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    • How to Wring the Most Business Value From a Personal Loan

      How to Wring the Most Business Value From a Personal Loan

      When it comes to starting your business not all credit is created equal A recent study found that companies that borrow under the business name have higher revenues and longer survival rates than those that take out debt in the name of the business o…
      - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 12:36pm -
    • What’s love got to do with your business?

      What’s love got to do with your business?

      In her second-most-popular song, Tina Turner sang, “What’s love got to do with it?”  Out here in the Main Street Marketplace, the answer is a lot.  Indeed, love is the reason people start businesses. We love to make and sell things: shoes, t…
      - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 12:04pm -
    • I know what I was feeling, but what was I thinking?

      I know what I was feeling, but what was I thinking?

      “I know what I was feeling, but what was I thinking?”   This title lyric of a country song by Dierks Bentley is about a boy letting a pretty girl get him into a whole lot of trouble on their first date. Of course, there’s often no accounting…
      - 29 days ago, 21 May 18, 12:29pm -
    • Money (and Other) Lessons I Learned From the Restaurant Business

      Money (and Other) Lessons I Learned From the Restaurant Business

      Shutterstock photo You can take classes, gain experience working with others, learn from mentors, and prepare marketing and business plans. However, like a marriage or parenting, no amount of advice or training will ready you for the emotions,  e…
      - 34 days ago, 16 May 18, 8:35am -
    • Should Mamas let their babies grow up to be entrepreneurs?

      Should Mamas let their babies grow up to be entrepreneurs?

      “Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.” Country music fans recognize this title and opening passage from the Ed and Patsy Bruce song made famous by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. If there ever was a honky-tonk anthem, this is…
      - 35 days ago, 15 May 18, 9:52am -
    • Four business buying factors to keep in mind

      Four business buying factors to keep in mind

      Continuing my series on buying a business, here are summaries of four critical factors to consider when acquiring a small business.   Old sellers are the best sellers  One of the best opportunities to acquire an existing business is when you c…
      - 43 days ago, 7 May 18, 12:05pm -
    • 3 Tips For Long-Term Business Planning

      3 Tips For Long-Term Business Planning

      One of my students in my group coaching program recently asked about how to do long-term business planning. In her experience, every time she tries to make a detailed plan for her business she is never able to follow through with it. While I’m not…
      - 43 days ago, 7 May 18, 9:26am -
    • 6 Ways Cloud Computing Technology Is Changing

      6 Ways Cloud Computing Technology Is Changing

      Sometimes we forget the luxuries of  cloud  computing technology didn’t always exist.  It wasn’t long ago that we had to carry USB drives everywhere we went. Or, dare we recall the famed floppy disk days. Over the past decade, we’ve gone f…
      - 48 days ago, 2 May 18, 9:47am -
    • Buying a business? Consider these principles first

      Buying a business? Consider these principles first

      Recently I wrote an article on how to “Buy Your American Dream” by buying a business from someone else. Let’s continue that theme with a few more principles to employ when considering this ownership option. Thanks to my friend, Russell Brown, a…
      - 50 days ago, 30 Apr 18, 12:50pm -
    • 4 Things Every Business Website Should Do

      4 Things Every Business Website Should Do

      As a business, your  business website  is essentially your company’s own little slice of virtual real estate. What you do with that real estate is totally up to you. You can either take advantage – reinforcing your brand image and driving sales…
      - 53 days ago, 27 Apr 18, 9:24am -

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    • newEntrepreneurs Welcome Final Rule on Association Health Plans
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) will unveil its final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs), which broadens the types of associations that can be formed and who can join those plans. According to…
      - 7 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 11:01am -
    • CNBC: Despite Record High Confidence Main Street Businesses Can’t Find They Workers They Need

      CNBC: Despite Record High Confidence Main Street Businesses Can’t Find They Workers They Need

      ● A labor shortage issue is increasingly weighing on small businesses around the country. ● In May, one-third of small-business owners reported job openings they could not fill, and 12 percent reported using temporary workers. ● This comes desp…
      - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 6:03pm -
    • Economic Update: Solid Growth in Retail Sales

      Economic Update: Solid Growth in Retail Sales

      by Raymond J. Keating- The Census Bureau’s report on May retail sales ranks as another positive piece of data on the U.S. economy. Retail sales were largely expected to increase by 0.4 percent in May, but growth came in at double that rate, registe…
      - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 10:13am -
    • The Tax Tipping Point: $25 Million Gross in Receipts

      The Tax Tipping Point: $25 Million Gross in Receipts

      By Barbara Weltman- As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, small businesses are now at an advantage for some tax rules…as long as they remain small. In this case, “small” means keeping revenues below a $25 million tax tipping point. The expa…
      - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 9:38am -
    • WEBINAR on June 28: Find Investors and Finance Your Business with Equity Crowdfunding

      WEBINAR on June 28: Find Investors and Finance Your Business with Equity Crowdfunding

      SBE Council has partnered with SCORE to offer a live webinar with Sherwood Neiss, Principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors, and the co-author of the Crowdfunding Framework in the JOBS Act. To date, almost 1,000 small businesses have raised or are rai…
      - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 9:15am -
    • The Fed’s Upbeat Outlook on the Economy … For Now  

      The Fed’s Upbeat Outlook on the Economy … For Now   

      by Raymond J. Keating- In its Federal Open Market Committee statement released on June 13, beyond the quarter-point increase in the federal funds rate to a targeted range of 1.75 percent to 2 percent, the Fed was quite upbeat in its assessment on the…
      - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 4:03pm -
    • Global Trade Policy and U.S. Small Business

      Global Trade Policy and U.S. Small Business

      There is a lot of activity on the trade front. Here is the latest update. by Karen Kerrigan- Since our founding nearly 25 years ago, SBE Council has be a big supporter of trade and opening global markets for small businesses. Of late, our members hav…
      - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 1:25pm -
    • SBE Council/ForbesBooks Radio: Is There Hope on Health Care Costs?

      SBE Council/ForbesBooks Radio: Is There Hope on Health Care Costs?

      SBE Council has teamed up with ForbesBooks Radio to bring entrepreneurs and small business owners outstanding content about the state of small business and entrepreneurship, stories that detail the journey of entrepreneurs, the latest on policy and t…
      - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 11:47am -
    • Small Business Accelerator: Tips, Trends and Resources for Entrepreneurs

      Small Business Accelerator: Tips, Trends and Resources for Entrepreneurs

      This week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and upcoming events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Operations. Management and Growth This is How You Can Grow Your S…
      - 9 days ago, 10 Jun 18, 11:34am -
    • Mixed Data on Trade – U.S. Needs to Get Trade Policy Right

      Mixed Data on Trade – U.S. Needs to Get Trade Policy Right

      by Raymond J. Keating- Compared to the same time last year, U.S. international trade has shown growth – though with some concerns in the most recent months’ numbers. Exports As detailed in the latest trade report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic…
      - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 10:15am -
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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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