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Business Success Strategies

Revitalizing MAIN STREET: Business Success Strategies Q&A with Jason Duff

By at 14 October, 2014, 12:16 am

Are entrepreneurs born or made? It seems as though entrepreneur and real estate developer Jason Duff has both going for him.  Born into a family of successful small business owners, Jason caught the entrepreneurial bug at a very early age. Along with starting a string of successful businesses before and after college, Jason has poured […]

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Online Payment and Cybersecurity Tips, Tools and Resources

By at 12 October, 2014, 10:01 am

By Karen Kerrigan- CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS:  It’s that time of year again. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  Small businesses are especially vulnerable when it comes to threats from the online criminal world. Whether you are running your business from home, on-the-go, or from a facility, plant, store or office, there are simple things […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 27 September, 2014, 9:57 am

Successful entrepreneurs continually absorb and seek knowledge. “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death,” said Albert Einstein. Here is the most recent “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: Don’t Waste Your Time and Effort, Barbara’s Blog-Barbara Weltman. “Here are 5 actions […]

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Business Success Strategies: What Does the IRS Have Against Food?

By at 23 September, 2014, 8:47 am

By Barbara Weltman-  Nothing, unless you want to deduct it or otherwise get a tax benefit from it. There are only limited situations in which you can get a tax break for eating, or feeding others. Pizza dinners for children-employees One mom who put her three children to work paid them in pizza, along with […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 13 September, 2014, 7:38 am

Albert Einstein said, “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” Successful entrepreneurs continually seek knowledge. Here are the past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: The 15 Most Profitable Industries, Inc.com. “Accounting services tops the list, but roughly half of the 15 most profitable […]

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Business Tips and Trends News Highlights

By at 6 September, 2014, 9:59 am

The past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: Want to Double Profits? Send a Survey, Small Business Trends. “Surveys engage people. But did you know they can actually influence customer loyalty and profits? Research from the Harvard Business Review shows that simply sending […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 30 August, 2014, 10:23 am

The past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: How an Entrepreneur’s Passion Can Destroy a Startup, Wall Street Journal. “Call it the paradox of entrepreneurship: The very thing it takes to start a business often ends up destroying it….as Steve Jobs warned, ‘Follow […]

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BUSINESS SUCCESS STRATEGIES: Rising Interest Rates and Your Business

By at 19 August, 2014, 7:59 am

By Barbara Weltman- The Federal Reserve has indicated that rates will be rising, albeit very slowly. What do rising interest rates mean for you? Borrowing The most obvious and immediate impact that rising rates have is an increased cost of borrowing. If you have a fixed-rate loan, you are not affected by any change in […]

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Vacation Time and the Entrepreneur

By at 5 August, 2014, 12:27 pm

by Raymond J. Keating- Starting up and operating your own business requires a tremendous investment in time for most entrepreneurs.  Still, there is the need to occasionally get away from things, at least to some degree, in order to rest and re-energize. A new Gallup poll provides some interesting information on vacations for microbusiness owners, […]

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BUSINESS SUCCESS STRATEGIES: Encouraging Employee Education

By at 5 August, 2014, 11:04 am

By Barbara Weltman-  On my desk I have a quote from Benjamin Franklin that reads: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Employers who embrace this philosophy can reap rewards from a better educated — and more satisfied — staff.  As the fall semester approaches, there are a number of ways in which to […]

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