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  • Exporting is one of the most effective ways for small firms to expand their markets and grow their businesses. In 2013, President Obama announced that the United States would begin negotiating a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) with the European Union. Why T-...
    SBA News and Views - February 25, 2014 - 4 comments
  • Think Big! The popular admonition is a forceful reminder of the power of positive thinking, encouraging us to push toward growth and higher achievements. In the entrepreneurial world, “thinking big” usually calls for hefty investments. If you’re a big corporation that may not be...
    SBA News and Views - November 12, 2013 - 2 comments
  • “Cash is King,” the old axiom goes, and it is true both in personal and business finance. Whether you are the proud owner of an active, successful company, or just taking the first steps toward your dream business, financing your venture takes center stage. While the nation’s...
    Financing - July 05, 2012 - 0 comments
  • Has the state of the economy affected your company’s bottom line?  Sales down? Looking for new customers? Consider breaking into a huge new market by going global. After all, 95 percent of the world’s customers live outside the U.S. You might be thinking: “Export? Me? I don...
    Archive - November 03, 2011 - 4 comments
  • One of the most misunderstood (and vilified) elements in applying for a loan, any loan, are those pesky fees that seem to pop up all over the place and may add up to a significant amount.If you’re anything like me, they make me cringe, roll my eyes and blow out steam, as I see them as just a...
    Archive - October 04, 2011 - 6 comments
  •  By David HallEverybody knows that to start or grow any business you need money, greenbacks, dough, moolah – whatever you want to call it – be it cold, hard cash or intangible yet equally effective credit.What’s not always clear, however, is where to get it, and that’s...
    Archive - July 18, 2011 - 6 comments
  •  By David HallA big part of the American Dream is the possibility of owning and running your business. That, of course, takes money, which begs the question how to finance your dream.There’s a widespread misconception, fueled by (sometimes unscrupulous) late-night infomercials, that...
    Archive - June 29, 2011 - 11 comments
  • When giving or receiving a corporate distribution, it is important to understand the tax laws that regulate your actions. The following information explains what is considered a corporate distribution, and provides tips for understanding your options.Means of Distributing IncomeFor corporations,...
    Archive - June 15, 2011 - 2 comments
  •   Thinking of going it alone? Becoming a freelancer is an attractive option for many professionals, but can you make it work for you? One of the most critical steps involved in planning and growing your freelance business is setting your rates. However, when you are charging for a service,...
    Archive - June 01, 2011 - 1221 comments