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  • 'I'm trying to get grant money to start a new business...' 'I'm looking for websites that offer free federal business grants...' 'Why is it a struggle when getting a business grant?' Each of these comments have been made in the community's Loans, Grants...
    Archive - June 16, 2009 - 2 comments
  • 'Where can I get a small business grant?' is the single most common request asked by small business owners. And the answer is probably the single most frustrating one an entrepreneur hears, but here it goes, because it is worth repeating: Federal and state government agencies do not provide grants...
    Archive - June 12, 2009 - 2 comments
  • As you may have heard, Google (who now owns YouTube) has signed an agreement with the General Services Administration that allows sites like Business.gov to serve their videos from YouTube. Although, we’ve only had a few videos accessible on Business.gov (mainly through our online gadget) we...
    Archive - June 11, 2009 - 0 comments
  • One of the significant trends that has emerged as a result of the current economic recession is that home-based businesses are on the rise. Not only is home-based business ownership often perceived as a rosy option for laid off or disaffected workers, but for many established small business...
    Archive - June 11, 2009 - 4 comments
  • Aside from questions about loans, grants and generally getting started in small business, one of the most commonly asked questions on the Small Business Administration (SBA) Web site is 'How do I get a business license?' The answer, posted here, loosely points small business owners to...
    Archive - June 09, 2009 - 7 comments
  • Breaking into the U.S. market can be a rewarding venture for many foreign businesses. Because U.S. citizenship and residency are not required, foreign nationals are able to start or expand on U.S. soil without experiencing much more red-tape than an American-born business owner would. Steps to...
    Archive - June 08, 2009 - 96 comments
  • More and more Americans suffering from disabilities are going into business for themselves. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Census, people with disabilities are almost twice as likely as non-disabled individuals to start a business (SmallBusinessNotes.com); almost 15 percent of...
    Archive - June 04, 2009 - 11 comments
  • Expanding your business into the federal marketplace can be lucrative, and provide numerous networking and growth opportunities. But winning a Federal contract also means complying with laws and regulations unique to those doing business with the government. Many new contractors, especially small...
    Archive - June 03, 2009 - 2 comments
  • On May 21, a White House blog entry saw the launch of the 'Open Government Initiative' - which echoes and makes real the pledge made by President Obama to make the Federal government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative. The main thrust of the initiative, according to the White House...
    Archive - June 02, 2009 - 4 comments
  • Small business certifications are like professional certifications. They document a special capability or status that will help you compete in the marketplace. Unlike permits and licenses, you do not need to obtain certifications to legally operate. However, in order to take advantage of...
    Archive - May 26, 2009 - 2 comments

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