Small Business Insider

October 5th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Technology and broadband access continue to play a central role in driving entrepreneurial innovation, small business resiliency and growth. Of course, these tools were critical during the pandemic when entrepreneurs, business owners and their employees – and entities large and small across the United States – were able to “pivot” to digital tools […]

October 5th, 2022 by

By Sherwood Neiss – On September 28-29, the Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) partnered with SBE Council for a series of meetings on Capitol Hill and at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to provide an update on the success and progress of investment crowdfunding, and to review policy fixes that would enhance this […]

September 29th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – The latest “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment” report for August from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics offers assorted bits of information worth pondering from an economy perspective and a policy-making point of view. Please note that given that this data is not seasonally adjusted, the proper […]

September 26th, 2022 by

by Karen Kerrigan –  Cybersecurity is critically important to small business growth and success. In fact, given the risks and costs that many small business owners possibly face if hit with a cyber attack – including the potential loss of the business if financial and/or reputational costs become too great – many have taken protective […]

September 25th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Karen Kerrigan – Next month, the U.S. State Department will enter into conversations with member nations of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) to discuss important international postal rate structures and frameworks. This is an important issue for America’s small businesses, as they depend heavily on smart mail delivery and logistics services […]

September 16th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER   by Raymond J. Keating – At the start of Friday, September 16, the financial markets made very clear that they didn’t like what Fedex Corp. had to say about the state of their delivery business, the current economy, and the outlook for what lies ahead in terms of the U.S. and […]

September 15th, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman – Most small business owners use their personal vehicle for business driving. And some small businesses own vehicles used exclusively for company driving. If your current car, truck, or van is aging, is now the right time to buy an electric-powered vehicle (EV) or a plug-in electric-powered vehicle (PHEV)? There are many […]

September 14th, 2022 by

Curated by Karen Kerrigan – 25 Reasons Why Customers Abandon Shopping Carts and Techniques to Reduce Cart Abandonment, Crowdspring “While high shipping cost is the biggest reason consumers abandon carts, other factors also contribute to cart abandonment. “As a business owner or marketer, you need to be familiar with the other reasons for cart abandonment […]

September 8th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER ON THE ECONOMY by Raymond J. Keating – The latest edition of the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book is out, and it offers more generally bad news on the economy. Information in this survey of contacts outside the Fed was collected on or before August 29. And it basically found an economy not […]

September 1st, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – Studies measuring Americans’ lack of confidence in key institutions should be a humbling wake-up call for politicians at every level of government. Over the years we’ve seen the results of the Gallup poll where Americans have consistently ranked key institutions very low, and in 2022 that confidence sank even lower. Congress […]

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