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October 27th, 2021 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating –  Halloween is a major holiday for many American retailers. In fact, Halloween ranks as the second largest commercial holiday behind Christmas. After the pandemic hit last year and Halloween 2020 was, well, pretty scary, expectations run high that we’ll see a bounce back, with Halloween arriving this […]

October 25th, 2021 by

UPDATED October 25, 2021   By Karen Kerrigan- This page, updated frequently, includes resources and important information from the private sector and key government agencies on COVID-19 related programs and relief. We provide updates to CARES Act provisions and other relief packages affecting PPP, EDIL, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) […]

October 22nd, 2021 by

By Karen Kerrigan – As pointed out by SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating in a recent analysis of the global supply chain crisis and its impact on small businesses, 45.7% of respondents polled in the Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey (October 4-10) reported delays or difficulties with domestic suppliers. Three months ago, that stood […]

October 22nd, 2021 by

  by Raymond J. Keating – Things have gotten very uncomfortable on the inflation front – especially since the start of 2021. Over the past year, inflation (as measured by the Consumer Price Index) ran at 5.4 percent. Businesses are struggling with rising input costs, and consumers obviously are getting hit in the pocketbook by […]

October 20th, 2021 by

Efforts to Power Up IRS Intensify In last week’s Growth Without Barriers podcast hosted by Gregg Stebben, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan explains a Biden Administration proposal that would allow the IRS to track the private financial transactions of Americans – the in-flows and out-flows associated with their bank accounts – with the […]

October 19th, 2021 by

by Barbara Weltman –  As the challenges of the pandemic continue and the hours of daylight get shorter, it’s understandable that you and your employees may feel fatigued, distracted, and perhaps mentally exhausted. Nonetheless, the company benefits when you and your employees are working at optimal levels and this can’t be done when you’re feeling […]

October 19th, 2021 by

The Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation introduced a new resource that aims to help entrepreneurs and small business owners explore pathways to raising capital. The Capital Raising Navigator Tool includes useful features, which will help save entrepreneurs time and money in their search for raising capital. The tool introduces the user […]

October 16th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The latest edition of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey shows rising supply-chain challenges for small businesses. Consider, for example, that the percent of small business owners in the latest survey (collected over October 4-10) facing delays/difficulties with domestic suppliers registered 45.7 percent. Three months earlier, that stood […]

October 14th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Americans have a long history of understanding a need for government but also distrusting government. During our history, at our best, American distrust of government springs from a recognition of the incompetence of government, the ease of corruption in government, the destructive nature of government, and the fact that as […]

October 13th, 2021 by

by BARBARA WELTMAN –  Late with filing a tax return with the IRS? Didn’t correctly figure and pay what you owe? Did something you weren’t supposed to do? Don’t worry. While the tax law has multiple penalties in place to discourage and punish mistakes, there are many ways in which you can get them lifted. […]

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