February 26, 2018

Jeff Harris | Business Benefits Consultant AFLAC Connecticut/RI
Why Supplemental Health Insurance is a Smart Investment for Small Business

In the unsettling health insurance markets of today, it is a significant challenge for small businesses to meet their employee’s health insurance needs while balancing the cost of providing coverage. Many small businesses cannot afford to provide major medical due to the high cost, even with employee contribution.  In a survey of companies in 2017, 10% of companies planned to increase employee copays, 18% planned increases to employee contributions, and 8% planned on increasing deductibles.  Additionally, 3% of companies were forced to move their plans to the government exchange.

February 6, 2018

Bob Abbate | Bob Abbate Marketing | Automotive, Branding, Digital, Media, Social Media, TV

Five Easy Steps to Improve Your Small Business Marketing

Marketing is the lifeblood of any business. But small to medium size business marketing requires a unique and efficient strategy. If you own or manage an SMB, and your marketing plan never changes, your competitors will find a way to exploit your vulnerabilities and steal market share from you. Once you lose that competitive edge, catching up is a bear.

How can you avoid falling into this pit of misery? Here are 5 simple things you can start doing right now.

December 4, 2017

David Shapiro, Business Advisor and Intermediary, VR Business Sales, New Haven

Have you thought of an Exit Strategy for your business?

Starting and building a business is tough, but exiting can be even tougher.

Today and for the next ten years it is estimated that there will be more money devoted to acquiring small mid-market businesses than ever before in history.

Privately held business owners with planned exit strategies are going to be the primary benefactors of this activity.

Since businesses being passed on to the next generation are decreasing, new ownership structures will dominate the landscape. Those with a strategic plan in place will retain the greatest value for their ownership.

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