Small Business Insider

December 2nd, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN For more than 25 years, I’m proud to say my tax book for small businesses has been the go-to guide for owners and their tax advisers. The 2022 edition for preparing 2021 returns as well as tax planning for 2022 has been updated to incorporate changes from the American Rescue Plan Act as well as […]

November 30th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The latest read on consumer confidence from the Conference Board pointed to a slight decline in November. The Consumer Confidence Index registered 109.5 in November (1985=100), down from 111.6 in October. It also should be noted that while October had seen an increase in confidence, the unmistakable trend after July […]

November 27th, 2021 by

Before the Thanksgiving break, the U.S. House passed (220-213) a massive spending package. The “Build Back Better” Act is not fully paid for, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO); includes higher taxes on private businesses (a disproportionate impact on family businesses and pass throughs as documented by the S-Corp Association); and imposes various requirements […]

November 22nd, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – We all know the story of how the pandemic led to an explosion of mobile, remote, or at-home work. What’s interesting – though not necessarily surprising – is to the degree that remote work has persisted. Recent polling from Gallup revealed some interesting data and trends. First, in September, 20% […]

November 19th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – In early November, two very different U.S. senators came together to propose “big tech” legislation. The “Platform Competition and Opportunity Act,” cosponsored by U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), would undermine not only U.S. firms that rank as global technology leaders, but also entrepreneurs, small businesses, investors […]

November 15th, 2021 by

By Karen Kerrigan- As SBE Council has noted time and again through our education and advocacy work, small businesses and startup entrepreneurs have benefitted greatly from our nation’s broadband networks and the innovative tools, services and consumer uses they’ve generated. We’ve been very excited about the next generation of wireless networks, and regularly communicate how […]

November 15th, 2021 by

  by Raymond J. Keating – There’s plenty of things for retailers, who are overwhelmingly small businesses, to be concerned about this year, so a solid Christmas holiday shopping season would be most welcome. As for expectations, it depends on which set of information you’re paying attention to in the end. The many worries include […]

November 8th, 2021 by

Following the inaugural Entrepreneurship Exchange 2021 (EX21) on October 13, 2021, the Small Business Roundtable (SBR), a coalition of leading small business and entrepreneurship organizations, and Intuit QuickBooks hosted and facilitated a conversation among international small business leaders that centered around digitization and trendsetting in entrepreneurship. The inaugural event’s theme was, “Supporting the World’s Job Creators,” and […]

November 8th, 2021 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN –  Noncompete agreements are legal contracts between a business and another person—typically an employee or independent contractor—to bar a worker to compete with the business. Noncompete agreements may also be used by a business to bar a person who sold his or her interest in it to go into a new business […]

November 5th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – It’s always an interesting experience being able to testify before Congress. I had the privilege to offer testimony about entrepreneurship and the economy before the House Small Business Committee on November 3. Along with my fellow witnesses, I was able to discuss both opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs. Interestingly, among […]

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