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.

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May 24, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Want to Honor Vets? Hire Them.

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. We made it through another week! Before we dive into a three-day weekend of BBQs and boat rides (or however you spend your time away from the workplace), we want to take […]

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May 23, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Employee Engagement Starts with Hiring

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 rising minimum wage in Connecticut, the correlation between the hiring process and employee engagement, and the impact of the USMCA trade agreement on small businesses. Connecticut joins list […]

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May 22, 2019

The Daily Rundown: New Research Says We’re Hiring Wrong

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. We’re half way through the week, with a three-day weekend in sight for many. Get ready for BBQs and backyard parties by considering the way that office culture is changing for many […]

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May 22, 2019

A Mompreneur Guide to Bereavement in the Workplace

Within the past year, a dear friend of mine received the call that everyone dreads — her close relative had died unexpectedly. My friend stepped out of a meeting to take an urgent call and her life changed drastically, right before her colleagues’ eyes. Less than a month into a new job at a small […]

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May 21, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Washington State Takes On the Noncompete

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Today: Rhode Island’s efforts to keep money at home and in the hands of SBOs, a new noncompete law in Washington state, and an online tool to connect female entrepreneurs with VC […]

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May 20, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Houston Small Business Owners the Most Optimistic

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Hello. Happy Monday. Here’s the rundown on small business optimism in Houston, remote workers in Colorado, differing opinions on the impact of immigration, and the struggle to market for many SBOs. Enjoy! […]

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May 17, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Which Industries Have the Most Quitters?

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. We like to lead with the good news, so we’ll start by checking in with the National Federation of Independent Businesses and their Optimism Index before looking at the increasing number of […]

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May 15, 2019

The Daily Rundown: New York and California Ban Hair Discrimination

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 kick things off by looking at the growing trend toward part-time work, before heading over to California to check out the governor’s plan to help SBOs pay for healthcare and […]

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May 14, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Boomers Make Up Majority of Small Business Owners

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 Baby Boomers in business, Facebook’s new tools to make marketing easier for small businesses, and workers’ wishes as the weather warms up. Hint: it’s not margarita machine in […]

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May 13, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Indy Looks to Former Inmates to Fill Jobs

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. National Small Business Week has come to a close so we’re back to business as usual today. NIST provides framework to protect from cybersecurity threats There were no shortage of reminders during […]

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May 10, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Tariffs Put Squeeze on Small Business

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. We close out National Small Business Week by looking at the impact of increased tariffs on Chinese goods, the new SEC office that wants to help SMBs succeed, and little businesses that […]

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May 9, 2019

The Daily Rundown: It’s Spring Break for Construction Companies

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 take a quick peek at six pieces of legislation to promote US small business growth, three challenges facing female entrepreneurs and why you should go to Orlando if your business […]

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