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 8, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Small Businesses Turn to the Crowd for Capital

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Going global during National Small Business Week Among other things, May is World Trade Month and the SBA is getting in on the international action by kicking off a four-part webinar series […]

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May 7, 2019

The Daily Rundown: It’s the Super Bowl for the SBA

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 dive into the history and mission of the Small Business Administration and what it aims to do for SBOs across the land. Then we look at how individuals on the […]

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May 7, 2019

A Mompreneur Guide to Navigating Mother’s Day in the Workplace

Mompreneur is all about celebrating motherhood every day of the year. When it comes to observing Mother’s Day, though, it’s not always so straightforward. For some women it’s a day of joyful fêting and celebration. For others, it feels like a knife to the heart. And for some, it’s just another Sunday. The National Retail […]

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May 6, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Small Business Owners Brace for Hurricane Season

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. It’s National Small Business Week and we’re kicking things off by examining top small business trends from last year before looking at important steps SBOs can take to prepare for hurricane season. […]

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May 3, 2019

The Daily Rundown: DOL Announces Settlement On Behalf of Nursing Mom

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 look at protections for breastfeeding Mothers, new hiring strategies for SBOs and the shift from “Me” to “We” amongst Gen Z entrepreneurs. And don’t forget: National Small Business […]

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May 2, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Small Businesses Preparing for Recession

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 small businesses bracing for a recession, the mixed reactions of SBOs toward new government policies, and a review of FICA caps for 2019. Finally, we wade into the […]

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May 1, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Are Cashless Payments the Future of SMBs?

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 consider why small businesses should invest in cashless payment platforms, the rising costs of healthcare premiums for SMBs, and if CallJoy really is the low-cost customer service solution SBOs are […]

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April 30, 2019

The Daily Rundown: The Demand For Flexible Work Arrangements

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. On the docket for today: the top small businesses in the country, new parents’ PTO usage and the Impossible Whopper’s impact on your favorite local cafe’s menu. Little companies making big waves: […]

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April 30, 2019

Mompreneur on Making Time for Mom

All three flight attendants stop by our aisle, one by one, before take off. Remember to put your mask on before putting on the baby’s. Ok, sweetie? I nod in agreement without saying anything each time, terrified of waking my infant son before we’re even in the air. Later, though, as the passengers around me […]

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April 29, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Arizona Starts Accepting Out-Of-State Licenses

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. We kick off the week by looking at Arizona’s move to attract workers with a new professional license match program, the lack of big bank financing for SMBs and the benefits of […]

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April 26, 2019

The Daily Rundown: EEOC’s September Deadline Upheld

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. Happy Friday. Today we look at a federal judge’s ruling on sending pay data to the EEOC, the Supreme Court’s ruling on employee class arbitration and the benefits of the R&D tax […]

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April 25, 2019

The Daily Rundown: Employers Lean Towards Family-Focused Perks

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. You can’t go anywhere these days without hearing about the labor shortage or seeing ‘Help Wanted’ signs in shop windows. Today we take a closer look at three trends for filling vacancies. […]

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