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    • What if your customers went away for a month - or more?

      What if your customers went away for a month - or more?

      The storm surge is the most devastating element of a hurricane. Everybody knows that. But that maxim was compromised when Hurricane Harvey's surge onto the Houston area lowlands became just an opening act. For days, Harvey hovered over almost a doze…
      - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 3:03pm -
    • 3 Reasons Why Loyalty Is More Important Than Ever

      3 Reasons Why Loyalty Is More Important Than Ever

      Loyalty isn’t about points or miles or discounts. It means more than collecting an email address in exchange for a discount. Today, loyalty is about the journey and the relationships that brands create with their customers. That’s why loyalty p…
      - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 2:36pm -
    • Small Businesses Need Their Bankers More Than They Realize

      Small Businesses Need Their Bankers More Than They Realize

      It’s easy to see why entrepreneurs are bonding with alternative lenders. What’s not so easy to see is why they’re leaving bankers out of the loop. However, with renewed trust in each other, both institutions are finding mutual benefits. What’…
      - 24 days ago, 22 Oct 18, 3:52pm -
    • This Is How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Thriving Business

      This Is How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Thriving Business

      According to Gallup,  half of employees  are ready to leave their jobs. Some of these individuals might even go on to start their own businesses. While statistics indicate that  half of those startup attempts  will be unsuccessful, right now the…
      - 34 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 12:29pm -
    • The First 3 Years of Self-Financing Your Business

      The First 3 Years of Self-Financing Your Business

      By  Judy McNary, CFP When running a business, the first three years set you up for future success. Therefore, if you are self-financing, or bootstrapping, it's important to prepare yourself for financial success during these first three years…
      - 45 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 12:47pm -
    • How The 80/20 Rule Applies to Premium Loyalty

      How The 80/20 Rule Applies to Premium Loyalty

      We all know about the 80/20 rule—80 percent of a brand’s sales come from 20 percent of its customers. These 20 percent are a brand’s best and most valuable customers, and they are the ones who will appreciate a better experience than the other…
      - 49 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 10:28am -
    • 4 Tips To Keep Personal And Business Finances Separate

      4 Tips To Keep Personal And Business Finances Separate

      Shutterstock photo If you haven’t separated your business finances from your  personal finances  yet, you’ll want to move that up to the top of your list. Keeping personal and business finances separate can help you stay organized and provi…
      - 50 days ago, 26 Sep 18, 10:37am -
    • 5 Entrepreneur Mistakes You Might Not Realize You're Making

      5 Entrepreneur Mistakes You Might Not Realize You're Making

      We all make mistakes. The key is recognizing those mistakes and  taking steps to learn from them  — before it’s too late. But are you making entrepreneur mistakes you’re not even aware of? You might be. Before these mistakes sink your busine…
      - 52 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 9:48am -
    • 4 Pieces Of Financial Advice Every Budding Entrepreneur Needs To Hear

      4 Pieces Of Financial Advice Every Budding Entrepreneur Needs To Hear

      Promising businesses go under all the time. Unmotivated teams and stiff competition can drive startups to close shop, but  research from CBInsights  found that cash flow problems knock out 29 percent of  failed small businesses . Without money t…
      - 76 days ago, 31 Aug 18, 10:01am -
    • Financial Advisors: A Unique Approach Is Essential When Advising Entrepreneurs

      Financial Advisors: A Unique Approach Is Essential When Advising Entrepreneurs

      Getting to know a client in advance is a sound business approach; getting to know an entrepreneur client in advance is essential. From the first meeting, be relatable and accessible. They want you to advise them, so, take an interest in their profess…
      - 80 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 10:38am -

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    • newRegarding the Uptick in Inflation: Economic Growth is Not the Culprit

      Regarding the Uptick in Inflation: Economic Growth is Not the Culprit

      by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that the Consumer Price Index increased by 0.3 percent in October. That was the fastest monthly increase since January of this year. Over the past year, CPI inflation registered 2.5 per…
      - 20 hours ago, 14 Nov 18, 3:15pm -
    • Lame Duck Action Needs to Fuel Small Business Growth and Entrepreneurship
      Unfinished Business: JOBS Act 3.0, HIT Tax Relief, Regulatory Improvements FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Congress is back in session, and the nation’s leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses is urging congressional lead…
      - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 11:45am -
    • Letter to Vice President Pence: Extension of HIT Tax Moratorium to 2020 a Boost to Small Business
      Vice President Michael R. Pence The White House Office of the Vice President Washington, D.C.  20500   Dear Mr. Vice President, Entrepreneurs and small business owners remain confident about the U.S. economy and the outlook for their firm’s growt…
      - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 10:02am -
    • #SMBExperts Tweetchat, Nov. 13: How to Engage and Retain Top Talent

      #SMBExperts Tweetchat, Nov. 13: How to Engage and Retain Top Talent

      Finding, recruiting and retaining talent is today’s top challenge for small to mid-size firms. Join SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and a team of experts on this Tweetchat, where tips will be shared on navigating this competitive and cha…
      - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 7:03am -
    • Letter to President Trump: HIT Tax Action Needed to Sustain Small Business Optimism and Growth
      President Donald J. Trump The White House Washington, D.C.  20500   Dear Mr. President, Entrepreneurs and small business owners remain confident about the U.S. economy and the outlook for their firm’s growth. The many policy initiatives pursued a…
      - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 8:53pm -
    • The Lame Duck Agenda: Unfinished Policy Business for Entrepreneurs

      The Lame Duck Agenda: Unfinished Policy Business for Entrepreneurs

      Small Business Insider The 3 Key Areas: Access to capital via JOBS Act 3.0, cost certainty with HIT Tax Relief, regulatory improvement and reform By Karen Kerrigan– Congress reconvenes on November 13, and there is much work to do before the 115th s…
      - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 12:45pm -
    • Consumer Confidence Confirmed in Consumer Credit Numbers

      Consumer Confidence Confirmed in Consumer Credit Numbers

      Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- The latest consumer credit report from the Federal Reserve – combined with the role that personal consumption expenditures played in third quarter GDP growth – generally confirms that feelings of stro…
      - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 8:55pm -
    • Election 2018: Results on Key State Ballot Measures Impacting Small Business & Entrepreneurship

      Election 2018: Results on Key State Ballot Measures Impacting Small Business & Entrepreneurship

      Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2018: SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2018” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and govern…
      - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 8:31pm -
    • Adapt or Perish – What You Need to Do

      Adapt or Perish – What You Need to Do

      H.G. Wells said: “Adapt or perish, now as ever; is nature’s inexplorable imperative.” – As in nature, so too in business. By Barbara Weltman- On October 14, 2018, Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after being unable to pay a d…
      - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 9:20pm -
    • Election 2018: Results of Key Governor Races

      Election 2018: Results of Key Governor Races

      Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- State policymaking affects entrepreneurs, small businesses, investors and workers. SBE Council’s Small Business Policy Index 2018 and Small Business Tax Index 2017, which rank the states on their policy…
      - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 8:51pm -
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    • Advocacy March – April 2016 Newsletter Released

      Advocacy March – April 2016 Newsletter Released

      The Office of Advocacy  has released the March – April 2016 edition of its newsletter, The Small Business Advocate. This edition highlights the 2016 Small Business Profile release. The newsletter also covers the office’s legislative prioritie…
      - 28 Apr 16, 3:42pm -
    • Advocacy Economists participate in the annual Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference

      Advocacy Economists participate in the annual Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference

      By Michael McManus, Regulatory Research Fellow   Late last week the SBA Office of Advocacy participated in the annual Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference. The conference, widely attended by government employees and academics alike, works to…
      - 4 Apr 16, 5:06pm -
    • Gender gaps in the STEM field discussed during monthly Small Business Economic Research Forum
      By Miriam Segal, Research Economist On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, Dr. Waverly Ding presented at the Office of Advocacy’s monthly Small Business Economic Research forum. Dr. Ding is an Associate Professor of Management and Organization at University…
      - 30 Mar 16, 10:16am -
    • Chief Counsel travels to California for listening tour     

      Chief Counsel travels to California for listening tour     

      By Emily Williams, Outreach and Events Specialist In February, Chief Counsel for Advocacy Darryl L. DePriest, along with members of Advocacy’s Office of Economic Research, traveled to California to present research results and hear from small busin…
      - 24 Mar 16, 12:30pm -
    • Advocacy Releases February 2016 Edition of The Small Business Advocate

      Advocacy Releases February 2016 Edition of The Small Business Advocate

      The Office of Advocacy  has released the February 2016 edition of its newsletter, The Small Business Advocate. This edition highlights the testimony of Chief Counsel Darryl L. DePriest before the House Small Business Committee, Subcommittee on inves…
      - 22 Feb 16, 11:29am -
    • Union Kitchen Provides Recipe for Success for Food Entrepreneurs in DC

      Union Kitchen Provides Recipe for Success for Food Entrepreneurs in DC

          By Janis Reyes, Assistant Chief Counsel  In January, Advocacy staffers met with Jonas Singer, co-founder of Union Kitchen, at a new $2.75 million dollar, 15,000 square foot facility in the Ivy City section of Washington, D.C.   Union Kitchen…
      - 5 Feb 16, 11:39am -
    • The Missing Millennial Entrepreneurs

      The Missing Millennial Entrepreneurs

      By Economist Daniel Wilmoth, PhD Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook 12 years ago, on February 4, 2004, while still in college. He dropped out, moved the company to Silicon Valley, and, in 2012, held an initial offering of stock to the public. In 2015,…
      - 2 Feb 16, 3:00am -
    • Advocacy Releases Annual Regulatory Flexibility Act Report

      Advocacy Releases Annual Regulatory Flexibility Act Report

      The Office of Advocacy releases the Regulatory Flexibility Act report annually to inform Congress of how well agencies are complying with the RFA. The Fiscal Year 2015 annual report includes interviews with four of advocacy’s former chief counsels.…
      - 12 Jan 16, 10:35am -
    • Small Businesses Key Players in International Trade

      Small Businesses Key Players in International Trade

      Even though international trade makes up 30 percent of the U.S. economy, and U.S. exports of goods and services reached a record $2.3 trillion in 2014, the pace of export growth has been slowing in recent years. U.S. small businesses face a host of c…
      - 11 Dec 15, 4:44pm -
    • IRS Regulations Take Into Account the Concerns of Small Business Owners
      By Dillon Taylor, Assistant Chief Counsel The Office of Advocacy’s efforts on behalf of small businesses were successful recently when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revised proposed regulations to be less burdensome on small businesses. Notice…
      - 10 Dec 15, 12:05pm -

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