks […]

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How Many Employees Do You Have?

By at 22 June, 2015, 7:19 am

For Affordable Care Act purposes, get out the calculator. by Barbara Weltman- Under the Affordable Care Act, you can’t rely on a head count. You need to determine an average each month throughout the year for purposes to know whether you’re subject to the employer mandate. This means counting full-time employees and figuring the number […]

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SMALL BUSINESS SUMMER 2015

By at 21 June, 2015, 2:08 pm

SBE Council’s FREE Membership Special Join SBE Council for FREE from June 21, 2015 through Labor Day! Begin receiving: · Our weekly newsletter to keep you updated on important market trends; educational and networking opportunities; and policy issues and government initiatives impacting your business. · First Alerts on new member benefits SBE Council will begin […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 13 June, 2015, 9:34 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. INSPIRATION How Tom Szaky and Terracycle Built a Global Recycling Empire, Smart CEO. An inspiring American success story where this founder and CEO stuck with his principles: “Thanks to the guidance from […]

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Wellness Programs: What Small Business Needs to Know

By at 3 June, 2015, 9:36 pm

By Barbara Weltman- The person who coined the saying that “no good deed goes unpunished” must have had wellness programs in mind. Companies that want to encourage employees to maintain good health can adopt wellness programs. However, unless these programs conform to government requirements, companies can be exposed to government penalties or employee lawsuits. So […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 31 May, 2015, 10:17 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. ENTREPRENEURSHIP & STARTUP SUCCESS How to Build a Business That Fits Your Lifestyle, Wall Street Journal. “For these entrepreneurs, the priority wasn’t just profits, but how they wanted to live.” 8 Learning […]

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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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