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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The Daily Rundown: Recession-proof Your Business

There's good news out of Milwaukee about minority entrepreneurs, plus steps for recession-proofing your business, and alarming statistics about on-the-job deaths

The Daily Rundown: Text to hire, consumer confidence is high

Hiring managers are ditching email in favor of texts, plus what to look for when hiring in the restaurant industry, and consumer confidence is at a 19-year high

The Daily Rundown: 44% of small businesses unprepared for recession

Are small businesses prepared to face a recession? Plus Oregon’s new paid-family leave law, and the worst/best ways to promote team bonding

The Daily Rundown: SBOs worry about China, rise of the “sheconomy”

SBOs are under the gun over China mandate, plus NC small business health act becomes law and women are changing American business

The Daily Rundown: Amazon invests in SBOs

Today, we're tackling the "Sunday Scaries," plus a look at Amazon’s small business play, and loan programs geared toward closing the racial gap in financing

The Daily Rundown: Why job seekers have the upper hand

The state with the most women-owned businesses is ... Alaska? Plus why employers are snapping up unqualified candidates, and SMOs response to gun violence

The Daily Rundown: Payroll tax cuts, retirement plans and ADA compliance

Today, we're talking about a possible payroll tax cut, the world of retirement plan options and ADA-compliant websites.

The Daily Rundown: Turmoil in the trucking industry

Today, read about turmoil in the trucking industry, CEOs taking action, plus tips for procuring government contracts

The Daily Rundown: Immigrant-owned businesses contribute billions to economy

Today's headlines include the economic impact of immigrant-owned businesses in the US, why SBO's are skipping the job board when looking for talent, and the ins and outs of legally playing music at your business

The Daily Rundown: What Immigration Issue?

We look at the continuing impact--or lack thereof--of immigration policy on small businesses, what the caregiver shortage in Maine tells us about the aging workforce and the changing demographics and prevalence of ageism in the workplace.