Kathryn Smith

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Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith is a writer, registered nurse and mompreneur with extensive experience in the healthcare, public policy and travel and tourism spheres. She grew up in Tokyo, Japan, where her first job as a sixteen-year-old was teaching English to homemakers and businessmen. She lives in Portland, Maine with her husband and son, Pascal.

April 24, 2019

The Daily Rundown: This is the Top Ranked City for Female Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today it’s all about the lists: the list of best (and worst) places to start a business, a list of worries plaguing SBOs and an AI expert who wants you to make […]

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April 23, 2019

The Daily Rundown: New Paid Family Leave Laws and More

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today we look at how the “Silver Tsunami” might impact succession planning, the approaching deadline for leave law compliance in Massachusetts, and the murky waters around the efficacy of workplace wellness programs. […]

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April 23, 2019

7 Questions for Would-Be Consultant Mompreneurs

A true trailblazer in the world of working mothers, Katheryn Gemberling rose through the administrative ranks of one of the nation’s largest school districts, serving as an Assistant Superintendent during an era when the role was overwhelmingly held by men. An expert in using student data to create systems for data-driven decision making in schools, […]

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April 22, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Thinking of Selling Your Business? Think Again.

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. To start: the tight labor market and student loan assistance programs for employees, followed by the cooling small biz market. And for dessert: the Freakshake. Tight labor market forces SMBs to attract […]

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April 19, 2019

The Daily Rundown: SMBs See Drop in Taxes Under New Tax Law

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. It’s Friday and the jury–or at least one survey–is in on the impact of the new tax code on small businesses. Also: cool and creative perks for employees and the need for […]

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April 18, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Falling Revenue in Q1 and the Future of Chatbots

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today we look at OSHA compliance fails, what very small businesses can tell us about the economy, and the potential for chatbots to take over the world…or at least your customer service […]

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April 17, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Retirement Plan Crisis and Coworking Spaces

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. On today’s agenda: SCORE’s small business retirement infographic and new legislation aimed at helping SBOs provide retirement plans for employees. Plus, a study on how coworking spaces impact employees’ professional identities. One-third […]

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April 16, 2019

The Daily Rundown: The Plastic Ban and Self Employment

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Social issues take the spotlight today as we look at stories about the impact of plastic bans on small businesses, the importance of social responsibility in engaging millennials, and ways to foster […]

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April 16, 2019

The Importance of Making Room for Creativity

As the business world gets hip to the value of creativity, more and more companies are looking for ways to foster out-of-the-box and disruptive thinking to drive productivity and profits. Yet for busy mompreneurs, finding time for creative pursuits can feel like yet another task on a never-ending To-Do List. Here are few strategies for […]

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April 15, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Hiring Rates Plummet and Drug Use in the Workforce Rises

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. It’s the 105th day of the year–Tax Day–here in the United States. To celebrate, we’ll look at how SBOs are coping with hiring freezes, the impact of the Travel ban on small […]

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April 12, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Exemptions to California’s ABC Law and More

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Let’s close out the week by looking at the surprising types of workers in California who want to be classified as independent contractors, women veterans with STEM companies, and coworking spaces popping […]

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April 11, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Social Media Marketing and Employee Commitment

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. On today’s agenda: the use of social media as a tool for marketing, National Small Business Week’s 2nd Annual Virtual Conference, and paid time off for voting and volunteering in New York […]

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